Sugar Content of Popular Cereals

By: Aniko Silk   On: 2 April 2018 

Compare high sugar levels in popular breakfast cereals. Who would give a child a regular breakfast food that is more than 25% sugar?

The sugar content of some popular cereals and breakfast foods is quite alarming, as many have a lot of sugar added. Some that have dried fruit have naturally occuring  sugars from the fruit, but that alone usually wont get you over 15% sugar content.
When reading the nutrition panel it is best to just ignor all columns that might decieve you, except the column that shows the content per 100g as this gives you the percentage of sugar in the product. ie. 15g per 100g is 15% sugar. Who would let a child regulrly eat a breakfast product that is over 25% sugar?

Granola or muesli can be a quick easy healthy breakfast but not with all that added sugar. That is NOT a healthy breakfast.

Below is a list of some of the popular breakfast foods with higher sugar content. Notice how poorly they compare with the products of  Australian gourmet breafast cereal manufacturers, Mulberry Tree and Plum Foods at the botom of the list. Sugar in cereals is over the top.

 

  Brand Product Percent Sugar
  Dick Smith
Bush Foods Breakfast
23.30%
  Dick Smith
Bush Foods Muesli
24.20%
 
Kelloggs
Nutrigrain 26.70%
 
Kelloggs
Froot Loops
41.70%
 
Kelloggs
Frosties
41.30%
 
Kelloggs
All Bran Wheat Flakes Honey Almond
39.00%
 
Kelloggs
Cocoa Pops
36.70%
 
Kelloggs
Nutrigrain & Cocoa Pops Chex
32.00%
 
Kelloggs
Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes
31.70%
 
Kelloggs
Just Right Original
31.10%
  Kelloggs
Komplete Oven Baked Muesli
29.60%
  Kelloggs
Special K Forest Berries
25.70%
  Kelloggs
Sultana Bran
22.70%
  Kelloggs
Sultana Bran Crunch
28.40%
  Kelloggs
Sustain Selection
19.80%
  Kelloggs
Sustain Original
20.40%
 
Nestle
Nesquick,
31.70%
 
Nestle
Cheerios
21.70%
 
Nestle
Milo
31.30%
  Sanitarium
Granola Clusters Blueberry & Apple
22.80%
  Sanitarium
Honey Weets
25.00%
  Sanitarium
Light'n'Tasty Apple & Cranberry
23.50%
  Sanitarium
Light'n'Tasty Apricot
31.30%
  Sanitarium
Light'n'Tasty Mango & Passionfruit
23.50%
  Sanitarium
Light'n'Tasty Triple Berry
31.30%
  Sanitarium
Weet Bix Crunch
20.30%
 
Uncle Tobys
Oats Temptations Sultanas, Apples & Honey
34.00%
 
Uncle Tobys
Plus Sultanas 'n Bran
32.40%
  Uncle Toby's
Fruity Bites Wildberry
24.30%
  Uncle Toby's
Fruity Bites Apple & Vanilla
24.60%
  Uncle Toby's
Fruity Bites Mango & Passionfruit
24.60%
  Uncle Toby's
Healthwise for Heart and Circulatory System
30.00%
  Uncle Toby's
Oats So Tasty
29.30%
  Uncle Toby's
Oats Temptations Selections
29.30%
  Uncle Toby's
Oats Temptations Sultanas, Apples & Honey
34.00%
  Uncle Toby's
Plus Sports Lift
22.00%
 
Uncle Toby's
Plus Muesli Flakes
24.00%
  Uncle Toby's
Plus Anitoxidant Lift
28.00%
  Uncle Toby's
Plus Crisp 'n Crunchy
24.40%
 
Uncle Toby's
Plus Fibre Lift
26.00%
  Uncle Toby's
Plus Protein Lift
25.30%
  Weight Watchers
Berry Flakes
26.30%
  Weight Watchers
Fruit & Fibre
30.70%
  Weight Watchers
Fruity Muesli
20.80%
  Weight Watchers
Tropical Breakfast
30.20%
  Woolworths
Home Brand Cocoa Puffs
44.00%
  Woolworths
Home Brand Fruity Rings
25.00%
  Woolworths
Select Natural Muesli Apricot & Almond
24.80%
  Woolworths
Select Natural Muesli Peach & Pecan
23.00%
  Woolworths
Select Toasted Muesli Café Style
23.60%
  Woolworths
Select Toasted Muesli Classic Crunch
21.30%
 
You’ll Love Coles
Cocoa Puffs,
44.00%
  You'll Love Coles
Muesli Apricot Date & Almond
21.00%
  You'll Love Coles
Muesli Summer Fruits
26.80%
  You'll Love Coles
Right Start
25.80%
  Mulberry Tree Hinterland Bircher Muesli 13.5%
  Mulberry Tree Roasted Almond Crunch Granola 9.7%
  Mulberry Tree Toasted Honey Macadamia Granola 4.7%
  Plum Foods Gluten Free Maple Nut Crunch Granola* 13.1%
  Plum Foods Maple Nut Crunch Granola* 8.9%
  Plum Foods Cranberry Crunch Granola* 13.3%
  Plum Foods Fig & Apricot Bircher Muesli* 11.2%
  Plum Foods Spelt Agave Crunch Granola* 9.4%
       
       
       
 

*Plum Foods products are Majority Organic ingredients

 

Aniko Silk is the Executive Chef at Opera Foods Pty Ltd, Australian manufacturers & distributors of fine food products. For more information about sugar content of Plum Foods breakfast cereals, or Mulberry Tree granola or Muesli contact Opera Foods on 02 4954 4077 or buy direct through the Opera Foods online gourmet grocery store