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The Taste of Defeat: Chex Flavor Hits South Korea

Green onion-flavored cereal had lost a contested consumer vote years ago

(Newser) - South Koreans have waited 16 years for a savory, crispy bite that would satisfy their taste buds and right an infamous wrong. This week, they finally could fill a bowl with the cereal they wanted all along: green onion-flavored Chex. Kellogg's Korea's limited-edition flavor released this week, complete... More »

NYC MTA: TikTok Star's Subway Prank 'a New Low'

Josh Popkin's Fruity Pebbles-and-milk stunt didn't go over well

(Newser) - A TikTok star caused quite a commotion on a New York City subway, and now he's facing quite a backlash. Per BuzzFeed , Josh Popkin, the 23-year-old also known as @fckjoshy, shared video on the social network showing him carrying a plastic bin filled with Fruity Pebbles and milk onto... More »

Twinkies: Now a Breakfast Food

Start your day with 16 grams of sugar

(Newser) - Why have one Twinkie when you could have a bowl full? You can, as of next month. A cereal based on the golden pastry—a collaboration of Hostess and Post Consumer Brands—is set to arrive on grocery store shelves by the end of the year, reports USA Today . The... More »

Cops: Man Killed Wife With Heroin-Laced Cereal

Charges come 5 years after Christina Harris' death

(Newser) - A month after Christina Harris was found dead at her Michigan home on Sept. 29, 2014, her death was ruled an accidental heroin overdose. That left many questions since none of the woman's friends and family knew her to use heroin. And though her husband had been fired from... More »

You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

Despite salmonella recall, boxes still being sold; 100 people now sickened across US

(Newser) - The number of people with salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has grown to 100 across the US, prompting the CDC to issue a blunt warning via tweet : "Do not eat this cereal." The company voluntarily recalled the cereal last month, but the FDA says it'... More »

73 Salmonella Cases Linked to Kellogg's Cereal

Company recalling boxes of Honey Smacks as it investigates

(Newser) - Kellogg's is recalling boxes of its Honey Smacks cereal, identified as the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that's hit 73 people in 31 states since March. Of those, 24 had been hospitalized as of May 28, when the last known case was reported. Most have occurred in... More »

Kellogg's Sorry About Racially Insensitive Cereal Boxes

Why do yellow corn pops get to have fun at mall while the only brown one waxes the floor?

(Newser) - "Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? This is teaching kids racism," Saladin Ahmed tweeted Tuesday. The Marvel Comics writer and fantasy author was looking at the artwork on a box of Kellogg's Corn Pops that USA Today... More »

'Classic Trix' Is Already Back

Version with artificial colors, flavors will return to shelves

(Newser) - Trix is back to its old tricks: The colorful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavors, nearly two years after they were banished from the cereal, the AP reports. Food maker General Mills said Thursday that Classic Trix will return to supermarket shelves in October. But... More »

Man Realizes How Much Sugar Is in Cereals, Sues Kellogg's

Judge refuses to completely dismiss lawsuit

(Newser) - Kellogg's will appear in court to defend the amount of sugar contained in cereals and other breakfast products it claims are healthy, Courthouse News reports. The class-action lawsuit was brought by Stephen Hadley, who says he ate Kellogg's products for breakfast for years and believed he was making... More »

General Mills Out With First New Cereal in 15 Years

Tiny Toast uses mini-toast pieces sprinkled with real fruit

(Newser) - The breakfast world hasn't seen a new cereal from General Mills since the turn of the millennium, but that's about to change. The food company known for Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch has announced that consumers will be able to pour milk later this month over Tiny Toast,... More »

Survey: Millennials Are Too Lazy to Eat Cereal

'Bowls don't clean themselves'

(Newser) - It seems millennials are waging a new generational war—and the enemy is Cap'n Crunch. The Washington Post reports the sale of breakfast cereals in the US is down nearly 30% over the past 15 years. Part of that is growing preferences for things like smoothies and protein bars,... More »

Lucky Charms Goes Crazy With All-Marshmallow Cereal Box

But at least Biz Markie is getting work

(Newser) - Big news for fans of sugary breakfast cereals and social-media-driven brand promotions: Lucky Charms is giving people the chance to win "the unicorn of the cereal world," a box of Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms, People reports. According to General Mills , the contest is in response to the constant... More »

1.8M Boxes of Cheerios Recalled

'Gluten-free' cereal actually has free gluten

(Newser) - General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, Calif., saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat. The recall affects Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios that were made in July. The Minneapolis company said Monday that... More »

No More Artificial Colors in Trix

But cereal will still look the same. Sort of

(Newser) - Say goodbye to Red 40, Yellow 6, and Blue 1 in your Trix. General Mills is doing away with those and other artificial colors, plus all artificial flavors, in Trix, Cocoa Puffs, and Reese's Puffs cereals by the end of the year, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. But don'... More »

Cereal Problem: Kids Are Getting Too Many Vitamins

Too much vitamin A, zinc, niacin can cause problems

(Newser) - We're told to get our vitamins—but there's a line when enough is enough, and when kids eat fortified breakfast cereal, they may be crossing that line, USA Today reports. "Millions of children are ingesting potentially unhealthy amounts" of three nutrients: vitamin A, zinc, and niacin, per... More »

Here's the Truth About Froot Loops

They're all the same flavor. Gasp!

(Newser) - You might want to sit down for this: Froot Loops, variably colored though they may be, are all the same flavor. That piece of investigative work comes to you courtesy of Foodbeast and Reddit , but the information isn't exactly new: The Straight Dope revealed it back in 1999, but... More »

Navy: Cap'n Crunch Not a Real Officer

Pentagon says it has no record of his service, NCIS will investigate

(Newser) - Cap'n Crunch is under attack. "We have no Cap’n Crunch in the personnel records—and we checked," says the director of the Navy's news desk at the Pentagon. No, really. It's in the Wall Street Journal . "We have notified NCIS and we’re... More »

Kellogg Recalls Cereal Over ... Glass Shards

Special K with red berries might be a little too crunchy

(Newser) - Fans of Special K will want to note this recall alert from Kellogg: Some packages of the cereal with red berries might have glass fragments, reports ABC News . Sound familiar? Yep, Lean Cuisine had a similar recall recently. The Kellogg recall, presumably from a production snafu, affects packages of 11.... More »

Soda a Day Sends Prostate Risk Soaring

Pasta, rice, cereal also pose cancer threat: study

(Newser) - Soda's dangers extend well beyond your teeth. Drinking an 11-ounce soft drink daily raises a man's risk of aggressive prostate cancer by a whopping 40%, a study finds. And while you're reducing your soda intake, you may want to take a look at your rice and pasta... More »

Kellogg Recalls Cereal Over Metal Fragments

Bite-size Mini-Wheats might be too crunchy

(Newser) - Kellogg may not have a ton of recalls, but it definitely has interesting ones. The latest involves frosted and unfrosted Mini-Wheats because of "the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part,” the company explains . It follows a bigger recall of several cereals... More »

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