February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
It was 1892 when shredded wheats were first invented, and a year later they made their impressive public debut in Chicago—though they were then called "little whole wheat mattresses." We like "shredded wheats" better, especially when they're kicked up a notch with the sweet flavors of maple & brown sugar. You too? Trader Joe's Frosted Maple & Brown Sugar Shredded Bite Size Wheats can be yours with a quick trip to your neighborhood Trader Joe's.
These shredded wheats start with whole, Michigan-grown white wheat kernels that are shredded into layers to form crunchy, bite-sized biscuits. After baking, the biscuits are frosted with a maple & brown sugar frosting to create this sweet cereal that's as good for snacking as it is for breakfast. On cold winter mornings, you might even make it into a "hot" cereal with the addition of warm milk, a touch of butter and a pinch of salt.
Frosted Maple & Brown Sugar Shredded Bite Size Wheats are low fat and an excellent source of fiber—each serving has only one gram of fat and an impressive five grams of fiber. They also boast 43 grams of whole grain in each serving, are naturally cholesterol free, and are fortified with nine vitamins and minerals. Most importantly, though, they taste great—and they get even better with the addition of milk. Each 25.5 ounce box is $2.99, every day.