Cereal… the time-tested, convenient daily breakfast staple that has been a part of American households for decades. But if someone in your house is gluten free, finding tasty cereal options that everyone can enjoy becomes harder for sure.
In this article today, we will take a look at another popular breakfast cereal, Crispix. We will see if it’s safe for people with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease. With this knowledge, hopefully, your mornings will be a little bit smoother 🙂
So Is Crispix Gluten Free in 2022?
Crispix is a breakfast cereal that is made by Kellogg’s. And while this cereal is not labeled as gluten free, there are no gluten ingredients in this cereal.
So the answer to our question is yes, Crisipix is gluten free and is a great option for breakfast!
Full ingredients list (from the Crispix website): rice, milled corn, sugar, contains 2% or less of salt, molasses, brown rice syrup, baking soda, turmeric extract color. Vitamins and Minerals: Iron (ferric phosphate), niacinamide, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B1 (thiamin hydrochloride), folic acid, vitamin D3, vitamin B12.
Why Crispix Not Labeled Gluten Free?
Well, usually this is because the cereal (or whatever food products you’re talking about) is produced in a factory that processes wheat products as well instead of a separate facility. This means it is possible for the cereal to be contaminated with small amounts of wheat. It is impossible to 100% prevent this from happening.
So if you have very severe reactions to even a small amount of gluten, it’s better to stick with a brand of cereal with certified gluten free products.
Has Crispix Been Discontinued 2022?
As I was researching this article, I came across several questions asking if Crispix had been discontinued. Happily, the answer is no. Like with many things during COVID, there was a significant shortage, but as of 2022, this popular cereal is still going strong.
Still having trouble locating Crispix in your local grocery store? Here are some crisp rice cereal alternatives for your enjoyment.
Crispix Cereal Alternatives
Looking for a different variety of crunchy cereal? Try one of these!
- Probably the most obvious Crispix substitute is Chex. Fun Fact – Crispix was actually created as a competitor to General Mills’ Chex. Made of rice and corn, Crispix and Chex are so similar, that it’s hard to tell them apart!
- Kroger’s Rice Bitz Cereal. This crispy rice cereal is even labeled gluten free!
- Nature’s Path Organic Gluten Free Sunrise Crunchy Cinnamon Cereal
To wrap up our breakfast cereal study, we can see that Crispix is in fact gluten free although it is not certified.
If you or someone in your family has a severe gluten intolerance or Celiac disease, it is best to choose a cereal that is certified to be gluten free.
Otherwise, we can rest assured that Crispix has no gluten-containing ingredients and is a delicious breakfast option or convenient snack. So go ahead and enjoy! 🙂