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(BBC-US)   Kellogg's is cutting the sugar in its three top selling children's cereals between 20% and 40% by the middle of next year. In other news, "Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes" is a best seller   ( bbc.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Nutrition, sugar, Rice Krispies Multi-Grain, Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes, Coco Pops, Kellogg Company, Rice Krispies, sugar cubes  
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2017-11-30 10:08:36 AM  
Strung-out stoners everywhere start shaking.
 
2017-11-30 10:52:06 AM  
Good thing we still have Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs...


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and Strawberry Smiggles
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2017-11-30 11:06:38 AM  
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2017-11-30 11:13:57 AM  

redoctober65: Good thing we still have Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs...

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And for your post-apocalyptic breakfast goodness:
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2017-11-30 11:33:54 AM  
Their always after me lucky charms.
 
2017-11-30 12:27:14 PM  

Munden: [img.fark.net image 770x353][View Full Size image _x_]


I see what you did there, but that graphic of separate circle segments with varying sequences might have been the most efficient way of obscuring all of the information it contains. I was impressed.
 
2017-11-30 12:28:45 PM  
What I wouldn't give for a sucralose-based version of Peanut Butter Crunch...
 
2017-11-30 12:30:56 PM  
Pretty sure Rice Krispies have zero sugar, which is why you have to mix them with marshmallows to make them edible.
 
2017-11-30 12:38:03 PM  
1) Kellogs saves money on expensive sugar
2) Stupid parents buy it thinking its healthy, instead of say making actual breakfast
3) Profit!

/I'm eating a bowl of Fruity Pebbles right now
 
2017-11-30 12:39:14 PM  
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2017-11-30 12:48:49 PM  
So cocoa rice krispies are called "coco pops" in the U.K.  My brain kept correcting it to "cocoa puffs" which are much different.

CSB
I made rice krispy treats with cocoa rice krispies and they were almost too sweet to eat.  Some friendly farker suggested going 50/50 on rice krispies/cocoa rice krispies next time.  Haven't tried it yet but thank you random farker for the suggestion.
 /end boring story
 
2017-11-30 12:49:49 PM  
Part of a complete breakfast (just add toast, bacon, eggs, cheese, pancakes, fruit, vegetables, orange juice, and milk)!
 
2017-11-30 12:51:26 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: Munden: [img.fark.net image 770x353][View Full Size image _x_]

I see what you did there, but that graphic of separate circle segments with varying sequences might have been the most efficient way of obscuring all of the information it contains. I was impressed.


Um, maybe you just didn't see the meaning of the sequence for each circle.  It reorders the source of each age bracket into the largest source starting at 12 o'clock and then going clockwise through the descending list of sources for that age.  Want to know the largest source for each age bracket? look the color starting at 12 and check the key.  I got additional information out of the sequencing, not less.


/Fark category is actually mostly accurate for my wife and I - we stomped the crap out of added sugar but didn't give up the alcohol.  Dropped 25 lbs in 4 months, have kept it off for over a year now.
 
2017-11-30 12:58:45 PM  

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Contains more dye than sugar.
When you mix all of them together, you get a forest green like color.
... indigestible dye
 
2017-11-30 12:59:18 PM  

FarkingSmurf: My brain kept correcting it to "cocoa puffs" which are much different.


You're just coo-coo for Coco Puffs.
 
2017-11-30 01:00:55 PM  
They're making breakfast cereals blander?

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2017-11-30 01:22:30 PM  

flondrix: What I wouldn't give for a sucralose-based version of Peanut Butter Crunch...


Yeah, I hardly ever eat cereal because I just don't want that much sugar. the low-sugar offerings are generally nasty. I think I could definitely indulge myself some tasty sugar-substitute cereal. Even the low-sugar replacements on the horizon - ~ 6g sugar per cup is more than I want because I definitely eat more than a cup at a time.
Funny story - at ye olde medical school, I snagged the last few cans of diet cherry pepsi after a talk. I caught a couple 3rd/4th yr girls giving me funny looks, so I politely said "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't think anybody else wanted them. Do you want to take them?" One girl switched from a funny look to the kind of look you get when you're caught wiping your butthole on somebody's pillow. She said "PFFFTFFPTPF I WOULD NEVER DRINK THOSE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS!" I couldn't help but laugh at her and say 'yeah, okay, enjoy 40g of sugar at a time, because that's very healthy"
People would be afraid of how stupid some doctors are if they found out. Right up there with med students complaining about having to learn how some conditions can be inherited...

MadHatter500: /Fark category is actually mostly accurate for my wife and I - we stomped the crap out of added sugar but didn't give up the alcohol.  Dropped 25 lbs in 4 months, have kept it off for over a year now.

sigh... i drink my coffee black, don't eat much sugar, i'm down to 1 beer most nights. My biggest "junkfood" is chips and salsa. and I will have a pile of salsa per chip to fill me up faster. My problems are that I really like large portions of pasta and I hate seeing leftover food go to waste. My wife likes to buy a big box of something, eat a tiny bit, then throw it in the fridge until it goes bad. So I'm eating for 2 all the time.
 
2017-11-30 01:32:28 PM  

MadHatter500: OccamsWhiskers: Munden: [img.fark.net image 770x353][View Full Size image _x_]

I see what you did there, but that graphic of separate circle segments with varying sequences might have been the most efficient way of obscuring all of the information it contains. I was impressed.

Um, maybe you just didn't see the meaning of the sequence for each circle.  It reorders the source of each age bracket into the largest source starting at 12 o'clock and then going clockwise through the descending list of sources for that age.  Want to know the largest source for each age bracket? look the color starting at 12 and check the key.  I got additional information out of the sequencing, not less.


Yes, you can also find the largest circle segment by looking at their sizes. Which is usually the focus with that style of graphic. For a sorted list, I would choose something that has a beginning and end, not a circle.
 
2017-11-30 01:50:47 PM  

MadHatter500: Fark category is actually mostly accurate for my wife and I - we stomped the crap out of added sugar but didn't give up the alcohol.  Dropped 25 lbs in 4 months, have kept it off for over a year now.


did pretty much the same thing 2 1/2 years ago -  (mostly) quit the refined sugar - not a single cookie, piece of candy, pie, cake, slurpee, no farking chocolate since then.
TONS of fruit, so I'm still getting plenty of sugar.  and diet cokes, my last real vice.

dropped 25 lbs in 6 weeks, and jump started me to an 80 lb drop from 260 to 180.
now running a sub- 9 min mile, which ain't bad for 53.
 
2017-11-30 02:07:03 PM  

redoctober65: Good thing we still have Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs...

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Came here for the reference, but wasn't it Sugar-Frosted Cluster-Bombs?
 
2017-11-30 02:08:58 PM  

darwinpolice: They're making breakfast cereals blander?

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And rectally-inserted.
He was a freak, yo.
 
2017-11-30 02:34:08 PM  
Well, they wont be top sellers for long.

Unless they pull off a miracle like was done with Trix.

Pro-tip: Most 'children's' cereals are primarily eaten by adults.
 
2017-11-30 02:53:16 PM  
I found that generic brands like Malt-o-meal don't come under as much attack as the mainstream brands, so they don't give two shiats about the health sell. So a lot of their cereal is more sugary than their brand name counterparts.

/they also make a crunch berries with marshmallows that is one of this stoners go to the 10 1/2 months a year that Count Chocula isn't available.
 
2017-11-30 03:10:53 PM  
I got hooked on Sugar Smacks as a kid.
 
2017-11-30 03:36:43 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: darwinpolice: They're making breakfast cereals blander?

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And rectally-inserted.
He was a freak, yo.


My breakfast most mornings is plain yogurt and Grape Nuts. I think Mr. Kellogg would approve of that... except that I take my yogurt orally, thankyouverymuch.
 
2017-11-30 04:32:23 PM  

FarkingSmurf: So cocoa rice krispies are called "coco pops" in the U.K.  My brain kept correcting it to "cocoa puffs" which are much different.



I kept reading "Coco Pops" thinking WTF?
I assumed the article was from the Berenstein Bears reality.
 
2017-11-30 06:26:01 PM  
I used to add sugar to my already sugary cereal when I was a kid, it's a wonder I still have any teeth.

/barely consume sugar as an adult
 
2017-12-01 05:20:52 PM  

tjsands1118: I found that generic brands like Malt-o-meal don't come under as much attack as the mainstream brands, so they don't give two shiats about the health sell. So a lot of their cereal is more sugary than their brand name counterparts.

/they also make a crunch berries with marshmallows that is one of this stoners go to the 10 1/2 months a year that Count Chocula isn't available.


Sometimes generic is the only way to get the version you had as a kid. Remember Honeycomb, those big fluffy puffs of honey sweetened goodness? Now you buy them and you get these tiny shriveled up things that are as hard as granite and taste awful. But some of the generic brands are just like the old Honeycomb before they tried to make them healthier (though I suspect the real reason has nothing to do with being healthy and more about using the cheapest possible ingredients).
 
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