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    "Cheerios Protein" Has Negligibly More Protein, but Far More Sugar, than Original Cheerios

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    Jan1
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    "Cheerios Protein" Has Negligibly More Protein, but Far More Sugar, than Original Cheerios

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Nov 11 2015, 16:15

    CSPI Sues General Mills, Citing Misleading Labeling and False Advertising

    November 9, 2015
    General Mills markets Cheerios Protein, a cereal ostensibly much higher in protein than its original Cheerios. But according to a class action lawsuit filed today, Cheerios Protein has just a smidgen more protein than original Cheerios. The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and private law firms filed the suit charging that General Mills falsely markets Cheerios Protein as a high-protein alternative to Cheerios, when in fact the main thing that distinguishes Cheerios Protein from Cheerios is that the former has 17 times as much sugar.
    Cheerios Protein boasts on the front of its box that it has 11 grams of protein; four of those grams come from the milk, leaving seven grams from the cereal. Original Cheerios has three grams of protein. That four gram difference represents a small amount of protein— just five percent of the average American’s intake. But much of that difference is attributable to differences in serving sizes. Cheerios Protein has a bigger, 55-gram serving size, whereas Cheerios uses a 27-gram serving size. Two ounces of each cereal have just about the same amount of protein.

    More about this can be read here

    http://www.cspinet.org/new/201511091.html

    Diet Doctor has also highlighted this here

    http://www.dietdoctor.com/cheerios-protein-hardly-any-extra-protein-but-seventeen-times-more-sugar-than-the-original


    Thank goodness I usually start my day with an egg! In my opinion far more natural, nutritious and healthy Smile

    All the best Jan

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    Re: "Cheerios Protein" Has Negligibly More Protein, but Far More Sugar, than Original Cheerios

    Post by ajsherlock on Thu Nov 12 2015, 13:30

    Just goes to show what marketing does for a product. A lot of people would have purchased this thinking it to be a good cereal to eat
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    Re: "Cheerios Protein" Has Negligibly More Protein, but Far More Sugar, than Original Cheerios

    Post by Eddie on Thu Nov 12 2015, 16:28

    @ajsherlock wrote:Just goes to show what marketing does for a product.  A lot of people would have purchased this thinking it to be a good cereal to eat

    They never learn it would appear and the worse part in this is they market this junk at kids. Start kids day with a soft boiled egg some soldiers made of high quality bread, a glass of full fat milk and small fruit salad. Far better than a bowl of sugar, because basically that's what a bowl of cereal is.


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