I am not a morning person. Not at all. Even after I’ve had my morning coffee and breakfast I’m still not into the whole “morning thing”. If it were up to me mornings would start around 11:00 AM.
The best way to start your day is with a delicious, wholesome breakfast that your whole family loves. When your tummy is full and satisfied you are more likely to be happy and happiness brings a smile to your face.
Although I do enjoy a hearty breakfast of Eggs Benedict and hash browns (like the kind you get from a diner), I’m perfectly happy with a bowl of my favorite cereal and a side of fresh fruit, and of course – COFFEE!!!
One of my favorite brands of cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats. We purchase a box almost weekly. My favorite flavors are Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Strawberries, Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches and Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. I love anything with nuts in it.
My family enjoys these flavors too.
I don’t put milk in my cereal (blah! I hate soggy cereal). I love that I can eat Honey Bunches of Oats straight out of the box. It makes a great snack and ice cream or yogurt topping too.
Honey Bunches of Oats recently sent me some free product samples and other goodies to review. There was no compensation. I honestly purchase the cereal almost on a weekly basis so I could have easily done a review without any free samples. I just have to make readers aware that free samples were received.
The samples I received included two of their newest varieties – Honey Bunche of Oats Mango Coconut and Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch. I also received a box of Honey Bunches of Oats Raisin Medley which I have enjoyed in the past.
The idea of mango in my breakfast cereal sounded kind of odd, but I love coconut so I was curious to see how the Honey Bunches of Oats Mango Coconut tasted. To my surprise it DOES have little bits of mango in the cereal (from what I saw they were in the bunches), as well as toasted coconut flakes scattered throughout the cereal. Not only does it taste like a sweet combination of mango and coconut but it also smells like mango and coconut too. The moment I opened the box for the first time that was the first thing I noticed about the cereal.
Greek yogurt is all the rage these days. I see a lot of things popping up on store shelves with Greek yogurt. Just recently I picked up some chocolate peanut butter Greek yogurt candies from Costco. Mmm! They were good.
The new Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch cereal features two different kinds of granola and little sweet pieces of Greek yogurt throughout. The cereal it’s self has a little bit different taste compared to other Honey Bunches of Oats cereals. I believe that is because there are different granolas used than what is used in the other cereals, giving this flavor it’s own unique taste. It’s very good! It goes great sprinkled on top of regular yogurt as well as in your morning cereal bowl.
Both new flavors are available along side the other Honey Bunches of Oats flavors.
Starting your day smiling can be difficult – especially during the week or pre-coffee. Let Honey Bunches of Oats with it’s delicious, wholesome flavors help you start your day off with a smile.
Honey Bunches of Oats wants to see your beautiful smile. They want you to help them to spread smiles across the country for a chance to win a trip anywhere in the United States!
Entering the contest is super easy, all you need to do is visit the Honey Bunches of Oats Facebook page and visit the Send a Smile Win a Trip app. You’ll be asked to upload a photo of you smiling to Instagram. You must tag it with #HoneyBunchesofSmiles, the city you’re in and the city you’re sending your smile to (and hoping to win a trip to!).
For example mine would says #HoneyBunchesofSmiles #NewYork but like a dork I totally forgot to include the city I want to visit - #SanDiego.
Here is my Instagram smile that I used for the contest. It’s not the greatest. That is because I run and hide from cameras. I don’t jump in front of them for a close up. LOL
To help make your morning smile a little bigger Honey Bunches of Oats would like to give one lucky reader THREE assorted boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats cereals.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on April 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me about something that makes YOU smile?
For extra entries please use the Rafflecopter widget (below), however you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries will not qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.
*I received free products samples and other goodies for review and for my participation this promotion. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.