Kellogg's Corn Flakes vs Special K?

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Jul 26, 2009 10:52am

Eiríkur Eiríkur
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Hi all, I have a question about Kellogg’s Corn Flakes versus Special K.

It seems to me that Kellogg’s Corn Flakes are just about the same as Special K. If anything then the normal Corn Flakes have less sugar and kost a whole hell of a less than the Special K.

Anyone have opinion on this? Am I missing something here? Are the ingredients they use so much better or healthier?

Jul 26, 2009 12:30pm

Doo Doo
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I don’t eat either. If I eat cereal, it’s Kashi. Kashi Go Lean has 13g protein per serving and I usually eat 2 servings with 1 cup skim milk. Lots of fiber and potassium too.

Jul 26, 2009 1:05pm

ThriveFit ThriveFit
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I stick with plain oats. Much cheaper. You can add just about anything to them.

Jul 26, 2009 2:00pm

Eiríkur Eiríkur
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Thanks Doo and Pamela.

I have not seen Kashi here in Iceland, maybe they have it I will look for it it the future and give it a try if I find it here.

Oats are also great choice and it’s true you can add just about anything to them.

The question still remains. What is the difference between these two Kellogg’s proucts? The company is selling the Special K as a fitness oriented food and charging more for it. Where does the difference lie?

Jul 26, 2009 3:10pm

arnthorla arnthorla
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I would suspect that both are crap. Stay away from cereals and eat real food like oats, like Doo and PamelaH have already suggested.
In general its a good idea to stock up on complex carbs early in the day, for slow realizing fuel, and you can always eat some thing with it. For example oats and skyr, that will give you some protein to boot.

Jul 26, 2009 3:48pm

lizanneh lizanneh
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The only difference between the two is marketing. As Arnthorla pointed out, both are crap.

And although, as cereals go, Kashi GoLean is a better choice (beware Kashi GoLean Cruch, which is NOT), cereal in general is awful for you. There are many better ways to start your day from a health perspective, as I discussed in this blog post:…

Jul 26, 2009 4:15pm

Eiríkur Eiríkur
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Thanks Lizanneh and Arnthorla. You pretty much confirmed what I suspected was the case. Your article on the cereals is an excellent starting point on the subject.

You talk about oats with skyr or oats with fruits. How about the good old oatmeal?

Jul 26, 2009 5:06pm

arnthorla arnthorla
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Oh… oatmeal was probably what I was thinking. ;)

Jul 26, 2009 8:55pm

TheAng TheAng
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I only recently realized that Kellogg’s actually owns Kashi – not that it has any bearing on the products, just something I didn’t know. Apparently they bought the Kashi company back in 2000.

As for cereals, I also generally just eat oatmeal mixed with some flaxseed (the slightly ground kind) and then add fruit and/or honey and a little milk.

I haven’t eaten boxed cereal in awhile but I generally look on it as a replacement junk food since you can find some that has a bit of health to it.

Jul 27, 2009 5:25am

sprouty76 sprouty76
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Just going back to the original question, I don’t think they’re that similar anyway – Special K is much crunchier. The ingredients are completely different too.

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