Magic Spoon vs Three Wishes: Which One Should You Choose?

Magic Spoon and Three Wishes have been getting a lot of buzz online. And why not? Both the breakfast cereals are created for health-conscious folks like me.

Both cereals launched in the same year, 2019, and offer grain-free, low-carb, high-protein options that anyone can feel good about.

However, when it comes to choosing one, which is better?

Magic Spoon or Three Wishes?

Short answer: Magic Spoon is higher in protein from dairy sources, contains no added sugar, and has very low net carbs. Meanwhile, Three Wishes avoids vegetable oils and is lower in calories, fat, and sodium while providing more fiber. Ultimately, to choose one depends on your preferences and diet.

Read on for a detailed comparison of Magic Spoon and Three Wishes in terms of their ingredients and nutritional value.

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Magic Spoon vs Three Wishes: Ingredients

Ingredients in Magic Spoon

Magic Spoon cereal comes in various flavors such as Peanut butter, Cocoa, Cinnamon roll, Frosted, Fruity and many more.

Therefore, the exact ingredients can vary, depending on the flavor.

In general, Magic Spoon is made from milk protein blend (whey protein concentrate and casein) as the main ingredient. 

And that’s why it’s high in protein.

Other common ingredients that you would find across most flavors include:

  • Sweetener blend (monk fruit and allulose)
  • Oil blend (high oleic sunflower and avocado)
  • Tapioca starch
  • Chicory root inulin
  • Natural flavors
  • Salt
  • Vegetable juice

There is no added sugar, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or other weird ingredients.

Just all good ingredients!

Ingredients in Three Wishes

Three Wishes cereal comes in various flavors such as Strawberry, Cinnamon, Honey, unsweetened, fruity and more.

Therefore, the exact ingredients can vary, depending on the flavor.

In general, Three Wishes is made from Chickpea as the main ingredient.

Other common ingredients that you would find across most flavors include:

  • Tapioca
  • Pea protein
  • Organic cane sugar
  • Natural flavors
  • Vegetable juice for color
  • Monk fruit
  • Salt

Although Three Wishes cereal has added sugar, it’s quite low.

Like Magic Spoon, Three Wishes cereal is free from artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

The verdict: Which one is better?

Both Magic Spoon and Three Wishes are really good breakfast cereals. There’s no doubt.

However, when choosing one (ingredients-wise), Magic Spoon is slightly better than Three Wishes.

Here’s why:

  • Magic Spoon uses animal-based protein such as whey and casein. These protein sources are considered better than plant-based proteins like chickpea and pea protein in Three Wishes.
  • Magic Spoon has no added sugar, while Three Wishes does.

However, Magic Spoon comes with vegetable oils. If you are against vegetable oils, Three Wishes may be a better option.

Let’s move on to the nutrition part.

Magic Spoon vs Three Wishes: Nutrition

Note that the nutritional information I’ve used here is taken from pack nutrition tables on the official websites.


Magic Spoon: 0g per serving (35g)

Three Wishes: 3g per serving (37-39g)

Sugar is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing breakfast cereals.

And Magic Spoon is the real winner.

Magic Spoon contains no added sugar. Instead, it uses natural sweeteners like monk fruit and allulose to provide sweetness.

On the other hand, Three Wishes contain 3g of added sugar per serving from organic cane sugar. 

This isn’t a huge amount, but Magic Spoon aligns better for those completely avoiding sugar for health.

However, note that Three Wishes come in an Unsweetened flavor with zero sugar.


Magic Spoon: 140 to 170 per serving (35g)

Three Wishes: 120 to 130 per serving (37-39g)

Both Magic Spoon and Three Wishes are fairly comparable and lower-calorie options for breakfast.

However, despite containing added sugar, Three Wishes is lower in calories than Magic Spoon.

That’s because Magic Spoon is higher in fat (from vegetable oils).

If looking for weight loss, Three Wishes is better option.


Magic Spoon: 7 to 9g per serving (35g)

Three Wishes: 2g per serving (37-39g)

When it comes to fat, Three Wishes beat the Magic Spoon with a low-fat option.

The fat in Magic Spoon comes from oils like avocado and sunflower. While the fat in Three Wishes comes from Chickpea.

However, even though Magic Spoons is high in fat, the majority of it is unsaturated fat (good fat).


Magic Spoon: 10 to 15g per serving (35g)

Three Wishes: 17 to 20g per serving (37-39g)

When it comes to carbs, Magic Spoon is the clear winner for keto and low-carb diets.

If you look at the total carbs content of Magic Spoon, it may not seem like a keto-friendly option.

However, note that Magic Spoon contains allulose and fiber, which don’t count toward net carbs.

After accounting for fiber and allulose, Magic Spoon leaves with 4 to 5g of net carbs, making it keto-friendly.

On the other hand, Three Wishes has a higher net carb count of 14 to 17g.


Magic Spoon: 12 to 14g per serving (35g)

Three Wishes: 8g per serving (37-39g)

Protein is where Magic Spoon really pulls ahead of Three Wishes.

Although both are good source of protein, Magic Spoon contains 30-40% more protein than Three Wishes.

The protein in Magic Spoon comes from using whey protein and casein – complete, dairy-based proteins ideal for building muscle.

Three Wishes uses plant proteins like chickpeas and peas, making it suitable for vegans.


Magic Spoon: 1 to 2g per serving (35g)

Three Wishes: 3 to 4g per serving (37-39g)

When it comes to fiber, Three Wishes contains a bit more than Magic Spoon per serving. 

The fiber in Magic Spoon comes mostly from chicory root, a natural prebiotic fiber.

On the other hand, the fiber in Three Wishes comes from chickpeas, one of the main ingredients.

A single serving of Three Wishes cereal contains around 12 to 16% of the daily recommended fiber(25g) for adults, which is good.

Fiber is an essential part of the diet that helps regulate smooth digestion and blood sugar levels and provides satiety.


Magic Spoon: 150 to 270 per serving (35g)

Three Wishes: 50 to 130 per serving (37-39g)

When it comes to sodium, Three Wishes is the lighter choice compared to Magic Spoon.

A serving of Magic Spoon contains around 10-18% of the daily ideal sodium limit. While a serving of Three Wishes does not contain even 10% of the daily ideal sodium limit.

Note that Magic Spoon does contain more sodium, but it’s not super high. Most of the flavors of Magic Spoon cereal have around or below 200mg sodium, which is good.

If you are a healthy individual, both cereals are good choices.

But if you are on a low-sodium diet, Three Wishes is a better choice.

Vitamins and minerals

When it comes to vitamins and minerals, there isn’t much to compare between Magic Spoon and Three Wishes. 

None of the cereal contains any added vitamins.

The only mineral to note is iron. 

Magic Spoon and Three Wishes contain 10% of the daily recommended iron per serving.

Additionally, Three Wishes provides 10% of the daily calcium recommendation.

Final words: Which one should you choose?

When it comes to choosing one between Magic Spoon and Three Wishes – it depends on your personal nutrition needs and preferences.

Magic Spoon has high protein content from dairy sources, zero added sugars, and low net carbs that make it ideal for keto diets.

On the other hand, Three Wishes skips vegetable oils and has lower calories, fat, and sodium than Magic Spoon. The extra fiber is a nice perk too.

However, one thing is sure that Both cereals provide a much healthier, clean-ingredient alternative to processed cereals.

I hope that this information will help you in choosing the right cereal.

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Yatender is the founder of Investohealth! He provides thoroughly researched, unbiased reviews analyzing packaged foods' ingredients, nutrition, and health impacts. Join him on a quest for healthier, more informed eating habits.

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