Pumpkin Spice Cheerios are going in my bowl today for breakfast. Given all the flavors of this heart-healthy cereal, I’m not surprised that they decided to start putting out a pumpkin-flavored version.
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It’s only the end of August and we already have a lot of pumpkin spice everywhere, pretty nutsmeg if ya ask me. I think it’s safe to say that everyone kind of likes the stuff whether they admit it or not.
Even I enjoy when it comes around. Personally, I’m just an October person in general. Back in my sales days, October was a consistently good month for me 4 years in a row. I definitely needed it to be (and the next few months) so I didn’t get canned for bad summers.Click to subscribe to our food YouTube channel!!
Before we go any further, the box of these pumpkin spice Cheerios literally smells like pumpkin spice. That’s how strong it is. Man oh man are we in for some spicy pumpkins today.
Can’t say that I’m big on the pumpkin spice drinks or other things that have 3,000 calories from fat. At the same time, I’m glad they exist so people can make gifs like that one above.
Alright, enough messin’ around. Time to look at these nutrition facts.
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Nutrition Facts
Each one of these family size boxes gives you 15 1-cup servings. There are 140 calories per serving in it if you eat it dry. You won’t find much fat in the pumpkin spice Cheerios, so, don’t worry about that.
Little bit of sodium in these. The real bulk of the calories comes from the carbs, but you could probably guess that. There’s a decent amount of sugar in these for being considered a healthy cereal.
However, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I really think everybody can use some sugar once in a while. As long as you don’t go over 100% of your daily recommended amount, you should be fine.
There’s a tiny bit of protein in these pumpkin spice Cheerios, too. But the real fun starts down in the vitamins and minerals.
This is loaded with ’em. Besides all the B vitamins, there’s a lot of other good things like vitamin D, calcium, and zinc. Let’s hop down to the ingredients.
These pumpkin spice cheerios have a lot of the standard ingredients you’ll find in regular or Honey Nut Cheerios. Whole grain oats, sugar, corn starch, refiner’s syrup and canola and/or sunflower oil, to name a few. There’s also a few ingredients that are probably in there specifically for the pumpkin spice, like nutmeg and cinnamon.
Then, we’ve got our vitamins/minerals down below that. After those, there’s the ol’ “contains bioengineered food” message. That’s important to know just in case you get a sudden third arm growing out your forehead or something.
Can’t say they didn’t warn you! But yea no in all seriousness those are pretty safe (as far as my knowledge of it goes).
And hey, these are gluten free! Awesome.
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Review
I did a double shot of these for the review. That means 280 calories and a whole lot more vitamins, minerals and pumpkin spice. I did eat a few before pouring in the almond milk and adding blueberries, but, it’s pretty good all-around with or without the extras.
Bottom line, these are good. The pumpkin spice flavoring isn’t overbearing or anything and it’s a nice addition to the many other versions of Cheerios out there.