So everyone knows that the Special K diet only works because you’re simply just not eating two meals, and eating a whole hell of a lot of fiber and cereal. A charactor in a book I just read, Water Witches, was eating Captain Crunch and Cocoa Puffs mixed together, which I just thought sounded fabulous, so I was compelled to drive to Schnuck’s and buy some for myself, and it was indeed, fabulous. Which got me to thinking, my dad had told me once when he used to work at food tech corporation called Griffith Laboratories, he learned that all the grains used for cereals and bread products are enriched and fortified to make them “extra nutritional,” which means that the same enriched grains that go into Special K and Cheerios, go into Cocoa Puffs and Captain Crunch, which inspired me to actually look at the nutritional content of Special K, Cocoa Puffs, and Captain Crunch. What did I discover?
Special K Chocolately Delight has 120 calories, 20 from fat, 3% DV fat, 10% DV saturated fat, 8% DV sodium, 2% DV potassium, 8% DV carbs, 5% DV dietary fiber
Cocoa Puffs has 110 calories, 10 from fat, 2% DV fat, 0% DV saturated fat, 6% DV sodium, 2% DV potassium, 8% DV carbs, 4% DV dietary fiber
Captain Crunch has 110 calories, 15 from fat, 2% DV fat, 6% DV saturated fat, 8% DV sodium, 1% DV potassium, 8% DV carbs, 3% DV dietary fiber
As to the other nutirients, Special K and Cocoa Puffs, are shoulder to shoulder, with Captain Crunch being essentially just not that bad.
So here’s to the Captain Crunch / Cocoa Puffs diet!