7 responses to “Trader Joe’s Triple Berry-NOs”

  1. molly

    Love the side-by-side picture! Scandalous!
    On a practical note… In my own food craziness I basically decided that cereal in general is amazingly processed (except granola, I guess) even when lots of crap isn't added in (as I said, I'm nuts). I've switched the family to oatmeal most mornings to everyone's satisfaction. Plus a few mornings of omelets or pancakes. Just throwing it out there….

  2. debbie koenig

    Yeah, Molly, I try to do oatmeal regularly, too, and frozen waffles (which are just as processed, but…). Sometimes toast & cream cheese. But nothing is as fast as cold cereal!

  3. Carrie

    I am so with you on this. My son Desmond loves to look at cereal boxes with fruit on them, and he always wants to pick the freeze dried fruit out of it. Annoying! You should tell them.

    Cold cereal is really fast; I agree. And as for Harry going on strike about other foods, I think this is normal; either that or all of our children are weird! At least in my house I've seen evidence of this. Miles went thru a phase where he refused to eat things like bananas or other things he'd eaten the day before or week before. Kids, man. They keep ya hoppin!

  4. Julie

    I don't live near a Trader Joe's, but that looks like a cereal I would have picked up to try. As a kid, I was all about the junk cereals, but as an adult, I had settled into that middle ground of cereal-land… not quite sugar-bombs, but not quite bran flakes. I maintained a consistent rotation of those cereals until very recently, when my 1 year old daughter started taking bites from my bowl. I knew that if I didn't want her to be eating the junk, I couldn't be eating the junk either. I've recently been trying the (kinda expensive) Kashi cereals, and my current favorite isn't the healthiest of their options, but it's a nice treat. I thought of it as soon as I read this post because it has a TON of berries. More berries than cereal, even. A pleasant surprise. http://www.kashi.com/products/strawberry_fields_original

  5. debbie koenig

    @Carrie, thanks for the reassurance ;)

    @Julie, I almost bought that cereal when I came across it! The fiber-to-sugar ratio was a little too high for me (1g/9g, vs 3g/7g for the Berry-Os and 3g/1g for Cheerios). Why couldn't we just live in the 70s, when sugared cereal was a god-given right of childhood? It's so hard to buy something that doesn't feel wrong!

  6. Geeia

    I came across this blog as I was looking for information on this cereal. I bought this yesterday and guess what??? THERE WERE NO FREEZE DRIED ANYTHING – NOTHING NADA NO! Just O’s! Very deceptive and very annoying! Boo Trader Joes O’s!

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