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10 Best Breakfast Cereals 2022 | UK Nutritionist Reviewed

Breakfast cereal is one of the best ways to start your day as it's quick, simple, and requires zero cooking skills. It tastes good, and it's suitable for several diets — from diabetics to those on a weight loss journey. Not to mention that it's often rich in the things your body needs, such as fibre, vitamins, and iron. However, the online cereal aisle can be one of the most intimidating simply because of the excessive amount of choice you're faced with. 


Luckily, we've put together this guide and paired it with the links you'll need to get your perfect cereal delivered to your door from Amazon, Tesco, Asda and Waitrose. We've included popular favourites and hopefully some new finds like protein porridge and low-sugar granola, too. Whether you're looking for a healthy breakfast cereal that's low in calories or a cheeky chocolatey treat for toddlers, babies or kids — we've thought of it all. Also, we want to deliver the best information to our users, so we have partnered with Nutritionist Tara Corbett for reviewing and fact-checking the article!

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  • Last updated: 16-05-2022
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Compare the Best Breakfast Cereals

For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:


  1. Weetabix - Weetabix Cereal for £3.00
  2. Kellogg's - Coco Pops for £3.00
  3. Fuel 10K - High Protein Porridge for £0.85
  4. Nestle - Multigrain Cheerios for £2.75
  5. Lizi's - Low Sugar Granola for £3.70

For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of breakfast cereals available and understand how our ranking was determined.


This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.

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Weetabix Weetabix Cereal 1

Weetabix

2
Kellogg's  Coco Pops 1

Kellogg's

3
Fuel 10K High Protein Porridge 1

Fuel 10K

4
Nestle Multigrain Cheerios 1

Nestle

5
Lizi's Low Sugar Granola  1

Lizi's

6
Kellogg's Special K Red Berries 1

Kellogg's

7
Nestle Cookie Crisp Cereal 1

Nestle

8
Kellogg's  Crunchy Nut Chocolate Clusters 1

Kellogg's

9
Kellogg's Rice Krispies 1

Kellogg's

10
Waitrose Essential Fruit & Fibre Wheat Flakes 1

Waitrose

Name

Weetabix Cereal

Coco Pops

High Protein Porridge

Multigrain Cheerios

Low Sugar Granola

Special K Red Berries

Cookie Crisp Cereal

Crunchy Nut Chocolate Clusters

Rice Krispies

Essential Fruit & Fibre Wheat Flakes

Features

Power Up for the Day With Whole Wheat

Crispy, Chocolatey and Delicious

High in Protein and Fibre for Active Types

A Fibre-Filled, Well-Loved Classic

A Nutty, High Fibre and Low Sugar Granola

A Fruity Take on Saintly Special K

Cookies and Milk — and Lots of Them!

A Box of Crunchy, Nutty, Chocolatey Goodness

A Kid-Friendly, Simple Choice That's Gentle on Tummies

Toasted Wheat to Facilitate Transit of Food Through the Stomach and Intestine

Price£3.00£3.00£0.85£2.75£3.70£3.50£2.20£2.50£3.50£1.95
Portion Size2 biscuits30 g70 g30 g50 g30 g30 g45 g 30 g40 g
Sugars1.6 g 5.1 g14.5 g 5 g1.9 g5.1 g6.7 g 14 g 2.4 g8.40 g
Fat0.8 g 0.6 g4.1 g1.3 g 13.6 g0.5 g1.5 g 7.7 g0.4 g2.60 g
Fibre3.8 g 3 g4.2 g 2.7 g4.9 g 1.6 g1.8 g 1.6 g0.6 g3.7 g
Calories136 115 259 114250 g 113 116 207 493153
FlavourPlainChocolateGolden syrupPlainNuts, seeds, coconutBerryChocolate Chocolate, peanut, honeyHoney, strawberry, natural-
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Fact-Checked & Approved by Nutritionist Tara Corbett

Fact-Checked & Approved by Nutritionist Tara Corbett

Tara is a nutritionist and energy coach who helps clients to lose weight, improve their eating habits, and get their energy back through better nutrition. She specialises in helping busy parents improve their diets without overwhelming them with information, and get them back on track so that the whole family can benefit.

How to Choose a Breakfast Cereal in the UK

Key Points to Consider

  1. Keep an Eye on the Nutrition Chart to Know How Healthy the Product Is
  2. Plain or Occasional Treat? Pick a Flavour That's Nutritious and Delicious

1. Keep an Eye on the Nutrition Chart to Know How Healthy the Product Is

1. Keep an Eye on the Nutrition Chart to Know How Healthy the Product Is

Cereal Portion Sizes Range From 20 - 70g: Make Sure to Choose an Appropriate Portion Size to Maintain Good Eating Habits

In the nutrition chart, there's a variety of informative figures that you should know about, but it's important to remember that the ratio of these figures can change depending on portion size


For example, if you compare a cereal with a 20g portion size containing 8g of sugar alongside a cereal that has a 45g portion size and 10g of sugar — it is the latter that has less sugar, despite the figures being higher! You'll also have to consider who's eating it, as it's likely you'll be giving your toddler a smaller bowl than yourself. 


To help you understand this easily while browsing for products, we have highlighted the size of the portion labelled on each box. That way, you can see the nutritional value of the cereal and you'll find it easier to compare with others.

Select Cereals With No More Than 11g of Sugar and 3g of Unsaturated Fat per Serving to Make for a Healthier Breakfast

Steep sugar content can be detrimental to our health so it's important that we try to steer clear of products that have too much sugar, especially if you or the kids will be eating cereal every day. Plus, they can cause a crash later in the morning, meaning you might end up reaching for more sweet snacks! 


We would recommend that you choose a cereal containing no more than 11g of sugar per serving. But, if you want to step out of those guidelines and have a breakfast-time treat on a Friday, that's okay too.


Secondly, the saturated fats in cereals can increase the amount of cholesterol in your blood, and some boxes that appear nutritious may not be so saintly. So, to avoid any future health problems, you should always try to avoid saturated fats as much as you can, and aim for your portion to contain no more than 3g of unsaturated fat.


Look For Fibre-Rich Cereals of at Least 1g of Fibre per Bowl to Keep You Full

Don't forget about the fibre levels in your cereal as they have a hugely beneficial impact on your health by supporting your digestive system and making you feel fuller for longer. This can be especially important if you're trying to eat a little less between meals!


Look for cereals with fibre-rich grains and other additions such as oats, barley, wheat, and nuts to help you out, and look for 1g of fibre per bowl at the very least for optimal health benefits.


Gluten-free cereals also provide a lot of fibre!

Consider a Daily Portion of Cereal That Weighs in at Around 150 - 200 Calories to Provide Your Body With Enough Energy

Calories give you energy, so don't be scared when you see that your 45g bowl of Cheerios isn't 99 calories. You need energy to power you through to lunchtime, and more often than not, cereal isn't a hugely calorific food.


However, balance is important, so we recommend that your daily portion of cereal weighs in at around 150-200 calories, although you can be a bit more generous if you're active. On the other hand, you may like to stick to around 120 calories if you're actively trying to lose weight.

2. Pick a Plainer Cereal if You're After Something More Nutritious, but Sweeter Treats Are More Delicious

2. Pick a Plainer Cereal if You're After Something More Nutritious, but Sweeter Treats Are More Delicious

As with most foods, choosing which flavour or type of cereal to go for will mainly come down to what you like best — whether that's nuts, berries, chocolate, or something fairly plain. 


Aside from the fact they're usually better nutritionally, plainer cereals can also serve as a base to add your favourite fruit, yoghurt or other toppings onto, so don't dismiss the classics because you're afraid they'll be boring!


Plus, while we all have good intentions of hitting the gym and eating whole-grain cereal for breakfast every day, sometimes it's good to treat yourself. So to give you a little bit of balance, we've made sure to add a few of the sweeter kinds of cereal to the list as well as some healthier options.


Looking for something to accompany your breakfast cereal? Check out the best healthy yogurts and vegan milks.

10 Best Breakfast Cereals in the UK

This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.

1
Portion Size2 biscuits
Sugars1.6 g
Fat0.8 g
Fibre3.8 g
Calories136
FlavourPlain
2
Portion Size30 g
Sugars5.1 g
Fat0.6 g
Fibre3 g
Calories115
FlavourChocolate
3
Portion Size70 g
Sugars14.5 g
Fat4.1 g
Fibre4.2 g
Calories259
FlavourGolden syrup
4
Portion Size30 g
Sugars5 g
Fat1.3 g
Fibre2.7 g
Calories114
FlavourPlain
5
Portion Size50 g
Sugars1.9 g
Fat13.6 g
Fibre4.9 g
Calories250 g
FlavourNuts, seeds, coconut
6

Kellogg'sSpecial K Red Berries

500 g

£3.50

Portion Size30 g
Sugars5.1 g
Fat0.5 g
Fibre1.6 g
Calories113
Flavour Berry
7

NestleCookie Crisp Cereal

500 g

£2.20

Portion Size30 g
Sugars6.7 g
Fat1.5 g
Fibre1.8 g
Calories116
FlavourChocolate
8

Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Chocolate Clusters

450 g

£2.50

Portion Size45 g
Sugars14 g
Fat7.7 g
Fibre1.6 g
Calories207
FlavourChocolate, peanut, honey
9
Portion Size30 g
Sugars2.4 g
Fat0.4 g
Fibre0.6 g
Calories493
FlavourHoney, strawberry, natural
10

WaitroseEssential Fruit & Fibre Wheat Flakes

750g

£1.95

Portion Size40 g
Sugars8.40 g
Fat2.60 g
Fibre3.7 g
Calories153
Flavour-

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