In the past few months, I have become a big fan of Malt – O – Meal cold cereals. There are many varieties of these delicious, high – quality cereals and they are consistently priced much cheaper than the more well known name brands of cold cereals. Recently, I purchased a 13.5 ounce box of Malt – O- Meal Tootie Fruities cold cereal at a local CVS Pharmacy and I’m very glad that I did.
Like most of the other Malt -O -Meal cereals, Tootie Fruities are very close in appearance and flavor to more well – known name brand cereals. With Tootie Fruities, they are almost identical in taste and appearance to Kellogg’s Fruit Loops. The one big difference, however is in the price. The retail price being charged for the Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities at CVS Pharmacy was so inexpensive that it really made me wonder why the name brands consistently charge so much for their products. I was so impressed with the Malt -O -Meal cereal that I decided to write a review of the product. Presented here, in an effort to assist the consumer, is one food writer’s consumer product review of Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cold cereal.
The 13.5 ounce box of Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cereal is quite large and is comparable to the large sizes of cereal manufactured by the name brand companies. Based upon a one cup = one ounce average, the box of Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cereal contains approximately 12 1/2 – 13 servings.
Based upon the Best If Used By stamp on the package, Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cold cereal maintains a shelf life of approximately nine months.
Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cereal is packaged in a large, sturdy cardboard box similar to most other types of cold cereals. The cereal is contained in an easy – to – open cellophane type of liner or bag, that helps to maintain freshness and is easy to reclose.
Taste / Flavor
In my humble opinion, Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cold cereal tastes every bit as good as Kellogg’s Froot Loops. In fact, I think that I might prefer the flavor of the Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities over the Kellogg’s Froot Loops. One of the things that I like about the Malt -O -Meal cereal is that it is not too sweet and another is that it tastes great straight – from – the – box and can be enjoyed as a finger – food snack.
The texture of Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cereal is almost the same as Kellogg’s Froot Loops. The cereal is neither too hard or too soft. When milk is added to this cereal, the texture remains fairly firm and the cereal does not easily become mushy.
The retail price that I recently paid for one 13.5 ounce box of Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cereal at a CVS Pharmacy in Hartford, Connecticut was $1.99. That price is considerably lower than the price charged for Kellogg’s Froot Loops.
Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cereal contains 130 calories, with 10 calories from fat. They contain 0 grams saturated fat , 0 grams trans fat and 0% cholesterol. Low in sodium, this cereal contains 28 grams of carbohydrates and 15 grams of sugars.
All things considered, Malt -O -Meal Tootie Fruities cereal is a delicious, high – quality cereal that is consistently priced much lower than similar name brand products. This product is highly recommended by this food writer.
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