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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.
The oat morsels are formed in the shape of boat anchors; the marshmallow bits may be variously: dolphins (aqua blue & white), dubloons (orange & yellow), gems (red & orange), jewels (purple & white), parrots (yellow), pirate heads in three-cornered hats (yellow & red), shovels (orange), starfish (pink & white), tropical fish (green striped).
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.
Compared to Lucky Charms
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|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
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|Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
The following are per 30 g serving.
- 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%
In Popular Culture
- In Season 3 Episode 11 (Order Room Service) of the American TV series Shameless, Frank Gallagher is seen eating a packet of Marshmallow Mateys when he and his son Carl are in the caravan.
- In Season 10 Episode 12 (Cereal Killer) of the American documentary series Forensic Files, an arson and homicide case was solved with forensic evidence that included Marshmallow Mateys.
- "Cereals ready-to-eat, Malt-O-Meal, Marshmallow Mateys". Calorielab.com. Retrieved December 4, 2011. External link in
- Ewoldt, John (October 7, 2009). "Malt-O-Meal cereal for $1 a bag". Star Tribune. Retrieved December 4, 2011. External link in