Cereal is one of the most common and most beloved food options for breakfast. As such, Cheerios specifically has been a big favorite for cereal lovers for decades. The one really cool thing about Cheerios too is that they are available in a variety of different flavors, like Honey Nut, Apple Cinnamon, Banana Nut, Strawberry and others.
Now, General Mills is adding a brand new flavor to Cheerios, and it’s causing some controversy. The cereal giant recently announced the arrival of BlueBerry Cheerios. which are whole grain cereal oats that are flavored to taste like blueberries. According to the press release from the company, the cereal is “inspired by the fresh taste of blueberry” and made with real blueberry puree and natural flavors.
Blueberry Cheerios are the first new cereal flavor to be introduced since 2017, when a chocolate and peanut butter version hit the market. Customers will be able to purchase these blueberry Cheerios on grocery store shelves by summer, and the berry inspired flavor is apparently here to stay.
The blueberry Cheerios are also gluten free and will have retail price between four and five dollars a box. This new flavor is also on par with the same nutrition as other Cheerios flavors. One 3/4 cup serving of blueberry Cheerios has 110 calories, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein and 8 grams of sugar.
Like other Cheerios flavors, this new flavor is made from whole grain oats (A Cheerios staple), sugar, oat bran, cornstarch, canola oil, salt and corn syrup. The box is also packed with minerals like zinc, iron and folic acid, so it is still a good choice for a nutrition filled breakfast if you are in the mood for cereal. The new flavor is already available in many grocery stores across the United States and will expand in the coming months.