Cheerios are an iconic brand of breakfast cereal that has become a family favorite. It is owned by General Mills who declare Cheerios as “wholesome goodness” that is “perfect for toddlers to adults and everyone in-between”. General Mills is also known for another popular brand of cereal, Lucky Charms.
Cheerios is a healthy breakfast and snack item that brings the benefits of wholesome oats, low sugar, and essential vitamins and minerals into your diet.
But is this healthy breakfast option gluten-free.
Let’s find out.
Are Cheerios Gluten-Free?
The Answer is: Unsure*
*Updated September 2021: Because of multiple comments from users stating they had a reaction to Cheerios, we’ve updated our answer to Unsure. These are not certified gluten free and unfortunately too many people with severe allergies or Celiac Disease have reported problems and reactions.
Here is Cheerios’ statement on gluten free:
We know that lots of different families want to enjoy Cheerios together. That’s why we worked hard to remove stray wheat, rye, and barley grains from our oat supply. Now Cheerios still have the same great taste, but they’re also gluten-free.
Cheerios Product Gluten-Free List
- Cheerios Originals
- Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
- Cheerios Peach
- Chocolate Cheerios
- Frosted Cheerios
- Fruity Cheerios
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Multi-Grain Cheerios
- Very Berry Cheerios
Non-Gluten Free Cheerios Product List
The following Cheerios products must be avoided. They contain wheat and are not gluten-free:
- Cheerios Ancient Grains
- Cheerios Protein Cinnamon Almond
- Cheerios Protein Oats and Honey
- Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch
Cheerios Originals Ingredients
Whole Grain Oats, Corn Starch, Sugar, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) Added to Preserve Freshness.
Vitamins and Minerals
Calcium Carbonate, Iron and Zinc (mineral nutrients), Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate), A B Vitamin (niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin A (palmitate), Vitamin B1 (thiamin mononitrate), A B Vitamin (folic acid), Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3.
For more information on Cheerios and to get access to the nutrition facts of each product, head over to the official website here: cheerios.com