Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal Review
Spring is here and that means we already have camping trips on the books. I absolutely love Chex! Finally, an instant oatmeal. Simply add boiling water, stir, eat and you’re off. You can even use the packaging as a bowl. (I would not recommend this for kids, it does get a bit hot.) It’s great for camping or backpacking when space and weight is limited. The taste, it tastes just like oatmeal and the maple brown sugar – superb! Sweet and filling.
Chex has three different flavors: Plain, Apple Cinnamon and Maple Brown Sugar. Each one is gluten-free, made with natural flavors and no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Now, listed in the ingredients is “whole grain oat” and not one mention of “certified gluten-free oats.” This may bring some concern to you and from some other reviews I’ve read, the reaction from the oatmeal is a case-by-case. I personally don’t have any issues with this oatmeal and I’ve gone through several boxes now over the last six months or so. Another blogger, The Savvy Celiac, did a review back in July 2014 on the new Chex gluten-free products. She had some questions on the labeling for the oats and found an in-depth article on the subject from Gluten Free Watch Dog, which is an interesting read.
I think bottom-line, every one reacts differently and you need to keep that in mind when trying a new “gluten-free” product. For me, the Chex Gluten-Free Oatmeal is a life saver and makes breakfast easy for camping and backpacking. I love the taste of the maple brown sugar and love that it isn’t too expensive.
UPDATE: This product has been discontinued as August 21, 2015