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Monster Cereals Review

IMG_4741When my husband saw the Monster cereals sitting on the counter, he was really excited. He grabbed the boxes and started reading them saying they were the same as when he was growing up. It was cute seeing him turn into a kid again for a minute, he is usually so serious! To his great disappointment he had to wait before he could try them, as I hadn’t taken pics yet!  LOL.

Daily he came home and said “did you take your pics yet?” After I finally got them done, he skipped dinner and had cereal instead. I saw him take the first bite, closing his eyes and reliving some good memory. He said it tasted like being a kid again! Judging by the look on his face, that’s a good thing. I know when we run out he is going to send me on a hunt to find more.  The retro Monster cereals are available exclusively at Target and up until October 31st if you buy three boxes you can get a Monster Bash magazine (which includes Recipes, Tips and Tricks for planning the creepiest, scariest, spookiest, most fun Halloween ever!).  You can find more info for them here also.

He has a lactose allergy so he doesn’t get to eat dairy products anymore. After reading the ingredients, we were very happy that there wasn’t any lactose inside! Bonus! There aren’t many cereals that he loves that doesn’t have dairy and he loves his cereal!

As I’m sure you can infer, we are very pleased with the Monster cereals! They all taste just like the original versions tasted and were great! If you are looking for a little nostalgia or just a yummy cereal for the kids, you’ll enjoy this one!

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  This was a sponsored post but all comments and opinions are my own.

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Originally posted 2013-10-18 00:01:39.

Skinny Pop Review

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We’re just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind… treats! Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro! In this Hop, you’ll find lots of special treats to keep your entering giveaways until it’s time to go out and gather your own!

Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below, and don’t forget the ultimate treat… the Treat Yourself Grand Prize!

We recently took Skinny Pop on a road trip.  From the South all the way to the East coast, well almost.  We were about 3 hours away from the edge of the country to the beginning of the ocean!  Would have loved to go all the way, but we were running low on energy and funds!  We did enjoy our Skinny Pop all the way!  And back!

We are fresh popcorn lovers around the Zoo.  So much so that, after much heavy hinting and a little shameless begging, we got our very own popcorn maker that looks like a smaller version of one that goes in a movie theater.  We tried for a big one, but those are super expensive!  Nothing beats a good movie and fresh popcorn.  You could have guessed that we are picky when it comes to our popcorn.

imageSkinny Pop has amazingly enough lived up to our love of movie theater popcorn without the butter yet held on to the flavor!  I don’t know how they did it, but they did!  The flavor is so amazingly close that I think if it were heated up we wouldn’t be able to tell much of a difference in a blind taste test, aside from the lack of greasiness.

As you can see by the Monkey’s faces, we loved the popcorn!  Skinny Pop is all natural, cholesterol free, zero trans fat,  free of dairy, peanut, tree nuts, gluten and GMO.  With all that healthiness, we can’t help but open up another bag!!!image

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Originally posted 2013-10-17 00:01:53.

Smart Ones Breakfast Review

20130915_083707I spent last week being a good girl, diet wise.  I was going to try out Smart Ones oatmeal and decided I may as well try them out for a week.  So for one full week, I had Smart Ones for breakfast and lunch then a sensible dinner.  I lost three pounds!  😀 Anyway, let me tell you about their oatmeal!

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Ones has come out with three breakfast oatmeals: Maple and brown sugar, apple and peach.  I’m not a fan of peaches, so I skipped that one but the other two are my new breakfast favorites!  The greatest thing is that they left me full til lunchtime without making me feel like I should climb back into bed!

At first, I was leary, as I didn’t really believe they would make me feel full but they did.  Being low calorie, there was no guilt in having them!  It took 3 minutes for me to fix a healthy breakfast to get my day started.  A great start if I do say so myself!  You should be able to find them in your local freezer section.  For $1.88 you have two breakfasts.  Great deal for a healthy and energetic start to dreary mornings!  Put them on your menu for this week!  You’ll find your new addiction!

 

This post was created in partnership with Smart Ones®. All opinions are my own.

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Originally posted 2013-09-27 06:46:42.