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Kraft Mac & Cheese and Oreo Just Released These Two New Foods

Two nostalgic childhood brands are rolling out gluten-free offerings.

Two top food brands are finally making gluten-free versions of their most iconic products. You'll soon be able to sink your teeth into Gluten Free Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and Oreos, and that's great news for anyone who suffers from celiac disease and gluten intolerance or sensitivities.

Major retailers across the country have already rolled out the gluten-free mac and cheese, while the Gluten Free Oreos Cookies will debut in January 2021. And if your favorite part about Oreos is the creme filling, it really is your lucky day because a Double Stuf version is also on its way. (Related: 8 Grocery Items That May Soon Be in Short Supply.)

When it comes to nutrition, an original pack of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is nearly identical to the new gluten-free variety. The main difference is the amount of protein. Most of Kraft's iconic blue box products pack 9 grams of protein into a single serving, whereas the gluten-free take has 7 grams of protein. The reimagined version of this childhood classic has a pasta base made from a blend of corn and brown rice flour.

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Per 1 cup prepared: 350 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 690 mg sodium, 51 g carbs, (4 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 7 g protein

While nutrition information for the new Oreos has not yet been publicly released, a representative for Nabisco told Eat This, Not That! that all of the gluten-free cookies will have GFCO certification, which will be clearly marked on the packaging. As always, the beloved chocolate sandwich cookies will be made with real cocoa.

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Word of Oreo going gluten-free is eliciting a lot of fanfare on social media. The tweet announcing the news already has more than 4,000 likes. One Massachusetts fan named Austin cheered on the new cookies as "another reason why we all love Oreos!"

As someone who suffers from gluten-intolerance, this writer is personally thrilled to see these two big-name brands make a product I can enjoy. But we should also acknowledge the brands like Banza and Goodie Girl who paved the way.

For more, be sure to check out 48 Best Gluten-Free Recipes Ever.

Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and drink coverage, and breaking down the science behind the latest health studies and information. Read more
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