Gluten-Free Chex Cereals – Available June 1st

This is a follow-up to my post, Corn Chex are NOT Gluten-Free.

After seeing pictures of Corn Chex and Strawberry Chex with “gluten-free” printed boldly on the front, I decided to call General Mills for the second time today.

This lady informed me that they received an email today stating that the following products are being reformulated to be gluten-free and will be widely available June 1st.

  • Corn Chex
  • Honey Nut Chex
  • Chocolate Chex
  • Strawberry Chex
  • Cinnamon Chex

She said the boxes that have been seen in the stores already are probably part of a test market. When the gluten-free cereals are available, they will be clearly labeled gluten-free.

Yeah!!!!  Thank you General Mills!

If you don’t know, Rice Chex are already gluten-free. In regards to cross-contamination, their web site says,

“General Mills has prevented cross contamination and has tested the formula based on the proposed FDA standards.”

I assume the same will be true of the above listed cereals. Now we just have to patiently wait until June 1st!

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    very excited for more reasonably priced GF breakfast options. thanks for making the call to clarify for the rest of us!

  2. OH MY Gosh!!!!!! I am so excited!! I would always look at the Corn Chex and think “Darn it! They’re corn for goodness sakes!”

  3. Melanie (Allergy Family) says:

    Woohoo, how exciting. I know my little guy will be doing back flips in the grocery store in June :0)

  4. Adrienne says:

    Very excited about this! I’ve been having trouble adapting to the texture of the gf cereals I’ve tried. We’ll soon be able to make gf Chex mix!

  5. Earth Kitty says:

    I’m so excited!!

  6. Many Celiacs have had reactions to General Mills "gluten free" products, so don't trust their labeling (or their PR). For example, see [Aug 7, 2008] or

    Don't make my mistake of buying multiple boxes (on sale) all at once. Try one, if you must, and see for yourself . . . Caveat emptor

  7. Aaron Finkle says:

    I have celiac and have refrained from all wheat etc for several months …the only thing I have changed in my diet was CHex gluten free and I had a terrible reaction to them . They are not safe …THey are liars

    • I have also reacted to Chex cereal. The important thing to keep in mind is that gluten-free does not mean zero gluten. The proposed safe level is less than 20 parts per million, which is the level that Chex uses. Many people react to those types of products. You might do better with foods that are GFCO certified and tested to be less than 10 ppm.

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