KANSAS CITY — New products are popping up in the cereal aisle, from traditional cereal to granola to muesli.
General Mills is putting a maple syrup spin on its classic Cheerios cereal with new Maple Cheerios. The sweetened whole grain oat cereal is gluten-free and contains 110 calories per 3/4 -cup serving.
The Kellogg Co.’s Bear Naked brand is releasing two new seasonal granola flavors for fall. Bear Naked Pumpkin Spice Granola is slow-baked with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin seeds and white chocolate. The Pecan Pie variety is made with glazed praline pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon, caramel and bits of pecan pie crust.
Post Holdings, Inc.’s Mom’s Best brand is launching four new granolas that are Non-GMO Project verified and feature simple ingredients.
The french vanilla variety is made with vanilla, sliced almonds and a touch of honey. The oats and honey granola is made with whole grain rolled oats, almonds and honey. The blueberry flax features dried blueberries and flaxseed, and the coconut almond flavor features a blend of coconut, almonds and honey.
“While granola isn’t new to the cereal category, we offer an affordable option as families discover different ways to enjoy it throughout the day,” said Michelle Gomez, brand manager for Mom’s Best. “Our new varieties have perfect clusters that can elevate any yogurt parfait, smoothie bowl or snack, with high quality ingredients at a great value.”
Seven Sundays is introducing its first grain-free muesli. New Banana Berry Chia muesli is a gluten-free, paleo-friendly cereal made with almonds, coconut, sunflower seeds, dates, bing cherries, pecans, chia seeds, sesame seeds, bananas, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, strawberries, cinnamon and pure vanilla extract.