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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!

YOU CAN WIN!

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

HOW DO YOU WIN?

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 www.ErewhonGlutenFree.com.

Comments

  1. - Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice

    - Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice

    - Strawberry Crisp Flakes

    I like cereal with milk, but sometimes I put it into a trail mix and eat that!

    Thanks for your cool blog post!

  2. I absolutely love the Crispy Brown Rice that is Gluten Free. I eat this either by itself or with milk and am addicted to it. I’ve used it to replace cereals I’ve eaten in the past before getting Celiac Disease and now like this cereal better! I love it!!

  3. - Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice
    - Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    - Strawberry Crisp Flakes

    The Crispy Brown Rice really does make awesome Rice Crispy Treats.

    Mostly I just eat cereal in a cup or bowl with milk. Sometimes, with some cereals, they get thrown in yogurt instead, or even just eaten straight out of the box!

  4. Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice

    Crispy Brown Rice

    Rice Twice

    I eat cereals with out milk or with rice milk.
    I find that eating cereal with rice milk is tasty.

  5. ooooh I want to try Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice (hellllooo chocolate), Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth (yea corn!), and Strawberry Crisp Flakes.

    Of course I love cereal with milk or yogurt, but I also use cereal in desserts. Sure you can go for marshmallow rice bars, but I also like to use them in regular cookie bars for texture and some sweetness. Cereal is also great to use as a coating for baking or frying and having gluten free cereal rocks!
    PS – my cat Karma also loved cereal of all kinds. Yeah, he’s weird.

  6. My Grandchildren are coming soon, for their annual summer visit. I MUST have some Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice Cereal for them. It is their favorite, and it is welcome in our G.F. home.

  7. Chocolate with milk
    Crispy brown rice with blueberries
    and..
    So excited about the flakes with strawberries! I think it will be a fabulous substitute for my former life (aka Special K with Red Berries!)

  8. I would like to try the Crispy Brown Rice, the Corn Flakes and the Aztec Crunch Corn & Amaranth!
    My favorite way to eat cereal is in a bowl with unsweetened soy milk, topped with a sliced banana.

  9. - Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    - Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    - Strawberry Crisp Flakes

    Yum, these sound fantastic. I love cereal with vanilla soy milk. Otherwise, sometimes I made marshmallow treats, but add peanut butter and drizzle chocolate on top. mmm.

  10. GF Crispy Brown Rice, Corn Flakes, Aztec crunchy corn & amaranth.
    I have mine mixed with goat yogurt and fresh fruit. My 10 month old son eats his in the car out of a zip lock bag! We love <3 cereal!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice

    I like to make different kinds of cereal bars with them.

    Thank you,

    Pam
    http://www.alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com
    (a gluten free blog)

  12. - Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    - Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    - Rice Twice

    (I already have the mixed berries and the plain)

    I like to eat them with coconut milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Also, I like to make sundaes with chocolate syrup and this cereal on top. I can’t wait to try the strawberry on vanilla ice cream!

  13. Chocolate, especially chocolate. But really, I am game to try any, I am not picky.

    Favorite ways to eat cereal-with kefir and berries from our garden, added to trail mix, or just out of hand. Or more directly, tilt the box up, open mouth, enjoy.

  14. Crispy Brown Rice, Corn Flakes, and Aztec Crunchy Corn and Amaranth. I usually just eat it my cereal with skim milk, but I also use the Crispy Brown Rice to make rice crispy treats and the Corn Flakes to make holly cookies (a holiday treat similar to rice crispy treats, but died green and sprinkled with red cinnamon candies to make it look like holly).

  15. Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    Brown Rice w/Mixed Berries
    Corn Flakes

    We have it with milk, without it as both breakfast and a snack. I also have some recipes where I used these instead of Rice Krispies, they are great!

  16. I would love to with the cocoa crispy brown rice, the strawberry crisp flakes and the classic GF crispy brown rice.
    As much as I love eating them in a bowl every morning (my dog loves them, too!) Making rice crispy treats, with a little bit of brown rice syrup instead of marshmallows (I’m allergic to corn, too) and almond paste for a bit of flavor, is such a treat! Throw some mini chocolate chips in there and you’ve got something no one can turn down!!

  17. - Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    - Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    - Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth These three flavors, I have never tried so this is why I picked them.
    I love your other cereal because I can eat it plain as a snack whenever I need something slightly sweet. I mostly eat my cereal without milk because I have a milk allergy.
    The corn flakes are great crunched up as a coating for baked chicken. My mother fixed this recipe for special Sunday dinners and I did the same until my diagnosis. Now, I am able to make this meal again.
    I have never tried it in yogurt but after reading the posts, I will definitely try it.

  18. 1. Cristy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    2. Rice Twice
    3. Strawberry Crisp Flakes

    I can’t have dairy and/or soy so I just eat my cereal plain. It makes a great snack, especially when traveling or on the go. I love that there is a little flavor so it is not like eating cardboard.

  19. Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice

    I love to use the corn flakes for breading for homemade chicken nuggets that I make…you simply put them into the food processor to make crumbs and dip the cubed (raw)chicken breasts into eggwash, coat them with the cereal crumbs (add some parmesan cheese into that mix for xtra flavor) and then bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 mins, turn them over and bake an additional 10 mins-delicious!

    P.S.-Make a big batch and freeze the rest for a quick heat up and eat up meal with a salad and fresh fruit another night!

  20. Cocoa Crispy Rice
    Rice Twice
    Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth

    Great for snacking, as well as a topping for yogurt mixed with fresh fruit. I also like using them as a “breading” for my chicken (instead of flour).

  21. I would like to try the:
    Strawberry Crisp
    Corn Flakes
    Crispy Brown Rice

    I have been eating gluten free for 12 years and just love to use this type of cereal in trail mixes and to make rice crispy treats.

    Thanks.

  22. How exciting to hear about your gluten free cereals. We are big on eating cereal every morning for breaskfast. I quite often have a snack with it in the evenings while watching Tv. Mornings with milk and evenings dry from the box.

    I would enjoy trying these.
    Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice
    Corn Flakes
    Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries

  23. - Rice Twice
    - Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    - Corn Flakes

    My kids and I like cereal dry or with milk for meals/snacks. I also love to pack it in baggies to take in the van as an easy snack. Another great way to use cereal is as an ice cream topper! Yum!

  24. Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries

    I have never tried this brand of cereal. I love cereal with soy milk and any fruit, especially strawberries and blueberries. A handfull of dry cereal makes for a quick and tasty snack when I am on the run.

  25. Crispy Brown Rice
    Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    Strawberry Crisp Flakes

    I like making rice crispy bars with chocolate chips, but my favorite way to eat any of these cereals is straigh out of the box… I bring them to work and snack all day. Thanks for the offer.

  26. cocoa crispy
    strawberry flakes
    &
    brown rice w/berries

    YUM!!!

  27. - Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    - Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    - Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    I like to crush up cereal and use it like bread crumbs in recipes!

  28. Crispy brown rice
    Rice twice
    Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth

    I like to use the first two for some yummy “rice crispy” treats (with brown rice syrup & peanut butter), the third one for breadcrumbs or fried chicken, and all three of them with soymilk for breakfast!

  29. Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice

    My husband and 3 daughters have Celiac, so we go through lots of cereal! ;) We make ‘rice crispy’ treats, use cereal in trail mixes and cookies, eat it with milk, and eat it out of baggies in the car!

    My favorite thing to make is crispy treats in the shapes of different things. One year for treats for my oldest daughter’s birthday, I made pans of treats and then cut them out with a dinosaur cookie cutter (we ate all the scraps and sent the good ones to school). We’ve made them in the shapes of stockings and wreaths and decorated them with gel frosting, cinnamon red hots and chocolate chips, too. With three little girls – we get pretty creative!

    What a great offer!

  30. I use the Crispy Brown Rice cereal in my granola and trail mix recipe and love it. I’ve never even seen the Aztec Corn and Amaranth cereal. Sounds very interesting! That might work well for pie crust ingredients. Hmmm? Worth a try.

    Melissa

  31. Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    Crispy Brown Rice

    We either eat them with milk for breakfast or make rice crispy treats. Thank you!

  32. Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries

    I eat cereal dry in a bow like a snack, with milk or added to baked goods. The crispy brown rice would make great rice krispy treats drizzled with melted chocolate chips.

    Jodi

  33. Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice

    I like to eat cereal dry or with a dash of Vanilla Almond Milk. Cereal bars are also a great way to enjoy cereal anytime of day… :)

  34. GF Crispy Brown Rice
    Corn Flakes
    Aztec crunchy corn & amaranth

    I love just eating with skim milk but also make rice crispy treats with the brown rice. Also corn flakes make a great coating for oven baked chicken.

  35. ooohhh!
    i would choose the corn flakes, strawberry crisp and the crispy brown rice.
    i’m traditional…my favorite way to eat cereal is with good ole’ milk :)

  36. I would love to try these:

    - Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    - Strawberry Crisp Flakes
    - Aztec Crunchy Corn & Amaranth

    YUM!! I love cereal! I mix different kinds together & top with greek yogurt, fruit or almond milk.

  37. I use crispy brown rice all the time. It is a staple in my cooking. I add it too meatballs, meatloaf, and use it crunched for breading on chicken. My son would love to try the new chocolate, and the strawberry flavored cereals! We also use the corn flakes. Thanks.

  38. Cocoa Crispy Brown rice
    Strawberry Crispy Flakes
    Crispy Brown Rice

    We have not tried this brand yet but would love to! My 3year old son had the great idea of mixing 3-4 different cereals each morning to make a completely “new” flavor of cereal. It keeps things interesting and we like to stock many gluten free cereal choices in our home. We also use cereal to make “trail mix” snack (cereal, enjoy life choc chips, gf pretzels, mini rice cakes, nuts etc-depending on what we can find in the pantry ) and he loves that for a snack!
    We are relatively new to the gluten free world and I really appreciate this wonderful site and look forward to your posts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    Corn Flakes
    Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries

    I also have diabetes and am always interested in experimenting with low carb desserts. I would use the cereals to try and make an apple or rhubarb crisp.

  40. Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    Corn Flakes
    Aztec Crucnhy Corn and Amaranth

    I like the cereal with Blue Diamond Almond Milk. It is great.
    I also use small amount of cereal in some recipes such as part of crumb topping, depending what I am baking.

  41. I would love to taste: Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice, Strawberry Crisp Flakes, and Crispy Brown Rice w/ Mixed Berries.
    I currently use the brown rice flakes to make little snack balls, with almond butter, agave syrup, cinnamon, and sometimes chocolate. I also make trail mixes with it. Of course when I’m not as ambitious I’ll just eat it plain.
    Thanks!

  42. My friend and I are going to open the first dedicated GF bakery/grocery/cafe in Boulder Colorado! We are on the lookout for the “Best of the Best” in GF foods, so can’t wait to try this brand. She and her daughter are celiac. I’m not but I’m determined to convert my family to non-gluten foods. Maybe the Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice cereal will win my kids over! I would like the Aztec and Rice Twice, myself…
    AWESOME site! Thanks so much for sharing info!

  43. - Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice
    - Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries
    - Strawberry Crisp Flakes

    We put the cereal in Bowls with straws attached, that way you can sip the milk in the end! :) And, as Kate said above, we like to mix 3-4 cereals at once too.

    thanks!

  44. cocoa crispy rice
    cocoa crispy brown rice
    aztec crunchy corn

  45. I would love to win the rice twice, crispy brown rice and the crispy brown rice with berries. We love this cereal especially for treats!!!

  46. Cocoa Crispy Brown rice
    Strawberry Crispy Flakes
    Crispy Brown Rice

    We LOVE this cereal brand!!!! And the chocolate flavor is the favorite of the my 6 year old daughter: the one with CD in the home. She like them in a bowl, with milk! Also, my husband can eat a half tray of rice-crispy treats with the regular ones.

    By far, our FAVORITE use of these is a family favorite frozen ice-cream dessert recipe. The recipe was my Mother-in-laws and when Vicky was dx 5 years ago, we KNEW the first thing to do was make this dessert GF. I make if for family events ALL the time. I uses the brown rice cripsies toasted in the oven with butter, brown sugar, chopped walnuts or pecans, and coconut…that serves as the base and top coat for vanilla ice-cream sandwiched in between! Oh so yummy!

  47. I would like to try the
    - Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice
    - Strawberry Flakes
    - Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice
    I also need to find more creative ways to eat cereal. Presently I eat it with bananas, strawberries and blueberries with soy milk. I could probably grind it up in the food processor as a topping for my apple crisp.
    Mahalo!

  48. I have only been able to actually taste two of these flavors:

    Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice and Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries (my absolute favorite!)

    but I would imagine I’d love the Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice or Rice Twice.

    I made “Rice Krispy Treats” with these or eat them plain as a snack.

  49. Aztec crunchy corn goes into my trail mix whenever we are hiking
    Crispy brown rice is used for making rice crispy treats
    Crispy brown rice with berries just gets milk and a spoon to enjoy the crunch.

  50. Alison,

    Yippee, a giveaway!! I use the brown rice crispies to make rice crispy treats. I heat brown rice syrup, almond butter, and coconut oil and then mix in the cereal; press into a pan and voila!

    I have not tried the other varieties so I would love -

    -corn flakes
    -strawberry crisp
    -and the cocoa variety

    -Ali :)

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

  52. 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.

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

  54. - 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.

  55. - 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”

  56. - 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.

  57. - 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! :)

  58. 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!

  59. 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!

  60. - 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.

  61. 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!

  62. #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

  63. 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

  64. - 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!

  65. * 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.
    >^..^<

  66. 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!

  67. - 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!

  68. 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!

  69. 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

  70. 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!

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

  72. 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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