In honor of National Celiac Awareness Month, Kellogg’s ® is sponsoring Gluten Free Rice Krispies ® giveaways across multiple gluten free blogs. They first partnered up with dietitian, Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, to debunk gluten free myths. Read all about it on The New York Times website: A Favorite American Food Helps Families Living A Gluten-Free Lifestyle During National Celiac Awareness Month. I was one of the gluten free blogs asked to spread the word, not only to raise awareness, but they are also sponsoring an incredible giveaway, as well! And it’s not all Rice Krispies. It’s an entire Breakfast Kit, which they sent to me as well! While the Rice Krispies were Snap! Crackle! and Pop! ‘in, I was snapping photos. See them below, as well as the Breakfast Kit.
UPDATE – May 29, 2013:
I just read on the FAQs page of Kellogg’s site the following information:
At this time, we do not offer products suitable for consumers on a gluten- or wheat-free diet. All of our products are produced in facilities that also manufacture wheat-containing products. We cannot guarantee that any products are 100% gluten- or wheat-free.
Kellogg’s® Eggo™ Syrup and Kellogg’s™ Fruit Flavored Snacks are formulated gluten and wheat-free and may be acceptable for consumers on restricted diets. However, these products are produced in facilities that also manufacture other products that contain wheat. Consumers have varying sensitivities to gluten, and although we follow approved standardized manufacturing practices, some consumers are so sensitive that even wheat dust that may be in the product can result in a reaction. Therefore, we do not have any products that are gluten-free.
Kellogg’s® Corn Pops and Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies might be suitable, depending on gluten sensitivity. Corn Pops have a very small amount of wheat starch added, and Rice Krispies have a small amount of malt flavoring, made from barley. Check with your personal physician to determine if these products are suitable for you.
There’s a kid in all of us. When I first received my Rice Krispies Breakfast Kit my first thought was that of when I was a child. I would have loved to have owned my own Rice Krispies bowl! The next thought was, “I have to send these to my grandchildren. They will love them!” The bowls have three decades of the Snap!™ Crackle!™ Pop!™ characters from the 1940s, 1970s and 2000′s.
It was so fun to set the table with all of the high quality placements I was sent, along with the personally embossed napkins with an “S” for Spacher, napkin rings, Rice Krispies cereal bowls and my very own Rice Krispies coffee mug! – and let’s not forget the main star, a box of Gluten Free Rice Krispies! I can picture the lucky winner feeding their kids Rice Krispies and drinking a cup of coffee, or herbal tea in my case, in this mug, while their kids eat Gluten Free Rice Krispies from the new, fun bowls! So fun!
With no more kids at home anymore, Kellogg’s Gluten Free Rice Krispies are just how I remembered the gluten ones to be…Snap! Crackle! and Pop! – but much louder than I remember! It seemed extra fresh! I defrosted some frozen strawberries and topped it off with some birch derived xylitol – no sugar here! It was delicious!
I am supposed to stay away from anything with preservatives due to my multiple food allergies, but in this day and age, it’s hard to avoid sometimes. However, I do indulge here and there, and this day was one of them. And my taste buds were so glad that I did! The texture of the brown rice krispies appeared to be more substantial and filling than the regular ones I remember. Brown rice contains more fiber than white rice, therefore a healthier choice. If I had kids at home still I’d feed them the gluten free version versus the regular any day!
It’s wonderful that Kellogg’s has provided our gluten intolerant/sensitive and celiac community with a gluten free brand name cereal that we can trust. Every lot of Gluten Free Rice Krispies are tested for gluten cross-contamination under 20 ppm (parts per million).
Gluten Free Rice Krispies Ingredients:
Whole grain brown rice, sugar, contains 2% or less of salt, BHT for freshness.
Vitamins and Minerals: Iron, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate), niacinamide, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), folic acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12.
THE GLUTEN FREE GIVEAWAY
Open to U.S. shipping addresses only.
One lucky winner will receive the following:
1 GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST KIT:
- Four (4) personally monogramed napkin set
- Four (4) Gerber Daisy White Napkin Rings from Crate & Barrel
- Four (4) Linden Street Boston Checks Placemats from JC Penny
- Two (2) 24 ounce Rice Krispies Snap™ Crackle™ Pop™ Bowls
- One (1) Kellogg’s Rice Krispies coffee mug
- One (1) 9 ounce box of Rice Krispies Gluten Free cereal
HOW TO ENTER
This giveaway is a bit different than my normal giveaways. There is only one (1) entry per person. Just comment below on why you wish to enter this giveaway.
Open only to U.S. residents.
See Kellogg’s official rules for additional legalities: http://divlr.com/chi/kellogg/Blogger_Giveaway_Rules-5.9.12.pdf
What you should know
- Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on June 14, 2012.
- The winner will be announce at the bottom of this page on June 15, 2012.
- The winner will have 48 hours to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply us with their U.S. shipping address and phone number. Therefore, use an email address you check often or check back to this site on June 15, 2012 to view the winner announcement. The winner’s shipping address, phone number and email address will be kept confidential.
- The winner is chosen at random using random.org.
Disclaimer: Kellogg’s provided me with a Breakfast Kit, and I was under no obligation to review their product, if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free products.
See all current Gluten Free Giveaways!
And the winner is…
Congratulations, Michelle! You have until 8pm on Sunday, June 17, 2012 to reply to the winners notification email or a new winner will be chosen.
Again, a big congrats to you!