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Breakfast Cereals Compared

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by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following table compares 77 of the most popular breakfast cereals. Use this breakfast food analysis chart to find the most healthy cereal for you.
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     Breakfast Cereal
     Comparison Chart -
     Top 77 Brands

 

Serving Size

 

Cereal Name
Mfr.
Cals.
Fat
gr.
Protein
gr.
Carbs
gr.
Sugars
gr.
Fiber
gr.
Sodium
mg
Potas.
mg
Vitas.
%RDA
Weight
oz.
Cups
Rating

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100% Bran

N

70

1

4

5

6

10

130

280

25
1

0.33

68

 

100% Natural Bran

Q

120

5

3

8

8
2

15

135

0

1

1

34

 

All-Bran

K

70

1

4

7

5

9

260

320

25
1

0.33

59

 

All-Bran with Extra Fiber

K

50

0

4

8

0

14

140

330

25
1

0.5

94

 

Almond Delight

R

110
2

2

14
8

1

200

-1

25
1

0.75

34

 

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios

G

110
2

2

11

10
2
180
70
25
1

0.75

30

 

Apple Jacks

K

110

0

2

11

14

1

125

30

25
1

1

33

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Basic 4

G

130

2
3

18

8
2

210

100

25
1.33

0.75

37

 

Bran Chex

R

90

1

2

15

6

4

200

125

25
1

0.67

49

 

Bran Flakes

P

90

0

3

13

5

5

210

190

25
1

0.67

53

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Cap'n'Crunch (#9)

Q

120

2

1

12

12

0

220

35

25
1

0.75

18

 1

Cheerios (#1)

G

110
2

6

17

1

2

290

105

25
1

1.25

51
 7

Cinnamon Toast Crunch (#7)

G

120

3

1

13

9

0

210

45

25
1

0.75

20

 

Clusters

G

110
2

3

13

7

2
140

105

25
1

0.5

40

 

Cocoa Puffs

G

110

1

1

12

13

0

180
55
25
1

1

23

 

Corn Chex

R

110

0

2

22

3

0

280

25

25
1

1

41

 

Corn Flakes

K

100

0

2

21

2

1

290

35

25
1

1

46

 

Corn Pops

K

110

0

1

13

12

1

90

20

25
1

1

36

 

Count Chocula

G

110

1

1

12

13

0

180
65
25
1

1

22

 

Cracklin' Oat Bran

K

110

3

3

10

7

4

140

160

25
1

0.5

40

 

Cream of Wheat (hot)

N
100

0

3

21

0

1

80

-1

0

1

1

65

 

Crispix

K

110

0

2

21

3

1

220

30

25
1

1

47

 

Crispy Wheat & Raisins

G

100

1

2

11

10
2
140

120

25
1

0.75

36

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Double Chex

R

100

0

2

18

5

1

190
80
25
1

0.75

44

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 8

Froot Loops (#8)

K

110

1

2

11

13

1

125

30

25
1

1

32

 2

Frosted Flakes (#2)

K

110

0

1

14
11

1

200

25

25
1

0.75

31

 5

Frosted Mini-Wheats (#5)

K

100

0

3

14

7

3

0

100

25
1

0.8

58

 

Fruit & Fibre D., W., and O.

P

120

2

3

12

10

5

160

200

25
1.25

0.67

41

 

Fruitful Bran

K

120

0

3

14

12

5

240

190

25
1.33

0.67

41

 

Fruity Pebbles

P
110

1

1

13

12

0

135

25

25
1

0.75

28

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Golden Crisp

P
100

0

2

11

15

0

45

40

25
1

0.88

35

 

Golden Grahams

G

110

1

1

15
9

0

280

45

25
1

0.75

24

 

Grape Nuts Flakes

P
100

1

3

15

5

3
140
85
25
1

0.88

52

 

Grape-Nuts

P
110

0

3

17

3

3
170
90
25
1

0.25

53

 

Great Grains Pecan

P

120

3

3

13

4

3

75

100

25
1

0.33

46

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Honey Bunches of Oats (#3)

P

120

2
1.5

25

6

2
150
60
25
1

0.75

35

 

Honey Graham Ohs

Q

120

2

1

12

11

1

220

45

25
1

1

22

 

Honey Nut Cheerios

G

110

1

3

12

10
2

250

90
25
1

0.75

31

 

Honey-comb

P
110

0

1

14
11

0

180

35

25
1

1.33

29

20

145 - 750

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

Source: https://dasl.datadescription.com/datafile/cereals/



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     Breakfast Cereal
     Comparison Chart -
     Top 77 Brands
(con't.)

 

Serving Size

 

Cereal Name
Mfr.
Cals.
Fat
gr.
Protein
gr.
Carbs
gr.
Sugars
gr.
Fiber
gr.
Sodium
mg
Potas.
mg
Vitas.
%RDA
Weight
oz.
Cups
Rating

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Just Right Crunchy Nuggets

K

110

1

2

17

6

1

170
60

100

1

1

37

 

Just Right Fruit & Nut

K

140

1

3

20

9
2
170
95

100

1.3

0.75

36

 

Kix

G

110

1

2

21

3

0

260

40

25
1

1.5

39

 11

Life (#11)

Q

100
2

4

12

6

2
150
95
25
1

0.67

45
 10

Lucky Charms (#10)

G

110

1

2

12

12

0

180

55

25
1

1

27

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Muesli Raisins, D., & A.

R

150

3

4

16
11
3

95

170

25
1

1

37

 

Muesli Raisins, P., & P.

R

150

3

4

16
11
3
150

170

25
1

1

34

 

Mueslix Crispy Blend

K

160

2
3

17

13

3
150

160

25
1.5

0.67

30

 

Multi-Grain Cheerios

G

100

1

2

15

6

2

220

90
25
1

1

40

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Nut&Honey Crunch

K

120

1

2

15
9

0

190

40

25
1

0.67

30

 

Nutri-Grain Almond-Raisin

K

140

2
3

21

7

3

220

130

25
1.33

0.67

41

 

Nutri-grain Wheat

K

90

0

3

18

2

3
170
90
25
1

1

60

 

Oatmeal Raisin Crisp

G

130

2
3
14
10
2
170

120

25
1.25

0.5

30

 

Post Nat. Raisin Bran

P

120

1

3

11

14

6

200

260

25
1.33

0.67

38

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Product 19

K

100

0

3

20

3

1

320

45

100

1

1

42

 

Puffed Rice

Q

50

0

1

13

0

0

0

15

0

0.5

1

61

 

Puffed Wheat

Q

50

0

2

10

0

1

0

50

0

0.5

1

63

 

Quaker Oat Squares

Q

100

1

4

14

6

2
135

110

25
1

0.5

50

 

Quaker Oatmeal (hot)

Q

100
2

5

(1)

-1

3

0

110

0

1

0.67

51

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 6

Raisin Bran (#6)

K

120

1

3
14

12

5

210

240

25
1.33

0.75

39

 

Raisin Nut Bran

G

100
2
3

11

8
3
140

140

25
1

0.5

40

 

Raisin Squares

K

90

0

2

15

6

2

0

110

25
1

0.5

55

 

Rice Chex

R

110

0

1

23

2

0

240

30

25
1

1.13

42
 12

Rice Krispies (#12)

K

110

0

2

22

3

0

290

35

25
1

1

41

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Shredded Wheat

N

80

0

2

16

0

3

0

95

0

0.83

1

68

 

Shredded Wheat 'n'Bran

N

90

0

3

19

0

4

0

140

0

1

0.67

74

 

Shredded Wheat spoon size

N

90

0

3

20

0

3

0

120

0

1

0.67

73

 

Smacks

K

110

1

2

9

15

1

70

40

25
1

0.75

31

 4

Special K (#4)

K

110

0

6

16

3

1

230

55

25
1

1

53

 

Strawberry Fruit Wheats

N

90

0

2

15

5

3

15

90
25
1

1

59

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Total Corn Flakes

G

110

1

2

21

3

0

200

35

100

1

1

39

 

Total Raisin Bran

G

140

1

3
15

14

4

190

230

100

1.5

1

29

 

Total Whole Grain

G

100

1

3
16

3

3

200

110

100

1

1

47

 

Triples

G

110

1

2

21

3

0

250

60
25
1

0.75

39

 

Trix

G

110

1

1

13

12

0

140

25

25
1

1

28

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Wheat Chex

R

100

1

3

17

3

3

230

115

25
1

0.67

50

 

Wheaties

G

100

1

3

17

3

3

200

110

25
1

1

52

 

Wheaties Honey Gold

G

110

1

2

16
8

1

200

60
25
1

0.75

36

20

145- 750

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

Source: https://dasl.datadescription.com/datafile/cereals/



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   Breakfast Cereal Summary
   by Manufacturer

Manufacturer's
Codes

Lowest
Rated
18 - 39
In Between
40 - 59
Highest
Rated
60 - 94
TOTAL

G - General Mills
K - - Kellogg's
N - - - Nabisco
P - - - - - - Post
Q -- - - Quaker
R - Ralston Purina

16
10
0
4
3
3
6
11
1
5
3
5
0
2
5
1
2
0
22
23
6
10
8
8

Totals =

37
31
9
77

My Observations -
The BEST cereals come from Nabisco - they make ZERO low -ranked cereals.
The
WORST cereals come from General Mills - they make ZERO high-ranked cereals.
The second
WORST grade goes to Kelloggs.

180 - 450

60

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