Barbara’s Bakery cereal review and giveaway!

Thank you to Barbara’s Bakery for providing complimentary samples for my review.

How could you not love a cereal that’s named after a funny looking bird? Barbara’s Puffins give their consumers a satisfying crunch in a variety of flavors and a fun, fact-filled cereal box to peruse while you’re munching. For example, did you know puffin couples mate for life? Pretty inspiring, right?

Barbara’s Bakery has been around since 1971. Most of us probably know of the brand from the cereal aisle, specifically the puffins and the shredded oats. Although many of the cereals don’t have gluten ingredients, it was only within the last few years that Barbara’s started producing gluten-free cereals made from certified ingredients (e.g. oats). Today, they are producing more than five varieties of gluten-free cereals besides the other cereals. Note: according to the website, the cereals are under 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. For some people, this may not be low enough but for others, it is acceptable.

Puffins are made from oats and corn and are all made without wheat. Two of the Puffins cereals, Honey Rice (this flavor was popular with my kids) and Multigrain Puffins (also a hit) are certified gluten-free. Other Barbara’s cereals that are gluten-free include the Multigrain Honest O’s, Organic Corn Flakes and Brown Rice Crisps. The Brown Rice Crisps are perfect for gluten-free rice crispy treats as most other crispy rice cereals include a malt flavoring which is not gluten-free.

One of the things I really like about Barbara’s cereals is that they’re high in fiber and low in sugar. Our family favorite, although not certified gluten-free, is the Cinnamon Puffins, which contain nearly half as much sugar as the leading cinnamon flavored cereal.

Interested in winning a box of gluten-free cereal to try? Each of these options is a separate way to enter and the more you do the greater your chances of winning. If you’re already following me through any of these social media outlets just leave me a comment referencing the giveaway. Deadline for entries is Thursday, May 30. Thanks!

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9 Responses to Barbara’s Bakery cereal review and giveaway!

    Jody May 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    I follow The Family Chef!

    Jody May 17, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    I follow you on Twitter (@jodyhaller)

    Jody May 17, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    I like you on FB!

    Jody May 17, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    What I love most about being GF is the way I feel! Thanks so much for the giveaway. We love Barbara’s!

    Jody May 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    I subscribe via email, too!

    Lisa May 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    I like you on Facebook and enjoy your blog.

    ufg8trj May 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

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    ufg8trj May 20, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    I havent yet figured out what I like about being gluten free! I would love to be able to eat anything again!!!!

    The Family Chef June 8, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    And the winners are…jody, glutenputin, and ufgtrj. Please send an email to amy at with your mailing address and Barbara’s will send them out to you. Thanks everyone!

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