Hold The Milk: Your Favorite Cereal May Not Be So ‘Wholesome’ - WSPA.com

Hold The Milk: Your Favorite Cereal May Not Be So ‘Wholesome’

Posted: Updated:
If Frosted Mini-Wheats has been a part of your family’s diet for some time now, you may be eligible for some compensation. If Frosted Mini-Wheats has been a part of your family’s diet for some time now, you may be eligible for some compensation.

Sweet? Of course. High in fiber? Sure. Filling? Why not.

But when people bought Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats back in 2008 and 2009, some were under the impression the cereal "improved kids' attentiveness, memory and other cognitive functions to a degree no supported by competent clinical evidence," according to the website set up to handle claims.

And parents who felt they were misled by Kellogg filed a class-action lawsuit.

"It is a tool out there to fight major corporations when they are doing something wrong," said attorney Patrick Knie of Spartanburg.

Knie is not involved in the case against Kellogg, but he specializes in class-action suits. Knie believes they help keep companies honest and consumers safe.

"Because of class-action lawsuits against the big car makers for all kinds of problems, we wouldn't have seat belts or air bags today," Knie said.

While Kellogg denies any wrongdoing, it will have to pay $4 million as part of a settlement.

Customers who bought Frosted Mini-Wheats may be eligible for a refund of up to $15. The company also has to stop making false claims.

It is unknown what affects the lawsuit will have on other breakfast cereal manufacturers that make similar claims.

"I don't believe eating a frosted cereal could help your attentiveness in school," says 17-year-old Darian Thomas.

"I think eating breakfast would, but not necessarily one particular cereal," adds Mark Wilkins of Spartanburg.

Unfortunately, if you believe everything you hear or read about what a cereal will do, it's guaranteed to leave a bad taste in your mouth.

If you want to submit a claim for a refund, you can do so online.

The claims are for boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats purchased from Jan. 28, 2008 to Oct. 1, 2009. You don't eat need an old receipt to make the claim.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • In Fight Against Unemployment Fraud, S.C. Releases App

    In Fight Against Unemployment Fraud, S.C. Releases App

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:52:28 GMT
    The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce on Tuesday unveiled a new smart phone app designed to combat widespread fraud in the state's unemployment benefits system. The free app, called iClaim, allows users to file the required weekly unemployment reports, but it also allows the state to track fraud.
    The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce on Tuesday unveiled a new smart phone app designed to combat widespread fraud in the state's unemployment benefits system. The free app, called iClaim, allows users to file the required weekly unemployment reports, but it also allows the state to track fraud.
  • Swinney Responds To Group Over Faith

    Swinney Responds To Group Over Faith

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:06:58 GMT
    "I have recruited and coached players of many different faiths," wrote Swinney. "Players of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program.""I have recruited and coached players of many different faiths," wrote Swinney. "Players of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program."
    Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says players "of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program." Swinney issued a written response after a group recently accused his program of violating players' constitutional rights by promoting Christianity.
    Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says players "of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program." Swinney issued a written response after a group recently accused his program of violating players' constitutional rights by promoting Christianity.
  • No Suspension For Simpsonville Mayor Eichor Until May

    No Suspension For Simpsonville Mayor Eichor Until May

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:50:52 GMT
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor won't be suspended from office by Governor Haley until at least next month. The governor indicated she would suspend Eichor once she got indictments against him.
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor won't be suspended from office by Governor Haley until at least next month. The governor indicated she would suspend Eichor once she got indictments against him.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.