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Postby TravellingMum » 20 Nov 2010, 07:06

Hi,

So, we are travelling again... in a new setting and we bought Cheerios - the real nestle ones. We haven't bought these before, usually we gave baby pumpkin some random store brand 'oteees' or something. Anyway these ones seem to have sugar on them... not loads, but it is there.
I didn't realise that. Looking at the packet it is 6g in 30 g serving. (is that right?!)
So ... my question is, do you give the nestle ones to your LO's?

And...how much sugar and salt in a product do you deem ok? She is 11 months now.

So...thoughts??


Oh and yogurt...seems like I can only find low fat plain yoghurt, or yoghurt with double cream?? All the other yoghurt is flavoured and sweetened, and also low fat or with double cream.

What yoghurt woudl you give?
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby Piegea » 20 Nov 2010, 07:32

I wouldn't buy Nestle because it's Nestle, iykwim, but yes, they are loaded with sugar! Store's own brand ones tend to be less sugary, at least over here.

Yogurt, I'd go for the extra creamy one (babies and toddlers need high fat, within reason), and add my own fruit pieces/puree if I wanted. Not sure if you can get fruit concentrates there like Sunwheel spread but that's great for adding to yogurt.

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Re: Cheerios!

Postby jvnt » 20 Nov 2010, 10:13

I spent ages looking for the magic Cheerios without sugar only to realise that one kind was lower in sugar and they're all actually pretty high, the one that has the least is that one in the yellow box I think, the others are crazy high.
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby BLTMama » 20 Nov 2010, 14:50

How high is high? Just curious -- Cheerios here, both brand name and store brands, have about 1 gram to a 28 gram serving. I don't feel like that's a lot, but maybe I'm an idiot. Badger eats them like M&Ms.
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 20 Nov 2010, 16:39

I read somewhere that they have 7% ash in them :o
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby Piegea » 20 Nov 2010, 19:57

Ash??
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby Svea » 20 Nov 2010, 20:09

cheerios have about 13 to 16% of sugar - just look at the per 100g, i find that's the easiest, because really, what is a 'serving'? (does anyone actually get the scales out and measure 28g into a bowl? i thought not)

we try to buy store own but they are only marginally less sugary - since the girls dont get this every day for breakfast it's ok. where do you draw the line anyways? we eat jam on toast so surely that's very sweet too per 100g??
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 20 Nov 2010, 20:40

Pagea2 wrote:Ash??

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/breakfast-cereals/1522/2
Under "Other" 1.2g per 28g serving. So my percentages were off. I just remember going "ASH!!"
I don't look up everything, DH was adamant that all small babies ate them and I was equally adamant that mine wouldn't (not sure why), then I stumbled onto the ash thing and my case was made :?
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby Piegea » 21 Nov 2010, 00:15

Blimey! Maybe it has some of the minerals in???? But otherwise, I am still a bit :scream
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby Aggie » 21 Nov 2010, 08:58

Just looked at the box of Sainsbury's own Hooplas and there's 11.8g of sugar per 30g serving!!!! :scream :scream :scream
I only give them to Mr Bunny dry as a snack (so probably about a 5g serving) but won't be buying them again. I was trying to avoid buying Nestle. Which other brands are there that don't have this much sugar?
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby BLTMama » 21 Nov 2010, 15:05

Okay, this whole thing about ash seemed really weird to me so I got to Googlin'. I couldn't find a short and sweet explanation, but as far as I can tell ash in food isn't an additive; it's just a food science word to describe the trace "stuff" that's non-combustible in food. So calories represent all the stuff that burns and ash represents all the stuff that doesn't.

If you look stuff up in nutritiondata.self.com, *everything* has ash. Plain oats have 1.7 grams per 100; whole wheat flour has 1.6; a banana has .8.

All that said, I am no food scientist so I may have it all wrong.

Also, I'm really surprised y'all's Cheerios have so much sugar! I would have thought the American stuff would be the worst.
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby Svea » 21 Nov 2010, 19:53

ke002 wrote:Just looked at the box of Sainsbury's own Hooplas and there's 11.8g of sugar per 30g serving!!!! :scream :scream :scream

actually, it's 19.3 g per 100g dry - you were looking at the 'with milk' column (which is only accurate for semi skimmed milk - depending on what you give it with - we often just give it dry). it's not a small amount, but i can live with it, especially as not given every day.
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Re: Cheerios!

Postby Heidi » 21 Nov 2010, 21:32

Svea wrote:
ke002 wrote:Just looked at the box of Sainsbury's own Hooplas and there's 11.8g of sugar per 30g serving!!!! :scream :scream :scream

actually, it's 19.3 g per 100g dry - you were looking at the 'with milk' column (which is only accurate for semi skimmed milk - depending on what you give it with - we often just give it dry). it's not a small amount, but i can live with it, especially as not given every day.


Oh dear, we have honey cheerios (I know they're Nestle, but they really are the best tasting) and they have 35.1g sugar per 100g. Thom and Kiera and I eat them every day :oops: :oops: :oops:
Oh well, they don't have anything else sweet really, plus they don't eat 100g, and as pp said jam must have at least that amount too? <Frantically trying to make self feel better about crap food provision to toddlers>
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