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.


Annie Jones said...

I really should learn to follow the "if you can't say something nice..." rule, but I just have to say Eeewww! ROFL!

I don't really like any cold cereal, the chocolate varieties even less.

I do like chocolate Malt-O-Meal, though. Go figure.

Janelle said...

Hey now....I didn't comment on Not Just Leftovers how much I HATE peppers!!! ;-)

Annie Jones said...

Lots of people hate peppers; I wouldn't have thought badly of you if you'd posted your opinion. Only freaky, negative people like me dislike cold cereal and are apathetic about chocolate.

Put some salt and spices on that cold cereal, call it Party Mix and I'm all over it. LOL

Mama H said...

I saw these at WalMart last weekend and wondered if they were any good... now I'll be adding them to my list for whenever GM cereal goes on sale BOGO again...
Thanks for the review!

P.S. My wordveri today was "lesbrons"... made me giggle LOL