5 Fantastic Facts About Froot Loops

Fruity Facts about Froot Loops



As a kid, your favorite cereals were no doubt the ones with the highest sugar content!

And with the colorful aspect of Froot Loops, that makes them even more fun to eat.

It was always a treat to watch your milk turn into a rainbow of colors.

So how about a little throwback of information about our favorite childhood cereal? These will blow your mind!

All Froot Loop colors taste the same.

Froot Loops to start the day

When you were a kid, did you ever spend WAY too much time sorting through your Froot Loops?

If you’re anything like me, you definitely did!

Isolating the red ones because cherry is the best, and picking out the yellow ones because lemon does NOT belong in a cereal.

But wait – the illusion shattered when Kellogg’s themselves confirmed that all the flavors are made of a generic “fruit blend.”

Any differentiation you tasted was simply a placebo effect.

So really, there is no difference between the colors except for the fact that they turn your milk different colors.

Froot Loops are different in the UK compared to USA.

Crushed Froot Loops

Due to regulation differences between the United Kingdom and the United States, Froot Loops are different in a few different ways.

First of all, they only have orange, green, and purple. This is because there were no natural substitutes that could be found for red, yellow, and blue.

Regulations in the UK made Froot Loops have to use natural additives and flavorings.

This changed the formula for the UK version which resulted in a coarser cereal and therefore has a different taste than the US variety.

Another difference is the UK Froot Loops are larger in size! Since the formula is different, the size of Froot Loops ended up having to be slightly larger.

However, if you were interested in trying the UK version, don’t hold your breath – Froot Loops were introduced to the UK in 2012, but were shortly removed in late 2015 due to lack of demand.

There is no actual fruit in Froot Loops.

No Froot in Froot Loops?

This one may not come as much of a surprise, but for some, it warranted a court hearing.

Froot Loops has been sued at least four times for being misleading due to not actually containing any fruit.

However, since their name is a deliberate misspelling of “fruit,” it has never been successful.

It always sways in favor of Kellogg’s because “froot” is not a real word, and judges rule that you can’t reasonably interpret it to have real fruit.

So if you’re thinking about making a quick buck by suing a major corporation, you may want to look elsewhere.

The closest thing to real fruit in Froot Loops is just natural fruit flavoring,  but you definitely won’t find any nutritional value here!

Froot Loops were recalled for having too many chemicals.

Froot Loop Boxes Recalled

In the summer of 2010, Kellogg’s had to recall 28 million boxes of cereal, including Froot Loops.

There was supposedly nothing wrong with the cereal itself, rather the packaging it was in.

Even so, there were multiple reports of consumers experiencing food poisoning from Froot Loops and other Kellogg’s cereals.

Boxes of cereal were said to have a strange odor, and some people has nausea and diarrhea.

Turns out, the packaging wax had higher levels of something called hydrocarbons.

Fortunately, the risks were low and only 20 people in total had complained.

But the risk of a ruined reputation was high enough, so Kellogg’s voluntarily recalled the cereals before things potentially worsened.

There haven’t been any reports of this happening since, so feel free to continue enjoying your favorite cereal without worry!

Toucan Sam’s beak represents the original colors.

Toucan Sam in search of the Froot Loops!

Toucan Sam is the notorious and beloved mascot of Froot Loops!

He is known for being able to find Froot Loops anywhere just by following his powerful beak with a strong sense of smell.

And did you ever notice just how colorful his beak is? Featuring pink, red, and orange stripes, the beak colors are representative of the original 3 Froot Loop colors.

As time went on and Froot Loops started adding more colors, the stripes on Toucan Sam’s beak remained the same.

Now at 8 colors, that would be a few too many stripes to add to his beak with limited space!


Now that you’ve read these facts, we don’t blame you if you’re suddenly craving a bowl of Froot Loops for yourself!

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Michelle Gabriel
Michelle Gabriel

Michelle Gabriel is a freelance writer and blogger and currently loving it! Her primary focus and passion is traveling, which she does full time and continues to be her preferred topic when composing articles.

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