5 Most Sugar-Packed Cereals Ever
Lets face it, one of the best parts about being a kid is eating all of that sugary cereal. Cocoa Puffs? Count Chocula? It's like dessert for breakfast! Recently, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) conducted a study to see how much sugar was actually in our favorite mascot-paired foods. The results are fairly surprising.
#5 Post Golden Crisp (52% sugar-by-weight)
Sugar Bear is by far the coolest of all of the cereal mascots. He's got a sweet baritone voice, and he kind of looks like he's high all of the time. If Sugar Bear was real, though, he'd find himself short of breath every time he sung, "Can't get enough of that Golden Crisp," as his cereal is largely just sugar. I'd still hang out with him, though. *Fun fact - Golden Crisp used to be called the much more accurate "Super Sugar Crisp".
#4 Malt-O-Meal Berry Colossal Crunch with Marshmallows (53% sugar-by-weight)
Ah, good ol' generic cereal in a bag. Super-cheap, tastes the same as the other stuff, comes in a package the size of a garbage bag, and not a vitamin in sight. Berry Colossal Crunch with Marshmallows will leave you just as colossal as the bag it came in with more than half of its content being purely sugar. It also makes the leftover milk in the bowl amazing.
#3 Kellogg’s Honey Smacks (56% sugar-by-weight)
You might be wondering, "isn't Honey Smacks the same thing as Golden Crisp?" You're right, look at them side by side, they're exactly the same. The Honey Smacks frog isn't as cool as Sugar Bear, though, no matter how many times he says, "I dig em!" Kellogg's did manage to jam 3% more sugar into Smacks, though, so that definitely gives them a leg up on their sweet-talking competition. And he is less creepy than their first mascot, a murderous clown, seen above.
#2 Lieber’s Honey Ringee Os (67% sugar-by-weight)
You may be thinking, "who?" Lieber's Kosher Foods is a smaller company that produces kosher snacks and ingredients and man, do their cereals pack a sugary punch. With more than 2/3 of Honey Ringee O's being just sugar, it's hard to imagine what mascot to pair with it.
#1 Most Sugar Packed Cereal Ever: Lieber’s Cocoa Frosted Flakes (88% sugar-by-weight)
And we have a winner by a mile! Not to be outdone by its Honey O's, Lieber's makes a chocolate frosted flake cereal that is almost entirely sugar! And it's kosher! What a deal.
Of course, there are some cereals we enjoyed as kids that aren't full of sugar, like Rice Krispies, which have just one gram of sugar. Of course, we just mashed those together with butter and marshmallows and made Rice Krispie treats because this is a country of dreamers, everybody. There's someone working on a 100% sugar cereal right now, and we're all just waiting to drink the sugar milk after we eat some.