Lucky Charms

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Lucky Charms is a brand of cereal made by General Mills. The cereal first appeared in stores in 1964.[1] Its two main ingredients are toasted oat pieces and colored marshmallows.[2]

Ingredients[change | change source]

Oats (Whole grain), Oats (flour), marshmallows (sugar, modified starch/modified corn starch, corn syrup, dextrose, gelatin, calcium carbonate, yellow 5 & yellow 6, blue 1, red 40), artificial flavor, sugar, corn syrup, corn starch, salt, calcium carbonate, food coloring/artificial color, trisodium phosphate, zinc, and iron.[3]

Other forms[change | change source]

In 2005, another form of the cereal was made, Chocolate Charms. Then later being followed by Lucky Charm Treats. After these changes proved to increase sales, General Mills decided to make changes to the cereal periodically.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "1960s" (PDF). General Mills History Timeline. General Mills. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 23, 2007. Retrieved 2014-20-2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Karen Wright (August 1999). "A Charm's Life - Lucky Charm's cereal (sic)". Discover Magazine. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1511/is_8_20/ai_55248808/pg_1. 
  3. "Ingredients".