10 Breakfast Cereals That Have as Much Sugar as Candy
For decades, we’ve been told that cereal, be it sugar-free or sugar-coated, is a part of a “complete balanced breakfast.” But take a second and think about this: Why would something that has nearly the same amount of sugar as a candy bar be considered a decent breakfast? We’ve crunched some numbers and have tracked down the 10 breakfast cereals that have the highest percentage of sugar.
When you take a sugary cereal and add marshmallows to it, it’s only going to get more sugary. Case in point? Froot Loops Marshmallow cereal, which contains 16.9 grams of sugar in a 35-gram serving, about 4.2 sugar packets.
Here it is, the most sugar-dense cereal on the market today. Introduces as Sugar Smacks in 1953, then changed to Honey Smacks, then Smacks, then back to Honey Smacks, the cereal that made Dig ‘Em famous is a whopping 55.6 percent sugar, and a 35-gram serving contains 19.4 grams of sugar, equal to nearly five packets or sugar or almost two Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts.