May is Celiac awareness month and there are several big events going on in both May and early June. We’ll go over those on Friday, but one of the events brings overly exciting news that just can’t wait! General Mills will test drive their new gluten-free Bisquick at the Celiac Disease Foundation Annual Education Conference. Yes, gluten-free Bisquick and Hamburger Helper is on the horizon. It will be several months before the items roll out nationwide, but they are on the way!

Here is some info from the CDF website –

Join us at the Celiac Disease Foundation Annual Education Conference & Food Faire for a hot breakfast first thing Saturday morning, May 15, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. and be among the first to try the new Gluten-Free Bisquick pancakes with gluten-free syrup. Since it was first introduced in 1931, Bisquick pancake and baking mix has been known for making tender, delicious pancakes. Now, they are introducing a new gluten-free Bisquick that will once again bring smiles to everyone's face at the breakfast table whether you are gluten-free or not. New Gluten-Free Bisquick mix will be in stores
late this summer.

Also debuting will be the new gluten-free Hamburger Helper. Be among the first to try new gluten-free Hamburger Helper varieties at the brand's booth at the CDF Conference. This great dinner solution will be available this summer in three gluten-free flavors: Chicken Fried Rice, Cheesy Hashbrowns and Beef Fried Rice. Remember to always check labels for gluten-free wording.

hamburgerhelper2People drive to Atlanta from AL, SC and even TN to shop for gluten-free food. Now, everyone should be able to  pop into their local grocery store and buy gluten-free Bisquick and Hamburger Helper. With the new gluten-free Bisquick, it will finally be possible for people in more rural areas to make gluten-free pancakes without having to drive twenty miles (or more) or order a mix online. I am very appreciative when any of the Big 5 food companies cater to our market. My guess is that both items will be a big hit and I for one and really excited to see General Mills continuing to expand our options. What’s next – Pillsbury pop and bake cinnamon rolls?

General Mills has expressed that they care about what items we are looking for. If you want your voice to count – leave a comment below and let them know what they should be working on next!

*Per the request of my General Mills contact, the company wants to remind everyone that these new items are NOT available yet. Therefore, please make sure and read the labels of any products from the company to make sure they are gluten-free versions. The roll out of the Hamburger Helper is slated for early June and the Bisquick hits later this summer. While you’re waiting for the Hamburger Helper, the Grocery Guide has nearly thirty brands who sell ready-made meals and meal starters.