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Cocoa Pebbles Cereal vs. Cocoa Krispies — Health Impact and Nutrition Comparison

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Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on September 14, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian Article author photo Jack  Yacoubian
Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
vs
Cocoa Krispies

Summary

Cocoa Pebbles Cereal contains more vitamins, fats, and fewer sugars than Cocoa Krispies.

On the other hand, Cocoa Krispies are richer in minerals and have less sodium, saturated fat, and Vitamin C.

Introduction

This article will compare two famous breakfast cereal products, Cocoa Pebbles Cereal and Cocoa Krispies, focusing on their nutrition and health impact.

Nutrition

This section will examine the differences between Cocoa Pebbles Cereal and Cocoa Krispies' nutrients. Find the nutrition infographics at the bottom of the page

Calories

They are high and similar in caloric content. 

Cocoa pebbles contain 397 calories per 100g, and cocoa Krispies contain 389 calories per 100g.

Fats

Cocoa Pebbles contain more fats than Cocoa Krispies. 

They provide 4.1g of fat, while Cocoa Krispies provide 2.7g of fat.

Carbs

Both have high amounts of carbs. Cocoa Krispies have 87.9g of carbs per 100g, and cocoa pebbles contain 85.7g of carbs per 100g. If you're controlling your blood sugar levels, it's better to consider the serving size.

Fiber

Both have almost equal amounts of fiber. Cocoa Krispies have 1.4g of fiber, and cocoa pebbles contain 1.6g of fiber per 100g.

Vitamins

They are packed with vitamins and fall in the range of the top 9% of foods as a source of Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and folate.

Cocoa Krispies contain 80 times more Vitamin E. It is also high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

On the other hand, Cocoa Pebbles cereal contains 12 times more Vitamin K and more Vitamin D.

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin D +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Vitamin A +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +8207.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Choline +128.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 1.21
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 1.37
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 16.1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 1.61
Equal in Folate - 323
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 4.8
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 156% 3% 207% 0% 325% 347% 323% 0% 393% 259% 650% 3% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 242% 217% 144% 160% 303% 317% 302% 15% 372% 243% 600% 5% 1%
Contains more Vitamin D +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Vitamin A +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +8207.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Choline +128.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 1.21
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 1.37
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 16.1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 1.61
Equal in Folate - 323
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 4.8

Minerals

Cocoa Krispies have more minerals than Cocoa Pebbles Cereal.

Cocoa Krispies provide more magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, and magnesium and less sodium.

The amount of calcium is four times higher.

Cocoa Krispies are much richer in manganese than cocoa pebbles. 

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +477.3%
Contains more Iron +133.9%
Contains more Magnesium +22.6%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Copper +10.7%
Contains more Selenium +15%
Equal in Phosphorus - 102
Equal in Potassium - 197
Equal in Zinc - 5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 233% 23% 41% 18% 78% 142% 100% 0% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 544% 28% 44% 18% 56% 137% 111% 144% 88%
Contains more Calcium +477.3%
Contains more Iron +133.9%
Contains more Magnesium +22.6%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Copper +10.7%
Contains more Selenium +15%
Equal in Phosphorus - 102
Equal in Potassium - 197
Equal in Zinc - 5

Health Impact

These cereals are nearly similar and differ in minerals and vitamins. 
It is always best to consume them parallel to other complex carbs and proteins to increase satiety and remain full for longer. 

If you are diabetic or prediabetic, it's best to consider the portion sizes and associate them with proteins. 

Both products are deficient in cholesterol and fat. They are good sources of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D. However, both are also high in carbs and calories. So, if you control your weight or blood sugar levels, be mindful of their consumption (1).

Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: September 14, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian

Infographic

Cocoa Pebbles Cereal vs Cocoa Krispies infographic
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Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +51.9%
Contains more Other +45.7%
Contains more Water +12.4%
Equal in Protein - 4.6
Equal in Carbs - 87.9
5% 4% 86% 3% 3%
Protein: 4.8 g
Fats: 4.1 g
Carbs: 85.7 g
Water: 2.5 g
Other: 2.9 g
5% 3% 88% 3% 2%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 2.7 g
Carbs: 87.9 g
Water: 2.81 g
Other: 1.99 g
Contains more Fats +51.9%
Contains more Other +45.7%
Contains more Water +12.4%
Equal in Protein - 4.6
Equal in Carbs - 87.9

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.1
92% 5% 3%
Saturated Fat: 3.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g
84% 12% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.1

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cocoa Pebbles Cereal Cocoa Krispies
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cocoa Pebbles Cereal Cocoa Krispies Opinion
Net carbs 84.1g 86.5g Cocoa Krispies
Protein 4.8g 4.6g Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Fats 4.1g 2.7g Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Carbs 85.7g 87.9g Cocoa Krispies
Calories 397kcal 389kcal Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Starch 43.8g Cocoa Krispies
Sugar 35.8g 38.6g Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Fiber 1.6g 1.4g Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Calcium 22mg 127mg Cocoa Krispies
Iron 6.2mg 14.5mg Cocoa Krispies
Magnesium 31mg 38mg Cocoa Krispies
Phosphorus 95mg 102mg Cocoa Krispies
Potassium 193mg 197mg Cocoa Krispies
Sodium 594mg 424mg Cocoa Krispies
Zinc 5.2mg 5mg Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Copper 0.3mg 0.332mg Cocoa Krispies
Manganese 1.1mg Cocoa Krispies
Selenium 14µg 16.1µg Cocoa Krispies
Vitamin A 2586IU 4032IU Cocoa Krispies
Vitamin A RAE 776µg 1210µg Cocoa Krispies
Vitamin E 0.13mg 10.8mg Cocoa Krispies
Vitamin D 276IU 194IU Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Vitamin D 6.9µg 4.8µg Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Vitamin C 0mg 48mg Cocoa Krispies
Vitamin B1 1.3mg 1.21mg Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Vitamin B2 1.5mg 1.37mg Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Vitamin B3 17.2mg 16.1mg Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.249mg Cocoa Krispies
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 1.61mg Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Folate 345µg 323µg Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Vitamin B12 5.2µg 4.8µg Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Choline 3.8mg 8.7mg Cocoa Krispies
Vitamin K 1.3µg 0.1µg Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Tryptophan 0.08mg Cocoa Krispies
Threonine 0.16mg Cocoa Krispies
Isoleucine 0.16mg Cocoa Krispies
Leucine 0.34mg Cocoa Krispies
Lysine 0.13mg Cocoa Krispies
Methionine 0.09mg Cocoa Krispies
Phenylalanine 0.23mg Cocoa Krispies
Valine 0.24mg Cocoa Krispies
Histidine 0.09mg Cocoa Krispies
Trans Fat 0.1g 0g Cocoa Krispies
Saturated Fat 3.6g 2.1g Cocoa Krispies
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g 0.3g Cocoa Krispies
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1g 0.1g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cocoa Pebbles Cereal Cocoa Krispies
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
205%
Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
224%
Cocoa Krispies
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
71%
Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
120%
Cocoa Krispies

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Cocoa Pebbles Cereal is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cocoa Krispies
Cocoa Krispies contains less Sodium (difference - 170mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cocoa Krispies
Cocoa Krispies is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.5g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa Krispies
Cocoa Krispies is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cocoa Pebbles Cereal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173885/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.