Breakfast of Champions

If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

The FDA last month began a formal investigation into complaints that eating Lucky Charms was making people sick. On, a social media forum for food ingestion concerns, over 7000 reported serious stomach problems after eating the popular cereal.

As responsible adults we had always assumed breakfast items consisting mainly of sugar and food coloring in dubious shades were low on the nutrition ladder in the best of circumstances. Nevertheless, the story may also be a case study of today’s supply chain issues.

According to a professor of nutrition the incident could have resulted from “an ingredient change, because many food companies experienced not being able to get an ingredient and having to source it from a new provider over the past couple of years.”