Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats is one of my favorite breakfast cereals. I especially like strawberry frosted shredded wheat, and I often buy a generic brand at my local Aldi grocery stores. However, Aldi has not always stocked the strawberry variety lately in my local stores, usually only stocking regular shredded wheat. So when I spotted frosted shredded wheat at Dollar General, I decided to give it a try, especially because they stock both regular frosted wheat and strawberry frosted wheat cereal varieties.
Clover Valley Frosted Shredded Wheat cost $1.75 per box at the time of publication. The regular shredded wheat is sold in an 18-ounce box (about nine servings), while the strawberry shredded wheat comes in a 15.8-ounce box (about seven servings).
These are made in the U.S. If you’re looking out for allergens, both varieties contain wheat. These also contain gelatin, but it’s not clear if the gelatin is derived from animal or plant sources.
Both of these cereal flavors are decent takes on name-brand, with just the right amount of sweetness. The texture is slightly different than Kellogg’s shredded wheat, and these aren’t quite as “flaky.” However, if you want frosted shredded wheat and can’t get your hands on the name brand, this substitute is all right.
Read on for more details about each cereal flavor.
Clover Valley Frosted Shredded Wheat (Original)
This cereal has no synthetic colors.
A 1-cup serving (without milk) has 220 calories, 1 gram of total fat (1% DV), no saturated fat or cholesterol, 10 mg of sodium (0% DV, or apparently not enough to matter), 52 grams of total carbohydrates (19% DV), 6 grams of dietary fiber (21% DV), 12 grams of added sugars (24% DV), and 5 grams of protein.
Clover Valley Frosted Shredded Wheat (Strawberry)
While this contains some natural colors such as vegetable juice and paprika, it also contains Red 40.
A 1-cup serving (without milk) has 220 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat (2% DV), no saturated fat or cholesterol, 60 mg of sodium (3% DV), 58 grams of total carbohydrates (21% DV), 20 grams of total sugars, 9 grams of added sugars (18% DV), and 9 grams of protein.
Clover Valley Frosted Shredded Wheat comes in regular white frosted or strawberry frosted varieties. While not exactly like name-brand Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats, these are a decent impersonation.