Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially when you find ingredients lists that are very hard to figure out. Guess the food - based on the ingredients list is an eye-opening activity about what is in our foods.
This food item is actually one that I highlighted years ago on my other blog. I recently went to the manufacturers website to see if the ingredients list was the same and it is not. This ingredients list is much better than it was a few years ago. Although, it is still not great and there is a key ingredient missing in the new, reformulated product.
Can you guess the food based on this list?
See the original ingredients list on page 2.
The answer is on page 3.
Here is the original ingredients list for this mystery product. This might help you a bit figure out what it is. As you can see, it is a much more complicated list with more ingredients.
WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT, SUGAR, BLUEBERRY FLAVORED CRUNCHLETS (SUGAR, CORN CEREAL, SOYBEAN OIL, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, WATER, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, GLYCERIN, CORN SYRUP, RED #40 LAKE, BLUE #2 LAKE), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL BLUEBERRY FLAVOR, SORBITOL, GELATIN, REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE, BLUE #2 LAKE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), RED #40, FOLIC ACID, ZINC OXIDE, VITAMIN B12. TO MAINTAIN QUALITY, BHT HAS BEEN ADDED TO PACKAGING.
Have you figured it out yet?
The answer is frosted mini wheat cereal - blueberry flavored.
That is the key term - flavored. As you could see form the first list, there was no blueberry at all in the ingredients list. In the original cereal, they did have blueberries. I have no idea why they decided to not include any blueberry at all. I am thinking maybe it makes the ingredients list much simpler and so it seems healthier?
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