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Gluten-free cereals mostly conjure up tasteless and soggy memories, or a hard, Styrofoam-like mouth feel; however, that does not always have to be the case. This Chex gluten-free cereal review is a three-in-one review, as we’ll be discussing Chex cereal in Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, and Chocolate flavours. Not only is the cereal gluten-free, but it also contains no artificial colours/flavours, and no high fructose corn syrup. Not to mention, it has rightfully earned our GFF Seal of Approval! Read on to find out why.
Chex Gluten-Free Cereal Review
First off, the packaging…
Reading labels is 101 when following a gluten-free diet because you have to confirm that there are no hidden, or alternate sources of gluten in the ingredients. The packaging for Chex Gluten-Free Cereals clearly identifies the ingredients used to make this product. Though the product is gluten-free and clearly marked Gluten-free, I could not easily find out if this product is made in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
As we mentioned in our Reading Food Labels: “May Contain” vs. “Contains” blog, the industry standard for gluten-free products containing gluten is 20ppm (parts per million). On the Chex website, they do state that the “Peanut Butter Chex (are produced) in a separate facility from (their) other flavours, so there is no chance of cross-contamination.” We assume this is to protect those with peanut allergies.
Chex Gluten-Free Cereal Review: Look and Mouth Feel – Scored 20/20
This cereal does not need to be handled any differently than regular cereal, and it certainly lives up to them as well. The texture is crisp, but not hard – it is the same texture as any other rice-based cereal. The cereal also holds up well with milk or is eaten as a snack on its own. I would definitely recommend this cereal as there is no compromise when it comes to its look and feel of it.
Chex Gluten-Free Cereal Review: Taste – Scored 20/20
The flavour of this cereal is excellent. Both the cinnamon and peanut butter are my personal favourite flavours- by far. The cinnamon is warm and bold without being overwhelming. The peanut butter is strong, but not cloying, and the flavour doesn’t dissipate when there’s milk left in the bottom of the bowl. You are left with delicious peanut butter milk. Also, with the addition of fresh berries, it totally gives you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich vibe.
The chocolate variety has a less intensive flavour, but not in a disappointing way. It is the same mild chocolate taste of most chocolate cereals. I’m just not a big fan of chocolate cereals in general.
None of the flavours have an unpleasant aftertaste. The individual flavours do linger in your mouth, but it is very enjoyable. This is a cereal you want to start your day with, all the time. Also, these make for a great dry snack. I buy this product regularly and I stock my pantry when they go on sale.
Chex Gluten-Free Cereal Review: Misc. – 8/10
The gluten-free Chex cereals are a very good value, for regular cereals; but this is especially great value for a delicious gluten-free cereal.
The cereal box size does meet expectations as it is in keeping with the varied box sizes available with traditional cereals. Gluten-free Chex cereals are available in one size only.
Chex Gluten-Free Cereal Review: Final Score – 48/50.
If you haven’t tried Chex Gluten-Free Cereal, I highly recommend that you do. These flavours are delicious when eaten with milk or as a dry snack. This is a must-have item to keep in your cupboard. Plus, you can come up with your own variation of a ChexMix, so it can also be a savoury treat and party staple!
The cereal is so good that even those who aren’t eating gluten-free, highly enjoy this product. This is an excellent example of a popular cereal getting gluten-free oh so right.
Have you tried any of the Chex Gluten-Free Cereals? If so, do you agree with our review? Is there another great gluten-free cereal that we should check out? We know that gluten-free products tend to be more expensive. By sharing our experience with gluten-free products, we can help each other make better choices with our hard-earned money. We know the challenges of living gluten-free on a budget all too well. Your feedback is important.
Being a gluten-free warrior for better health is not easy. It’s a lifelong journey that is made easier when shared with other gluten-free foodees. Know when to ask for help. Even warriors need a shoulder to lean on sometimes.
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