I recently asked for advice about finding something similar to Cheerios in Germany, and a few of you readers really delivered! Thank you so much for your comments!
The one that stood out as most similar to Cheerios was Seitenbacher’s Saltoos, so I was excited when I found them at the store and bought a bag for a taste test!
At the risk of sounding blasphemous, I think they are better than Cheerios! They have a bit less salt (which you can taste) and more natural ingredients. Germany’s very good at natural ingredients!
As for the texture, they’re slightly fluffier than Cheerios but they seem to dissolve in a baby’s mouth just as fast as Cheerios do. They’re also a bit bigger, which means they’re easier to pick up! While Cheerios are oat cereal, Saltoos are 100% spelt (which is wheat, and yes, I had to look that up).
From the Saltoos package: no added salt, good source of protein, baked without fat, wholegrain spelt, rich in fiber.
The only thing that’s slightly bothersome about the Saltoos is that the package it comes in does not close again very easily, since it rips. But I think I’ll put the rest in a mason jar and call it a day!