Thursday, February 12, 2009

Banana Nut Cheerios- Review and GIVEAWAY!

Cereal's great.
There's nothin' in the world like that grainy crunch in a splash of milk.
Really, there's something just so familiar and cozy about it. And its good to know that the good folks over at General Mills hold your cereal cravings high on their priority list.
I mean, after all, they are the ones who brought you the Cheerio. And what's not to love?
They have watched and observed tirelessly to discover trends in America's love for cereal snacking. And their latest discovery? Why, this: that there is nothing that goes better with a bowl of the best cereal than a little fruity flavor. I mean, come on, ya got the oats, the creaminess, and what's left? Some refreshing fruit, of course!
There are plenty of people who have implemented this fruit concept into their pre-cereal prep work. And now, your friendly-neighborhood Cheerio is going to relieve you just a bit :)

Introducing.... all new, 100% naturally flavored
Banana Nut Cheerios!!!

Banana Nut Cheerios combine the whole grain goodness of Cheerios with the great taste of real banana - a breakfast your whole family will love!
Yes, I said it- REAL BANANA. Not some fake banana wanna-be. And boy oh boy, is it tasty!
I have found this thing hit home with me in more than one way. So, I'm going to break it down for you.

Tasty. I'm serious, these have they perfect amount of banana tastiness to perfectly compliment the already wonderful Cheerio flavor. I love it! Really, truly- my new favorite.

Nutritionally Savvy. Not only to they taste great, there good for you! Here's the run down:


  • Each serving of Banana Nut Cheerios comes equipped with 8 grams of whole grains, only one gram of fat, and absolutely no saturated or trans fat. Yes, my friends, they call this heart healthy.
  • Banana Nut Cheerios are packed full of vitamins A, C, D, B6 and B16, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc. Check plus.
  • Real banana. yep, the ingredients actually read (now, get ready for this) "banana puree". Enough said.

So, yes, I'm sure you've gotten the hint: I'm fond of these things. Banana nutty-ness added to Cheerios is like whip cream on a latte. And that makes me smile.

So, how about you? Want to give them a try? Well, if you answered yes, keep reading!

I am giving away 3 Banana Nut Cheerios gift baskets!






This prize pictured to the left includes: a coupon for a free box of Banana Nut Cheerios, a fruit basket with an attached banana tree, a bread loaf pan, and two cereal bowls! Yay!!




How to WIN:

You have up to three chances!

  • First, leave me a comment and tell me about what you add to your bowl of cereal to make it your own!
  • For another comment, give your creation a name. Yes, a creative one! Have fun with this!
  • And, for a third and final comment, post a link to this giveaway on your blog! Leave a link to it in your comment. Not into blogging? Email three people (+ me) and share the fun by sending them a link to this review/giveaway!

Be sure to leave me a name and email address I can send a note your way should you win!

Sound like a plan? Awesome. By the way, this giveaway ends on March 1st. Oh, and one more thing: visit http://www.banananutcheerios.com/ for discount coupons, great recipes and additional information.

Have fun and I hope you win!!!

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I decided to end this one a little early, since comments stopped comin' in. To those of you who won... CONGRATS!!!!!

Be sure to check back for more fun :)

58 comments:

Carolyn G said...

Wow this is an excellent giveaway. I like to mango and bananas to bran cereal.

Carolyn G said...

The name I would give my cereal treat is the Tasty Tropic. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Tollie and Tean Bean said...

I like to add blueberrys and strawberries into my Cheerios! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway :) Cousin Michelle

David said...

I generally add bananas to my cereal but that might be overkill in this case.

Thanks for the giveaway.

David

reformingpapa @ comcast (dot) net

jenny said...

this giveaway just to cool i realy love to give the cereal a try please enter me infor this thanks

jenny said...

i also have you on my feed list too

Steph said...

Great giveaway! I like strawberries in my cereal or a lot of times I like to just eat the dry cereal as a snack.

Steph said...

For most people, my creation would be called the Big Boring Bowl. But that's the way I like it!

ms0812@zoominternet.net

auntrene said...

I like to add a few walnuts or pecans to my bowl of cereal in the morning. Thanks

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'm really not creative with my bowl of cereal and only add milk. I like it unadulterated :) I look for tasty ingredients to be part of the cereal I buy -- like the bananas and nuts in Banana Nut Cherrios. *Thanks* for the giveaway!

blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I've never named my cereal, but since I like it without anything extra I'd call it "Naked Cereal" -or- "Just the Cereal" :)

blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I blogged about the giveaway :
http://cli.gs/qb6QZV
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

k8lynr said...

i really don't put anything on my cereal, but i do mix cereals together a lot.

i really love mixing fruity pebbles with shredded wheat cereal.

-kate
jaded_anthem@yahoo.com

k8lynr said...

hm, a name for my concoction?

shreddy pebblets?

haha, that sounds weird.

maybe the flinstone remix?

haha, that's my best. sad, i know.

-kate
jaded_anthem@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I dont really put anything in my cereal. I dont even like milk... i go for rice milk instead. I know most say its nasty but in my opinion its better than milk!

Curley Newgent

vwestermeyer said...

I add nothing!

Anonymous said...

Well, a name...
how about " Plain Old Cereal"

Curley Newgent

Anya said...

I like to add blueberries. Thanks.

Ashley said...

I would add strawberries to make it strawberry banana cereal.

Crystal said...

I like to add yogurt. Makes my kids happier too as they LOVE yogurt!!!
Thanks!

Crystal said...

I would name my creation "yo-mama cereal" Interesting I thought and lots of fun! :)

LeslieVeg said...

I add Low Fat Vanilla Almond Breeze to my Cereal!!! It makes a low fat low point TREAT!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
I love Cheerios and I love Great Giveaways... thank you!

LeslieVeg said...

I am going to name my Breakfast Creation.. "Leslie's Banana Vanilla Nut YUM YUM!!!"
YEAH! That sounds about Right!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com

AmandaSue said...

I add coconut flakes and fresh blueberries to my corn flakes. Thanks for entering me this sounds yummy!

AmandaSue said...

And I call my cereal blue cocoflakes!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Blueberries! They go great with Cheerios and bananas.
Enjoy your time in Romania; it's one of my favorite countries. I've visited the northern mountain area.

Tollie and Tean Bean said...

I would call my cereal Old Babby's Golden Indi Cheerios. It would be called this because these are all my pets names exept for Goldy's but that would be changed to Golden.

cdziuba said...

I enjoy both strawberries and bananas added to any cereal I happen to have in the house.

cdziuba said...

I would call it Cereal Split!

Wehaf said...

I always add green grapes.

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The Giveaway Diva said...

i love adding bananas and strawberries to it and some honey!! =) mm yummy

The Giveaway Diva said...

i would name my concoction the honey bunny fruity explosion!

noreen said...

blueberries

Jackie said...

Ill add bananas and also craisens! mmm!

Jackie said...

The banana-craisen surprise!!
haha
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Jackie said...

I blogged about your giveaway!
http://twinjackienurse.blogspot.com/2009/02/giveaways-feb-15.html

Anonymous said...

I emailed three people about your giveaway!

Curley Newgent

Whimsical Creations said...

I like to add raspberries.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Beth said...

Bananas are the only thing I ever add!

Tisa said...

I like to add strawberries and soy milk to my cereals! ~ :) Yummy!

Thanks!

sounders68 [at] gmail.com

Marina said...

I add raspberries and granola. Its the best.

Heather said...

Gosh, that sounds yummy! I like to add bananas and blueberries to my cereal.

mstaken05 said...

I add strawberries and coconut to my ceral. I call it, "Paradise in a Bowl".

Thanks for the chance to win.

Stacie said...

I add vanilla soy milk to my cereal instead of milk and its soooo good!

Stacie said...

Soy Perfection!

Jessica said...

1. I like dried cranberries and ground flax seed added to my cereal.

2. Health Nut Fruity Cheerios

Kristen said...

I put strawberries and granola on my spoonsized shredded wheat.

Kristen said...

I think I would call my creation Fiber-ry

Karin said...

Milk and sliced bananas are always good on cereal.....

Amber said...

Awesome!! I usually put strawberries, bananas, or blueberries on my cereal. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville said...

Oh Marilyn! Look at your popularity!

This looks totally tasty.

Amber said...

I'll name the creation: Fruit Bowl. HAHA so not original, but its the first thing that popped into my head!

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Anonymous said...

razzberrys
great giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

I mix my cereal with yogurt -usually vanilla and some fruit and sometimes muts.
Sue Leyshon

Linda said...

I like to add blueberries to my cereal.

Anonymous said...

You know how we like it- milk with ice. that's the best.
Love,
Dad

Anonymous said...

We'll call it Artic Cereal. Cheesy, I know.

Nicole said...

I usually add sugar.