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!

10 comments:

amy beth marantino said...

apple jacs-ks

wendy rozema said...

Cinnamon Toast crunch is my favorite cereal!!

Lchartrand07 said...

I absolutely adore Honey Nut Cheerios...can't wait to try the chocolate version!

GiGiEatsCelebrities said...

OMG NO! THose are still unhealthy! TRASH EM!

Andrea M said...

I love Fiber One Original. I can't help it, it is so good! I eat it as cereal, cook with it, bake with it, etc. So awesome.

Lisa Bates said...

Good ol' simple Cheerios!

Amy Cardenas said...

My favorite cereal has always been Cocoa Puffs! Hehehe! But when the Peanut Butter Cheerios came out, well, it gave those Cocoa Puffs a run for their money.....all though, thinking about it, they may be amazing mixed together....hmmmmm.....! :D

dawnbt22 said...

I love multi-grain Cheerios!

Emily @LivingLongfellow said...

My favorite cereal is anything granola. Cherry vanilla is definitely my favorite kind of granola. I also like the sugary cereals like fruit loops when I want more of a desert.

Julie Laws said...

Lucky charms and frosted flakes thanks