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Should you eat it? Cream of Wheat Instant Healthy Grain Maple Brown Sugar

March 28th, 2010 | no comments

Only if you like artificial sweeteners.  Last night I sat down with my evening snack as I do every night.  This time it was something new:  Cream of Wheat Instant Healthy Grain Maple Brown Sugar.  Sounds healthy and delicious right?  That’s what I thought too!  The nutrition profile is quite impressive:

Calories: 140;  Fat: 1 gram (no saturated or trans fat);  Carbohydrate:  30 grams;  Fiber:  6 grams;  Protein:  7 grams

Not so impressive was the sodium content at 210 mg

The first bite was creamy yet a bit sweet.  As I took a closer look at the nutrition label, I noticed there was no sugar in it.  That could only mean one thing:  artificial sweetener.  Sure enough, this otherwise healthy cereal is made with sucralose (also known as Splenda).  Splenda has been approved by the FDA and is safe to eat.  I don’t like it personally and find that it has an artificial taste.  If you are looking to save calories and do not prefer artificial sweeteners, just eat less of the “real” thing…sugar.

Would I eat Cream of Wheat Instant Healthy Grain again?  Only if they make it without Splenda.

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