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Old 06-16-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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I bit and bought the new Cheerios Protein. Side of the box makes them sound very healthy and more protein at breakfast means more energy, right?
Well, it turns out what the side of the box doesn't mention is the mega sugar content!!! More than Froot Loops or Cinnamon Toast Crunch - we went to the store and checked.
WalMart even had a video touting them - I stuck a piece of paper saying "check sugar content" on the display - I know it won't stay but it made me feel better!
I actually bought two boxes (a good sale) and may take the second one back.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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Sooooo youre telling us that theyre bad for us yet you were sure to buy two boxes? I tend to look at the nutrition labels before i buy food, not after.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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I bit and bought the new Cheerios Protein. Side of the box makes them sound very healthy and more protein at breakfast means more energy, right?
Well, it turns out what the side of the box doesn't mention is the mega sugar content!!! More than Froot Loops or Cinnamon Toast Crunch - we went to the store and checked.
WalMart even had a video touting them - I stuck a piece of paper saying "check sugar content" on the display - I know it won't stay but it made me feel better!
I actually bought two boxes (a good sale) and may take the second one back.
Thx for the heads up!!! Love Cheerios, and hadn't seen these.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:08 PM
 
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Yep, pythonis, I felt really stupid - but two boxes for $3 was a good deal and I had to get two to use my dollar off coupon. Called General Mills and they said they'd send a coupon to replace the box opened.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:44 AM
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Sugar in cereals is a big problem. I only eat ones that have none or very minimal.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Most cereals have sugar problem, especially the popular/cheap ones.
Read this:
http://www.foodpolitics.com/wp-conte...eal_report.pdf <<< lots of useful info!

I buy Finax muesli from IKEA. It has natural ingredients, less sugar, zero sodium, zero other sugars (no corn sugar!), and no synthetic vitamins added.

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Old 06-17-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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They're quite obviously (to me, anyway) sugared cereal.

Cheerios Protein
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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don't be dissing my fruit loops!!

I may try those cheerios
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:03 PM
 
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Cereal, my drug of choice, my worse than cigarettes addiction.

I don't even buy boxes of cereal any longer because I will eat the cereal until I am so sick I cannot stand up.
When I get a craving for cereal I cannot get past I purchase one of two of the small bowls for $1.00 each and have them.
Otherwise the only cereal in our home is Oatmeal and Cream of Rice.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I have a box of Cheerios in the cupboard but I don't think it's pre-sweetened. I didn't know junk like that existed so I'll beware next time I'm buying Cheerios. Thanks for telling us.
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