Kashi GoLean Cereal Loaded with GMOs

by Sarah Green Living, Healthy LivingComments: 134

Despite being highly processed and not at all healthy, consumers still purchase box after box of “natural” and organic breakfast cereals thinking it’s good for them.

This is because consumers get so easily excited about a label with just one or two ingredients and no chemicals or preservatives, but rarely seem to consider how those ingredients are sourced or processed – which is many times more important!

Kashi GoLean, an extremely popular brand of “natural” cereal recently got slapped for abusing this misplaced consumer trust by The Cornucopia Institute’s Cereal Crimes report.

A box of Kashi GoLean cereal was purchased from a Whole Foods in Boston and sent to an accredited lab for testing.

The findings?

The cereal was 100% GMO and had pesticide residues despite having “natural” on the label.

Kashi responded by saying the information was inaccurate and misleading because it was not based on a formal scientific analysis of Kashi products.


How can testing a box of Kashi cereal at an accredited lab not be scientifically accurate?

Oh wait, I know!  It’s because Kashi wasn’t funding the testing behind the scenes so they could stealthily control the results that were reported, right?

Kashi’s arrogant and lame response is typical of giant food manufacturers like Kellogg, which owns Kashi, who are used to being able to claim just about anything they want about their products and get away with it.

Even more lame, when it became apparent that Kashi wasn’t going to be able to spin its way out of the PR nightmare, it was announced that Kashi would be 100% GMO free by …


Don’t worry guys.  Keep on eating that GMO, pesticide laced cereal for just a few more years and we’ll be sure to get our act together and get rid of them before you’re in a wheelchair!   And, if we’re lucky, you will forget all about this messy public relations snafu in a few short months so we won’t really have to change at all!

The fact is, Kellogg supports GMOs for use in “natural” products. According to the grassroots organization GMO Free USAKellogg is actively working against requiring the labeling of GMOs having contributed $33,000 so far to propaganda campaigns to defeat it.

Best not to trust food companies with your most important meal of the day and go barcode free with your breakfast choices.   The soaked cereals of traditional cultures are an excellent choice or, if you really need a cold breakfast cereal, make a truly healthy one yourself so that it doesn’t contain the extruded, denatured, allergenic cereal grains of the heavily processed, boxed variety that are falsely promoted on the label as somehow healthy because they are natural or organic.


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Comments (134)


    I mentioned to a fellow in SAVE ON FOODS about kashi golean and he showed me their gmo free label. After checking it out I find such a deceiving company. They are lying about their products

    June 3rd, 2016 6:52 pm Reply
  • MG

    So how do people feel about this stuff now that the box sports the “non GMO project verified” logo?

    March 15th, 2016 10:53 am Reply
  • Adam Harris

    Sooooo it’s 2015…

    February 11th, 2015 1:23 am Reply
  • Trina Covey via Facebook

    Another government regulated program. Our food. The government is behind GMOs . It all begins with who you are voting for. People love these liberals so this is what you get. Enjoy it. And don’t think big government won’t lie. Haha. They are best at that.

    September 3rd, 2014 9:14 am Reply
  • LadyDi Maldonado via Facebook

    Wow I tried 2 eat this years ago when it was suppose 2be the healthiest cereal-I never liked it

    September 3rd, 2014 7:05 am Reply
  • Cynthia Grothe via Facebook

    not to mention it tastes like regurgitated cardboard.

    September 3rd, 2014 12:47 am Reply
  • Milvia Caban via Facebook

    You just have to know how to read to know it is not good.

    September 3rd, 2014 12:27 am Reply
  • Debra Oster via Facebook


    September 3rd, 2014 12:09 am Reply
  • Tana Humphreys Switsky via Facebook

    Kellogg’s (who bought Kashi) has contributed over $30K to fight GMO labeling. They are one of many pro-GMO companies that don’t want their toxic ingredients to be exposed.

    September 3rd, 2014 12:02 am Reply
  • Lauren Wright via Facebook

    Kashi golean crunch is the worst, I broke a tooth on it.

    September 3rd, 2014 12:02 am Reply
  • Knikki Davis via Facebook

    Seriously… even the good stuff is bad.. all cereal is bad due to its processing I hear

    September 2nd, 2014 11:57 pm Reply
  • Anne Loftfield via Facebook

    I used to eat it because it began as a small company in La Jolla, then it was quietly bought out by the big guys and I have not eaten it in years.

    September 2nd, 2014 11:56 pm Reply
  • Cyndi Russell via Facebook

    Didn’t Nabisco or some big corp buy them years ago? No big surprise here. Disappointing but not surprising.

    September 2nd, 2014 11:50 pm Reply
  • Morgan Marie Macias via Facebook


    September 2nd, 2014 11:47 pm Reply
  • Carmel Dunham via Facebook

    This is why I love you and your page!

    September 2nd, 2014 11:46 pm Reply
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  • Nancy Sparks via Facebook

    Besides that, it tastes like cardboard.

    January 17th, 2014 3:17 pm Reply
  • Annie Jenney via Facebook

    Paul Doric

    January 17th, 2014 1:53 pm Reply
  • Odette Doiron via Facebook


    January 17th, 2014 11:08 am Reply
  • Robert Brooks via Facebook

    Kashi shitheads

    January 17th, 2014 10:54 am Reply
  • Yesenia Garcia via Facebook

    Prob so angry from side effects of GMO Christine randy weeks ..

    January 17th, 2014 10:53 am Reply
  • Camille Taylor via Facebook

    Thats a good point about the people you cone across Christine Raney Weeks…

    January 17th, 2014 5:37 am Reply
  • Cheryl Grover via Facebook

    Funny some of their commercials say they trek all over the world to find the right ingredients……

    January 17th, 2014 5:29 am Reply
  • Marion Hyde via Facebook

    Pure garbage.

    January 17th, 2014 1:34 am Reply
  • Kathy Place via Facebook


    January 17th, 2014 1:24 am Reply
  • Koren Ng via Facebook

    love this…no idea !

    January 17th, 2014 1:07 am Reply
  • Kathy Place via Facebook


    January 17th, 2014 1:07 am Reply
  • Kimber Thompson via Facebook

    I’m boycotting Kellogg’s

    January 17th, 2014 12:58 am Reply
  • Christine Raney Weeks via Facebook

    I look for GMO Project emblem. More and more products are going that way finally. Love my organic lifestyle. So many wonderful kind polite and courteous people are also organic consumers. I see rage all around but never in a natural food store or farmer’s market. Go organic or go home

    January 17th, 2014 12:46 am Reply
  • Amy Duncan via Facebook

    I saw a few flavors of Kashi labeled non-gmo project today at the store

    January 17th, 2014 12:20 am Reply
  • Susanne DeKeyser Buskell via Facebook

    All those GREAT GMO’S and ALL for just $2.99! WOW!! GAG 😛

    January 17th, 2014 12:10 am Reply
  • Linda Dobey via Facebook

    Yep I’ve converted breakfast at our house to your “soaked oatmeal” thanks to the video you posted with the instructions! I’m thankful you are educating us on the traditional cooking methods where the real nutrition is found :))

    January 17th, 2014 12:05 am Reply
  • Gloria Cotton via Facebook

    That’s right Tom, Organic is not real either – Just like factory food (Kashi) is not food.

    People can believe the illusions until they no longer can. Then, they open their eyes, like Melissa said, and Wake Up.

    The “By Design” system is much more complex then the arguments of GMO’s, Organics, or Factory Foods. xo

    January 16th, 2014 11:59 pm Reply
  • Kori Sinclair Hulst via Facebook

    What a bummer. Thanks for the post!

    January 16th, 2014 11:51 pm Reply
  • Sarah Snyder via Facebook

    I don’t eat this or any cereal, but I am glad that Kashi is working on phasing out the gmo’s. Several of their cereals are now gmo free. https://www.kashi.com/natural-living/organic/kashi-and-the-nongmo-project

    January 16th, 2014 11:33 pm Reply
  • Kelley Stone Williams via Facebook

    Just the GoLean?

    January 16th, 2014 11:32 pm Reply
  • Cindy Mohammed Abril via Facebook

    I don’t buy anything from them they said they use GMO

    January 16th, 2014 11:32 pm Reply
  • Tarren Tate via Facebook

    This right here, is why I’ve done away with cereal altogether.

    January 16th, 2014 11:30 pm Reply
  • Jim Keil via Facebook

    That stuff is poison!

    January 16th, 2014 11:27 pm Reply
  • Tom Lovett via Facebook

    Organic is BS

    January 16th, 2014 11:23 pm Reply
  • Melissa Ramirez via Facebook

    Used to eat that stuff about 4 years ago… Then I opened my eyes…

    January 16th, 2014 11:23 pm Reply
  • Servie

    i am so glad i don’t eat any boxed processed sereal or feed it to my little boy but i feel so bad for those who trust these misleading titels on boxes. We have to push to label GMOs there is no other way to protect ourselves from these companies!!! I just wish our contry woud get rid of GMOs all togther the way 50+ other countries have!!!!!! Wake the hell up America and stop hurting your people!!!!! You know the deadly health effects on GMO now so what are you waiting for!!!!!

    November 17th, 2013 6:03 pm Reply
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  • cindy martin

    What about Cliff bars? They say they are Organic so I eat them in good faith.

    October 5th, 2013 9:03 am Reply
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  • Greg Andrews

    I do not use “natural” if I can. And always research “organic” first too. My question: why, if you are so concerned about heathy, do you have Cracker Barrell cheese ads? They are not organic either!

    May 23rd, 2013 9:06 am Reply
    • Mariana

      Cuz she doesn’t choose the ads. For example right now I have a Fred Meyer and a Lexus ad. The system, whatever that is technically, chooses them.

      May 23rd, 2013 7:10 pm Reply
  • Adam

    How about Alpen cereal’s? That was the last cereal I purchased frequently before transitioning to homemade cereals. Occasionally (twice a year at most) I still grab a box of Alpen however.

    February 15th, 2013 12:33 pm Reply
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  • Bruce

    Sarah, your question “How can testing a box of Kashi cereal at an accredited lab not be scientifically accurate?” tells me you don’t know anything about natural products analysis. Analytical results can vary wildly, depending on the lab and methodology used. The results and analytical methodology should be confirmed by a second lab, at least.

    August 14th, 2012 11:30 am Reply
  • Christina Maldonado via Facebook

    All these companies that start out awesome, sell to large corporations (most people dont know) and then the corporations do what they want. Burts bees is now owned by clorox and its not 100% natural anymore, same with Ben N Jerry’s…it always comes down to $

    August 12th, 2012 8:50 pm Reply
  • Matt LaRoche via Facebook

    that stuff is nasty, bought it once and tossed most of it in the trash.

    August 12th, 2012 7:22 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Buntrock Boston via Facebook

    Aargh! This infuriates me!! My health team told me during my pregnancy that THIS was the only cereal I should eat. So I did. :(

    August 12th, 2012 6:19 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Carter Harrach via Facebook

    No boxed cereal for a year in our house–a point of pride. Thanks to the WAPF et al….

    August 12th, 2012 6:09 pm Reply
  • Sue Sullivan via Facebook

    I’m amazed that people still buy cereal. There are so many healthier things for breakfast than a bowl of sugars.

    August 12th, 2012 5:56 pm Reply
  • Roseann Ligenza-Fisher via Facebook

    My grandson hates me for not buying him cereal anymore. I was getting it for him, especially the organic brands thinking they might be better. He is adjusting well to the change and hasn’t pitched a fit anymore when I don’t buy cereal. He says he hates Kelly the Kitchen Kop..LOL She’s the only real foodie blogger he knows that I follow…LOL Don’t worry Sarah, he doen’t hate you..LOL

    August 12th, 2012 5:42 pm Reply
  • Laura Vuillemot-Reeves via Facebook

    I stopped buying any of their products.

    August 12th, 2012 5:29 pm Reply
  • Anita Messenger via Facebook

    We quite buying it a couple of years ago. Eat mostly oatmeal/eggs for breakfast now.

    August 12th, 2012 5:21 pm Reply
  • Fran Shipp via Facebook

    Threw mine out today. It was old because I didn’t like it anyway. Yuk..

    August 12th, 2012 4:47 pm Reply
  • Sherrie Philips via Facebook

    What a f*&%@#& BUMMER.

    August 12th, 2012 4:26 pm Reply
  • Cindy Wexler via Facebook

    Bottom line: if it’s not organic I don’t buy it.

    August 12th, 2012 3:59 pm Reply
  • Beth Cline Ferrarini via Facebook

    Yikes! Thanks for this info.

    August 12th, 2012 3:56 pm Reply
  • Ruth Heckbert Moquin via Facebook

    this is good to know!

    August 12th, 2012 3:53 pm Reply
  • Marlene

    The greedy gets richer. I wonder if these people are eating healthy of wolfing down the cereals themselves!

    August 9th, 2012 3:57 am Reply
  • Lisa Ciganek via Facebook

    Thanks for this article!

    August 8th, 2012 11:53 pm Reply
  • Oceanside Chiropractor

    This is just one of the products out in the market claiming to be organic and natural but is the exact opposite. People should not be just relying on what is written on the package. Do you think strict GMO labeling would be a big help?

    August 8th, 2012 10:40 am Reply
    • Gina

      Kashi never claims to be “organic.” They use the weasel word “natural” – which means a lot less.

      August 9th, 2012 6:34 am Reply
  • Sheryl

    Thank you for sharing this – It is so dissapointing to see what big companies are doing to our food supply and what they are promoting as “food”. Although I am not sure cereal counts as food, this is another example of the deceptions going on…

    August 8th, 2012 9:38 am Reply
  • Megan

    yah well we only eat cereal usually about 4 or 5 boxes a year. I see it as a treat. hahaha.we get it for camping etc.however I did have it as a wierd craving at end of prego. but not kashie as I didn’t want even organic soy let alone gmo because of headaches durning prego. oh and yes i eat organic soy. i know what some think of that but i and many naturel people disagree.

    August 8th, 2012 8:26 am Reply
  • Teri Weise Plantz via Facebook

    I can’t stand their commercials actually saying their cereal is comparable to an EGG!!!

    August 7th, 2012 11:26 pm Reply
  • Alex M

    No kidding…. at last estimate, 86% of all corn grown, 93% of soy, canola, and cottonseed are all genetically grown. What has happened is that they made these crops “Roundup ready”, which means that all the pesticides applied to these crops during their growth is absorbed by these plants and passed on to the finished product for us to consume. There is a Monsanto anecdote that is going around which has sobering consequences… “No food shall be own that it does not own”….This is truly scary…. States need to pass any GMO labeling initiatives that come before the voters… California has Proposition 37 coming before the voters in November… Monsanto is going to spend MILLIONS in trying to defeat this proposition with TV advertising that blatantly spread lies and scare tactics without regard. If they are challenged about the validity of their statements, they will simply states AFTER the election…”so sorry… we may have been wrong”… yeah right…

    August 7th, 2012 8:50 pm Reply
    • Alex M

      That should be “No food shall be grown that it does not own”…

      August 7th, 2012 8:51 pm Reply
  • Paul

    I love when people complain about any prepared foods they eat. When will you people wake up and realize that you can’t trust any food that you don’t prepare yourself. People are sheep and will believe anything… diet of the week.. vegetarianism is good for the body.. vegans rule.. etc..
    Make your own food. Eat sensibly. The end.

    August 7th, 2012 6:39 pm Reply
  • Melinda Bates

    Thank you for the useful information, but please don’t use “lame” as a perjorative adjective. It’s offensive (which I know you did not mean.)

    August 7th, 2012 5:12 pm Reply
    • Anonymous

      Really Melinda? Sarah just provided us with some very beneficial information and this is your complaint? This isn’t your blog so Sarah can use whatever PEJORATIVE adjectives she would like to use… The fact that you can’t spell PEJORATIVE is offensive.

      August 8th, 2012 1:51 pm Reply
  • Molly

    I uncharacteristically bought some of their bars because of an in-store coupon. The fact is, they tasted like such junk there is no way I would ever buy them again. I was kind of like, “Oh good, these are horrible, I had a feeling they were a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

    August 7th, 2012 5:00 pm Reply
  • Lori Greene via Facebook

    Oh no. I have been eating it for years thinking it was healthy. What cereal is healthy?

    August 7th, 2012 4:59 pm Reply
  • Kelli

    Organic and “natural” are not one and the same. Its rather disappointing that so many consumers are not aware of this fact.

    August 7th, 2012 4:08 pm Reply
  • Keegan Rickabaugh via Facebook

    Never been a big fan of dry cereal. However, while it hasn’t been for a few years, I used to eat the Kashi hot cereal. At the time, I thought the hot cereal was pretty good. I’m glad I have had the hot cereal for several years if the grains they use are “crap.”

    August 7th, 2012 4:04 pm Reply
  • Rebecca

    How disappointing. I love(d) Kashi and felt like I was doing the right thing by including it in my morning meal. I think I’ll just stay away from cereal except oatmeal. But how do I know that my oats aren’t GMO? What the heck am I going to feed my kids in the morning!

    August 7th, 2012 2:58 pm Reply
    • Beth

      Sadly, the only way to know they’re not GMO is if they’re organic.

      As for your kids, they’d be getting far more nutrition from a couple of eggs fried in real butter and a cup of yogurt or homemade kefir with some berries on top.

      August 7th, 2012 11:43 pm Reply
  • Scrappin Gramma via Facebook

    we had tried one box awhile ago, found out who owns it and whoa….no more

    August 7th, 2012 2:10 pm Reply
  • Pattie LeSueur Rose via Facebook

    Thanks for sharing this, I had no idea!!!

    August 7th, 2012 1:52 pm Reply
  • Stanley Fishman

    Dry cereal is a modern product that has always been of questionable value. But Kashi really looks bad here. GMOS and pesticides are not, by any stretch of the imagination, healthy.

    Thank you, Sarah, for exposing this travesty. A good reminder to NEVER believe marketing.

    I will stick to nitrate free bacon and pastured eggs, an occasional grassfed breakfast steak, and sprouted toast smothered in pastured butter.

    August 7th, 2012 1:18 pm Reply
  • Jesse Kratz via Facebook

    Shoot. So sad.

    August 7th, 2012 12:53 pm Reply
  • Roseann Ligenza-Fisher via Facebook

    When Im in the mood for cereal, I have some homemade raw milk yogurt with organic ground flax seed, fresh berries, and.some stevia.

    August 7th, 2012 12:34 pm Reply
  • Phocion Timon via Facebook

    The simplest solution is just to mistrust everyone.

    August 7th, 2012 12:19 pm Reply
  • Jessica Austin via Facebook

    NOT to mention how freakin expensive it is!! If they consider it such a healthy alternative to regular cereal why do they make it cost so much more??? I don’t know anyone who would spend that much on breakfast cereal on a regular basis just because they say it is healthy….

    August 7th, 2012 12:16 pm Reply
  • Maggie Goodman Russell via Facebook

    is OK…we have all learned over the last 365 days most of what the government is alowing to go on in the food industry…is the same as all government subsidised programing….Now If they would RSVP the invitation we sent them to stop…..we could get alot more done quickly

    August 7th, 2012 11:37 am Reply
  • Chrystina Swain via Facebook

    THANK YOU!!! They act high and mighty but read the labels.

    August 7th, 2012 11:36 am Reply
  • Julie Gerasimenko via Facebook


    August 7th, 2012 11:33 am Reply
  • Lin Hiley

    I’m always grateful for the energy and passion you put into your subjects. Thanks so much for the information you have been providing – I know it can’t be easy!

    August 7th, 2012 11:24 am Reply
  • Michelle Hogan via Facebook

    at the very least, you can feel better about saving the money and buying cereal that’s equally as bad…;-)

    August 7th, 2012 11:22 am Reply
  • Roseann Ligenza-Fisher via Facebook

    Not even organic cereal is any good. It has way too much sugar and even though its organic, it still has processed refined grains. I get a kick out their commercial…7 grains on a mission. Im like, yeah on a mission to kill…lol

    August 7th, 2012 11:14 am Reply
  • Donna Marie Dundon via Facebook

    Oh no….say it isn’t so

    August 7th, 2012 11:13 am Reply
  • Cathy Patton Sanchez via Facebook

    and my daughter broke a tooth on it!

    August 7th, 2012 11:11 am Reply
  • Betsy Mays via Facebook


    August 7th, 2012 11:07 am Reply
  • Pamela Duff www.thetaprayer.com

    Couldn’t share this one fast enough! Thanks Sarah!

    August 7th, 2012 11:06 am Reply
  • Corinne Riave Loskot via Facebook

    Beware most packages foods that have a long shelf life. Few of them are good for you because “natural”, “healthy”, etc are marketing terms attached to products/processes, without any widely accepted standards.

    August 7th, 2012 11:02 am Reply
  • Susan

    BE A LABEL READER!!! I read Kashi labels years ago and knew they weren’t good. Also, know which ingredients are available in gmo (soy and corn are two) and buy only organic when those are listed. And for us, we avoid soy altogether.

    While we are talking about healthy cereal, Sarah, can you tell me how to incorporate traditional soaking of grains with my steel cut oats cereal that we eat? I soak the oats in boiled water an hour or more (until the oats are tender and water absorbed), then add nuts, dried fruit, etc. to make a muessli that stores in the refrigerator. When we eat it, we add Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. Thanks!

    August 7th, 2012 10:59 am Reply
    • Pamela Duff www.thetaprayer.com

      Yes Sarah, I would like a little help her too. Thanks for asking her Susan.

      August 7th, 2012 11:08 am Reply
    • Beth

      Susan and Pamela, if you click on the Categories search feature midway down on the right side, and click on Breakfast, you’ll see her posts on traditionally soaked oatmeal, homemade cold cereals, etc.

      And speaking of cold cereal, we enjoy leftover soaked oatmeal in the summer straight out of the frig. Of course it has many good things already mixed in from the day before, including shredded coconut, coconut oil, raw butter, sea salt, and coconut sugar or maple syrup. I have a rare two-quart Le Creuset cast iron enamel pot that’s perfect for this.

      August 7th, 2012 11:35 am Reply
      • Susan

        I’m not experienced with this and would like specific instruction :)

        Would I just add a little lemon juice when the oats are in the water? Would it change the taste? This recipe does not give “mushy” oatmeal, the oats are more formed. And I don’t know what it would do to soak it overnight. I do make it the night before, and have put a little whey from the greek yogurt in when mixing it up. But it goes straight to the frig. I don’t know if that is enough “soaking” though.

        August 7th, 2012 12:00 pm Reply
        • Maria

          I came across this website: http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2008/04/whole-grains-grinding-soaking.html which suggests that oats be soaked for 24 hours. I usually add a tablespoon of homemade yogurt (which I culture for 16 or more hours) to the water in which the oats soak since it does not impact the flavour (I also rinse my oats before I cook them although it is not absolutely necessary). Some sources I’ve come across also suggest adding a tablespoon of whole grain flour to reduce the phytates in the oats even more. “The higher phytase content of these grains will compensate for its lack in oatmeal, and aid in the breakdown of the phytic acids” (http://whiskedfoodie.com/chefs-rant/the-soaked-steel-cut-oats-experiment/). Hope that helped!

          August 7th, 2012 1:22 pm Reply
  • Raine

    There are countless examples of big food companies presenting misleading and outright false information on their labels – after all, their budget for producing the product goes mostly to this effort, and not the quality of the product itself. Kashi is certainly not the only one, but it’s been in the news a lot lately, and so many people I know buy these products and think they are great. I stopped buying Kashi and similar products probably 7-8 years ago, and I’ve discovered that the only way to go is to buy food from sustainable, local producers you know and trust.

    August 7th, 2012 10:57 am Reply
  • Joyce

    This is insane! I worry for my own health, but also the health of the people of America, and my future children. If ONLY the American public wake up as whole and start demanding on a mass scale REAL FOOD (or grow it ourselves)! But most only care about quantity, NOT quality! God help us! But on a happier, note there are MANY people out there who are trying to turn this around, thank you Sarah!

    August 7th, 2012 10:53 am Reply
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  • Amanda

    This is a prime example of finding out who own the label.

    Hello – Kellogg!

    Another huge one is Johnson and Johnson. People think they are buying something safe for their baby when getting Aveno products. It’s the same junk as all the other Johnson and Johnson brands but labeled differently!

    August 7th, 2012 10:44 am Reply
  • Gavri’ela E Arnold via Facebook

    So sad

    August 7th, 2012 10:39 am Reply
  • Lauri Sheats Rottmayer via Facebook

    Agree with Brittany but Kashi cereals don’t even taste good. The only time I indulge in crap is with the promise of something tasty. 😉

    August 7th, 2012 10:38 am Reply
  • Angela Miller via Facebook

    But what about all those pretty commercials? 😛

    August 7th, 2012 10:37 am Reply
  • Leslie

    I remember the backlash they received a few months ago on FB and at that point I decided to never purchase their products again.

    August 7th, 2012 10:35 am Reply
  • Rebecca Carter Harrach via Facebook

    I can’t believe how many years I dutifully choked that stuff down.

    August 7th, 2012 10:35 am Reply
  • Angela Westmoreland via Facebook


    August 7th, 2012 10:34 am Reply
  • Elsie Unrau via Facebook

    Ever read the label? Sugar is named and renamed a hundred different ways. Whatever isn’t sugar, turns to sugar in the body. You’re right, its crap.

    August 7th, 2012 10:34 am Reply
  • Marcie Smith via Facebook

    I guess they go for this stuff thinking they are doing something wonderful for their bodies because it says natural even though it tastes like crap and is truely not good for you body. Great for the advertisers, what wonderful words are SALE, ALL NATURAL.

    August 7th, 2012 10:32 am Reply
  • Heather Jacob via Facebook

    I used to eat this all the time, and it made me feel like crap. But I kept eating it because fiber must be healthy. Yeah, thank goddess I stopped that line of thinking.

    August 7th, 2012 10:31 am Reply
  • Lisa Schriever Fulsom via Facebook

    I used to buy it along with their granola bars. Not anymore. Actually, my kids rarely eat cereal, and I make my own granola bars now.

    August 7th, 2012 10:29 am Reply
  • Kate Tietje via Facebook

    Real soaked oatmeal is good cereal :)

    August 7th, 2012 10:28 am Reply
  • TerriAnn Welsh-Farrell via Facebook

    I understand why people feel there is a breach of trust, however, Kashi never said they were GMO free. If not organic, then you are getting GMOs. This is true of all “natural” companies.

    August 7th, 2012 10:28 am Reply
  • Jennifer WeTopia Lawrence via Facebook

    i was given a box of that stuff and as soon as the person left, it went right into the garbage!

    August 7th, 2012 10:28 am Reply
  • Gunn Aimee via Facebook

    What about organic green wise cereal from publix? Had to be better than normal cereal.

    August 7th, 2012 10:27 am Reply
  • Angela Lynn Wolfe via Facebook

    I used to eat that crap a LOT when I was a vegetarian :(

    August 7th, 2012 10:27 am Reply
  • Melissa Phillips May via Facebook

    And like eating shards of glass. The few times I ate Kashi cereal I actually cut my mouth and throat on the product. No exaggeration. That stuff is dangerous in more ways than one!

    August 7th, 2012 10:26 am Reply
  • Brittany Blankenship via Facebook


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  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    @Brittany Agreed. But this one takes crap to a whole new level.

    August 7th, 2012 10:25 am Reply
  • Brittany Blankenship via Facebook

    ALL cereal is basically crap

    August 7th, 2012 10:24 am Reply
  • Emily

    You’re not safe anywhere anymore. We eat mostly homemade breakfasts, waffles, yogurt and chia seeds, that kind of stuff. And I’m still not feeding my family safe food. It’s very disheartening.

    August 7th, 2012 9:26 am Reply
    • Jane G Haagsman

      Emily- have you looked at Monavie for their shakes and bars? They are GMO free and organic.

      October 4th, 2013 2:10 pm Reply
  • Maria

    That is outright shameful on Kashi’s part. Can no one be trusted? I haven’t touched a box of breakfast cereal in many months since I became more aware of the traditional methods of cooking real food. Sadly, I too used to eat Kashi bars thinking that they were “healthy” but once I found they contained “expeller pressed” (aka GMO) canola oil, soy, and GLYCERIN of all things, I tossed them. Thank you for the informative article Sarah. The best that people can do is be informed consumers, otherwise we’re damned by the greedy monsters who call themselves food companies.

    August 7th, 2012 8:14 am Reply

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