Wednesday, July 31, 2013

LOVE #General Mills and their new Hershey's Cookies and Creme cereal #myblogspark

Hey there friends, please continue to read this post and find out why I LOVE General Mills, but also head over to this post and enter my #GIVEAWAY of the product in this review!

I love being able to share new products with you! I love to try new products and when I love them, I want to tell all my friends and family all about them! That being said, I have been very absent from the blog for quite some time (have you noticed?) That is because I have been moving across the country! We relocated from Arizona to Washington state. And I am still crazily trying to unpack and organize my new home, but there is a product I really, REALLY want to tell you about! A product I got to try, realized I loved, THEN realized that it was made by a brand that I ADORE!! So, let me just tell you about it!
What is it? 
I was asked, through MyBlogSpark to try out and review the NEW Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme cereal from Big G (General Mills). 
Here's a little about the cereal (as provided to me from MyBlogSpark and General Mills:
With an irresistible taste the whole family will love from a brand you trust, new Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme cereal is made from 100% whole grains with at least 14g of whole grain per serving (at least 48g recommended daily). Best of all, Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme cereal has only 9 grams of sugar per serving and is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin D, and 10 other essential vitamins and minerals. 
What did we think?

OK, so I mentioned that I was sent some of this awesome cereal to try. I was actually sent all of this:

Which looks like this when unpacked:

Fabulous, right? We thought so. We got the package for this review RIGHT as we were leaving for our move. We actually took the first picture of the contents of the package then we put it right in a box (the movers were there when we got it). Well, we boxed up all but the cereal. The cereal we ate-and we loved! Loved so much we have bought many boxes in our travels!

I thought it was like eating a cookie for breakfast, but not so sugary sweet (as far as my taste buds were concerned). I loved the flavors and the textures, and my kids loved it even more. Oh-let me give you a peek into the box:

And guess what?! It tastes even better than it looks! I would absolutely buy this cereal (and have bought it) for myself, my husband and my kids-we ALL give it a double thumbs up! LOVE it!

So, Beckee loves the cereal, tell us why she loves General Mills so much?! 

I was so excited when I noticed that this is a General Mills cereal because recently my sister had a fabulous experience with General Mills and her young autistic son. I loved General Mills before, ut now I adore them and I am brand loyal for life! I asked my sister to write about her experience so I can share it with you. Here's what she had to say:

I recently had an amazing experience with General Mills.  My son with Autism has been saving his money to purchase General Mills boxes with the collectible Mini-Minions from Despicable Me 2.  He was finally able to collect 7 of the 8 mini-minions and was so excited.  He played with them all the time and kept them in a safe place at home when he wasn't playing with them.  Unbeknownst to us, his little brother got a hold of 5 of them and brought them to a very busy local event and promptly lost them!  My son was devastated when he came home to find only 2 of his mini-minions in his room.  He cried for hours.  We went to several stores to see if we could find more cereal boxes with mini-minions, but they were nowhere to be found.  I put a plea on facebook to all my friends asking if they had any of these mini-minions and if they'd be willing to part with them.  I put a comment on the "Lucky Charms" facebook page asking how I could find more of them.  Imagine my surprise when I got a personal message from a member of the Lucky Charms team at General Mills offering to send my son an entire set of all 8 mini-minions for FREE and include some coupons for cereal as well!  After I emailed her back with my mailing address I recieved another email from her saying that the Lucky Charms team at General Meals had discussed our situation and wanted to send us not one, but TWO full sets of mini-minions-1 for each of my boys involved in the situation!  When I told my son that they were going to do that he was thrilled!!  I have not seen an expression of relief and pure joy like that ever before!  Thank you General Mills and Lucky Charms for taking the time to help us out with this!  It may seem like a small thing to most people, but to a child with Autism this is HUGE!!  

Thank you!!

I love, love to support any company that will help their customers like that! You have no clue what a big deal this was to my nephew!

Where to connect with General Mills:

I am so grateful to MyBlogSpark and General Mills for letting me try the fantastic new Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme cereal. It is fantastic! Go buy some-you will get a great cereal, support a great company and your tummy will thank you! :) 
By way of Disclosure, the prize pack I received and the information was provided to me from MyBlogSpark and General Mills.