When you see the word “frosted” on a product label, it is a good sign that it contains sugar. Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes is no exception.
Here you will find information on the sugar in Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes to help you decide if this cereal is the right one for you and your family.
Sugar In Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
A one-cup (37g) serving size of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal has 12 grams of total sugar, including 12 grams of added sugar. This is for the cereal only without milk added. The addition of milk will add to the total sugar since it naturally contains it.
Keep in mind that total sugars include natural and added sugars whereas added sugars are simply what is added during manufacturing. Daily recommendations for sugar intake are based on added sugars, not total sugars.
The American Heart Association recommends that men consume a maximum of 36 grams and women 25 grams of added sugar per day (source). People that are watching their sugar may wish to pass on eating Frosted Flakes given its 12 grams of added sugars per serving. A bowl of this cereal will not leave a ton of room for additional added sugar during the day if you follow the above recommendations.
The table below reflects the full nutrition facts for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes:
|Serving Size||1 Cup (37g)|
|Includes 12g Added Sugars||12g|
|Vitamin D||2mcg, 10%|
|Folate (70 mcg Folic Acid)||120mcg, 30%|
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Sugar: Frosted Flakes Vs. Similar Cereals
While we’ve established that Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes has 12 grams of sugar per serving, you are probably curious how its sugar relates to similar cereals. Below you will find a comparison of the sugar in Frosted Flakes to other cereals. The data is for the cereal alone (not with added milk). Overall, the sugar in Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes is equivalent to what is in cereals like Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
|Cereal||Serving Size||Total Sugars(g)||Added Sugars(g)||Calories|
|Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes||1 Cup (37g)||12g||12g||130|
|Kellogg’s Corn Flakes||1 1/2 Cup (42g)||4g||4g||150|
|Kellogg’s Special K – Original||1 1/4 Cup (39g)||5g||4g||150|
|Honey Nut Cheerios||1 Cup (37g)||12g||12g||140|
|Honey Bunches of Oats With Almonds||1 Cup (42g)||9g||8g||170|
|Cinnamon Toast Crunch||1 Cup (41g)||12g||12g||170|
|Trix||1 1/4 Cup (39g)||12g||12g||160|
|Cap ‘n Crunch||1 Cup (38g)||17g||17g||150|
|Kix – Original||1 1/2 Cup (40g)||4g||4g||160|
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