14 Nov '17, 10am

Honey Nut Cheerios are 9 times sweeter than regular Cheerios

Honey Nut Cheerios are 9 times sweeter than regular Cheerios

Is this really what our kids should be eating for breakfast? There are only a few breakfast cereals that my kids are allowed to choose when we go to the grocery store. Their options are restricted to regular or Honey Nut Cheerios, Rice Krispies, and Oat Squares. As for all the other colorful boxes in the aisle? The answer is a categorical 'no.' My decision to allow Honey Nut Cheerios, however, might need to be revisited. Danny Hakim writes in the New York Times about a sneaky move made by cereal-maker General Mills. In 2009 the company promised to reduce the sugar in some of its sweeter cereals by decreasing the amount per serving to the single digits. At the time, there were 11 grams of sugar per one-cup serving of Honey Nut Cheerios. Now there are 9 grams -- except that, today, a serving is only three-quarters of a cup. Hakim writes: "The serving size of regular Cheerios...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/honey-nut-cheerios-...

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