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Do cereals have more sugar in the UK or the US?

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Ever since I moved to the US I have found the food sweeter than what I was used to in the UK. So I naturally assumed this is the case for the cereals. Sugar in cereals tends to come up in the news a lot.

A few days ago I decided to test this hypothesis by looking at the nutritional information of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Cheerios and Kellogg’s Special K Original here in the US and comparing them to the same brands sold on the UK market. I was really surprised to find out that actually some of these brands have less sugar here in the US!

Here is what I found: 

Cereals Comparison.pptx

Off course sugar does not tell the whole story. There are many more ingredients in the cereals that may or may not be good for us. But to answer this question – it depends on the cereal. Cheerios and Kellogg’s Special K Original have more sugar in the UK but Kellogg’s Corn Flakes have more sugar in the US.

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