Golden Puffs is a honey glazed puffed wheat cereal. I'm looking for the sephardic minhag. Preferably an answer from Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. I've narrowed it down to either adamah or mezonot.

  • In Rav Marlow's Berochos guide, which is based on the Shulchan Aruch Harav, he says that it's Ha'adama and borei nefashos, but it's preferable to eat it in a meal. I assume making a mezonos and ha'adama on two things that definitely have those berochos would be the same thing as having it in a meal. As for whether sefardim make mezonos or ha'adama, i don't know, but if you want to be machmir, then have it in a meal.
    – user613
    Aug 30, 2014 at 12:40

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The Shulchan Aruch O.C. 208:4 writes:

אכל דגן חי או עשוי קליות או שלוק והגרעינין שלמים אינו מברך אלא בורא פרי האדמה ולאחריו בורא נפשות.

והתוספות נסתפקו אם יברך לאחריו ברכה מעין שלש ולכך כתבו שנכון שלא לאכלו אלא בתוך הסעודה ויפטרנו ברכת המזון

If you eat raw or roasted wheat ... and it is whole, the blessing is Ha'adama and Borei Nefashos. However, Tosefos entertained the possibility that it should get a Me'ein Shalosh (Al Hamichya) and therefore wrote not to eat it except in the middle of a meal, in which case it is covered by Birkas Hamazon.

Puffed wheat is made by roasting the wheat kernels in a popper.

Generally Sephardi custom follows the opinion of the Shulchan Aruch. Therefore, I would assume the blessing is Adama and Borei Nefashos, and if you want to be extra-careful, eat it in a meal.

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