(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Kids love them, but the Environmental Working Group says they're loaded with sugar.
The group just released its list of the ten worst cereals based on sugar content.
It says Kellogg's Honey Smacks is at the top of the list. It's nearly 56% sugar by weight. The group says a one cup serving of the cereal has more sugar than a Twinkie and many others have more sugar than three chocolate chip cookies.
The group says that only one in four children's cereals meets the government's voluntary proposed guidelines, which recommend no more than 26% added sugar by weight.
10 Worst Children’s Cereals named by the Environmental Working Group.
Based on percent sugar by weight
1.) Kellogg’s Honey Smacks 55.6%
2.) Post Golden Crisp 51.9%
3.) Kellogg’s Froot Loops Marshmallow 48.3%
4.) Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s OOPS! All Berries 46.9%
5.) Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Original 44.4%
6.) Quaker Oats Oh!s 44.4%
7.) Kellogg’s Smorz 43.3%
8.) Kellogg’s Apple Jacks 42.9%
9.) Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries 42.3%
10.) Kellogg’s Froot Loops Original 41.4%