Cheerios

As part of a heart healthy diet, the soluble fiber in Cheerios can help lower your cholesterol.


Review: Cheerios

Published 07:31 am

Cheerios has been a mainstay on many breakfast tables for lots of families. It is such a familiar face when it comes to cereal products. While they have several varieties available, I am referring to the original toasted whole grain oat cereal.

The box color is a bright shade of yellow. This particular box is 14 ounces or 396 grams and is loaded with much useful information for the consumer to be aware of.

On the front cover is a blue banner with white, yellow and black writing. The General Mills logo is in the top left corner. In the middle of the blue is a whole grain guaranteed statement. Beneath in bold black lettering is the word Cheerios. A single cheerio is cleverly placed over the letter "i" in the cereal's name.

Below is a heart-shaped red bowl filled with Cheerios, milk and strawberries on top. It corresponds to writing that says, "As part of a heart healthy diet, the soluble fiber in Cheerios can help lower your cholesterol". In smaller letters under that in red print it says, "three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Cheerios, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cheerios Cereal provides 1 gram per serving".

This particular box is advertising the movie, Shrek Forever After by DreamWorks. It is shown only in theaters. There is an indication of a Neon Marker inside the box.

The left side of the box is their whole grain guaranteed logo. Their guarantee is that every box of Big G cereal has the minimum of at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving. 48 grams is the daily recommendation portion. They boast that Cheerios is made with 100% natural whole grain oats, 1 gram of sugar and no artificial colors. This cereal also meets the American Heart Association's requirement for saturated fat and cholesterol for healthy people over 2.

On the right side of the box is an exhaustive list of the nutrition facts. What I like is that the majority of the print is written in large type face which makes it easier on the eyes.

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The serving size is 1 cup or 28 grams. For children under 4, ¾ or 21 grams is the appropriate serving size. There are about 14 servings in the box. A child serving would be about 19. This is a 1 ½ starch exchange according to the Choose Your Foods: Exchange List for Diabetes 2019 the American Dietetic Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Of interest on the back especially for children are the names that will be found on the neon markers of the specially marked boxes. The characters in Shrek are Princess Fiona, Puss In Boots, Donkey and of course Shrek. There is also cut outs of Shrek that they can stick on their door and sign.

The top label has a better if used by date. Under that is an official box top education coupon that allows you to collect more cash for your school. More information can be found at www.BTFE.com. The bottom notes that the packaging is from 100% recycled paperboard.

A smooth tab allows you to open the box easily. It can be tucked in to preserve the cereal's freshness after use.

As you reach into the box there is a wax-paper wrapping holding the contents. Upon opening you will observe "o" shaped cereal pieces in a wheat color. And true to their word, is a 2-sided neon marker which actually works. I even applied the enclosed sticker of Princess Fiona on mine.

I eat this cereal with milk without sugar or fruit. It maintains its crunchiness when eaten within a reasonable amount of time. One reason Cheerios is a part of my diet is to assist in my maintaining a healthy heart and cholesterol levels. The cereal is pleasant tasting.

Bestselling Cheerios Products in 2021


Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Whole Grain Oats, 20 oz

Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Whole Grain Oats, 20 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • CEREAL: Wholesome breakfast that's a good source of iron, calcium and fiber
  • GLUTEN FREE: Gluten free and simply made without artificial flavors or colors
  • WHOLE GRAIN: Made with 100% whole grain oats and fortified with 12 essential vitamins and minerals
  • HEART HEALTHY: Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cheerios cereal provides 1 gram per serving
  • Perfect as first finger food or a gluten free snack

Honey Nut Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Oats, 19.5 oz

Honey Nut Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Oats, 19.5 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • CEREAL: Whole grain oats cereal with real honey and natural almond flavor
  • GLUTEN FREE: Gluten free and simply made without artificial flavors or colors; Good source of iron and calcium
  • WHOLE GRAIN: First ingredient is whole grain and fortified with 12 essential vitamins and minerals
  • HEART HEALTHY: Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Honey Nut Cheerios cereal provides .75 grams per serving
  • PERFECT SNACK: A pantry staple for breakfast or a wholesome snack

Cheerios Cereal Cup, Gluten Free Cereal, 1.3 oz (Pack of 12)

Cheerios Cereal Cup, Gluten Free Cereal, 1.3 oz (Pack of 12)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • CEREAL IN A CUP: Wholesome breakfast that's a good source of iron, calcium and fiber
  • GLUTEN FREE: Gluten free and simply made without artificial flavors or colors; Good source of iron and calcium
  • WHOLE GRAIN: Made with 100% whole grain oats and fortified with 11 essential vitamins and minerals
  • HEART HEALTHY: Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cereal has 1 gram per container
  • BOX CONTAINS: 12 cereal cups; Stock your pantry with breakfast on the go
  • TODDLER SNACKS: The favorite finger food of kids aged 9 months and older, puffed Cheerios are easy for your tot to grab and swallow for a great source of 100% whole grain oats.

Honey Nut Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Oats, 10.8 oz

Honey Nut Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Oats, 10.8 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • CEREAL: Whole grain oats cereal with real honey and natural almond flavor
  • GLUTEN FREE: Gluten free and simply made without artificial flavors or colors; Good source of iron and calcium
  • WHOLE GRAIN: First ingredient is whole grain and fortified with 12 essential vitamins and minerals
  • HEART HEALTHY: Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Honey Nut Cheerios cereal provides .75 grams per serving
  • PERFECT SNACK: A pantry staple for breakfast or a wholesome snack

General Mills Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, 20.35 oz., 2 Count

General Mills Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, 20.35 oz., 2 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Heart healthy; Low in saturated fat

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios Cereal, Gluten Free , 20.1 oz

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios Cereal, Gluten Free , 20.1 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • CEREAL: Wholesome breakfast that's a good source of iron and calcium
  • GLUTEN FREE: Gluten free and simply made without artificial flavors or colors; Good source of iron and calcium
  • WHOLE GRAIN: Made with 100% whole grain oats and fortified with 12 essential vitamins and minerals
  • HEART HEALTHY: Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cheerios cereal provides 1 gram per serving
  • PERFECT SNACK: A pantry staple for breakfast or a wholesome snack

Cheerios Gluten-free Cereal (20.35 oz., 2 pk.)

Cheerios Gluten-free Cereal (20.35 oz., 2 pk.)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Simply gluten free
  • No artificial colors or flavors
  • Made with whole-grain oats

Honey Nut Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Oats, 27.2 oz

Honey Nut Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Oats, 27.2 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • CEREAL: Whole grain oats cereal with real honey and natural almond flavor
  • GLUTEN FREE: Gluten free and simply made without artificial flavors or colors; Good source of iron and calcium
  • WHOLE GRAIN: First ingredient is whole grain and fortified with 12 essential vitamins and minerals
  • HEART HEALTHY: Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Honey Nut Cheerios cereal provides .75 grams per serving
  • PERFECT SNACK: A pantry staple for breakfast or a wholesome snack

Honey Nut Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Oats, 27.2 oz

Honey Nut Cheerios, Gluten Free, Cereal with Oats, 27.2 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • CEREAL: Whole grain oats cereal with real honey and natural almond flavor
  • GLUTEN FREE: Gluten free and simply made without artificial flavors or colors; Good source of iron and calcium
  • WHOLE GRAIN: First ingredient is whole grain and fortified with 12 essential vitamins and minerals
  • HEART HEALTHY: Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Honey Nut Cheerios cereal provides .75 grams per serving
  • PERFECT SNACK: A pantry staple for breakfast or a wholesome snack

Cheerios Cinnamon Oat Crunch Breakfast Cereal, 26 oz

Cheerios Cinnamon Oat Crunch Breakfast Cereal, 26 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • CEREAL: Wholesome breakfast with no artificial flavors or colors
  • WHOLE GRAIN: Made with 26 grams of whole grain per serving (At least 48 grams recommended daily); good source of fiber
  • PERFECT SNACK: A pantry staple for breakfast or a wholesome snack

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