I don’t understand why “sugar cereals”–ones that usually have sugar as a first or second ingredient, such as Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Smacks, etc.–have less sugar per serving than some of the healthier (well, at least assumed healthier) options.
Recently, a blurb on the news discussed how cereal companies may be required to decrease sugar content–some cereals have gasp 13 to 14 grams of sugar per serving. Um…DeathLlama’s breakfast bowl of granola has 14 grams per serving. Raisin Bran has 17 grams…and good God, Raisin Bran Crunch has 20 grams of sugar per serving.
These cereals are all denser than the kid confection competitors, but that is reflected in the serving size…granola’s serving size is 1/2 to 3/4 cup; a serving of Apple Jacks is 1 cup (and has 16 grams of sugar).