need safe alternative to Fruit Loops

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 2:21am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We don't eat any Kelloggs cereals. Is there a Fruit Loop "type" of cereal that's safe for PA individuals?

My son's teacher would like to use Fruit Loops for something, and I told her I would look into finding something safe for my son. I've already told her that he can MAKE what she wants to make, he just can't EAT it. If it just comes down to that, he'll be fine with it, and he'll just eat something different.

The cereal needs to have several different colors. The "craft" is a Fruit Loop necklace, with 100 pieces of cereal on it, in sets of 10.

Perhaps there is a lightweight candy he could use instead?

Thanks for any help.

[This message has been edited by Lam (edited January 13, 2003).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 3:12am
nopeanuts's picture
Joined: 06/20/2001 - 09:00

I think Malt-O-Meal may make a fruit-loop type of cereal. When I called them they said they had one cereal that contained a nut, but it was made in a separate part of the factory. You may want to call them and check.

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 3:49am
arachide's picture
Joined: 08/16/2000 - 09:00

This may be a silly suggestion:
What about taking some plain Cheerios (PA safe) and dying them with different food colouring?

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 7:07am
KarenD's picture
Joined: 01/11/2003 - 09:00

I am new to this board, so you have not heard from me yet. Barbara's makes a fruit loop cereal. I am not sure about the safety, so you might have to look into that. I have a box in my pantry and there is no warning on it. You can find tht brand at most health food stores. Good Luck!!

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 12:39pm
yuck2nuts's picture
Joined: 02/28/2002 - 09:00

We feel very comfortable using the U.S. Mills line of cereals. They are a very allergy aware company. Their brands are Erewhon and New Morning.
My daughter loves the New Morning Fruit-E-O's, which are pretty close to Fruit Loops except that they are made with fruit juices instead of sugar. We buy this brand at a local health food store, but I've also seen it in the health food section of my regular grocery store.
[This message has been edited by yuck2nuts (edited January 13, 2003).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 10:13pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Thanks for all the suggestions!! I usually just head straight for the General Mills stuff, so I don't really know what else there is!!!
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Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 10:51pm
Kathy L.'s picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

PMFJI, but what's the problem with Fruit Loops?

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 11:25pm
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

To answer the above question:
Kelloggs U.S. has been known to not label correctly in the past and some people on this board do not use their products because of this (myself included). My son has had reactions to Kelloggs cereals where no nuts were identified on the label.

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2003 - 1:30am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We used to let our son eat Kelloggs cereals, until we found out that General Mills is so allergy aware and labels as such. We trust GM.
Others have posted that their children have had reactions to Kelloggs - our son never has, but I figure, "Why take the chance when there is a better choice?"

Posted on: Mon, 01/27/2003 - 7:14am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Sorry for not updating sooner.
I found out that the Quaker alternative to Fruit Loops is safe, as well as the Malt-O-Meal (Giant Eagle) brand.

Posted on: Mon, 01/27/2003 - 12:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I also wanted to come up with a substitute for fruit loops for the school project. I ended up making about 1,000 cheerio sized rings out of crayola modeling dough. The stuff that hardens and feels like rubber or closed cell foam. It was crazy and took a week. But I was glad I did it. Not so bad if you can do it after the kids went to sleep, while chilling out in front of the TV.


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