Take Your Taste Buds to the Tropics

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The kids and I have a new favorite cereal. In fact, we totally fought over our review box ofย Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends: Crispy Mango / Crunchy Coconut.ย You see, it’s healthy and tasty and crunchy and sweet. We really just couldn’t get enough of this box.

Here’s the healthy scoop: 10g Whole Grain, 120 Calories per serving, 6g sugar, heart healthy. That means I can eat it as part of my healthy breakfast AND not feel guilty sharing it with the kids. Good for them, and good for me.

And the yum scoop: The blend of crispy and crunchy bunches with the Honey Bunches of Oats I already love was taken to a whole ‘nother level with this delicious blend. Greg didn’t go for the cereal because he’s not a big coconut fan, but I loved the coconut flakes and mini slices of mango. Every bite took me to the tropics, a perfect combination for this blustery winter.

Unfortunately, the only thing about this box that I didn’t like was that it didn’t last nearly long enough once I let the kids have a bite. Which led to the fact that I realized I hadn’t taken a photo of the cereal until I was chowing down on the very last bowl.

Oops. I guess I can only hope that whomever wins my giveaway (see below) is willing to share a bowl with me. Only kidding. Sort of. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post, you’ve got something good here with the Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends, great choice!

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Disclaimer:ย Post provided me with a sample to review and to share with my readers. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

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Don’t mind me, I am just up early bringing you another review and giveaway! Oh, and enjoying my bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted!

I was given a sample box of Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted to try out. Unlike Greg, I never really ate the cereal much growing up (he actually would have his mom buy the “Just Bunches”), so I can’t say I know how to compare this improved version with more granola bunches, but I can tell you the amount of granola bunches versus flakes was a great ratio. It made me understand why he was all “get me the Just Bunches”!

How did I enjoy my Post Honey Bunches of Oats? Well, the first thing I did was look at the nutrition facts. I loved that they have 10 grams of whole grain (I always look for the seal, if a box of cereal doesn’t have it, I don’t eat it). The sugar content was a good match, too, just 6 grams. The grains in the bunches are a huge help to “shock” the system by eating different foods. Honey Bunches of Oats “bunches” include wheat, oat, corn, and rice. And, it’s a heart healthy cereal with 0 grams Trans Fat. Wins all around for Mama. On the downside, I had ‘lil Miss A by my side asking for her breakfast, too. Unfortunately, the next thing I look for is the ingredients. If it has the nice bold milk listed, she can’t eat it. Unfortunately, she can’t give this one a try. ๐Ÿ™

You see in the picture above that I enjoyed about a cup and a half of the cereal. This was a double serving at 120 calories per 3/4 cup (I needed the calories, so I went for it). I added in 1/2 cup of my plain greek yogurt (figured it would be good because I usually enjoy that “seasoned” with honey anyhow) and a handful of raisins (to get my fruit in). It was absolutely delicious. I am sure you milk drinkers would enjoy it with your favorite version of milk, too. I am just not a milk drinker.

This cereal will definitely be worked in to my meal rotation, and I am interested to taste some of the other flavors like “Pecan Bunches” and “Fruit Blends”. Hopefully you’ll think about picking up a box next time you’re at the grocery store!

Interested in getting your own box? Great! I am giving away coupons for two free boxes…and there will be two lucky winners! Just enter in the Rafflecopter form below (enter often!), and I’ll be sending the winners two coupons to try this for free, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s easy, and you have one week to enter and share with others. So, what’s stopping you? Enter now!

Disclaimer: Post provided a free sample of their Honey Bunches of Oats – Honey Roasted for this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinions, as always, are my own.

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