This story came out before I left on vacation, but it’s worth repeating for those who may have missed it: Consumer Reports found that many breakfast cereals are largely sugar, reports WebMD.
The worst two – Post’s Golden Crisps and Kellogg’s Honey Smacks – were more than 50 percent sugar. That leaves little room left for healthy ingredients such as fiber. Honey Smacks actually contains more sugar in it than a glazed donut.
The four best of the tested cereals were:
- Honey Nut Cheerios
When I was a kid, I called those the “boring” cereals.
Rounding up the cereals with too much sugar were:
- Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch (drat, I used to eat those straight out of the box.)
- Cap’n Crunch
- Apple Jacks
- Froot Loops
- Corn Pops
(Sadly, I don’t think my high-protein Kashi was tested.)
See the article for the middle of the road cereals. That’s where you’ll find favorites such as Lucky Charms and Cocoa Puffs.