Are Froot Loops individually flavored, or all the same?

Published: Mar. 22, 2014 at 10:13 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2014 at 10:23 PM CDT
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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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