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Gluten-free cereal giveaway!

Posted on May 31st, 2009 by Alison Read 72 Comments - Add Your Own »

One of the foods you have to watch out for when on a gluten-free diet is cereal. Most are made of a gluten-containing grain, like wheat, barley, or oats (oats themselves are gluten-free, but the oats used in most cereals are contaminated with wheat). Even if the cereal is made from a gluten-free grain like rice, corn or buckwheat, barley in the form of malt is often added for flavor — this is the case with Rice Krispies, for example.

Not to worry, for Erewhon (pronounced Air-whon) gluten-free cereals are here! Their Gluten-Free Crispy Brown Rice Cereal goes snap, crackle, pop and is perfect for making rice crispy treats. They are a staple cereal in my house, along with a few other Erewhon flavors.

Now they have 2 new flavors of gluten-free cereal to choose from: Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice and Strawberry Crisp. Both are sweet and delicious!! I have been snacking on the Strawberry Crisp for days and my daughters love it. I haven’t let them try the Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice yet because I know that I will never hear the end of their begging for more. I’m saving that one for a special treat… maybe even for chocolate rice crispy treats! Yum!


erewhon_cereal_2009What’s that you say? You would like to try them too? Well, here’s your chance to win, courtesy of Erewhon:


In  the comments section of this post, let me know the 3 flavors of gluten-free cereal you would like to win and your favorite way to eat cereal or use cereal (maybe it’s just in a bowl with milk, but I know some of you will share some creative ideas!)

Make a comment by this Thursday, June 4 at noon PST, and I will randomly pick a winner (please only comment once!) I will announce the winner on Friday.

More about Erewhon:

Erewhon cereals are available wherever natural foods are sold including the natural food section of many supermarkets, and on Amazon!  For more information visit

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  1. I love most everything chocolate. This kind of cereal makes a great snack!

  2. I would like to win the following 3: Crispy Brown Rice
    with Mixed Berries, Strawberry Crisp Flakes and Corn Flakes. For a mid morning snack I love to spread peanut butter on a rice cake, cracker, anything really, then sprinkle cereal on top.

  3. corn flakes I use as a coating for chicken
    crispy brown rice I make rice crispy treats
    and also both with milk for breakfast

  4. – Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice
    – Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    – Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth

    I usually eat cereal with milk and a sliced banana, but I also enjoy it mixed with plain lowfat yogurt.

  5. – Rice Twice – Krispy treats or smashed for “crusts”
    – Corn Flakes – in bowl with milk or “coating”
    – Cocoa variety – make treats that my husband loves
    Love the fact that there are several options for us “celiacers”

  6. – Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    – Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    – Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth

    Those are my favorites. Mainly I just put rice milk on it. But my ultimate favorite thing to do is to Spoon in some almond butter, then top it off with lots of applesauce and mix it all together. It’s so tasty! Especially when topped with cinnamon.

  7. – Rice Twice
    – Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    – Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth

    My favorite way to eat cereal is dry! I take baggies of it wherever I go. It makes a great snack or breakfast on the run. People on the bus on my way to work look at me funny, but I don’t care! 🙂

  8. One of my favorite summer desserts is a frozen no-bake key lime pie. I think the Strawberry Crisp Flakes might make a really interesting crust for this!

    If I win, I would love:
    Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    Corn Flakes

    Thanks for doing this!

  9. We’d love to try:
    -crispy brown rice w/mixed berries
    -cocoa crispy brown rice
    -rice twice

    I love to mix dry cereal with yogurt in a bowl. Yum!

  10. – Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    – Rice Twice
    – Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice

    It depends on the cereal. I usually eat the cereal with milk, but sometimes I eat it dry – especially if I need “emergency” food.

  11. Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice
    Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    Strawberry Crisp Flakes

    I like to use the cereal as a breading replacement on things like Chicken stripes,etc . Yummy!

  12. #1 Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice
    #2 Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    #3 Corn Flakes

    My favorite way to eat the brown rice cereal would be to take a banana and dip the end into the cereal take a bite and repeat as needed :0)

    I would eat the cocoa rice cereal by taking a spoonful of peanut butter and dipping it into the cereal – yummy!

    I would use the cornflakes crushed and coat chicken breasts, spray with a bit of olive oil and bake – omgosh I hope I win – I’m hungry.

    Thank you! Joy

  13. i would like to try the gf brown rice and the chocolate rice cereal also the crispy strawberry rice i love n miss cereal so much
    one thing ive done since chex mix has come out or other gluten free cereals is make a trail like mix out of them nuts, raisins,chocolate chips,marshmellows any gf cereal and what ever other things might taste good n r gf, or if u really wanted to follow the directions on the side of the box

  14. – Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice
    – Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    – Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth

    I like to eat cereal with milk or yogurt, but also mixed with marshmallows for rice-crispy treats!

  15. * Rice Twice
    * Strawberry Crisp
    * Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries

    Well, my little cat *loves* berries, so anytime that I can share my food with him is a treat. His favorites are cranberries and blueberries (I’ve never known a cat to eat any kind of berry!), so I know that he LOVES the Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries. I’m not a huge fan of cow milk, so we usually share a bowl with some almond milk or rice milk.

  16. Yes please! I pick the Crisp Brown Rice, the Cocoa Rice, and the Aztec Amaranth cereals!
    I love my cereal with milk or mixed with fruit and plain yogurt! LE SIGH…. I’m a cereal monster! I go through a box in less than a week!

  17. – Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    – Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    – Corn Flakes

    Everyone in my family enjoys cereal differently – my 7 year old likes to munch on it dry, my 10 year old loves it in a bowl with milk, my 12 year old wants to make some cereal bar treats, my husband likes to mix it with yogurt, and I use GF cereals as substitutes in favorite non-GF recipes, like my crispy honey baked chicken!

  18. Strawberry Flakes, Cocoa Brown Rice, and Brown Rice puffs.

    I eat it for breakfast, of course. But I REALLY enjoy using cereal as a base for desserts. Cornflake bars, rice crispy treats, etc. I didn’t know there was a gf rice crispy version out there! I am 6 months new in all this, and when I was first diagnosed I ate rice crispy treats not even thinking about gluten being in them. The hives told me other wise!

  19. 2 ways I love to eat GF cereal:

    1. Straight-up! Just cereal + Hemp Milk — good source of omegas, non-dairy and gluten-free

    2. Cereal with Frills! Cereal parfaited with yogurt.

    – Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    – Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    – Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth

  20. cocoa crispy brown rice
    cocoa crispy brown rice
    cocoa crispy brown rice
    I think my co workers are wondering why I am hyperventilating right now – I’ve missed cocoa krispies – they were my guilty pleasure for so long. And my favorite way to eat them, if not drinking the chocolate milk they leave behind – is on ice cream!

  21. Contest is now over! I will announce the winner tomorrow.

  22. I like Rice Checks, and Corn Check, and now they have a new flavor, Honey Nut Checks, all gluten free.

    I eat them with fruit, or without, I eat them for breakfast, or even a midnight snack, I even take them with me when I go on long trips.

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