Remember how awesome it was to eat all the marshmallows from your Lucky Charms, then battle with Mom over whether or not you had to finish the actual cereal parts? Thanks in part to Kylie Jenner, the argument might be over: Lucky Charms is releasing a limited-edition, marshmallow-only box in response to consumer requests driven by Jenner and her 18.1 million Instagram followers.
Back in February Jenner posted a pic of a bowl of the cereal with all the actual cereal parts picked out, and in response, the folks at General Mills sent her a special marshmallows-only box—which of course resulted in yet another post. And now, if you can’t have Kylie’s glamorous looks, vast wealth, or prodigious fame, now at least you can have her cereal. (The catch: You have to win one of the 10 limited-edition boxes by posting a photo of yourself with your own, hand-designed box of Lucky Charms.)
But while they may be just as magically delicious today as they were when we were kids, don’t think these treats will help you gain Kylie’s figure–or her sparkling teeth. While a ¾ cup serving of Lucky Charms has 110 calories and 10 grams of sugar, Eat This, Not That! estimates that the same serving of marshmallow-only Charms would pack a similar number of calories, but more than 22 grams of sugar. That’s like eating 10 Jolly Ranchers for breakfast!
But a regular cup of Lucky Charms also has more than 2 grams of fiber, which helps slow the digestion of all that sweetness. Take out the cereal, and you have a breakfast that’s like a cannonball of sugar straight to your system. Bottom line? If you’re after me marshmallow-only Lucky Charms, you’re welcome to them.
And before you set yourself up for mid-day munchies and an afternoon sugar crash, take a moment to read this list of the 41 Worst Supermarket Breakfast Foods!
Kashi Strawberry Fields
(1 cup) 200 calories, 0 g fat, 190 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 11 g sugars
This is one of Kashi’s biggest flops. Strawberry Fields features white rice instead of the 7 Whole Grain blend found in many of its cereals.
Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Strawberries
(1 cup) 160 calories, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 167 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 11 g sugars