MyBlogSpark Cereal Giveaway

My mom never let us have sugar cereal in the house.  When we asked why she would tell us to “look at the label-the first ingredient is sugar!”  This rule was broken once a year on our birthday when we could pick any cereal in the aisle for our special breakfast.  I can still remember how excited I was to try Strawberry Shortcake (the character) Cereal (I have a long tradition of being susceptible to advertising!)

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The lesson has stuck with me over the years and I look at more than the calories when I’m shopping.  When I started South Beach I made some cheat day exceptions for whole grain or “sugar free” foods.  I had problems finding fun food that was made with whole grains.  While I am no longer low carbing, I am still looking for foods made with whole grains.

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I thought this picture would be more useful for reading the ingredients..I guess if you get out a microscope it is!


I was asked by General Mills through MyBlogSpark  to try out some of their cereals that now have whole grain as the first ingredient.  I enjoyed each of the varieties and to be honest couldn’t tell any difference in the flavor.  Don’t get me wrong, I know that a little more whole grain does not make lucky charms a health food (especially if you pick through it just to eat the marshmallows, not that I did that or anything…)


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Hmm, the cinnamon toast crunch seems to be opened already…I wonder who was too excited to wait!


General Mills through MyBlogSpark sent me five boxes (full boxes-not samples!) of cereal to try and have offered to send five boxes to one of you too!


To be entered into the drawing for the contest just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite cereal is. The giveaway is limited to US Residents-sorry!  The contest will be open until Tuesday Feb 21 at Midnight.  Check back on Wednesday to see if you win!


Note: I received a free prize pack from General Mills through MyBlogSpark, the opinions in this post are all mine!