While the Candied Puffed Cereal recipe was a success, the brand itself was a big fat FAIL. As it turns out, I wasn’t paying close enough attention to the description of the Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet. It was NOT gluten free and my son reacted. Bad mommy! 😦 I was able to get him to take some Glutenease mixed with honey and that helped lessen the reaction and he was fine in time for the first day of first grade.
The other brand of Puffed Millet I’ve seen online is Nature’s Path, and there are comments on Amazon that several GF folks successfully consume it without issue, but it’s not certified gluten free. I’ve contacted Arrowhead Mills to find out how it’s contaminated so I know that this level of cross contamination is not safe for my boy. I’m still awaiting that response.
I also posted on a Celiac forum asking about the Nature’s Path, and someone responded that she had contacted the company about it. They said there’s some slight chance for cross contamination but absolutely no gluten in the item. I think I will contact them to find out about the “slight chance of cross contamination” before buying it.