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You Don't Know Jack! Cereal Series 2 of 3


Apple Jacks is closer to the truth than Fruit Loops, but not close enough! While it contains actual fruit, it is listed as the ninth ingredient, and as ingredient lists go, the most dense ingredients are listed closer to the top. On that note, notice what the first ingredient is—Oy!

And don’t overlook the yellow 6, blue 1 and red 40. That’s what gives the cereal its vibrant (yet, unnatural!) green and orange colors.

INGREDIENTS

sugar, whole grain corn flour, wheat flour, whole grain oat flour, oat fiber, soluble corn fiber, contains 2% or less of salt, milled corn, dried apples, apple juice concentrate, cornstarch, cinnamon, modified corn starch, yellow 6, baking soda, turmeric color, blue 1, natural and artificial flavor, red 40, bht for freshness. vitamins and minerals: vitamin c (sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid), niacinamide, reduced iron, zinc oxide, vitamin b6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin b2 (riboflavin), vitamin b1 (thiamin hydrochloride), vitamin a palmitate, folic acid, vitamin d, vitamin b12.

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