75.Breakfast cereals Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 3

Re: Breakfast cereals: from roberta on 2007-01-20

Puffins is gluten free and comes in honey or peanut butter flavor. I get it at Trader Joes or Whole Foods and some grocery stores carry it as well. I think it is made by "Barbaras". Trader Joes is usually cheaper than Whole Foods. Also, I have found some great gluten free waffles at both places that I toast up and spread with Frienships whipped cottage cheese...yummy. Use agave sweetener if you want it sweet.

Re: Breakfast cereals: from Peter on 2007-01-20

Puffins breakfast cereals are wheat free, but they do contain oat flour.

Re: Breakfast cereals: from Jim on 2007-03-21

No, don't try Corn Pops. The only cereals that are really gluten-free are puffed rice and puffed corn, and those that specify gluten-free on the label. The problem with most cereals is malt syrup, the commonest sweetener. Wheat, oats, rye, and barley are glutinous grains; malt is made from barley.



Your other major culprit will be "food starch" or "starch". That's always wheat starch, unless potato, corn, or tapioca are specified.



Also avoid soy sauce (unless specifically made without wheat) and balsamic vinegar. I don't know why balsamic vinegar is a problem; I just know it is.



Good luck.

Re: Breakfast cereals: from debbie garrett on 2007-07-23

HI,

I REALLY NEED HELP IF ANYONE OUT THERE CAN EMAIL ME. I HAVE BEEN SICK FOR YEARS AND NO ONE COULD FIND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME. FINALLY A CUSTOMER AT MY STORE TOLD ME I SHOULD GET CHECKED FOR FOOD ALLERGIES. I FINALLY DID AND TO MY SURPRISE FOUND OUT I WAS ALLERGIC TO GARLIC, CORN, OATS, AND BEEF. MY SON HAS CD DIEASE. SO I ASSUME HE GOT IT FROM ME. I NEED SOME IDEAS OF SOME FOODS I MIGHT COULD EAT. THANKS.I HAVE TROUBLE EATING WHEAT BREAD BUT JUST RIGHT NOW I`M EATING WHITE BREAD WHICH CONTAINS WHEAT. I MAY HAVE TO STOP EATING THAT. ALSO IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO CORN DOES THAT MEAN I CAN`T HAVE ANYTHING WITH CORN SYRUP IN IT?

Re: Breakfast cereals: from Peter on 2007-07-23

My first question - how were your allergies diagnosed?

If your son has been diagnosed as Coeliac by a hospital, then the most likely diagnosis for yourself is also that you are Coeliac and should not be eating any gluten at all.

I would look at the threads about what you can eat,

http://www.peter-thomson.com/messageboard/coeliac-celiac/what_you_can_eat.htm

and what you must not eat,

http://www.peter-thomson.com/messageboard/coeliac-celiac/what_you_must_not_eat.htm

and follow them exactly and see if your health improves.

Breakfast cereals: from jaydog on 2008-07-27

I found the Peanut Butter Panda Puffs by EnviroKids Organic Gluten Free cereal to be delicious. I am not a big cereal lover, but I look forward to eating this celereal in the mronings. Reminds me of peanut butter Captain Crunch. Try it out, you may solve your cereal graving

Re Breakfast cereals: from on 2008-08-09

I spoke to GM ... they use what is referred to as "best practices' when manufacturing Trix. This means they wash equipment that is also used for making wheat prooducts before making Trix. They are however unwilling to have the legal exposure associated with claiming GF as there is still some risk of contimination though effort is made to avoid it. There is risk though there are no gluten ingredients in the product

Breakfast cereals: from Brandy on 2008-09-09

Chex mix is gluten free. My moms friend had told me the other day. They think that my 19 month old has celiac. but there are a lot of websites that have great resources, and barnes and noble, the book store, sells great cookbooks that have helped us learn a lot. My moms a cook, so what ever we find that works, I will definatly post and let every one know

Breakfast cereals: from bev on 2009-01-26

Sainsbury's rice pops, cornflakes, frosted and honey nut cornflakes are labelled as 'suitable for coeliacs' even though they contain barley (think this is something to do with barley malt extract rather than barley malt flavouring as used in other brands)! They also sell a puffed wholegrain rice with honey which is quite tasty. This is in the free from section.

Breakfast cereals: from Peter on 2009-01-26

Many coeliacs will tell you that it is best to avoid anything that contains any trace of barley in spite of what the manufacturer might print on their packets