I personally never tried the new "gluten-free" cheerios because of this very reason. I knew that something would go wrong sooner or later and I guarantee an incident like this will happen again. It's bound too. It truly sucks to see so many people get excited about a product like this, only to be glutened yet again. If you've read the process on how they make cheerios gluten-free, it makes zero sense. Not that I don't believe that their process works. But it makes zero sense as to how they can guarantee each box is under 20 ppm...the truth is, they can't.
I hate being the one to tell you this but Cheerios being gluten-free is not something we can trust. I'd love to tell you to go grab a box of Cheerios right now and get at it, but simply, it's not the truth. Cheerios can't be trusted because of this incident and unfortunately, it will not be the last.
Instead of continuing to eat Cheerios hoping that an incident like this won't happen again, why don't I offer you some awesome alternatives to Cheerios that you can ACTUALLY trust. See below :)
Gluten Free Cereals You Can Trust
One of my favorite gluten-free cereal companies based out of Australia has made it's way to the U.S. and it's definitely one you can count. With 8 different types of cereal that abide strict allergy testing, they are one that's delicious and one you can trust. Learn more.
Nature's Path has been one of my favorite companies for a while because of their awesome gluten-free waffles and cereals. They've been around for 30 years and they are always guaranteed gluten-free. Not to mention, Nature's Path has over 15 different types of gluten-free cereal. Learn more.
Love Grown Foods
Love Grown Foods is a new cereal company that I've recently tried and now become a huge fan of. They make their cereals out of beans and lentils putting a whole new spin on cereal. It tastes amazing plus there's 5 different flavors to choose from! Learn more.
Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax
Enjoy Life will always be one of the most reliable companies out there. They have tons of products but a lot of people don't know that they actually have 3 different types of cereal available too! Learn more.
Gluten-Free Cereals in Question
Chex Gluten Free
Chex Gluten Free Cereals has been trusted by a lot of people for a long time, myself included. I honestly believe them to be safe and better compared to other cereals. However, this is the same company that just put out the 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios containing wheat. They're safe as of now but be careful. Learn more.
Special K Gluten Free
Special K Gluten Free cereal is one that I've tried and have actually enjoyed. I personally have never gotten a reaction to it and believe them to be safe. However, after the incident with Cheerios, I would tread carefully with any main brand names. Learn more.
What cereal companies do you trust? Do you have a harder time trusting General Mills because of this issue? Comment below!