Fiber One Cereal claims by the name on the box that it is high in fiber, which is supposed to be good for you. How much fiber does it really have, and does it taste good? There are several varieties, and they are different.
What versions of Fiber One Cereal do they make?
Fiber One Cereal is just one brand of healthy high fiber cereals on the supermarket shelf. There are several varieties, including Honey Clusters, Raisin Bran Clusters, Frosted Shredded Wheat, Caramel Delight, and the original. They vary in the amount of fiber they have as well as flavor.
The Honey Clusters is definitely the best tasting of the cereals. It has 13 grams of fiber, which is listed as 51% of the daily requirement, and 200 calories when served with nonfat milk. This version of the cereal holds its crunch in milk, is sweet and tasty enough without anything added, but is especially nice with a little fruit such as banana chunks. When house guests visited recently they tried it, and checked out the box, saying, “That is really good.”
The Raisin version is good, and stays moderately crunchy while you eat it. The Caramel Delight was tasty, but I found that the Frosted Shredded Wheat was as good in texture as shredded wheat usually is. The original looks a bit like the twigs that the Fiber One television ads joke about, and to me, they taste a bit like that, too. While that version has 57% of the daily requirement of fiber and would be a healthy breakfast, it just doesn’t have the texture and taste needed to get me to eat it regularly.
What are the advantages of Fiber One Cereals?
The cereal is really nutritious and has a high fiber content, so it is a healthy start to the day. It tastes good enough that most people will not immediately say, “Oh, a healthy breakfast cereal.” Fiber One stays crispy in milk, which I have found is not true about most other Raisin Bran brands or some other cereals which claim high fiber.
What are the disadvantages?
If you have family members who are used to the high sugar, full of air, puffy sweet stuff, they may take some convincing to switch to a healthy breakfast cereal. Mixing a sweetened corn flake or Frosty Flake cereal with it to start will help to make the transition to the high fiber cereal.
Is it worth buying?
All prepared cereals are rather expensive, and this one seems about average. There are quite a few coupons floating around, and the grocery store I go to often prints out a coupon for the next purchase. It is available cheaper at Costco, but the large quantity packaging makes it hard to fit into our pantry, so I buy the regular boxes.
This cereal is a very good compromise when choosing between something which tastes good and something which is a healthy breakfast that is good for you. I recommend trying the various choices to find the one which suits you and your family.
Source: Personal experience.