But here’s a new one: is there a saturated fat- and calorie-bomb lurking inside that innocent-seeming bowl of cereal? A bowl of Cap’n Crunch isn’t as bad as a sodium-packed slice of pepperoni pizza, but there’s still loads of sugar—up to 50% for some brands—in every bite of many popular breakfast cereals.
To find the 20 deadliest cereals on your grocer’s shelf, The Daily Beast used data from Good Guide and limited our list to the most popular brands. This ranking is based on Good Guide’s health score, on a scale of 0 to 10, worst to best. Ties were broken by total calories per serving.