Gluten Free Special K Review
I heard that Special K came out with a gluten-free version, but I didn’t rush out to buy it. It sounds good enough – technically is called Special K Touch of Brown Sugar Gluten Free Cereal, but I assumed it would be $5 and wouldn’t taste that great.
I saw it on sale for around $3.30 and went for it – because, why not? I actually really like cereal, but since I’ve had to eat gluten-free, my choices are limited enough that I just don’t bother with it usually. I took it into work to eat with my greek yogurt and fruit and surprisingly, found that it’s actually pretty good.
It’s not the same a regular Special K, from what I remember. The flakes are much thicker and crunchier, which isn’t a negative thing – just different. I was a little worried about sorghum being one of the main ingredients, because I can usually detect the sorghum taste and don’t like it (as with some gluten-free beer made with sorghum). But surprisingly I didn’t taste it – I assume that’s where the touch of brown sugar comes in. It’s a little sweeter than I would prefer it, but it’s probably to cover the sorghum flavor, so I’ll take that instead I guess.
I’ll buy it again…actually, I already did. It’s good enough to just snack on a hand full (dry), and on yogurt. I haven’t had it with milk, but since it’s so thick and crunchy, it would probably hold up really well in milk – better than other cereals.
It’s definitely a good option if you have to eat gluten-free and you are tired of Chex or $7 bags of gluten-free granola.
*this isn’t a paid review and no one asked me to right it…just thought I’d share my thoughts on it