Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tropical Blend Honey Bunches of Oats Review AND Tropical Trio Giveaway

As I have mentioned before, I am a Purex Insider and as such I get to try a lot of their awesome products. Most recently I was sent some Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blend to try out (because Purex and HBofO is working together with Outrigger in Waikiki on a "Tropical Trio Sweepstakes"-read more about that in this review!!)

What is it?

To quote them "Take your taste buds to the Tropics!" This Tropical Blend of Honey Bunches of Oats has crispy Mango flavored flakes combined with real coconut shavings and coconut flavored granola clusters. Here are a few of the nutritional facts:

  • 10 g Whole Grains
  • 120 Calories
  • 6g sugar
  • 9 Essential Vitamins and minerals including 60% Daily Value of Iron
  • 4 Wholesome Grains
  • Heart Healthy (0g trans fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0mg Cholesterol)
  • WIC Eligible!
What did we think?

Well, I have honestly put off posting this review because it is the first and only Honey Bunches of Oats product I have ever tried that I did not like. :( It is unfair to say I disliked it because there were parts I liked. In fact, the parts ARE what I liked. Individually, I liked each part-the mango flakes, the coconut, and the granola clusters were yummy alone, but for some reason I did not like them together.

Thas being said, ALL my family members and friends that tried them DID like them! ALL! My 5 kids and husband thought they were really good. My parents liked them and my friend I had try them also liked them. So, I am obviously an outlier on this one! My friend felt like they did have that tropical flavor you would expect from a product called Tropical Blend! She thought it reminded her of Hawaii-which is perfect because I have a contest to tell you all about!

Isn't there a giveaway?

Yep-sure is-I want some of you to get to try these for FREE, and I have 3 coupons to give away, BUT I am out of town (literally writing this at the airport). SO, I will have to set up the giveaway part when I get home and have a bit more time-be on the lookout for that coming soon!!

What can I do now while I wait for the giveaway?

Well, go enter this awesome sweepstakes I am going to tell you about! Let me quote what it is straight from Purex so I don't blow it on the details:

The Purex® brand is teaming up with Honey Bunches of Oats and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts to launch a monumental prize giveaway: The 2013 Tropical Trio Sweepstakes!*One lucky winner will be sent on a tropical paradise vacation to Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach! Enter to win a chance to spend your days relaxing underneath the warm, Hawaiian sun and your nights exploring Waikiki’s never-ending nightlife.
Yipee!! I know you are going to want a chance to win this, so click here to enter to win!!

And be on the lookout for the Giveaway coming soon!

***By Way of Disclosure, I was sent a free box of Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blend for my review, and was given the 3 Free coupons as prizes for the upcoming giveaway. I was not however compensated in any other way and all opinions expressed are my own!***