Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thank You Betty Crocker and General Mills--Gluten-Free Foods

Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Mixes: Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Devils Food Cake and Yellow Cake Mixes now available.

Betty Crocker has gone Gluten-Free :) I found these yesterday at Hy-Vee for an amazing $4.09.
It may seen high for most, but when you shop and eat Gluten-free this is $2 to $4 less than other mixes that are available.

At long last a Major Food Manufacturer has gone Gluten-Free. I have passed up Betty Crocker coupons for the last 28 years as I have Celiac Disease along with ALL 6 of my biological children, my parents, and most of my siblings. Gluten-free mixes are available in health food stores and from small companies but ignored by the major manufacturers until now.

Thank you Betty Crocker for the gift of having simple baking mixes and priced fairly. Maybe I will even be able to use a coupon soon!!!

General Mills Gluten-Free Chex
One of the disadvantages of being Gluten-Free is that there were no cereals we could eat that didn't have sugar added. Almost all had Barley Malt added and even Rice Krispies was off limits.
“For the first time, people looking for a tasty, gluten-free cereal can shop the main cereal aisle at their market without paying a premium. General Mills Rice Chex led the way in 2008 as the first mainstream, gluten-free cereal readily available to those consumers who: suffer from celiac disease; are gluten intolerant; or, choose to limit or remove gluten from their diet because of a lifestyle or wellness choice. Without sacrificing quality or taste, GM has taken the requisite steps to ensure against cross-contamination with gluten-containing ingredients and products, and has tested each gluten-free formula based on FDA proposed regulations.

General Mills has now made many of their Chex Cereals Gluten-Free which means I get cereal again and it is vitamin fortified and lastly I can use COUPONS!

The Gluten-Free Chex include Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Honey-Nut Chex, Chocolate Chex, Strawberry Chex, and Cinnamon Chex. The old formulas of the Chex products are mostly off the shelves and we are now spying most of the new Gluten-Free Marked Boxes. At long last we can make our own puppy-chow cereal mix, chex mix and eat cereal in the morning. Becca and Kasja love the Chocolate Chex and carry it around in their little cereal containers for easy snacking.

With this weeks double coupons I will be picking up inexpensive Rice Chex, Chocolate Chex and Honey Nut Chex at Kmart. Who would ever have believed that I can double coupons on cereal?

Check out the Gluten-Free Chex webpage for Gluten-free Chex Receipes.

Thank you General Mills for caring about those who eat Gluten-Free and making products we now can utilize and even more important, joining with the Celiac Disease Foundation and the Celiac Sprue Association raising awareness to the disorder. Recent research now estimates that 1 in 100 Americans are now affected with the disorder, and many will not know they have it.

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