How to Eat of Bowl of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats

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I love Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats!

Kellogg’s has accomplished an incredible feat by taking a food product that basically has the consistency and taste of dried, toasted hay and made it delicious by coating it in a thick layer of sugar.

To emphasize my point, have you ever eaten plain Shredded Wheat? There are a few brands on the market but Post Shredded Wheat is the most iconic and well-known. Could there possibly be a more disgusting, choke-inducing cereal than plain, shredded wheat? Well, maybe Grape-Nuts, another Post creation. I’m not sure my goats would even eat plain shredded wheat.

But Kellogg’s has nailed it by adding a sugary coating. It’s a food product that allows us to avoid wallowing in the poor self-esteem issues of our food choices by hiding under the guise of eating healthy and regulating our bowels, while still consuming massive amounts of sugary goodness.

Herein lies the problem. When you add milk to your Frosted Mini Wheats the sugar will start to dissolve and they will begin to deteriorate faster than the most aggressive of ionic reactions.

Like this one, which takes about 10-14 to 10-16 seconds for completion:


Precipitation of BaSO4, Barium Sulfate, when solutions of Barium Chloride and Sulphuric Acid are mixed.

Now I’m no scientist, but those speeds sound like some serious business! Those are negative powers bro!

I’d venture to guess that the significant deterioration of a Frosted Mini Wheat in a bowl of milk starts happening in about 10-25 seconds. So, just as you would never in your right mind try precipitating Barium Sulfate without a well thought out plan of action, you should never eat a bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats without an equal level of preparation.

The important thing to note about Frosted Mini Wheats is that Kellogg’s has not figured out how to accurately coat each Mini Wheat with equal amounts of sugar. This will be important later.

So, here’s how to eat a bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats:

  1. Pour Frosted Mini Wheats into a bowl.
  2. Arrange all of the Mini Wheats so that they are “face up”, meaning sugar side up. You should have no more than two layers of Mini Wheats.
  3. If you have more than two layers you will need to return some to the box.
  4. As you are arranging the Mini Wheats, carefully study and mentally document each of them to determine the amount and consistency of the sugar that coats each piece.
  5. Try to put the Mini Wheats with the most sugar on the bottom layer.
  6. Make special note of the one or two Mini Wheats that are coated with an incredibly thick (1-2mm) of sugar-coating. There will always be one or two of these.
  7. Prepare yourself mentally to eat the Mini Wheats, i.e. get in “The Zone”.
  8. IMPORTANT: Pour milk into cereal bowl but only enough to lightly soak the Mini Wheats. If you use too much milk you will end of with a giant bowl of mush.
  9. Eat as fast as you can starting with the least sugary Mini Wheats on the top layer and finishing with the most sugary Mini Wheats on the bottom layer. As the Mini Wheats will shift around while eating, you will need to be fleet-of-spoon to be sure you are continuing to eat in the correct order. The Mini Wheats noted in #6 should be eaten last.
  10. If you’re a milk drinker, go ahead and drink the milk, but keep in mind, Frosted Mini Wheat milk will have significantly more “silt” in it than milk from other cereals.

So that’s how you eat a bowl of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats.

Next up… How to Eat a Bowl of Lucky Charms!



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39 responses to “How to Eat of Bowl of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats

  1. I don’t eat mini wheats but my kids do. The coagulated mess that remains in the bowl after they’ve finished (long before all the cereal has been eaten, of course) disgusts me every time. Now I am on board with learning some Lucky Charm eating! If it doesn’t include eating the marshmallows last though, you’ve lost me already.

  2. I thought I was alone in #2 and #3. I’m glad to know I’m not. Thank you for this important community service posting.

  3. See, now I prefer to eat my Frosted Mini Wheats dry, one at a time, with a glass of milk on the side. I know, I’m weird. I also like lumpy oatmeal, so I guess there’s just no accounting for taste. LOL

  4. I have never enjoyed Frosted Mini Wheat and now I find out I was eating them all wrong for 50 years!! That is quite a blow!!
    I hope you will cover how to eat Puffed Wheat. You need 3 hands just to get the milk on them.

    • Okay… so I seriously had to look up what puffed wheat was. Is that the same thing as Sugar Smacks? Just without all the sugar?

      • I think I just aged myself!! Yes, like sugar pops without sugar sort of. They were the cheapest cereal out there when I was a kid and it came in a bag. Us kids had to hold our cereal down while Mom poured the milk on because they would float out of the bowl. They were like eating Styrofoam. The milk turned them to mush extremely fast and they filled you up about as well as Styrofoam.

  5. bigsheepcommunications

    I’m thinking you have a little too much free time on your hands …

  6. I cannot stop laughing. Thank you so much for this informative, spit take inducing post! Love it, and I agree about the shredded wheat on all counts. And Grape Nuts? What were those people thinking? You could break a tooth eating that stuff! That is, until it gets soggy in milk.

  7. Yep, that worked. Thanks, I think…

  8. I have never, in all my born days, eaten Frosted Mini-Wheats. I know. No idea why.

    Remember Calvin & Hobbes? How his favorite cereal was called “Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs”? That has nothing to do with anything, I just love Calvin & Hobbes.

  9. Whoa. I feel as if this post was written just for me. I eat Frosted Mini wheats nearly every dang day. Well I alternate my toasted hay with my mushy oatmeal and bananas. Gotta spice things up a bit.

    I will try all of your tips tomorrow, I cannot wait.

  10. I had to eat shredded wheat as a kid – still bear the scars…….

  11. I don’t need to read any more: FOLLOWED!

  12. Man, I feel like a dumbass laughing out load in my truck. That was so damn funny.

  13. To keep maximum crispness, I’d eat the cereal leaving it dry, but dunking one biscuit at a time into milk before popping it in my mouth. Actually, I’m a big fan of Triscuit crackers, which is basically shredded wheat, pressed into crackers, and salted. So, one day, I got some plain shredded wheat, sprinkled salt on, and ate it. Not bad!

  14. I turn all of mine yummy side up as well. Do you like the flavored ones?

  15. I like shredded wheat. And Grape Nuts. (But what’s with that NAME?!)
    The latter gravel-inspired cereal is intended to be eaten in only very tiny quantities at a time. Slowly. CAREFULLY.

    Yet I agree with everything else you say. I would suggest, however, a modification to your method: I used to eat mine in a shallow dessert bowl. The blow allowed for only a single layer of mini-wheats at a time. Voila! Perfection.

  16. My kids often snack on them dry with a glass of milk to drink on the side. But I am talking about the newer extra mini kind. They’re very tiny! My husband and I love them too. I put a bunch dry in a bowl and then fill a different, smaller bowl with milk. I grab 5 at a time or so from the dry bowl and drop them into the bowl of milk,. Eat it, and repeat process! Sure I look silly with two bowls and my whole set up. But they’re fresh and sugary, with the perfect amount of dampness in every bite! My husband laughs at me, but then compliments my cleverness. Haha! Does anyone remember the kind that had raisin in the middle? So delish! Although they didn’t have frosting on top. Now raisin or berry in the middle WITH frosting on top….that would be the bomb! Just brilliant.
    (Yeah I said, “the bomb”)

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