Are Froot Loops individually flavored, or all the same?
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.
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