Whole Hearts
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Whole Hearts

From Quaker
Reviewed by Mr Breakfast on 1/26/2012

Whole Hearts from Quaker look like little hearts and taste almost exactly like America's favorite little O's, Cheerios from General Mills.

Its nutritional profile is very similar to Cheerios with one notable exception... Whole Hearts has more sugar. A one-cup serving of Cheerios has 1 single gram of sugar. A 3/4-cup serving of Whole Hearts has 6 grams of sugar. That's not bad compared to the entire world of breakfast cereals, but when pitted against the classic, we have to throw a point at Cheerios. The increase in sugar doesn't impact the flavor enough to make this new cereal better or different in any way.

At the time I purchased Whole Hearts, it was about 50 cents cheaper than Cheerios. For that, we throw a point at Whole Hearts. If it stays cheaper, only the future knows.

The big thing here is the shape. It's fun to wake up to a bowl of little hearts. I could see this cereal making a play in the baby finger food racket.

I'm rating this cereal fairly high because I'm comparing it to all cereals. It's a simple, decent-tasting cereal with a good supply of whole grains. But in a head-to-head match-up with its most obvious competitor, we have to give the game to Cheerios.

Quaker Whole Hearts

Nutritional Considerations: Each 3/4 cup serving of Whole Hearts has 110 calories, 1.5 grams total fat (0 saturated and 0 trans), 23 grams total carbs, 3 grams dietary fiber, 6 grams sugar and 2 grams protein.

The price we paid: $2.99

 (6 out of 7 Golden Eggs)
Comments About This Product Review
What do you think of Whole Hearts?
By Lovewholehearts

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love Quaker Whole Hearts cereal! Quaker, please, please, please, please please bring it back! I ate Cheerios every day for decades, but there was always something missing so I kept trying other cereals until I happened to come across the Whole Hearts. I totally quit the Cheerios and ONLY ate my Whole Hearts. When I couldn't find it at my local stores, I ordered from Amazon until the only ones left were like $8.00 to $15.00 per box, which is insanely high. I hope everyone contacts Quaker, like I did, and tell them to bring Whole Hearts back ASAP!

Comment submitted: 6/8/2014 (#5062)

By Tommyhusker

Product Rating (out of 5):

Love the cereal, bring it back Quaker!

Comment submitted: 6/6/2014 (#5060)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy koolwhipps (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

Love it, Love it! Now I can't find it anywhere. Please, bring back Whole Hearts. It is my all time favorite cereal.

Comment submitted: 3/21/2014 (#4899)

By janet

Product Rating (out of 5):

This is the best cereal ever - not real high in sugar which is good for someone on the verge of sugar problems. Sure is hard to find. Hope they aren't discontinuing.

Comment submitted: 3/17/2014 (#4895)


Product Rating (out of 5):

What, are they crazy at Quaker? This was a great cereal that was also healthy. Bring it back. - Bill

Comment submitted: 2/27/2014 (#4878)

By jronenote

Product Rating (out of 5):

I was introduced to Quaker Whole Hearts by way of a grocery coupon. I bought a box and found it to be delicious. I bought a second box next shopping trip, and then they disappeared! I keep looking for it but so far I've seen it nowhere!! Wish I could find it again.

Comment submitted: 2/26/2014 (#4877)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy pqsmith (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

This is my favorite cereal! To me, it is better than Cheerios in both taste and texture. When I could no longer find it at my local stores, I started ordering it from Amazon - 7 boxes at a time. Now they no longer have it either and I have one and a half boxes left. I have already started to look for another source to buy this cereal online. Has Quaker quit making my favorite Whole Heart cereal?

Comment submitted: 2/17/2014 (#4871)

By Tom

Product Rating (out of 5):

Please bring it back... Great cereal!!!

Comment submitted: 2/2/2014 (#4854)

By Bring Back!

Product Rating (out of 5):

I'm from Long Island and I also love Whole Hearts Cereal. I would buy 10 boxes at a time and now I can't find any. Please bring it back!

Comment submitted: 1/18/2014 (#4838)

By DPJohnson

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love Whole Hearts too and couldn't find any last time I checked in five stores. Are they taking something else away from me now that I like it?

Comment submitted: 1/9/2014 (#4835)

By O.K.C.

Product Rating (out of 5):

Why can't I find it in Oklahoma City. I loved the cereal. But, I can no longer find it.

Comment submitted: 11/11/2013 (#4811)

By Kathy

Product Rating (out of 5):

I am so, so disappointed that I cannot find my Whole Hearts cereal anymore. It was the best cereal I have found in years. I am very hard to please when it comes to cereal and now I am without a good cereal again. Please bring it back. - Kathy

Comment submitted: 8/17/2013 (#4080)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy pde1953 (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I just bought the last 3 boxes at my local store. I am so unhappy. I'm a diabetic and this cereal was perfect for me. I too ate almost a box a week. I have cereal a lot of times for dinner because I'm in a hurry or just want my hearts. Also, my grandaughter became a big fan too. Quaker, please bring our cereal back!

Comment submitted: 7/18/2013 (#4005)

By Tim55

Product Rating (out of 5):

Great cereal. I have been eating it every day since I had a major heart incident but I can no longer find it. What's up Quaker?

Comment submitted: 7/8/2013 (#3986)

By picky sue

Product Rating (out of 5):

This is the only cereal I really like and that does not make me feel sick. It makes me mad that it has been discontinued.

Comment submitted: 7/1/2013 (#3977)

By Healthy E.

Product Rating (out of 5):

We have been unable to find this cereal in our area. All of a sudden, it was off the shelves. Where can we find it? This is my husband's favorite cereal. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 6/25/2013 (#3953)

By bread lady

Product Rating (out of 5):

Why has Whole Hearts been discontinued? It's my favorite cereal, beating out Raisin Bran for 30 years! Also used it as treats in my classes where I introduced it to my students. It quickly became their favorite!

Comment submitted: 6/25/2013 (#3951)

By ta44y26

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love the taste and nutritional content, and the price is a welcome bonus. I am very disappointed that this product has been discontinued.

Comment submitted: 3/24/2013 (#3689)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Mrs. Beasley (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I am the cook in a Pre-school that takes part in the Child and Adult Care Food Program funded by the USDA. This cereal is a favorite with the kids because of it's heart shapes and the flavor. I like it because it has only 6 grams of sugar and the price is reasonable.

Comment submitted: 2/12/2013 (#3603)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy mkdavis (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal and eat a box a week. It has a wonderful flavor and the heart shape is so clever! The only problem is that I can't find it in our stores any longer. Help! What is going on?

Comment submitted: 1/31/2013 (#3581)

By Georgie J.

Product Rating (out of 5):

Very good cereal!

Comment submitted: 1/28/2013 (#3577)

By Concord D.

Product Rating (out of 5):

This "Hearts" cereal is my favorite. For about a month I been trying to buy this cereal but was not in stock. I just found out the Quaker discontinued this product. Why discontinued?

Comment submitted: 1/23/2013 (#3571)

By Sarah K

Product Rating (out of 5):

My favorite cereal. Slightly sweeter than Cheerios but less sweet than Honey Nut Cheerios (perfect balance) and the heart is better than Cheerios which adds more delicious crunch. I eat a box a week - seriously.

Comment submitted: 11/11/2012 (#3520)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Zelda (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I got tired of my previous cereal and decided it was time to try a new one. I am so glad that I chose this one. I absolutely love it and am glad I picked this one out of all the choices in the cereal aisle (box/hearts got my attention, plus it was on sale). Good job Quaker!

Comment submitted: 10/1/2012 (#3238)

By spinner

Product Rating (out of 5):

I LOVE this cereal. I hope it never goes away.

Comment submitted: 8/6/2012 (#3204)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Shellie714 (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I just love this bite sized cereal. It's the perfect amount of sweetness along with its low fat content. I don't feel deprived when I'm trying to eat healthy because I can have two servings and not feel guilty.

Comment submitted: 4/4/2012 (#3072)

By s.t.l.

Product Rating (out of 5):

They seem to be experimenting with the formula, or have bad QC - different batches seem to taste different. Some have much more "maple" flavor than others - I tend to prefer the "less intense" versions that seem more like "honey" than "maple".

Comment submitted: 3/22/2012 (#3058)

By fezzywig

Loved that it was a shade sweeter than Cheerios. This is by far my favorite breakfast cereal now. Love the little heart shapes too.

Comment submitted: 2/17/2012 (#3019)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy byeboop (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I noticed that it tasted a lot like their cereal that comes in square form. Was very good and my 8 year old picky eater really likes them so I have to score them high.

Comment submitted: 1/26/2012 (#2987)

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