Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Are Kix gluten free???


Hi everyone!

I just saw that the Kix box was re-designed and went to their site to check 'em out and notice there appear to be no gluten in the ingredients!!! Could it be?

But why are they not labeled gluten free??

According to someone from General Mills: "Kix has been reformulated so that it no longer contains oats. However, the company has decided not to specifically label Kix gluten free nor claim it to be so, as cross-contamination is still a possibility".

Soooo.... they removed oat flour from the recipe, but they're not making them in a dedicated facility, why don't they just manufacture Kix with Chex & the GF Bisquick?! Problem solved!

Anyway - i'm rushing to go to a meeting -- but anyone heard anything about Kix or eaten them? They (along with cheerios) were my favorite cereal growing up!


**UPDATE: I ate the kix & did not feel any effects of glutening (be aware though, that I am not as sensitive as some and am not sure many times that I have been accidentally glutened) anyway - they don't taste as amazing as I remember, but they're definitely good.

11 comments:

GF Steph said...

I loved Kix growing up too! Since they changed the ingredients, I've eaten it several times without any reaction! They have Honey Kix now too!

Kelly said...

I was wondering the same thing! I'm going to buy some today. :)

Jennifer said...

That makes me HAPPY!!

Jen said...

I feel like I read someone else's blog and they said they eat Kix. I'm not a big cereal person so I have no idea but I do remember reading this somewhere.

Christopher And Tia said...

My family is much less sensitive to gluten than I am, and they all tolerate Kix just fine now. I still won't eat it, because of its lack of dedicated facility, but my kids sure love it :) Finally, we can get a cereal with our WIC benefits, haha.

elohimito said...

I just got some the other day and was sad to see they don't taste the same. Similar, so ill still eat them, but not the same... :(

Anonymous said...

For the poster who commented on finally being able to buy gf WIC approved cereal...WIC approves rice and corn Chex, both which are CERTIFIED gluten free, as well as the GF Rice Krispies.

Anonymous said...

They seemed fine at first, but as I continued to eat them, I got worse.

Anonymous said...

I am gluten intolerant and a diabetic. Beginning of last week I woke up with a very low blood sugar. Had 2 cups of Kix with milk and got very sick, for a week. It was excruciating. My Dr. tested me for all kinds of things; gallbladder, pancreas, liver.... Everything was negative. I kept telling him "it was the Kix". Now I know.

Anonymous said...

I am also gluten intolerant and a diabetic. The exact same thing happened to me a few months ago but I had gluten free! vanilla flavored Chex with 2 cups of milk. Sick for a week and also got tested for the same things with negative results.

Anonymous said...

I am also gluten intolerant and a diabetic. The exact same thing happened to me a few months ago but I had gluten free! vanilla flavored Chex with 2 cups of milk. Sick for a week and also got tested for the same things with negative results.