And to help you eat up, I'm giving away some cereal. But first, the review.
I received two boxes of Mom's Best Naturals cereal to try out. One was the Sweetened Wheat-fuls and the other was the Oats & Honey Blend. When the boxes arrived, I had to hide them from my son, who wanted to break into them right away. I held him off for a few days (we had other open cereals) and then we went to town.
We tried the Sweetened Wheat-fuls first. Now, I like this type of cereal (the frosted shredded wheats, or mini-wheats) and so does my son. He loves them, in fact. I used to buy the Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats until I found out that one of the ingredients is high fructose corn syrup. I could spend a whole post on why I avoid HFCS but I won't go into it here. Suffice it to say that when I learned that Kellogg's includes that ingredient in their cereal, I stopped buying.
In checking out Mom's Best Naturals, though, I learned that they "use only the highest quality ingredients. There's nothing artificial, no added saturated fat or hydrogenated oils, no high fructose corn syrup."
OK, great. I'm all for that but I'm also all for something that tastes good and that my family will eat and enjoy. My son could not get enough of the Sweetened Wheat-fuls and, I admit, neither could I. I was snacking on them in the morning. And then I was snacking on them in the afternoon. Just a good tasting cereal.
Next, we tried the Oats & Honey Blend. As much as I like the Sweetened Wheat-fuls type of cereal, I'm not a big flake-type cereal person. But, no matter. I thought that the Oats & Honey Blend was a good version of that type of cereal. My son, on the other hand, loved it even more than the Sweetened Wheat-fuls. So, a win for this family!
There's a little bit more that I liked about Mom's Best Naturals. Their commitment to sustainability and stewardship is remarkable. Here's a description from their web site:
We support renewable energy development by purchasing 100% of the electricity consumed by the production of our natural cereals from Windsource®. Windsource® is the US registered trademark of the Public Service Company of Colorado.
We have active programs to reduce energy and minimize water use at our Northfield, Minnesota plant. Since 1996, we have reduced the water used to make cereal by 41% and we’ve reduced our energy use by 10%. That adds up to millions of gallons of water and KWh of energy saved through creative conservation.
Over 99% of the waste in our Northfield plant is recycled.
We have many recycling programs throughout our company. Our cartons are made from 100% recycled paperboard, minimum 35% post consumer content.
“MOM Cares” is an employee funded foundation that has given over 90 grants to help others in our community.
Each year we host an Energy Fair to inform, educate and inspire our employees and business community.
Overall, I liked the Mom's Best Naturals cereals and would buy them again.
Woo hoo! Mom's Best Naturals is giving FOUR lucky readers the chance to win TWO boxes of the cereal each. I love that I'll be able to pick more than one winner! Very cool.
To enter, leave a comment letting me know that you want some free breakfast! It's as easy as that.
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This giveaway will run through 11:59pm EST on Thursday, February 4, 2010. The FOUR winners will be chosen using random.org and posted on Friday.
Review/giveaway disclaimer: I received samples from Mom's Best Naturals to review. I was not compensated for this review/giveaway.