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This Keto ‘Sugary’ Cereal Is Low-Carb, Full of Protein, and It Actually Tastes Good

When I first saw an ad for Magic Spoon cereal, I honestly thought it was part of a cartoon. Bright, cheery, and colorful, the cereal box reminded me of breakfasts I’ve seen on animated shows. But when I took a closer look, I realized that Magic Spoon was not only a real cereal but a healthy one, designed for “grown-ups” like myself. Keto-friendly, high in protein, and grain-free, Magic Spoon aims to reimagine the most popular childhood cereals, but with no artificial ingredients and far fewer carbs. Wait, was I sure this was actually real?!

There was only one way to find out, so I bought myself a variety case ($39, Magic Spoon) of Cinnamon, Frosted, Fruity, and Cocoa Magic Spoon cereal. (You have the option of either purchasing the variety case or a case with four boxes of the same flavor.) If it’s your first time trying Magic Spoon, I highly recommend buying the variety case so you can try them all. 

Since I was a major fan of (non-keto) cereal when I was a kid, I was anxious to try this healthy cereal to see how it stacked up. I’m happy to say it did not disappoint. 

The best way I can describe Magic Spoon cereal is a “slow sweetness.” You know how some spicy foods don’t set your tongue on fire right away, but instead treat you to a “slow burn”? It’s kind of like that with Magic Spoon, only with a pleasant sweetness that gradually gets sweeter. (I have to say, I highly prefer the slow sweetness over a slow burn!) 

But unlike super sugary cereal, Magic Spoon’s sweetness doesn’t linger on your teeth for the whole morning— and it doesn’t cause hunger pangs a couple hours later. With 12 grams of protein and just 3 grams of net carbs, I felt full and satisfied after finishing a bowl. (Psst: The protein content can go up even more depending on your milk of choice.) 

The “magic” behind Magic Spoon can be found in the ingredient allulose, a natural sweetener found in some fruits such as figs and raisins. If you’re interested in the full nutritional breakdown of each cereal flavor, you can check it out here on the website. Note: All flavors contain milk and coconut.

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While some may balk at paying $39 for four cereal boxes, it’s important to keep in mind that each box includes seven servings of cereal, at 3/4 cup per serving. If you go serving by serving, the price actually evens out to about $1.39 per bowl. Not too shabby.

As someone who’s always loved fruit (and fruit-flavored things), the Fruity flavor was hands-down my personal favorite. It certainly didn’t hurt that this cereal was an adorable shade of pink. However, all four of the flavors reminded me of healthified versions of cereal I had as a kid. I imagine someone who favored chocolate cereal back in the day might prefer the Cocoa flavor. Same goes for Frosted or Cinnamon, but you never know until you try them!

So whether you’re on a keto diet or you just want to enjoy more cereal with less guilt, Magic Spoon is definitely worth a shot. Who knows? Your whole family might enjoy it, too!

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