Marshmallow Mateys

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Marshmallow Mateys is a brand of cereal produced by the MOM Brands food company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company presented their first line of ready-to-eat cereals in 1965. Marshmallow Mateys includes marshmallow shapes in various colors.[1]

History[edit]

Malt-O-Meal dates back to 1919 when John S. Campbell developed a hot wheat breakfast cereal he called Malt-O-Meal. The company officially adopted the name The Malt-O-Meal Company in 1953 (renamed MOM Brands in February 2012). By 1965, the company had entered the ready-to-eat non-hot breakfast sector with the introduction of Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat cereals. While the company is best known for its line of hot cereals, it derives a large percentage of its sales from its 20-plus discount-priced bagged cold cereals - many of which are imitations of better-known national brands.[1]

Compared to Lucky Charms[edit]

A comparison of Marshmallow Mateys cereal against its popular competitor, Lucky Charms.[2]

Percentage of recommended daily intake per 30 g serving Protein Average price[note 1]
Calcium Folic Acid Iron Vitamin C g oz $/lb $/kg
Marshmallow Mateys 10% 50% 50% 10% 2 0.071 2.36 5.20
Lucky Charms 10% 50% 25% 10% 2 0.071 3.26 7.19
  1. ^ This table shows the average price as of October 2010.

Nutritional facts[edit]

Marshmallow Mateys
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
25g
Dietary fiber 1g
1g
2g
Trace metals
Sodium
(13%)
200 mg

Disregard statement at top, the above is the Nutritional value per 30 g, or one serving size
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.

The following are per 30 g serving.[3]

  • Energy - 120 Cal (500 kJ)
  • Energy from Fat - 9 Cal (38 kJ)
  • Total Fat - 1.0 g % Daily Value - 2%
  • Sodium - 200 mg % Daily Value - 8%
  • Total Carbohydrates - 25.0g % Daily Value - 8%
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.0g % Daily Value - 4%
  • Sugars - 13.0g
  • Protein - 2.0g
  • Vitamin A - 10%
  • Vitamin C - 10%
  • Calcium - 10%
  • Iron - 50%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1960s". Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Malt-O-Meal". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Calorie Count". Retrieved 2009-09-21. 

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