I recently got together with some old friends, and it was awesome! Maybe you know them, too: Snap, Crackle and Pop. Several years ago, when I was first diagnosed with this silly Celiac disease, I had to end my friendship with this zany trio, and a lot of other old pals from my childhood (Tony the Tiger, the Trix Rabbit, Cap'n Crunch and the Lucky Charms leprechaun, to name a few.) But thanks to Kellogg's, who recently released gluten-free Rice Krispies, the boys and I are once again sharing the breakfast table. These new Krispies are made from brown rice and they are just as great as you remember them to be. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure they'll make great Rice Krispie Treats, too.
Some other gluten-free surprises I've come across lately are Mike's Lite Hard Lemonade in lemonade and cranberry lemonade flavors, lots and lots of Zatarain's mixes (22 varieties!!!), Kikkoman just introduced a gluten-free soy sauce (YAY!), and California Pizza Kitchen now offers a gluten-free crust. Slowly but surely, my GF friends, the food manufacturers are listening to us. Keep demanding, don't settle. Who knows? Someday we may be able to walk into a McDonald's and order a GF burger.