Cheerios Vs. Weetabix (Which is the Best?)

Multigrain Cheerios and Weetabix are both marketed as the healthier choice for breakfast cereals, but which is the best?

In this article, I’ve put top brand cereals Nestlé Multigrain and Original Weetabix head to head to find out which is the best for calories, nutrition, flavor, and price.

Read on to see the winner of each category, so you can make an informed choice on which breakfast cereal is the best for you, also take the poll to tell us which you like best.

Multigrain Cheerios V’s Weetabix Original Nutritional Comparison

The first and probably most important part of the comparison is finding out which cereal is best for each nutritional category to build a complete picture of each cereal.

The information is based on a like-for-like weight (per 100g) to keep the data as accurate as possible and to get a fair comparison.

Nutritional values are based on Nestlé Multigrain Cheerios and Weetabix Original biscuits and using values provided by each brand.

Cheerios on the left and weetabix on the right with Vs. in the center to show a comparison

Best for Calorie Content

The first category is calories per 100g of cereal, and although there’s not much difference between the two, the winner is Weetabix at 362kcal per 100g, which is 20kcal less than Cheerios per weight.

Cereal TypeCalories Per 100g
Multigrain Cheerios382kcal
Original Weetabix362kcal
Table to compare calories per 100g of Multigrain Cheerios and Original Weetabix.

Best for Carbohydrate Content

We’ll now take a look at carbohydrate content per 100g of each kind of cereal, along with how much of the carb value is sugars.

It’s worth pointing out that both kinds of cereal are relatively high in carbs; however, Multigrain Cheerios are slightly higher than Weetabix, with 2g more per 100g.

Cheerios also contain 13.8g more sugar than Weetabix, making Weetabix the winner in both categories.

Cereal TypeCarbohydrates Per 100gof Which Are Sugars (per 100g)
Multigrain Cheerios71g18g
Original Weetabix69g4.2g
Table to compare carbohydrates and sugars per 100g of Multigrain Cheerios and Original Weetabix.

Best for Protein Content

Both kinds of cereal contain a similar amount of protein per 100g; however, Weetabix contains slightly more (0.6g) protein per 100g.

Cereal TypeProtein Per 100g
Multigrain Cheerios9.4g
Original Weetabix10g
Table to compare protein content per 100g of Multigrain Cheerios and Original Weetabix.

Best for Fat Content

When it comes to fat content, both kinds of cereal are low in fat and saturated fats; however, Multigrain Cheerios contain 2.7g more fat than Weetabix per 100g, making Weetabix the winner of this category.

Cereal TypeFat Per 100gof Which Are Saturates (Per 100g)
Multigrain Cheerios4.7g0.9g
Original Weetabix2g0.8g
Table to compare fat content per 100g of Multigrain Cheerios and Original Weetabix.

Best for Fiber Content

Fiber content is often an important factor in people choosing the best cereal for their diet, and breakfast cereal is a great way to boost daily fiber intake.

When it comes to Multigrain Cheerios and Weetabix, both have a good amount of fiber when compared to some other breakfast cereal choices. Still, Weetabix contains 1.1g more fiber per 100g, making it the category winner.

Cereal TypeDietary Fiber Per 100g
Multigrain Cheerios8.9g
Original Weetabix10g
Table to compare fiber per 100g of Multigrain Cheerios and Original Weetabix.

Best for Sodium/Salt Content

As you would expect from breakfast cereal, both Weetabix and Multigrain Cheerios are low in sodium (salt).

Multigrain Cheerios contain 0.84g of salt per 100g, which is slightly higher than Weetabix, which contains 0.28g of salt per 100g.

Cereal TypeSodium/Salt Per 100g
Multigrain Cheerios0.84g
Original Weetabix0.28g
Table to compare sodium/salt per 100g of Multigrain Cheerios and Original Weetabix.

Best for Vitamins/Minerals

Multigrain Cheerios and Weetabix are fortified breakfast cereals which means they’ve had specific vitamins and minerals added to them to help the consumer get part of the way to getting their daily recommended nutrients.

Cheerios are fortified with more vitamins and minerals; however, Weetabix doesn’t report all nutrients in their nutritional information, so it’s challenging to establish a clear winner.

The table below compares the main vitamins and minerals found in each type of cereal in more depth.

Vitamin/Mineral TypeMultigrain Cheerios (per 100g)Weetabix Original (per 100g)
Vitamin D2.5µgUnconfirmed
Calcium525mgUnconfirmed
Iron13mg12mg
Folic Acid163µg170µg
Niacin12mg12mg
Riboflavin (B2)0.94mg1.2mg
Vitamin B60.96mgUnconfirmed
Vitamin C40mgUnconfirmed
Table to compare vitamins/minerals per 100g of Multigrain Cheerios and Original Weetabix.

Best for Flavor/Texture

The flavor and texture of Cheerios Vs Weetabix is a subjective category that I can’t judge without a poll and substantial data.

Both kinds of cereal are flavorsome in their own right and have different ingredients to create the flavors that we know and love.

Take the Poll

So, to help find the best cereal in this category, please vote in the poll below (no personal details are required) to confirm your favorite and to find out how others have voted so far.

Best for Price

Because Cheerios and Weetabix are sold in different-sized packs, it’s difficult to compare like-for-like weights, so I’ve worked out the cost per serving instead.

At the time of writing this article, a 390g pack of Nestlé Multigrain Cheerios costs £1.55 in the UK and contains 13 (30g) servings per pack, which means the cost per serving is 12p.

In comparison, a pack of 24 Weetabix Original Biscuits Contains 12 servings (of two biscuits) and costs £3 per pack, which means a serving of Weetabix costs 25p (at the time of writing).

Based on these figures Multigrain Cheerios cost less per serving than Original Weetabix.

Please note costs will vary between stores and depending on the box size because, in most cases, a larger pack of cereal costs less per weight than a smaller pack.

Overall Winner

Now that all the data has been collected and compared, the clear winner in comparing Multigrain Cheerios and Original Weetabix is Weetabix.

Weetabix is the healthier choice because it’s higher in fiber and contains less sugar per serving, and also has slightly more protein while being slightly lower in carbs and sodium.

It’s important to point out that there’s not much difference between the two in most categories. Cheerios still offer nutritional benefits from fortified ingredients’ fiber content, along with the bonus that they cost less.

Comparison CategoryWinner (Multigrain Cheerios or Weetabix)
Best for Calorie ContentWeetabix
Best for Carbohydrate ContentWeetabix
Best for Sugar ContentWeetabix
Best for Protein ContentWeetabix
Best for Fat ContentWeetabix
Best for Fiber ContentWeetabix
Best for Sodium ContentWeetabix
Best for Vitamins/MineralsUnconfirmed
Best for PriceCheerios
Overall WinnerWeetabix
Table to show the overall winners of Cheerios vs. Weetabix.

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References Used for this Article

To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, I have used data from both the original producers; the links below contain the source information:

Multigrain Cheerios Nutritional Information from Nestlé.

Original Weetabix Nutritional Information.