Seems like Rice Krispies and a bunch of other classic breakfast cereals have snapped, crackled, and popped themselves out of popularity. Sales of former morning staples like Raisin Bran, Corn Pops, and even Cheerios have dropped dramatically in recent years for a variety of reasons, such as increasing prices and decreasing package size.
Plus, as Americans become more aware of the benefits of whole grains and the drawbacks of refined sugar and preservatives, organic, all-natural manufacturers have created their own versions of the old favorites. Ready for a breakfast makeover? Here are 5 great cereals to start with.
If you like: Raisin Bran
Try: Kashi GOLEAN Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble, it's got 9 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, and 18 grams of whole grains with the same crunchy/chewy texture as raisin bran.
If you like: Cheerios
Try: Whole Foods 365 Organic Morning O's, an organic, non-GMO take on every baby's first finger food.
If you like: Corn Pops
Try: Puffins Original, it's high fiber, low sugar, all-natural, and totally addictive. These don't even need milk; just toss back a handful dry!
If you like: Corn Flakes
Try: Nature's Path Fruit Juice Sweetened Corn Flakes are gluten-free and only slightly sweet, you can't beat a bowl of these with sliced strawberries or bananas.
Do you have a new favorite breakfast cereal in your house?
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