Peeps – the super cute marshmallow critters we all know and love are also available as a limited edition breakfast cereal… and a more colorful breakfast you never did see!
Kellogg’s Peeps cereal promises a seriously sweet start to the day or a delicious late-night treat, featuring Peeps chick and bunny-shaped marshmallows mixed with crunchy cereal loops in blue, yellow, and pink (classic Peeps colors).
Pour your favorite milk over a bowl of Peeps-shaped marshmallows and marshmallow flavored O’s for a breakfast that will delight kids and Peeps lovers of all ages, or enjoy as a crispy treat straight from the box.
Peeps have been winking at customers from grocery store shelves since 1953 but do they really have a place at the breakfast table? Does this marvelously marshmallowy cereal offer such a great start to the day?
About nine servings per container
Serving size 1 1/3 cup (39g)
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 16g
Incl. Added Sugars 16g 32%
Vitamin D 1.6mcg 8%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 3.6mg 0%
Potassium 50mg 0%
Vitamin B6 15%
(Folic Acid 35mcg)
Vitamin B12 15%
Sugar, Corn Flour Blend (Whole Grain Yellow Corn Flour, Degerminated Yellow Corn Flour), Wheat Flour, Whole Grain Oat Flour, Contains 2% or less of Corn Syrup, Modified Food Starch, Dextrose, Oat Fiber, Salt, Soluble Corn Fiber, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Gelatin, Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 6, BHT for freshness, Vitamins and Minerals: Reduced Iron, Niacinamide, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12
Is Peeps Cereal Healthy?
Peeps’ fun flavor, crunchy o’s, and marshmallow shapes certainly sound like a tasty snack or sweet pick me up, but is it the best cereal to start the day with?
The short answer… no, no, it is not.
A single bowl of this tasty cereal contains a fabulous 16g of sugar – that’s 32% of a healthy daily intake. With its super sweet base and miniature marshmallows, this will be a hit with kids who love cereals like Lucky Charms and Cocoa Puffs.
The three Peeps colors are achieved by adding food dyes that are derived from petroleum. Consumptions of the colors: Red40, Yellow5, Yellow6, and Blue1 may lead to hyperactivity in sensitive children.
Perhaps Peeps is better served as the classic marshmallow treat it was supposed to be instead of being eaten as a morning meal.
Is Peeps Cereal Gluten-Free?
No, Kellogg’s fun little colorful Peeps cereal is not gluten-free because it contains wheat flour.
Is Peeps Cereal Vegan?
This breakfast cereal is definitely not vegan because Peeps marshmallows are made from gelatin, which is a substance obtained from boiling animal parts.
Furthermore, Kellogg’s Peeps cereal contains both Vitamin D3 from lanolin, which is derived from sheep wool, and Vitamin B12, which is not typically found in plant courses and is more frequently contrived in animal products, including fish, meat, eggs, and dairy.
Is Peeps Cereal Keto?
Kellogg’s Peeps cereal contains 34g of carbohydrate and 30g of sugar per bowl. This is not ideal for a consumer following the ketogenic or ‘keto’ diet, the intent of which is to lower your daily carbohydrate intake.
Consumers striving for the keto diet would be better placed searching for a low-carb, keto-friendly sugar fix.
Is Peeps Cereal High In Protein?
Unfortunately, Peeps breakfast cereal does not provide much in the way of protein. The wheat ingredients and whole grain oat flour amount to just about 2.0g of protein per bowl, which is about average among high sugar cereals today but is not the ideal protein intake to start the day.
Admittedly Peeps breakfast cereal does not perform too badly among competitors, but if you are seeking a protein-rich start to the day, this type of high-sugar cereal is probably not for you.
Is Peeps Cereal High In Fiber?
Fiber is an important part of any healthy diet with a wide range of benefits, including reducing cholesterol and slowing necessary fat absorption.
Peeps cereal is not a particularly good source of fiber, containing just 2g of fiber per serving, which amounts to just 7% of a healthy adult’s daily requirement.
2-3g is about average for similar high sugar breakfast cereal products, but if you are hoping for a more nutritious start to the day, a breakfast cereal with less sugar and more wheat ingredients makes for a better choice.
Peeps Cereal Store Brand Alternatives
Marshmallow critters are typically shaped like bunnies or chicks. Commonly colored: yellow, pink, blue, lavender, or green.
These Peeps retain the traditional, cute shapes of bunnies and chicks but with a whole host of bizarre flavors, including donut shop coffee, cotton candy, hot tamale cinnamon, party cake, and sour watermelon, fruit punch, tropical burst, sparkly wild berry, and chocolate pudding.
Peeps on a stick, simple as. Flavors include the match-made in heaven Fruit Loops cereal made in the delightfully bright colors red, blue, orange, and green, combined with the delicious classic marshmallow Peeps treat. And, of course, a crowd flavor favorite, cotton candy.
Marshmallows dipped in decadent milk chocolate. Flavors include strawberry and caramel mocha.
Where Can You Buy Peeps Cereal?
This limited-edition cereal is available to buy in-store or online in most grocery stores. If you would prefer to order online, try Walmart, Target, or Amazon.
Famous Peeps Cereal Commercials
The cereal itself might not have qualified for a television ad – but take a look at these classic Peep commercials:
Marshmallow Peeps – Easter (2003, USA)
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