Special K: Start Good. Stay Good.
The secret to a day of good decisions, is to get a good start
Frequently asked questions
Is Special K fortified with vitamins and minerals?+
Our Special K flake is fortified with vitamin D, a range of B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 & B12), iron and zinc. And, our core Special K Bars are fortified with vitamins B3, B6 & B9. We use fortification as we recognise its role in providing vitamins and minerals in diets across Europe, and we are committed to ensuring our consumers have access to nutritious, great-tasting, quality foods.
Are Kellogg & Special K committed to reducing sugar in their cereals to improve people’s diet?+
Kellogg has an ongoing programme to improve its food and the choices we offer families. In recent years, we have seen sugar come down in some of our biggest brands including Special K. It’s important to realise the benefits offered by our foods too. For example, Special K cereals provide a source of nutrients. Our teams are committed to learning and applying new technologies which help improve our foods, in line with our consumers expectations. We will continue this journey, providing people with more of what they want and need in our food, and less of what they don't.
Does the Special K range contain artificial flavours and colours?+
The Special K cereals and snacks range is free from artificial colours and flavours.
Does Special K contain palm oil?+
Special K cereals do not contain palm oil.
Is Special K made from Genetically Modified Ingredients?+
All Kellogg food made and distributed by Kellogg in Europe does not contain ingredients derived from GMO.
What’s Kellogg’s record on animal welfare?+
As a socially responsible company, Kellogg has always been committed to responsible sourcing, including protecting animals. Even though we are a grain-based company and we use very few animal products in our foods, we embrace the important role we play in influencing responsible and sustainable behaviour throughout our supply chain.
How recyclable is the Special K packaging?+
Since 1906, the paperboard of Kellogg cereal boxes has been recycled and today, a lot of our food packaging comes from recycled content.
The outer cardboard of the Special K box is made from recycled materials and is recyclable however the inner liner bag is made from PE (polyethylene) and is only recyclable in specialist locations.
In 2018, Kellogg announced the expansion of its Global Sustainability Commitments to include a goal of working toward 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by the end of 2025.
Where is the soy protein from in Special K and is it GMO?+
The soy we’re using in this food is non-GMO. And as we’re a global company, we source our ingredients from a variety of high quality suppliers across the globe.
Why is Special K the “UK’s favourite cereal brand in its category”?+
The “UK’s favourite cereal brand in its category” claim relates to the sales volume of our Special K branded cereals versus other cereals in the category functional health breakfast cereal. To support this claim, IRI sales data was screened to identify the sales volume of products in the chosen category in the past 52 weeks. The sales volume of all products sold under the brand Special K is higher than the sales volume of all other brands individually in that category.
A serving of Special K cereals contain ≥15% RI iron & vitamin B6 which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system and vitamins B3 & B12 which contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Special K cereal bars (excluding Special K Fibre & Special K Protein Bars) contain ≥15% RI vitamins B3, B6 & B9 which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. The Special K Protein range is a source of protein which contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass. Enjoy as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.