Gluten-Free Rice Chex!

GF Rice Chex

When I was growing up, Rice Chex was the cereal of choice at our house. I can remember lying on the couch, reading a book and snacking on big handfuls of the cereal instead of chips. When I was first diagnosed with Celiac disease, I was shocked to find out how many products that seemed like they should be gluten-free had one pesky ingredient that kept them off the safe list. RICE Chex and RICE Krispy Cereals were prime examples. Well pretty soon, Rice Chex will be safe to eat. I haven’t been able to find it at a store yet but the new formulation is gluten-free. General Mills even has “GLUTEN-FREE” written in big bold letters on the front of the box. So now rather than going to a special health food store or Whole Foods for my gluten-free cereal, I am going to be able to buy regular Rice Chex at the corner market. It’s some of the most exciting gluten-free news I have heard in a long time.

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Beth said,

March 31, 2008 @ 12:16 am

Awesome news! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said,

March 31, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

That is great news! My celiac husband really misses Rice Chex and his mom’s famous homemade Chex mix at Christmastime. He will do a cartwheel when I tell him this news. Thanks for broadcasting it.

-Rachel @ Wheat-Free, Meat-Free

Sara said,

March 31, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

Oh, man. I just got back from the grocery store. If I’d only known I’d have looked. I’ll keep my eyes open. Thanks.

Gluten Free Menu Swap- March 31, 2008 : Gluten Free Mommy said,

March 31, 2008 @ 5:28 pm

[…] Free Guide posted that Rice Chex is now being made gluten free. Go check out her post (and make sure you don’t buy the old rice chex that is still on the […]

Doris said,

March 31, 2008 @ 5:51 pm

then you will have to come up with a gf chex mix recipe!

Lynn Barry said,

March 31, 2008 @ 11:18 pm

I am excited too. Thanks for sharing this wonderful news. HUGS

Celiac News & Blog Posts - March 31, 2008 | Gluten Free Resource said,

April 1, 2008 @ 1:07 am

[…] A Gluten Free Guide talks about Rice Chex Going Gluten Free. […]

Karen said,

April 1, 2008 @ 1:38 am

WOW! I had no idea! That is very exciting. Thanks for sharing!


Jacki said,

April 1, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

Thanks for sharing this bit of news! It is funny how excited we can get over a box of cereal these days….but it does mean that I won’t have to store-hop AND pay a ridiculous amount of money for cereal.

Jeff S said,

April 3, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

Can you believe that General Mills is making a gluten free cereal? The best thing about Chex is making Chex snack mix!

Jj said,

April 6, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

Wow, this is great! Hadn’t heard of this before, thanks. It’s nice to see more brand names acknowledging the need for gluten-free products.

Erin said,

April 9, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

This is great news. I just hope the general population buys it and keeps it on the shelf. There was a Kellog’s cereal about 15 years ago that was gluten-free but it was only gluten-free and on sale for about a year due to low sales. Good luck to Chex. Thank you General Mills.

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April 26, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

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Keith said,

April 27, 2008 @ 2:08 am

Just bought two boxes today. Many thanks to General Mills.

Jodie said,

May 2, 2008 @ 12:23 am

are reeses peanut butter baking chips gluten free?

Juliet said,

July 10, 2008 @ 2:14 am

YES! RICE CHEX! I was so excited that I put a post about it on my website too! Check it out at:

Mary said,

August 7, 2008 @ 9:06 pm

BEWARE! Three people in my family (all with Celiac Disease) have tried the new General Mills Rice Chex (and yes, it was the new box with the gluten-free check on the front of the box). All three of us, who live in different states got sick from the cereal. We all got gluten-related symtoms and all independently felt that the cereal was contaminated. We have chosen not to purchase this product any more. My sister contacted General Mills and they would NOT state that the facility was 100% Gluten-Free. It doesn’t matter what the box says, if the cereal makes you sick, then it isn’t gluten-free. I learned many years ago on this diet not to trust labels or boxes. I prepare my food in a gluten-free kitchen and I don’t eat out. My sister adheres to the same practices. We are extremely careful and don’t take changes. We never add more than one new food to our diet in a week. We feel strongly that the cereal made us sick. I would avoid this product!

Kathleen said,

October 16, 2008 @ 3:20 am

This cereal (Rice Chex) makes me sick too-just like I ate a lot of bread! I am VERY disappointed!

Linda said,

December 12, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

I have 9 kids + myself on a GF diet we are so happy that General Mills had cereal we could eat thankyou for careing about people like us.We all loved it thankyou again.

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March 16, 2009 @ 1:51 am

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Tami said,

May 6, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

So sad to say that the Rice Chex also made me sick, and caused inflammation in my intestines… I thought it was my imagination, so tried it again the following week. It was definately the cause as I got sick again. I was so disappointed :(

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June 15, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

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Taylor said,

July 27, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

I got really sick after eating this ceral. Maybe my brain still thinks all ceral has gluten but I can not eat it.

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