Chex mix alternative

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 12:26am
qdebbie1's picture
Joined: 02/10/2005 - 09:00

I am looking for a manufactured item that can be replace the oh so necessary(sarcasm) chex mix at my church. This is a big church so I am not looking for a recipe or an expensive health food store item but something in a big bag that I can offer to replace that stupid peanut flour product.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 1:16am
Lori Anne's picture
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

What about something like this?
They do have milk and wheat. Double check the ingredients to be sure they are in your comfort zone. The only problem: I've only seen them in smaller bags (not individual size though). I don't know what size bag you need or if they are willing to get a few smaller sized ones.
Good luck.
edited to say: uh oh...another problem. If you have anyone allergic to milk, these would not be good at all. They have that powdery cheese that sticks to your fingers and then gets all over everything. I'm sorry. I didn't think about that at first.
I guess I wasn't a help at all. Sorry.
[This message has been edited by Lori Anne (edited June 11, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 1:28am
qdebbie1's picture
Joined: 02/10/2005 - 09:00

Yes, that was helpful.
No offense to people with milk allergies...but we do not have one. If there was one in the church, I would be totally repsectful of their needs but no one has spoken up so milk is just fine with us.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 1:29am
qdebbie1's picture
Joined: 02/10/2005 - 09:00

In fact, the guy who is in charge of another church program my kids attend works for frito lay so I am going to get with him and see if he can get them in bulk for me.
see...very helpful. thanks

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 1:34am
Lori Anne's picture
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

I'm glad that will work out.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 2:06am
maphiemom's picture
Joined: 12/01/2005 - 09:00

We have Bits and Bites in Canada it is Christie product , it has no peanut products , I hope you have it where you are.
To my shock I don't think the US has Christie as a Kraft Brand, it seems to be nabisco , which I think is all Christie here.Sorry I am of no help I suppose.
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Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 2:08am
maphiemom's picture
Joined: 12/01/2005 - 09:00

I sure hope this works

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 2:47am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

In the past we have eaten something called Gardetto's. I believe it is made by General Mills. You may want to look that up. I am not sure if it is still safe. I know about 1 year ago we had it and it was fine. And I am not sure why we have not eaten it...just forgot about it. I had seen it at Wal-Mart in the past.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 3:24am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

I mixed up a big amount of my own type of mix for my son's camp last year. It went over great. You can use different cereals, popcorns, sunflower seeds (we used David's), safe choc chips, raisens, etc. At least it doesn't have all the added fat and you know what goes into it.
We have also had Gardetto's in the past and the Frito Lay one.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 4:01am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I have used both the Frito-Lay mix and the Gardetto's on occasion. But what my family really loves is the mix that Utz makes (not sure--may be a regional brand?). I have found Utz is very good about labeling, and their website indicates that they are pretty well-informed on allergies.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 4:41am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Quaker Oats makes a kid party mix that appears to be peanut safe.


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