Who’s Worse for Your Health: Tony the Tiger or Cap’n Crunch?

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Hint: Neither are very healthy
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Theyyyyyre... 27 percent sugar!

When you’re a kid, sitting down to a bowl of cereal is one of life’s simple pleasures, especially if sugar is the main ingredient. The cereal aisle is one of endless wonder and possibilities for children, and it was one of the few sections of the grocery store where we actually had a say in what was purchased. Naturally, as kids are wont to do, what lured us in were the mascots. Dig ‘Em, Tony the Tiger, Captain Crunch (whose real name is actually Horatio Magellan Crunch), Count Chocula… the list goes on. Cartoons sell, and they do a particularly great job of selling sugary cereal to kids.

But of all the major kids’ cereals, which ones are actually the unhealthiest? Here’s a listing of sugar and calorie content for 10 of the most popular kids’ cereals.

Frosted Flakes (¾ cup)
Sugar: 11 grams
Calories: 110

Cap’n Crunch (¾ cup)
Sugar: 12 grams
Calories: 110

Trix (1 Cup)
Sugar: 10 grams
Calories: 120

Cocoa Puffs (¾ cup)
Sugar: 10 grams
Calories: 100

Cinnamon Toast Crunch (¾ cup)
Sugar: 10 grams
Calories: 130

Golden Grahams (¾ Cup)
Sugar: 11 grams
Calories: 120

Honey Smacks (¾ Cup)
Sugar: 15 grams
Calories: 100

Froot Loops (1 cup)
Sugar: 12 grams
Calories: 110

Apple Jacks (1 cup)
Sugar: 12 grams
Calories: 110

Fruity Pebbles (¾ cup)
Sugar: 11 grams
Calories: 110

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