THE CHEX EXPERIMENT

Monday to Friday, the Maison Cool photographer eats organic live natural yogurt, with low carb berries eg blueberries, strawberries, blackberries. He also cuts up plums and nectarines – 7g carbs each, according to Sainsbury’s.

Rather than buy carby tropical fruit, we buy him carb-counted mostly organic fruit purees eg Ella’s Kitchen, HiPP organic, Piccolo, Aldi Mamia, etc. Designed for babies, they have no added sugar, salt or additives. One small pouch does two breakfasts.

A change is as good as a rest, so the saying goes. At weekends, he likes a bowl of cereal. With NCGS his options are limited.

Although he wants to eat low carb (under 130g per day), he doesn’t want to give up his weekend cereal or his gluten-free beer.

In THE CEREAL EXPERIMENT he tried American gluten-free Cheerios, which he liked. For THE CEREAL EXPERIMENT II he tried Australian Weet-Bix, which he hated.

So here’s another American cereal from General Mills, gluten-free rice Chex.

A 12oz/340g box contains eight 1 and1/rd cup servings. (40g)

Each serving contains:

Fat 1g
Sodium 330mg (14% of Daily Value)
Carbohydrate 35g (13% of Daily Value)
Total (added) sugars 2g (6% of Daily Value)
Fiber 2g (5% of Daily Value)
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 10% of daily requirement
Vitamin B6 20% DR
Vitamin B12 20% DR
Vitamin C 10% DR
Vitamin D 2mcg 10% DR
Calcium 130mg 10% DR
Iron 12.6mg 70% DR
Thiamin 20% DR
Riboflavin 10% DR
Niacin 10% DR
Folate (45mcg folic acid) 20% DR
Phosphorus 6% DR
Magnesium 6% DR
Zinc 20% DR

Ingredients are whole grain rice, rice, sugar, salt, molasses, vitamins and minerals.

Right down at the bottom of the nutrition facts, after the manufacturer’s address it says Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering.

Verdict: Tasted like Rice Krispies.

Because we have a policy of not eating GM food, this cereal will be feeding local wild birds. Negative review has been left on Amazon, because we don’t want to pay £7.84 for GM food.



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