Before I was diagnosed with celiac, my son (who is severely allergic to peanuts and nuts) and I both loved to eat Chex cereal. I would use it in delicious snack mixes and as a hearty cereal.
I’ve known for quite some time that Chex would be revamping the way they make their cereals. Now, the majority, if not all, of Chex’s cereals are gluten-free. This is WONDERFUL for those with celiac or a gluten allergy as many gluten-free cereals can cost an arm and a leg for a very small box.
However, it is important to note that “peanut flour” is now included on the ingredient list on some of Chex’s breakfast cereals. Again, for those with celiac or gluten allergy only, this may be a non-issue. For families with peanut, nut, or multiple food allergies, the ingestion of peanut flour could very well be life-threatening.
Kudos to Chex for making a mainstream cereal available to the gluten-free masses as close as their local grocery store. It would be just perfect if not for the peanut flour ingredient! For those without peanut flour in them, a call to the company would be in order to ask about cross contamination in production.
This is just another reminder of how ingredients on our favorite products can change at any time. As parents, we must be vigilant in examining ingredient labels…even of the products we’ve grown to trust and love.