Froot Loops® & Apple Jacks®: Are They The SAME Cereal?!
August 22, 20233 min read
Kellogg’s®Froot Loops® and Apple Jacks® Cereal have long been compared and debated. It's time to examine the facts and theories that suggest they might actually be the same cereal.
Corn Flour, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Oat Flour, Modified Food Starch, Less than 1% of: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut, Soybean and/or Cottonseed), Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Red 40, Blue 2, Yellow 6, Turmeric Color, Annatto Color, Blue 1, BHT for freshness.
Corn Flour, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Whole Grain Oat Flour, Modified Food Starch, Contains 2% or less of Vegetable Oil (Hydrogenated Coconut, Soybean and/or Cottonseed), Oat Fiber, Salt, Cinnamon, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Red 40, Yellow 6, Niacinamide, Reduced Iron, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12.
Although they have different flavors and colors, the two cereals share the main ingredients in common.
As the comparison table shows, the nutritional content of Froot Loops® and Apple Jacks® is almost identical.
Taste and Aroma Comparison
Froot Loops and Apple Jacks Cinnamon have distinct fruity and cinnamon aromas, but they share a similar taste, especially in milk. The sweetness level and the crunch are comparable as well. However, Froot Loops have a more tropical fruity flavor, with hints of orange, lemon, and lime, while Apple Jacks have a more distinct apple and cinnamon flavor. The cinnamon in Apple Jacks is also more pronounced and adds a nice warmth to the flavor. Overall, Froot Loops are a good choice for those who enjoy a variety of fruity flavors, while Apple Jacks are ideal for those who prefer a stronger cinnamon and apple taste.
- Cereal Connoisseur Magazine
The cereals are both round and have an identical size.
Both cereals are crunchy and have a similar texture when eaten dry or with milk.
Both cereals are brightly colored with the red, green and green loops appearing almost identical.
Froot Loops and Apple Jacks Cinnamon have many similarities, including their round shape and similar size, crunchy texture, and brightly colored appearance.
Introduced in 1963 by Kellogg's, the brand has used a distinctive Toucan Sam mascot alongside a catchy series of slogans, including "Follow your nose! It always knows!"
Introduced in 1971 by Kellogg's, the brand has used a series of catchy jingles, with the most famous being "I wanna eat apple jacks!" as well as commercials featuring cartoon commercials with the jacks doing mischievous deeds.
Although their marketing strategies differ, both cereals have been successful for many years.
Froot Loops are beloved for their fruity taste and bright colors. They are seen as a fun and playful cereal that appeals to all ages.
Apple Jacks Cinnamon are appreciated for their cinnamon flavor and satisfying crunch. They are often seen as a more mature cereal that appeals to adults.
Despite the different perceptions, many fans of both cereals believe that they might be the same one.
Overlap in ingredients and nutrition
Similarities in taste and aroma
Social media conspiracy theories
Froot Loops and Apple Jacks Cinnamon have an overlap in the ingredients used to make the cereal and their nutritional content.
The taste and aroma of the cereals, especially in milk, are similar, despite the differences in flavor and color.
Many consumers and social media posters speculate that the two cereals are the same, and that Kellogg's is simply repackaging it to appeal differently to different audiences.
While it's possible that the two cereals are the same, further investigation is needed. Regardless, both Froot Loops® and Apple Jacks® remain popular cereals with unique flavor profiles.