Froot Loops Vs. Fruity Pebbles (Which is Best?)

Froot Loops and Fruity Pebbles are both breakfast kinds of cereal that are aimed at kids, with bright colors and fun pack cartoons that they just can’t resist.

Although we want to treat our kids, it’s only natural that we want to give them the healthiest option. But is there a more nutritious option when it comes to these cereals, and is one better than the other?

In this article, I’ll be comparing Kellogg’s Froot Loops against Fruity Pebbles head-to-head to find out which is best in various categories, including nutrition and price. Also, you can take part in our poll to tell us which is your favorite to find out which is best for flavor.

Ingredients Comparision

The table below shows the ingredients for each cereal; as you can see, sugar and added colorings feature heavily in the ingredients of both Froot Loops and Fruity Pebbles.

The key difference between the two kinds of cereal is that Froot Loops are predominately made from corn-based ingredients, whereas Fruity Pebbles are a rice-based cereal.

Kellogg’s Froot Loops IngredientsPost Fruity Pebbles Ingredients
Corn flour blend (whole grain yellow corn flour, degerminated yellow corn flour), sugar, wheat flour, whole grain oat flour, modified food starch, contains 2% or less of vegetable oil (hydrogenated coconut, soybean and/or cottonseed), oat fiber, maltodextrin, salt, soluble corn fiber, natural flavor, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1, yellow 6, bht for freshness.Rice, Sugar, Canola Oil, Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Red 40, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Turmeric Oleoresin (color), Blue 1, Blue 2, BHT, and BHA added to preserve freshness.
froot loops on the left and fruity pebbles on the right to show a comparison between the two cereals

Froot Loops Vs. Fruity Pebbles Nutritional Comparison

Moving onto the nutritional comparison between Kellogg’s Froot Loops and Post Fruity Pebbles.

To get the most accurate and fair comparison, we need to compare each cereal weight-for-weight, so I have made a comparison per 100g of each cereal.

I have also included data for the manufacturer-recommended serving of each cereal for information; however, it’s important to know the serving weights are not equal.

Best for Calorie Content

When it comes to calories per weight of breakfast cereal, Fruity Pebbles contain the least calories compared to Froot Loops which have 79 more calories (in kcal) per 100g.

Cereal TypeCalories Per 100gCalories Per Serving
Kellogg’s Froot Loops385kcal150kcal (Per 39g Serving)
Post Fruity Pebbles306kcal110kcal (Per 36g Serving)

Best for Carbohydrate Content

Neither Froot Loops nor Fruity Pebbles are low-carbohydrate breakfast options, but if you were looking for a lower-carb option between the two, Fruity Pebbles are lower in carbs when compared to Fruit Loops.

Cereal TypeCarbohydrates Per 100gCarbohydrates Per Serving
Kellogg’s Froot Loops87g34g (Per 39g Serving)
Post Fruity Pebbles64g23g (Per 36g Serving)

Best for Sugar Content

Both Froot Loops and Fruity Pebbles are relatively high in sugar compared to other breakfast cereals or other breakfast options.

Fruit Loops and Fruity Pebbles both contain 12g of sugar per serving, which is 25% of the recommended daily value, and weight-for-weight Fruity Pebbles are slightly higher in sugar per 100g.

Cereal TypeSugars Per 100gSugars Per Serving
Kellogg’s Froot Loops31g12g (Per 39g Serving)
Post Fruity Pebbles33g12g (Per 36g Serving)

Best for Protein Content

If the protein content is important to you, Froot Loops are the better option in this category because they contain 5g of protein per 100g of cereal compared to Fruity Pebbles which have 3g.

It’s worth noting that neither cereal is a high protein option compared to other breakfast options.

Cereal TypeProtein Per 100gProtein Per Serving
Kellogg’s Froot Loops5g2g (Per 39g Serving)
Post Fruity Pebbles3g1g (Per 36g Serving)

Best for Fat Content

If fat content is a consideration for you, neither type of cereal is high in fat or saturated fat, but when you compare the two, Fruity Pebbles are slightly lower in fat than Froot Loops.

Cereal TypeFat Per ServingSaturated Fat per Serving
Kellogg’s Froot Loops (Per 39g Serving)1.5g0.5g
Post Fruity Pebbles (Per 36g Serving)1g0g

Cholesterol

When it comes to cholesterol, neither Froot Loops nor Fruity Pebbles contain any cholesterol per serving.

Best for Fiber Content

Fiber is often an important consideration to consumers choosing a breakfast cereal, and it’s important to note that when it comes to Froot Loops and Fruity Pebbles, neither kind of cereal is a high-fiber breakfast choice.

When comparing the two breakfast kinds of cereal, Froot Loops is the better option for fiber content because Fruity Pebbles don’t contain any fiber compared to Froot Loops which have 2g per serving.

Cereal TypeDietary Fibre Per 100gDietary Fibre per Serving
Kellogg’s Froot Loops5g2g (Per 39g Serving)
Post Fruity Pebbles0g0g (Per 36g Serving)
close up of fruit loops

Best for Sodium/Salt Content

Froot Loops and Fruity Pebbles have a very similar sodium content, but when comparing the two, Froot Loops contain slightly more per weight (although this is a nominal amount).

To put this into the context of a recommended daily value, Froot Loops contain 9% of the daily value of sodium, compared to Fruity Pebbles which have 8%.

Cereal TypeSodium/Salt Per 100gSodium/Salt per Serving
Kellogg’s Froot Loops538mg210mg (Per 39g Serving)
Post Fruity Pebbles528mg190mg (Per 36g Serving)

Best for Vitamins/Minerals

Both Froot Loops and Fruity Pebbles are fortified breakfast cereals which means they’re fortified with vitamins and minerals to help consumers get towards their recommended daily values of various nutrients.

Of the two, Fruity Pebbles are fortified with higher levels of vitamins and minerals in more categories per serving; take a look at the table below to see the comparison between the two:

Vitamin/Mineral TypeKellogg’s Froot Loops
Daily Value % Per Serving
Post Fruity Pebbles
Daily Value % Per Serving
Vitamin A10%10%
Vitamin C25%10%
Calcium0%0%
Potassium0%0%
Iron25%6%
Vitamin D10%10%
Thiamin20%35%
Riboflavin20%40%
Niacin25%40%
Vitamin B620%25%
Folic Acid20%60%
Vitamin B1220%80%
Zinc10%15%

Best for Flavor/Texture

To find out which cereal is the best for taste, we need to get an opinion over a broad demographic of people.

You can help future readers and us by voting for your favorite in the poll below, and once you vote, you’ll be able to see the winner so far.

Best for Price

At the time of writing this article, a box of Froot Loops which weighs 19.4oz, costs an average of $3.64 ($0.19 per ounce) and a 28oz box costs $4.98 (0.18 per ounce).

A box 20.4oz box of Fruity Pebbles costs an average of $3.98 ($0.20 per ounce), and a 27.5oz box costs an average of $4.98 ($0.18 per ounce).

Based on these figures, Froot Loops cost slightly less per weight on average, although costs are very similar between the two.

Overall Winner

All categories have now been compared, and I can now announce a winner of the best in most categories between Kellogg’s Fruit Loops and Post Fruity Pebbles, and the winner is – Fruity Pebbles.

This was a very close contest, but Fruity Pebbles won the most categories, including Best for calories, carbs, fat, sodium, and vitamins and minerals.

Froot Loops came in best for sugar, fiber, protein, and price, although it’s important to note that there wasn’t much difference between these two in most categories.

Neither cereal is the healthiest compared to other options available, such as high-fiber low-sugar bran, or whole-grain cereals.

You can use this information to decide which is best for you based on your needs and diet requirements.

Comparison CategoryWinner (Froot Loops or Fruity Pebbles)
Best for Calorie ContentFruity Pebbles
Best for Carbohydrate ContentFruity Pebbles
Best for Sugar ContentFruit Loops
Best for Protein ContentFruit Loops
Best for Fat ContentFruity Pebbles
Best for Fiber ContentFruit Loops
Best for Sodium ContentFruity Pebbles
Best for Vitamins/MineralsFruity Pebbles
Best for PriceFruit Loops
Overall WinnerFruity Pebbles

More Froot Loop & Fruity Pebbles FAQ’s

Is it Fruit Loops or Froot Loops?

The correct spelling of the popular Kellogg’s cereal brand is ‘Froot’ Loops and not Fruit Loops.

Are Froot Loops and Fruity Pebbles made from the same recipe?

No, Froot Loops and Fruity Pebbles have different ingredients, with the main difference being that Froot Loops are made from a blend of corn flour, compared to Fruity Pebbles whose main ingredient is rice.

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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 Smart Label and Post; the links below contain the source information:

Froot Loops Smart Label Nutritional Information

Post Fruity Pebbles Nutritional Information