Jun 18, 2010

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: General Mills Sweet and Salty Snacks (With a touch of fire!)

Who doesn't like snacks??  I can only think of less than a handful of people who don't like them.  When I was asked to try out three new General Mills products, I jumped at the chance.  Hey, I like snacks, I don't mind trying them out and being a voice for the products!  Because of MyBlogSpark, my family and I had tried out three new snacks.  Cocoa Puff Treats: Triple Chocolate, Bugles Hot Buffalo and Natures Valley Oats N' Dark Chocolate Crunchy Granola Bars

Who doesn't love Cocoa Puffs?  I remember being obsessed with this cereal as a kid,  it's still a great treat for me as an adult!  Well, my kids jumped at these as soon as I got the package and wanted me to "go out and buy more" after eating the two bars we had.  I was able to steal a small little piece from my oldest and - OMG, they're delicious.  So crunchy and chocolaty... I could see how they wanted more.

General Mills describes these as: An indulgent cereal bar that combines the great taste of Cocoa Puffs cereal and chocolate into one decadent treat, Cocoa Puffs Treats Triple Chocolate is perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth. 

 These granola bars were actually the BEST granola bars I have ever had.  They tasted like very rich chocolate and were actually very satisfying.  Most of all for me, they actually fit into my diet.  I am always looking for something delicious and new that would actually fit in with my plan. :)

General Mills describes these as: If you want the best of both worlds, give Nature Valley Oats ‘N Dark Chocolate Crunchy Granola Bars a try. These bars mix dark chocolate pieces, oats and crisp rice nuggets for a classic crunch and burst of whole grain goodness, making them a perfect natural snack that's high in fiber and protein, but low in saturated fat.

 Save the best for last, right??  These Bugles were THE BEST things I have ever tasted in my life.  I'm one who LOVES spicy and loves firey tasting foods;  this was it for me.  I'm hooked.  I'm obsessed.  They're my guilty cheating on a diet pleasure.  They give the right combination of fire and salty so they're not too overpowering hot.  My oldest loves these as well and she's only 4.5.  So they're not TOO hot.  They're absolutely delicious...one taste and you'll be hooked as well!!

General Mills describes these as: Need something salty with a bit of a kick? Look no further than Bugles Hot Buffalo Crisp Corn Snacks, which blends the taste of hot buffalo sauce with crispy corn Bugles. 



Of coure you can!! General Mills and MyBlogSpark are offering one of my lucky readers a prize pack filled with two of each of the snacks noted here, a Bugles T-Shirt and a Natures Valley thermos!!  Very great, right??  Now you can try each of these new snacks for yourself!! (And believe me, you'll love them after one taste!)


MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell us which of the snacks appeals to you and why. :)  Which would you more so look forward to trying if you won?

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Disclaimer: Life of an Artsy Mom was provided with a General Mills Sweet & Salty prize pack from MyBlogSpark.com in order to facilitate this giveaway.  All of my opinions are my own.  Descriptions of the snacks were provided by General Mills.