Glucerna cereal vs. Special K

By Latest Reply 2009-02-14 22:08:42 -0600
Started 2009-02-11 18:57:02 -0600

I was out shopping today, and checked out the Glucerna Cereal then compared it to Kelloggs Special K. What to my amazement should I see? Special K was less carbs for the same amount, twice as much in the box, for the same price as the Glucerna! Cheerios you can have 1 cup for 20 gr. of carbs for less than both of them! And you can get a bigger box!

17 replies

2009-02-12 22:43:52 -0600 Report

I was at the grocery store tonight and looked at both of these cereals. Neither of them met the standards for cereal in this house. Both have bad ingredients like high fructose corn syrup in Special K and/or chemicals that I can't pronounce and don't want to learn how to AND the Glucerna cereal was 2-3 x the price of a simple box of Wheaties. If you want to eat cereal, which I do look for Mom's Best All Naturals.. they are inexpensive, a few ingredients, and they taste good.

Just my opinion

Janice5208 2009-02-13 03:14:55 -0600 Report

Special K has one with protein that has only 9 net carbs for about 3/4 cup, and I like the taste over glucerna.

2009-02-14 21:16:36 -0600 Report

Judy, how available is that cereal? I would love to get ahold of some!

2009-02-14 21:54:47 -0600 Report

Here is the website. They have a store locator and also under special offiers you can request that a store in your area carries them and get a coupon. If you go on the left side bar, there is a link to where you can order it to be delivered to your home too. It's a little more expensive that way that what I pay in the store but it's an alternative if you don't have a store near you.

2009-02-14 22:08:42 -0600 Report

YAY!!!! They carry the cereal at my local Family Dollar!!! And I'm planning on goin to get some tomorrow!!!

Thank You Judy!!!!

GabbyPA 2009-02-12 17:54:46 -0600 Report

One thing you need to look at too is the ingredients. There are the same number of carbs in a 1/3 cup of rice as there are in an apple, but the apple doesn't spike me and the rice will. So sometimes you have to look deeper than just the Nutrition box, read your ingredients. If it has any HFC in it or rice, it may be what causes spikes in some.
I just avoid cereal unless it is a whole one like puffed wheat or oats...I don't trust flakes or anything that is "made". They put too much junk in it.

I am not advocating Glucerna or Special K, I am just saying that you have to read beyond the obvious.

2009-02-12 20:43:41 -0600 Report

What if someone is allergic to those ingredients? I don't know many kids or adults that wouldnt like to feel more normal when you have this disease, and a variance in foods.

GabbyPA 2009-02-12 21:19:55 -0600 Report

That is why you just need to read everything. I have grown lax in my lable reading and I know that I need to get back into doing that more again. It will shock you as to how much stuff is in there. Specially if you do have allergies.

rbergman 2009-02-11 19:35:53 -0600 Report

I found that yesterday, fat free on some things were higher in carbs than the regular, and regular is cheaper. I learned to shop wise, not shop diet lol

Anngelia 2009-02-12 15:30:10 -0600 Report

Yes, if you want to eat healthy you cant eat cheap. But I do feel the Special K fits in both categories.

highlandcitygirl 2009-02-11 19:34:16 -0600 Report

when you eat your special k does it raise your b g very much? what is the carb count per serving?

Anngelia 2009-02-12 15:27:42 -0600 Report

My bg does very well with the special K. The carb count is 26 for 1 cup. Most cereals a serving is 3/4 cup but the Kellogs Red Berries is 1 cup.

Anngelia 2009-02-11 19:18:40 -0600 Report

I personally cant stand the glucerna products but I love Special K. Especially the red berries product. I like cherrios but I want a 2nd bowl an hour after I finish the 1st one. So I think I'll just stick with the Special K for now.

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