Are you familiar with the brand Barbara’s? Barbara’s is known for making delicious cereals and snacks from simple, wholesome ingredients.
Barbara’s has several different products including many different cereals including;
- Puffin Family
- Shredded Family
- High Fiber Family
- Barbara’s Classics
Barbara’s also has a line of Snackimals (animal crackers), Cheese Puffs and Fig Bars.
Barbara’s sent me and my family some free samples of their Puffin Cereals. Mmm… they are really good. I especially love the original variety (that was the first flavor to go) as well as Cinnamon. My daughter said that the Cinnamon flavor “tastes like Christmas“.
The flavors we had the opportunity to try out include Original, Cinnamon, Multigrain grain, Honey Rice and Peanut Butter. Original was a family favorite followed by Multigrain and Cinnamon (both tied for second). The Honey Rice was the least favorite.
The cereals are not as sweet as other cereals, but that is a good thing. A few of the flavors do have a bit of a “grain-like” taste to them. My husband wasn’t too fond of it but my kids seemed to enjoy them.
All of the cereals we tried are low in fat and calories too. They range from 0-2 grams of fat (most had one gram) and 90-110 calories per serving (most were 90 calories). Barbara’s Puffin cereals are certainly a better-for-you cereal option.
The cereals make great snacks too.
Here is some “food for thought” – At only 5g of sugar per serving, an entire box of Original Puffins has less sugar than a coffee cake muffin. A bowl of low sugar, high fiber Puffins Original Cereal is clearly a much more satisfying and filling option than a cup of coffee and a coffee cake muffin. Toss in some fresh fruit and you have a fabulous breakfast for both children and adults.
Barbara’s offers products to suit most dietary needs including (but not limited to).
- Dairy Free
- Low Fat
- Wheat Free Ingredients
- Gluten Free (Honey Rice & Multigrain)
- Cholesterol Free
On Barbara’s website you can find a lot of interesting information including a healthy living blog, kid’s corner and recipes. Barbara’s also believes in Sustainability.
Barbara’s is also a huge fan of Puffins. Puffins are those adorable little sea birds. Barbara’s is so passionate about these sweet little sea birds that they are fans of Project Puffin, and special campaign through the Audubon Society. Project Puffin is hoping to restore Puffins to their former habitat off the coast of Maine in an area called Eastern Egg Rock.
Puffins also happens to be Barbara’s most popular product line.
Barbara’s is hosting a special instant win contest called Discover Puffins. Barbara’s fans (and Puffin fans) can win one of 10,000 prizes instantly, including puffin beanie toys, DVDs, kids’ pajamas and other merchandise, an adopted puffin through Project Puffin, Barbara’s canvas tote bags, coupons for Barbara’s products and more.
Everyone who enters is also automatically entered to win a grand prize custom four-day, three-night vacation to Maine valued at $5,000!
Here’s how to enter:
- Until June 30, 2013, visit Barbara’s Facebook page or the Discover Puffins website. You can also enter by scanning the QR codes found on all boxes of Barbara’s Puffins cereals.
- Answer 5 short and fun questions about Atlantic Puffins and Puffins cereals (I answered them – they are easy!)
- Instantly see if you’ve won a prize! Everyone who enters will be included in the grand prize drawing for a trip to Maine.
With 10,000 prizes being given away your chance of winning something is high. Plus a nice vacation to Maine would be great too.
Barbara’s would also like to give a special prize package to a lucky winner. The winner will receive a coupon for a FREE box of Barbara’s cereals and an adorable plush Puffin beanie. Thank you Barbara’s.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on May 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 respond or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter tell me why you want to win this prize package?
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.
*I received free product samples to review as well as a plush Puffin in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way. Barbara’s will be providing the prize packge.