Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Observations on Cereal (while shopping at Costco)

Of these cereals, which is the least expensive?
  • Cheerios
  • Corn Flakes
  • Frosted Flakes

Of these cereals, which does NOT contain High Fructose Corn Syrup?

  • Froot Loops/Apple Jacks (combo pack)
  • Corn Flakes
  • Frosted Flakes

The answer to question one is Frosted Flakes. The answer to question two is the Froot Loops/Apple Jacks combo pack.

MS and I came up with an explanation of Why Frosted Flakes Might Be Cheaper: Inferior ingredients masked by the sweetness of HFCS.

We thought that the lack of HFCS in FL/AJ might be due to being Kosher for Passover? But all the cereals were marked with a K. And aren't the grains used in cereals trayfe for Passover anyway?

In any case, we're paying more attention to ingredients. And, where possible, we're avoiding HFCS. Which means no Corn Flakes. HFCS! IN CORN FLAKES! Sheesh.


Ramblin' Red said...

In the PLAIN cornflakes? That is just SNEAKY bad! Grr....I have been working on eliminating HFCS as much as possible in our diet. Not able to afford organic ketchup, and not quite willing to make it from scratch [yet!], but have been making all our baked goods from scratch of late, tried homemade graham crackers (labor intensive, but very good!), and cooking many previously pre-made purchase (spaghetti sauce, enchilada sauce,etc) from scratch.

Happy Passover!

Genevieve said...

We really like the Kashi flakes (Blueberry Flakes, they might be called), and their Heart to Heart (kind of like Cheerios with hearts as well as O's). They're denser than Cheerios (much more fiber), so they took a little getting used to, but the kiddo and I both love them and eat them all the time now. No HCFS.