April 18, 2010

Fruity Cheerios

fruitycheerios.jpgLong ago, the word "Cheerios" was synonymous with healthy. Thatís why it was just about the only breakfast cereal my mom would buy. Nowadays, moms donít have it as easy because there are all kinds of Cheerios of questionable healthiness: Honey Nut, Frosted, Apple Cinnamon, Yogurt Burst, Chocolate, and maybe the most questionable of all, Fruity. Fruity Cheerios are obviously meant to be a Fruit Loop-like cereal, from the color scheme of the box to the flavor of the cereal. They taste very similar to Fruit Loops, the main differences being that the fruity taste and sweetness are not as pronounced. Theyíre tasty, but not as good as Fruit Loops. But, Iím eating a cereal thatís better for me than Fruit Loops, right? Not necessarily. I looked up the nutrition information for Fruit Loops and found that they had exactly the same amount of sugar as Fruity Cheerios. Huh? I thought Cheerios were supposed to be good for me! You mean I just finished a box of Fruity Cheerios and I could have eaten the much tastier Fruit Loops instead? Fruity Cheerios may seem like they have less sugar when you read the side of the box, but if you look carefully youíll see that the serving size is ĺ cup. The serving size for Fruit Loops is one cup, and when you take the serving size into consideration, both cereals have 12 grams of sugar per one cup serving. There are some other minor differences in the nutritional content of the two cereals, and the question of which cereal is healthier could probably be debated. My recommendation is to go for the real thing Ė Fruit Loops Ė and donít fool yourself by thinking that Fruity Cheerios are better for you.

Phoood rating: Don't Waste Your Money

Posted by Jim on April 18, 2010
Comments:

What?!? after eating these i cant even go back to fruit loops, they taste way to artificial

Posted by: andrew at April 20, 2010 7:28 PM

I don't know why but I feel much better after I eat Fruity Cheerios. . .like normal. After eating Froot Loops, I used to feel so awful. . .I don't know maybe a crash. Also, I like the way Fruity Cheerios holds up in milk and it just tastes better to me, a cleaner taste. Yum!! I guess it might be half-way between fruity kix and froot loops flavor-wise. I fell in love with these and next I tasted the Yogurt Burst Cheerios and they are my favorite. I keep both in supply along with the Chocolate Cheerios in case I get a craving for something chocolatey in milk.

Posted by: AW at April 26, 2010 9:10 PM

i do not really like them but i will eat them

Posted by: *$kyler* at June 24, 2010 6:15 PM

They Taste Bad

Posted by: Gaz at December 24, 2010 10:50 PM
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