The Cheerios SmackDown

Date Fri, May 14 2010

I love Cheerios. Cheerios are the shit, okay? And I have tried (and reviewed!) more than one type of Cheerios over the years. My most recent Cheerios encounters are with Chocolate and Fruity Cheerios. I figured I’d give you a fun, combination review of these products.

Fruity Cheerios come in a colourful box like its competitor–Froot Loops, except it comes in a drastically smaller box but I’ve already complained about that. d= Fruity Cheerios are smaller than regular Cheerios, I think. They’re much smaller than Froot Loops, too, and less rigid (Froot Loops hurt my mouth). While Froot Loops are covered in sugar, Fruity Cheerios are not. But they’re just as colourful and tasty. Fruity Cheerios might be slightly less sweet but the taste is shockingly similar, maybe even better!

Fruity Cheerios and Froot Loops differ slightly in terms of serving sizes: 1/4 cup to 1 cup, respectively. So while it appears that Cheerios have slightly fewer calories (100 vs 115), this may not be the case. However, Fruity Cheerios contains no saturated fats as opposed to 3% saturated fat in Froot Loops. Fruity Cheerios also have more potassiium. The rest of the ingredients are pretty comparable except that Cheerios has 50% DV of folic acid while Froot Loops contains 25% and 6% DV of phosphorous (Froot Loops has 0). I’m actually surprised that Fruit Cheerios aren’t better for you because they’re not coated in sugar but they do offer a few more nutritional options, if you care.

I’m probably what you could consider a Fruity Cheerios convert but Chocolate Cheerios are a different story. This cereal isn’t as similar to other chocolate cereals as Fruity Cheerios. They’re just not a sweet or chocolately as I would like. If you have a chocolate craving or a real sweet tooth, Chocolate Cheerios probably won’t hit the spot. They’re also far less tasty after they get soggy (what can I say, I’m a slow eater).

It seems like these tan and brown bites are good for folks who like only a little sweetness or really want an alternative to all the other chocolate cereals but.. I’d rather just eat some regular Cheerios and get my chocolate fix elsewhere.

If this were some sort of cage match, the winner would be clear. The box of Chocolate Cheerios would be lying on the ground, beat and slashed to bits, with pieces having spilled out all over. I paint a pretty picture, don’t I?

Of course, you may have different taste preferences than I do, in which case I’d say both are at least worth trying.

2 Responses

  1. Hunter-m3 January 16 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    I agree about the chocolate cheerios. I also think they are not that good. In addition, I prefer Friut Loop to Fruity Cheerios. However, I love the PB Cheerios, which were my favorit PB cereal, until I had the new PB Toast Crunch, which is now possibly my favorite cereal.

  2. Cole January 16 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    I never tried the PB. I’m not a huge peanut butter fan. Although, I do like the Reese’s puffs

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