View Full Version : Cold Cereals

03-11-2003, 12:10 PM
I would like to try some different types of cold cereals in my diet. I am looking for cereals with whole grains, no added sugar, little/no added salt, and few unnatural ingrediates. Shredded Wheat is a good example. I am especially interested in oat type cereals. A lot of hot cereals meet this criteria, like oatmeal; but I am having a lot of trouble finding some good boxed cereals.

What types of cold cereals do you eat?
What types do you recommend?

03-11-2003, 12:15 PM
grapenuts are good.

i can't eat them anymore tho. *sigh*

03-11-2003, 12:39 PM
I eat oats w/a little box of raisins for cereal. All natural good stuff :D

03-11-2003, 12:53 PM
Oats are the daddy,

if your from the USA then Kashi lean is supposed to be the DB's, i wouldnt know cos im from the uk, the same could be said for grits :(

03-11-2003, 01:19 PM
kashi rocks -- they even have a version with soy protein and crunchies ..... mmmmm!!

03-11-2003, 03:12 PM
Kashi bars are quite good. I imagine the cereal is as well.

03-11-2003, 04:27 PM
As the others have mentioned Kashi is good and has a few different varieties. I will also eat Fiber One cereal although I usually mix it with something like shredded wheat. I will also eat Kellogg's Complete Wheat Bran Flakes (http://kellogg.marketlocator.com/kelloggs/us/knutr.nsf/webcereals/CC0745178B6CEBBF8625695F004DEC1D?opendocument&Cat=Cereals), but I haven't tried the oat bran flakes.

03-11-2003, 05:49 PM
Yes, Kellog's Wheat Bran Flakes are pretty good (and they keep you pretty full). But it has 6g of sugar, with high fructose corn syrup added.

03-12-2003, 12:17 PM
I looked up some of the cereals that were listed in the thread, such as Kashi and Grape Nuts. I was a little surprised to find that while they did not have refined sugar, they had a good amount of refined sugar subsitutes. For example Kashi often has Evaportaed Cane Juice (an all natural first crystallization sugar), Brown Rice Syrup, or Honey. Grape Nuts has Malted Barley or Malted Barley Flour (sugaring ingredient in some alcohols). Grape Nuts also has more added salt than most breakfast cereals.

Do these types of sugar substitues really offer much benefit over regular table sugar?

Would someone be better off that consuming a cereal with table sugar, but less total sugar, like Cheerios? (Cheerios has 1.4g sugar per serving, most brands of cold Kashi cereleas have 5-7g sugar per serving, Grape Nuts has about 5g)

I found a list of some of the better cereals at http://www.power-nutrition.com/healthy%20eating/older%20articles/healthycereals.html . However, cereals can have as much as 8g of added sugar per serving and still appear on this list.

03-12-2003, 02:12 PM
I guess the cereal manufacturer's have found that the small amount of added sugar is needed to market the cereal to most people. The overall taste of the cereals would probably be bland which would cut into profits.

I think that the nutritional benefits of cereals like Kashi outweigh those of Cheerios. Maybe you could mix a little of the two together. Cheerios goes well with just about any type of cereal, IMO. Doesn't really have a distinct taste.

03-12-2003, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by bradley
The overall taste of the cereals would probably be bland which would cut into profits.

Man, how do those guys who make shredded wheat stay in business?!

03-13-2003, 08:04 AM
Yeah, I remember trying oats all by themselves once and I could barely keep it down. I added the raisins though, and it tastes great :)

03-13-2003, 03:54 PM
That's funny cause I fookin hate raisins in my cereal, yet I just drink straight outmeal lukewarm. Using a spoon takes too long.

03-13-2003, 04:00 PM
cinnamon toast crunch is the greatest cereal of all time

03-15-2003, 05:43 PM
I bought a cold cereal today at the supermarket which is exactly what I am looking for. It is called "Nature O's" and made by Arrowhead Mills. The cereal has the following ingredients: Whole Oat Flour, Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour, Defatted Wheat Germ. It has no added sugar or salt. It looks a little like Cheerios and costs about $2.50 for the 10oz package.

03-15-2003, 06:06 PM
cinnamon toast crunch is the greatest cereal of all time

that stuff is da bomb!

Bam Bam
03-15-2003, 06:21 PM

03-15-2003, 07:11 PM
Honey Nut Clusters are the best for refeeds :D

Mic Soloist
03-18-2003, 06:00 PM
I eat

Special K
Wheatie Energy Crunch

I love me some cereal.


03-19-2003, 01:26 AM
Cereals are the devil.

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03-19-2003, 12:37 PM
I like rice crispies. I got the munchies at the moment and I really want some now that I think about it.