Friday, July 6, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Chex

We're always on the lookout for new gluten free "normal" cereals, and when we heard that Chex was coming out with an Apple Cinnamon flavor, we couldn't wait to try it! I have to admit that I love the fact that General Mills is reaching out to the gluten free community, for example through glutenfreely.com. It's about time that a major company realized how much money there is to be made by properly labeling gluten free food, and I know that I vote with my dollars.

That said - I hate to say it, but as soon as I got my hands on a box of Apple Cinnamon Chex? ... Not that big of a fan. There's a very strong apple taste that overpowers the cinnamon flavor, and it doesn't quite go well with milk. I love their Cinnamon Chex, and think that their current Cinnamon Chex would have been a better place to start for an apple cinnamon flavor.

My suggestion: Combine some Cinnamon Chex with Rice Chex to tone down the cinnamon flavor, and add dried apples to make them "apple cinnamon."

That said - I'm glad that General Mills is innovating and creating new products. Now if only Post and Kelloggs would follow suit and add more options than Fruity/Cocoa Pebbles and Gluten Free Rice Krispies!

1 comment:

Rebecca Spaulding said...

That is so funny that you wrote this article because I too was very prompt in getting my box of Apple Cinnamon Chex! Not only that, but I thought the SAME THING about the taste!!!

I'm totally going to try your recommendation... to be honest the only flavor of Chex (other than original) that I've really been pleased with is the Honey Chex one. That one is heaven in your mouth, but it's hardly ever on sale. =( Go figure.

Thanks for the tip w/ the combination!