This part of my life began when my very sick partner was diagnosed with Celiac. Even the slightest exposure to gluten can make him very ill for several days, so I have pursued gluten-free options with thorough aggression. In the U.S. a recent surge of gluten awareness means we have more choices than ever, but it still means hunting and analyzing and tracking down parent companies. After several years now of doing so, I want to share my tricks and tips with others who are still struggling.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Featured Product: Nesquik


A regular postings of gluten-free products that I use myself and are available in my local grocery store.  You can check your local store for these items, order them online, or ask your store to stock them. I do not have any relationship with the companies in question, nor do I receive any form of compensation for these reviews. Gluten-Free status is based on information from the manufacturer, the current Cecelia's Marketplace shopping guide and personal experience, and may change if the company changes formulation or manufacturing processes.

Nesquik Syrups
I'm a big fan of the chocolate and strawberry Nesquik syrups because they don't use corn syrup.  Luckily they're also gluten-free! Their bottled chocolate and strawberry milk is also labeled for gluten, which can be a lifesaver if you're out on the road and need a quick fix until you can get to a gluten-free meal.  The milk is stocked in most gas stations and convenience stores.

Their gluten status is really difficult to track down, however.  If you don't have the Cecelia's Marketplace guide, you can go about four levels deep into the Nesquik website to a specific product page, where you will be given the option to live chat with a representative who can verify the gluten status.

The website seems designed by someone who never actually uses food, because it's all about flash and games and marketing shots and not about the know...FOOD.  You can't even get a list of ingredients or nutritional information (but you can play a "fun" video game!)


  1. Thanks for posting about this. I too wish they could all say gluten free on the label. And if the company is in doubt the just say NOT gluten free.

  2. Thanks for posting this! I've been searching for actual answers to the allergens. I can tell by reading the ingredient list but I still like to see "gluten free" on the label. And you're right...the website is definitely designed by someone who doesn't have to deal with these issues. It's so overly marketed that you can barely navigate through it.