Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Returns to Stores
November is looking brighter already. Kellogg’s has announced that they are bringing their iconic Honey Smacks cereal back to store shelves with a new recipe. You may remember the sweetened puffed wheat cereal was recalled in June 2018 after 73 people in 31 states contracted salmonella poisoning. By September, there were over 130 confirmed illnesses including 34 hospitalizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now Kellogg’s is hoping to close that chapter and enter a new era of Honey Smacks.
The new recipe Honey Smacks will feature a simpler, updated recipe without sacrificing the sweet honey flavor of the puffed wheat cereal. According to a press release from the brand, the cereal production was moved for the relaunch to a trusted Kellogg-owned facility that has “been reliably producing the cereal for decades.” (The Honey Smacks responsible for the outbreak were traced to a third-party manufacturer, Kerry Foods Inc.)
If you’ve been missing this sweet cereal, it will be available in limited quantities nationwide with a suggested retail price between $2.99 and $3.99. Think that’s expensive? This is how much breakfast cost the year you were born.