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Thursday, April 06, 2006 

Kelloggs's Crispix

Keeping with the healthier cereals theme, today's entry, Crispix has been around for quite some time. This is not the first time I have tried this cereal but is, rather, the first time I have paid much attention to its health value. Crispix has low sugar when compared to most breakfast cereals as 3g, has no fat including saturated and trans fats, and has lots of added vitamins. Of course, this amounts to the multi-vitamin-in-milk concept of many breakfast cereals with carbohydrates for energy. The cereal does not have the whole grain as some of the healthier entries that have become available over the last couple of years, but it tastes a whole lot better. In fact, it is pretty good, as it is neither overly sweet nor bland. A warning for those who don't like milk, though: The cereal's design is like a sponge for milk. This keeps the cereal from being too dry and helps it to be sweeter, but provides a lot of milk taste. This is refreshing for me, but may be a major turn-off if you are a milk-is-just-there-to-keep-me-from-choking-on-the-cereal type.

Conclusion:
Though it is probably not a true "health" cereal, it is certainly a much better alternative than much of the competition and I would not hesitate to eat this on a regular basis and feel healthier for it.

The Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Servings per Container: About 17
Calories: 110
Fat: 0
Sodium: 210mg
Potassium: 35mg
Fiber: < 1g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 2g
Vitamin A: 10%
Vitamin B6: 35%
Vitamin B12: 35%
Vitamin C: 10%
Vitamin D: 10%
Iron: 45%
Thiamin: 35%
Riboflavin: 35%
Niacin: 35%
Folic Acid: 70%
Zinc: 10%
Weight Watchers Points®: 2

Ratings:
(all rankings out of 5)
Overall: 4
Taste: 4
Satisfying/filling: 4
Healthy: 4
Performance (for athletes): 4
Diet Appropriate: 4
Category: Breakfast food/cold cereals

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