Keeping Your Houseguests Happy

I moved into an apartment all on my own last year. This helped me to finally get my antibodies down to normal “non-Celiac” levels. Well, I still live in Manhattan and have had a number of houseguests come visit the big Apple. When I was living in a “mixed” (gluten and non-gluten) kitchen, I would get gluten bread and cereal for my visitors. Now I want to keep my kitchen the gluten free haven that I have come to enjoy.

When one of my best friends came to visit from London last week, I wanted to make sure he had some breakfast options. (I knew he would be eating out for the rest of his meals.)

Apples, orange juice, string cheese, milk and eggs already stocked my fridge. To supplement those offerings I decided to get some gluten free cereal for him to snack on. While I was home at Christmas, I tried the Apple Cinnamon O’s from Glutino and was pleasantly surprised at how tasty they were. For Gareth, I picked up some Honey Nut O’s also from Glutino. They are light and sweet, with a great crunch even in milk. They passed the gluten-eater test; the box was finished in three days.


Not only do they taste great, they are surprisingly affordable. Regular name-brand cereals tend to cost $3-5/box. This box of gluten free cereal cost only $2.99. What a nice change from the usual “gluten free markup.”

I love to show my gluten eating friends and family how delicious it can be to eat gluten free.

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Erin S. said,

February 26, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

Where did you buy this cereal for only $2.99 a box? That is a steal for NYC!

Jean Layton-GF Momma said,

February 26, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

You are a wonderful hostess. I have decided to only have GF things in my home too and see if my guests can tell. So far very few can see or taste the differences.

Wheat Free said,

February 26, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

Always good to keep “regular” people happy!

Catherine said,

February 28, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

I bought it at WholeFoods Columbus Circle. I will have to double check to make sure it wasn’t mis-labeled….

Elizabeth said,

February 28, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

I am gf and clicked on your blog on your Delphi signature. After reading about this cereal, I bought some from Amazon Grocery. I am so excited to try it!

Catherine said,

March 1, 2007 @ 3:23 am

elizabeth, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Please come back and report!

GF for one year now said,

July 23, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

yeah $2.99 is a Steal! Here in Seattle they are almost $7.00.
Have you tried their wafer cookies? The chocolate ones are pretty good, very rich.

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