Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Review: We are Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs Combos

Seems to be a hit. When the Mom Bloggers Club asked if I would be interested in reviewing a cereal by General Mills I said sure. Well, I 'm glad I did because it was a hit. I had planned on taking a lot of pictures of James enjoying the soon to be released Cocoa Puffs Combos, but by the time I put away the milk and cereal and returned with my camera, this is what I found:
I decided to have a bowl after I brought him to school to try it for myself. The flavor wasn't overpowering with chocolate and they didn't get all soggy before I finished my bowl. They weren't too sweet either, like a lot of the kid cereals. I liked it.

Here are more pictures of James enjoying his new cereal:

Sidenote: My husband tried the cereal, but wasn't as excited as my son. He thought the chocolate/vanilla flavors blended together too much...and that it had a protein shake taste.

My sister in-law and niece both thought it was yummy and brought some home for their breakfast tomorrow.

Final vote: 4 yeah, 1 nah

Here is some additional information about General Mills Cereals that you may find useful:
  • Are you aware of the recommended amount of calcium and vitamin D your child should get each day? Better yet, did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics recently doubled the vitamin D recommendation for children? Approximately 75% of kids today don’t get the recommended levels of calcium and vitamin D -- two key nutrients for bone growth.
  • Not to worry though — as a parent, you can easily help your child get more of these two nutrients by looking for calcium and vitamin D fortified cereals, milk and juice. All General Mills Big G kid cereals (including Kix, Lucky Charms, Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and more) offer a good source of BOTH calcium and vitamin D in each serving.
  • Additionally, a recent report in a leading consumer magazine ranked kid cereals by nutritional content, and all nine General Mills Big G kid cereals included in the report were ranked in the top half. All Big G kid cereals have at least eight grams of whole grain per serving (at least 48 grams are recommended daily), and all have 12 grams or less of sugar per serving.
  • Cereal is one of the most nutritious breakfast options a kid can eat. Most cereals have about 100 – 130 calories per serving and provide at least 10 key nutrients. And, ready-to-eat cereal is the number one source of whole grain in American diets.

1 comment:

bookieboo said...

Hey how many calories per serving? Am I being too anal for you?