Are Froot Loops individually flavored, or all the same? - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

Are Froot Loops individually flavored, or all the same?

Posted: Updated:
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

It's a question that has cropped up from time to time over the years, and it's all over the internet again: Are Froot Loops all the same flavor?

Some say yes, some say no. The truth is hard to get to on the web, so we  conducted a scientific taste test at a restaurant that serves breakfast.

We wanted to know whether each color of loop in a box of Froot Loops is a unique flavor, or are they all the same. The best way to find out is to set up at a good ol' days-type of diner like D's Coffee Shop in Tyler.

Putting my kindergarten-learned sorting skills to good use, I put on a pair of gloves and separated each color into its own pile. I had no idea before, but it turns out there are six colors, including one that is a sort of turquoise color. Not sure what that flavor would be.

I got some random people to taste with their eyes closed, and had them tell me what flavor they were tasting.

"Yellow," said Frank Leeson .

"Yellow? All right well take a look. It's orange," I said to Frank.

"Well, I'll say green," James Rink said.

"Well, that is correct," I told him.

"Red?" wondered Carla Locklear.

"You think that's red?" I asked her.

"Oh, okay!" She laughed, happy to be correct.

"Orange," guessed Jerry Payne when he tasted his.

"Take a look," I suggested.

"Okay," Jerry said.

"Green," I told him.

"Green," stated Maria Moran.

"Well, take a look," I stated.

"Oh, blue," she realized.

"They're magically delicious," Richard Hardin observed with his eyes closed.

"That's the wrong cereal," I reminded him.

"That tastes green to me," Hardin surmised.

"That's green? Take a look," I said.

"Oh, lemon," he stated.

"Purple," said Matt Thiessen.

"No, it's the color of your shirt," I hinted.

"Dang it, red," he realized.

"Of the three, any taste difference at all?" I asked Matt.

"Not that I could discern," he answered.

"Purple," guessed Shontay Sturrock.

"Take a look," I suggested.

"Okay, they taste the same," she realized.

"Taste a little different ... different kinds of fruit," Frank Leeson observed.

"The yellow one didn't taste like lemon?" I asked James Rink.

"No. I couldn't see any difference," Rink concluded.

"They don't taste different at all," Maria Moran concluded.

"Really that was just a guess. I think they all taste the same," admitted Jerry Payne.

"Froot Loops is spelled with two O's, so I'm thinking that's the flavoring. I don't know," I observed.

I had to know for sure before I went loopy, so I called Kellogg's, and finally I spoke with a guy named Mike.  I hope he's not in trouble, but he told me they use seven fruit flavors. Mystery solved. Or is it?

Okay, they use seven flavors, but individually or together? After a few more questions, "Mike" from Kellogg's admitted Froot Loops are not individually flavored.

It's an orange-lemon-cherry-raspberry-apple-blueberry-lime flavor throughout, he said. So, all the loops are the same flavor, but feature six different colors.

Now we know.

Copyright KLTV 2012. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
publicfile@kltv.com
903-597-5588
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.