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We had a little bit of a dust-up in the comments on my blog post Gluten-free product recommendations from an expert.
Since I was passing along the recommendations from another writer, I couldn't defend the recommendations made, which makes them no less valid but certainly tougher to discuss beyond acknowledging the differing opinions.
After GF Dougie's guest blog post about compliance challenges as a kid with celiac, I thought it would be helpful to have real live kids do short gluten-free product reviews on video. I have two kids who do not have celiac and whom do not live gluten-free, though they are very supportive of me. They bring with them to the testing a totally typical kid palate and they will be able to honestly rate whether the food really tastes good and not just "tastes good for gluten-free." The goal is to find stuff that is genuinely enjoyable, not just edible. So here is our first in a series, comparing Barbara's Puffins to EnviroKids Gorilla Munch, both comparably-priced corn-based gluten-free cold breakfast cereals. (A special thanks to my 8-year-old son Scott for giving it a whirl. My 10-year-old son Corley isn't a cereal eater, so it didn't make sense to do this review, but as we move into pizza, pasta and mac and cheese, he will definitely be part of the conversation.)
I won't spoil the result, but after the taping Scott went on to eat another bowlful of the winning cereal. I have to say I agree with his recommendation!