Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat
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Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat

From General Mills
Reviewed by Mr Breakfast on 1/16/2009

The Fiber One line from General Mills has been on a winning streak. Last year, they came out with a very satisfying toaster pastry and one of the best new pancake mixes to be introduced by a major brand in years, Fiber One Complete Pancake Mix.

With their new Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat cereal, their winning streak is over. This new cereal is a dud.

This cereal is a substandard reproduction of Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size cereal.

Fans of Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats appreciate the initially crunchy and not-too-heavy texture of the strands of wheat coupled with a delightful, if somewhat plain, sweet frosting. It's a simple cereal, and you'd think it'd be easy to recreate the elements that make it good.

Unfortunately, Fiber One Shredded Wheat is dull and almost frustrating by comparison. The whole-grain strands are tough and chewy. The sweet frosting is more like powdered sugar and feels like an afterthought.

As far as fiber goes, this new Fiber One cereal has 8 grams of dietary fiber compared to Frosted Mini-Wheats' 6 grams of fiber - not a real dramatic difference.

I'd avoid this cereal... but seriously, give that Fiber One Complete Pancake Mix a try... it's so good.

The price we paid: $3.49

 (3 out of 7 Golden Eggs)
Comments About This Product Review
What do you think of Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat?
By Vince

Product Rating (out of 5):

Love this cereal but can't find it anymore. Please bring it back!

Comment submitted: 2/9/2014 (#4861)

By Ryno

Product Rating (out of 5):

I don't know what half of these reviews are talking about. This stuff is awesome. Taste the same to me.

Comment submitted: 1/11/2011 (#2664)

By Gerry W.

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal and it tastes soooo much better than Kellogg's.

Comment submitted: 11/18/2010 (#2614)

By ProSeries

Product Rating (out of 5):

Eat it pretty much every day and have done so for a year or more. Still like it a lot.

Comment submitted: 10/6/2010 (#2560)


Product Rating (out of 5):

I completely agree, I bought a box of Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat and was initially excited about it because I love Frosted Mini Wheats. After I placed the fiber one shredded wheat on a bowl, it turned into a ball of mush, was really disgusting. The cereal lost its consistency once placed in milk as well as taste.

Comment submitted: 9/10/2010 (#2505)

By Dave

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal. It tastes great. The pieces are not as big which makes it easier to eat. I can eat an entire bowl of this stuff quickly and it leaves me wanting more.

Comment submitted: 8/3/2010 (#2451)

By hungrynow

Product Rating (out of 5):

I really like it.

Comment submitted: 7/20/2010 (#2426)

By mike

Product Rating (out of 5):

This is straight-up garbage and a waste of money. I bought this thinking it was frosted mini wheats then realized it wasn't. I assumed it was the wrong. It gets mushy once in milk and tastes weird.

Comment submitted: 6/13/2010 (#2368)

By Joi

Product Rating (out of 5):

I usually love shredded wheat and frosted mini wheats but I have no idea what turned me off about the cereal.... the texture is awful and after the first bowl I felt nauseous and vomited it all up. I hate this stuff.... It's too tough.

Comment submitted: 5/18/2010 (#2341)

By Single Lady

Product Rating (out of 5):

The author's review is biased. I think this cereal tastes better than Frosted mini wheats.

Comment submitted: 7/18/2009 (#1843)

By Azgard

Product Rating (out of 5):

I like both. Very yummy. The sugar is a little high, but tons of fiber.

Comment submitted: 6/17/2009 (#1797)

By Cats

Product Rating (out of 5):

I liked it a lot. I sometimes eat it as a snack instead of eating potato chips. Much better!

Comment submitted: 3/26/2009 (#1553)

By FibeOne4Me

Product Rating (out of 5):

I eat this every morning and love it!!! It has a wonderful taste, is good for you, and fills you up!

Comment submitted: 2/19/2009 (#1475)

By Paige

Product Rating (out of 5):

I disagree. I like this cereal better than Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats. I considered Frosted Mini Wheats as one of my favorite cereals, but I was always disappointed that there wasn't enough sugar and that the milk never tasted different after I'd eaten all of it. With the Fiber One kind, the sugar-to-wheat ratio is spot-on, and the milk actually tastes sweeter after everything else is gone.

Plus, you can't go wrong with adding more fiber to the cereal. Fiber One's variety replaces Kelloggs' with me.

Comment submitted: 2/15/2009 (#1468)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy aptharsia (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I tried this cereal... I thought it was a little too slimy for me. If I actually thought about the texture/taste while eating, I'd probably gag, so I try not to think about it while eating it. Think I'll stick with the tried and true Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats.

Comment submitted: 2/11/2009 (#1460)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy LauraC847 (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I just ate a bowl and its not bad for a frosted shredded wheat cereal with a lot of fiber.

Comment submitted: 1/29/2009 (#1422)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy mrbreakfast_lvr (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

This cereal tasted stale immediately after opening the box. There's something about the way they processed it and made it into shredded wheat nuggets that makes it dry, chewy and with an odd aftertaste. Stick with the original Shredded Wheat - I recommend the Blueberry Shredded Wheat!

Comment submitted: 1/24/2009 (#1405)

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