So what if it’s not brand new? It’s new to my chompers, so there you have it.
I ignored Fruity Cheerios for a really long time because it looks like that sugary rain-bone cereal (hint, hint). But this Nuval chick scored it, so I bought a box at midnight before the East Coast snow-in.
Open the package and allow your nostrils to flare as you inhale the aroma. It smells and tastes like a toned-down Froot Loop.
But wait! It’s delightfully fruity-sweet. Not crap sweet. Froot Loop’s main ingredient is Sugar, but Fruity Cheerios main ingredient is Whole Grain Corn.
There’s a definite difference between the two. Once you get past the sugar in Froot Loops it leads to a sugary aftertaste, but get past the nice sweetness of the Fruity Cheerios and it leads to a whole grain aftertaste. Fruity C’s will give you smiles instead of a guilt trip that requires therapy.
I shall deprive my family of Froot Loops and feed Fruity Cheerios! It’s the lesser evil.
- Price Paid: $3.49 on sale for 8.7 ounces
- Calories: 100 for 1 cup
- Fat Calories: 15
- Total Fat: 1.5g
- Sodium: 135mg
- Carbs: 23g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 9g
- Protein: 1g
Reactions from the Taste Test Crew
Josie asked, “Which do you prefer? Fruity Cheerios or Froot Loops?”
Health-hater Husband: Froot Loops, naturally.
Greedy Kid #1: I just woke up. Quit trying to force feed me.
Greedy Kid #2: What is your problem? I prefer Froot Loops.
Greedy Kid #3: This is not good enough for me. Give me Froot Loops instead.
Greedy Baby (#4): The box was highjacked. She likes it lots.
I don’t give a damn what they prefer. I’m buying Fruity Cheerios from now on. They will eat it and like it.