Tuesday, February 9, 2010
My New Favorite Cereal
Ever since I heard that there was a Chocolate Cheerios out there now, I have been curious to try it. I've almost bought it a couple of times, but being who I am, I had to tell myself to wait until it was on sale. Besides, I rationalized, it's Cheerios...how good can it really be?
Yesterday I received a wonderful surprise. The mail carrier left me a small box by my downstairs door. It was clearly marked "Pssst!" which is a General Mills program where people can join and get information (and sometimes samples) of new and improved General Mills products. I am a huge General Mills fan (how can I not be, being the Box Tops for Education coordinator at the girls' school???) and so I joined Pssst! as soon as I learned about it.
I opened the box, not sure what I might find, and was very excited to find a full size box of the Chocolate Cheerios. I'm actually not sure who was more anxious to try them - me or my daughters! We were all eager to sample them, and I opened the box yesterday shortly after receiving it. The first thing I noticed was that these Cheerios are coated with a light crisp chocolate glaze. It isn't powdery, and definitely isn't overly sweet. My 9 year old said that it had the same kind of chocolate flavor as Cocoa Puffs.
Personally, I thought that the flavor and texture were excellent. That coating is absolutely perfect, affording a very pleasant chocolate flavor but not like most sweetened children's cereals. Then I tried a bowl of them with milk, and I am officially hooked! They did not soften in milk, retaining the light crunch, and they tasted fantastic! And the milk afterwards.....wow!! It was so very, very good! Chocolate Cheerios is a fun adult cereal. You get the fun and flavor of a kids' cereal without all the sugar and sappy sweetness.
The only problem I have with the Chocolate Cheerios is that my kids like them as much as I do, so I can't keep them for myself. Usually when I buy a more healthy adult cereal, I keep it on the cabinet shelf and eat it at my leisure - the kids leave it alone. Not the case this time! They are definitely enamored with this new Cheerios product, so if I want to keep it for myself, I'm going to have to buy it when they are in school and hide it somewhere safe! :-)
I definitely would suggest that you give Chocolate Cheerios a try. It's already on my grocery list for my next trip. I've always liked Cheerios, but they were never on my list of favorite cereals...until now!
Just for fun, here is a website that features some fun recipes you can make with the Chocolate Cheerios. I probably won't get that far, as they are just too good as a cereal that they won't last long enough for recipes!
NOTE: I was not asked to post this or compensated in any way. I received the box for free as part of my participation in Psst! and enjoyed the cereal so much that I wanted to share my thoughts with my blog readers.