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Sugar Content of your Favourite Cereals

Just preparing for a talk at a local national school and had forgotten this chart I made up last year – I’m going to be talking to parents about how much ‘hidden’ sugar is in their favourite breakfast cereals.

These figure are from 2018 so much could change!

Content of sugar in cereals

American Heart Association recommends: added sugar intake for women is 5 tsp / 20 g, men 9 tsp / 36 g + children 3 tsp / 12 g daily

Cereal (serving size) Carbohydrates (grams) Of which sugars Tsp of sugar (4g per tsp)
Weetabix (37.5g) 25.7 1.7 (4.5 per 100g) Under a half tsp
Wheetibix Oatibix (2 biscuits) 30 1.5 (3.1 per 100g) Under a half tsp
Flahavans Quick Oats (100g) 73 1.3 Under a half tsp
Shredded Wheat (100g) 68.5 .7 minimal
Tesco Wheat biscuits (100g) 68.4 4.4 1 tsp
Rice Crispies (100g) 87 10 Under 2 tsp
Corn Flakes (100g) 84 8 2 tsp
Tesco Honey Nut cornflakes (30g) 24.5 10.1 (33.6 per 100g) 2 ½ tsp
Kellogs Special k (100g) 76 17 4 tsp
Flavahans with apples (100g) 73 15.6 4 tsp
Superfruity shredded wheat (100g) 72.4 18.2 4 ½ tsp
Nestle Cheerios (100g) 74.7 21.3 5 tsp
Bran Flakes (100g) 67 22 5 ½ tsp
Just Right (100g) 79 23 6 tsp
Jordans Country Crisp (with raspberries)(100g) 66.9 22 6 tsp
Special K with berries (100g) 77 23 6 tsp
Dorset high fibre muesli  (100g) 60 27 7 tsp
Coco pops (100g) 85 35 9 tsp
Frosties (100g) 87 37 9 tsp
Kellogs Crunchy nut cornflakes (100g) 82 35 9 tsp


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