Sugar is a common ingredient in many breakfast cereals. And I’m not just talking about the candy-like choices such as Cap’n Crunch, Frosted Flakes and Cocoa Puffs.
The five ingredients in Corn Flakes are milled corn, sugar, malt flavoring, high fructose corn syrup and salt.
Cheerios contain whole grain oats, modified corn starch, sugar, salt, tripotassium phosphate, oat fiber and wheat starch.
Raisin Bran is made from whole wheat, raisins, wheat bran, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, salt and malt flavoring.
Mark Bittman recently wrote about other breakfast options—many based on whole grains—in the Dining section of The New York Times.