Cheerios Aren’t What They Used To Be

Today Hungry Girl posted a question on her Facebook Page:

Anyone out there try Chocolate Cheerios? Whatd’ya think of ’em?
http://www.facebook.com/HungryGirl?v=feed&story_fbid=266498302257

No surprise, of course, her loyal followers were gushing all over them! One naive woman even compared them to cocoa puffs, thinking they were healthier.

Are people really that stupid, or is it just laziness? Do people even bother to read labels anymore? What, so it carries the Cheerios name, and it automatically HAS to be healthy right? WRONG!

Take a look at the ingredients for both Cocoa Puffs and Chocolate Cheerios, and try to figure out which is healthier. Same calories and portion size. The Chocolate Cheerios have a little less sugar and fat. The Cocoa Puffs have more fiber along with more fat, but it’s mono-saturated fat.

The ingredients list on both products is almost identical. But because one is named “Cheerios” people automatically assume it’s healthy.

Chocolate flavored cheerios is not healthy, it's just as bad as cocoa puffs

Chocolate Cocoa Puffs are just as bad as chocolate Cheerios

My big problem with Hungry Girl and sites like hers, is that her followers are substituting so-called bad foods with what they think are better alternatives, instead of figuring out how to reduce the bad foods, and only eat them occasionally as a treat.

Why not just reward yourself with real chocolate once or twice a week, but just in a smaller portion? For about 100 calories I can eat 6 squares of Green & Black Milk Chocolate and it satisfies my sweet craving and I am not putting dangerous chemicals like BHT into my body.

I just don’t eat chocolate every day! But these people are eating Chocolate Cheerios every day for breakfast and/or snacks. And then everyone wonders why the US is so overweight and obese. Hmm, and kids are eating this crap too! Not good.

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