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Cereal Nutrition Facts: Top 5 Sugar Cereals

Updated on June 4, 2010

One day in the grocery store I decided to pick up the usual Raisin Bran healthy cereal when I was tempted by a box of Trix. I thought I should avoid the Trix due the high perceived sugar content. Much to my surprise, Raisin Bran cereal contained significantly more amounts of sugar than the Trix! This is when I started really looking at sugar content along with other nutritional information. Below I have listed many popular cereals and their sugar serving per serving size. Most of them you do expect to contain a lot of sugar.

Many brands like General Mills offer a line of cereals with 75% less sugar than the regular brand. Kellogg's lists nutritional features like fiber and sugar content on the front of the box. Cereal companies have not tried to hide the amount of sugar in product, but are we all actually looking?

Top 5 Sugars Cereal

1. Raisin Bran (any brand) contained 19 grams of sugar per serving

2. Raisin Nut ran contained 14 grams per serving

3. Fiber One Raisin Bran Crunch contains 13 grams of sugar per 1/2 cup

4. Smart Start Strong Heart contains 14 grams per serving

5. Golden Crisp contains 14 grams per serving

Many of the above contain high fiber and additional nutrients that are appealing. Most of us don't like the cardboard taste of pain fiber cereal so sugar is added to these for flavor. Now as one note the sugar from raisins is a different type of sugar than from Golden Crisp. This is total sugar, natural and added.

Cereal With No Sugar (also high fiber cereals)

Fiber One, Shredded Wheat

Low Sugar Cereal

Cheerios (1), Crispix (3), Chex Corn (3), Kix (3)

Sucar Content and Nutrition Facts for Cereal

Cereal 
Serving Size in Cups 
Sugar in Grams
Honey Nut Cheerios 
3/4 
9
 Cheerios
3/4 
1
Multi Grain Cheerios 
6
Chex- Corn 
3
Chex- Honey Nut 
3/4 
9
Chex-Multi Grain 
3/4 
10
Fiber One 
1/2 
0
Fiber One- Raisin Brand Crunch 
13
Lucky Charms
3/4
13
Trix
1
12
Wheaties
3/4
4
Kix
1 1/4
3
Golden Grahams 
3/4 
11
Raisin Nut Bran 
3/4 
14
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
3/4
10
Cocoa Puffs
3/4
12
Cookie Crisp
3/4
14
Reeses Puffs
3/4
12
Apple Jacks
1
12
Corn Pops
1
12
Crispix
1
3
Frosted Flakes
3/4
11
Frosted Mini Wheats-Big Bites
5 biscuits
10
Raisin Bran-Kellogg's
1
19
Special K
1
4
Special K- Chocolate Delight
3/4
9
Raisin Bran Crunch 
20
Rice Crispies
1 1/4
4
Rice Crispy Treat Cereal
3/4
9
Smorz
1
13
Fruit Loops
1
12
Fruit Loop-Marshmallow
1
14
Honey Bunches of Oats
3/4
6
Fruity Pebbles
3/4
11
Golden Crisp
3/4
14
Raisin Bran-Post
1
19
Shredded Wheat
1
0
Information taken from manufacturer websites.

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      wolf 5 years ago

      KEEP MAKING THE CEREALS

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      Cheri 5 years ago

      Thank you!

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      Svetlana K. 6 years ago

      Like you hub!Thank you for such a helpful information !

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      Grace 7 years ago

      This was very helpful. Also, regardless of whether the sugar is added or natural (raisins) once metabolized it all ends up as simple sugar and many diabetics can not tolerate this amount.

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      Samantha Red 8 years ago

      Wow, thanks for the information. I didn't realize so much sugar was in Raisin Bran.

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      Ellen_C 8 years ago

      Thanks for the note, I indicated that it is total sugars both added and natural.

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      Jamie 8 years ago

      Before you post something like this, you may want to check where the sugar is coming from. In Raisin Bran, a great deal of it is coming from raisins which is a completely different sugar than the one found in Trix. Thus, diabetics can tolerate Raisin Bran, but not Trix.