If you’re looking for morning breakfast cereal to start your day, you may come across cheerios as an option. But those caring about some dietary requirements look first for the answer to some commonly asked questions, including: “Are Cheerios suitable for a Vegan and Halal diet.”
In this blog post, I will check whether all =flavors meet your dietary needs (For Muslims & Vegans) so that you can feel good about your breakfast choice. So, let’s dive in!
About Cheerios: Flavors & Ingredients
Cheerios is a brand of cereal owned by General Mills. Most of their flavors are made from whole-grain and shaped like small rings.
Also, It is one of the best-selling cereals worldwide and is known for its many health benefits and fewer side effects.
It is available in various flavors, including Honey Nut, Multigrain, Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Fruity, Maple, Oat Crunch, Pumpkin Spice, and Peanut Butter.
Regarding the ingredients, Cheerios flavors contain some non-vegan components derived from animal sources such as Vitamin D3 and Honey.
So, let’s see the flavors that are unsuitable for vegans.
Are Cheerios Vegan?
The answer is NO. All Cheerios flavors are not vegan. They are made using a derived animal ingredient, vitamin D3, from sheep’s skin called lanolin. So they are unsuitable for vegans.
Some flavors contain Honey, including
- Honey Vanilla
- Honey Nut Medley Crunch
- Honey Nut
- Oat Crunch honey
Are Cheerios Halal?
The answer is No. According to Kellogg’s, All their USA product, including Cheerios flavors, are not halal. Only one doubtable ingredient, vitamin D3, is derived from Pigs or manufactured in a factory that handles pig meat.
So, they are not halal & unsuitable for Muslims since the brand confirmed that.
Indeed, Cheerios are unsuitable for vegans and Muslims.
- Pumpkin Spice
- Apple Cinnamon
- Banana Nut
- Very Berry
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Whole Grain
- Isey Skyr
- Koko Krunch
- Dutch Crunch
- Smiths Chicken Chips
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