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So we’ve already talked about the Original Cheerios. Then we talked about the most popular Honey Nut Cheerios. We even talked about Honey Nut Cheerios Breakfast Bars. So what is there left to possibly say about Fruity Cheerios? Alot actually.
Fruity Cheerios was only brought into the market by General Mills in 2006. The Cheerios brand has no notable mascot, but rather bases its marketing plan in an appeal to mother’s for a healthy breakfast choice for their children. Fruity Cheerios is no different, but the colorful box is eerily reminiscent of Kelloggs’ Froot Loops, minus the talking bird.
The Fruity Cheerios claim to have 25% less sugar than the “Most Popular Fruity Cereal” (*COUGH*Froot Loops*COUGH*), appears to be true. Here is how the math basically breaks down:
- •32g serving of Froot Loops has 15g Sugars
- •27g serving of Fruity Cheerios has 9g Sugars
- •9g Sugars divided into 27g of Fruity Cheerios equals 1g of Sugars per 3g of Fruity Cheerios
- •Therefore 33g of Fruity Cheerios would equate to 11g of Sugars
- •11g/15g= .733333 which rounds out to 73% of the Sugars represented
Thus Fruity Cheerios, according to my calculations, actually has 27% less Sugars than Froot Loops, living up to their claim. The box opened well, the bag opened like silk, bag slippage was minimal, and the soggies were held at bay for at least 5 minutes during milk contamination. So why in the end did I only give it 4 Bowls?
Just like Fruity Pebbles, every singly colorful Fruity Cheerios tastes the same. There is no taste difference between the orange, purple, or greenish Ohs. They all taste the same. The final nail in the coffin… as it is with most cereals… there was no toy. Just some really lame games on the back of the box.
So in conclusion, with less sugar, more mom appeal, and a decent fruity flavor, Fruity Cheerios is sure to find its way onto breakfast tables nationwide with ease.
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