Monday, February 1, 2010

Mom's Best Naturals review and giveaway

Today, I bring you breakfast. Have you had yours yet? I hope so! You know what they say, after all: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, eat up.

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:

Renewable Energy
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.

Reduce
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.

Re-Use
Over 99% of the waste in our Northfield plant is recycled.

Recycle
We have many recycling programs throughout our company. Our cartons are made from 100% recycled paperboard, minimum 35% post consumer content.

Community Service
“MOM Cares” is an employee funded foundation that has given over 90 grants to help others in our community.

Energy Fair
Each year we host an Energy Fair to inform, educate and inspire our employees and business community.

That's impressive.

Overall, I liked the Mom's Best Naturals cereals and would buy them again.

To buy:

You can find retailers that carry Mom's Best Naturals from their web site here. Packs of 12 boxes of the cereal are also available on Amazon.

To win:

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.

Additional entries (leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):

  • Follow this blog or my other blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of Mom's Best Naturals on Facebook (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook (leave a comment)

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.

Good luck!

Review/giveaway disclaimer: I received samples from Mom's Best Naturals to review. I was not compensated for this review/giveaway.


59 comments:

  1. Yum! Please enter me to win some cereal :-)

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  2. I already follow both of your blogs.

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  3. Yes please, I would love some free breakfast. Sounds yummy!

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  4. Already follow this blog and your other one. :)

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  5. Already a HAPPY fan of HAPPY runner on FB.

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  6. I would love some (free) breakfast, please. (LOL! I felt like a kid, saying that).

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  7. I have been a follower and a big fan for ages.

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  8. And now I am your fan on Facebook too.

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  9. OH...I didn't even think to look for HFCS in my cereal :( I usually look, but didn't for this last one...and it's the knock off of the frosted mini-wheats. Sadness.
    Hopefully I'll win then :)

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  10. Sounds delicious. I love cereal!
    I'm already a follower.

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  11. I became a follower of mom's best naturals

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  12. Ohhh I adore their cereal!!! I bought it weekly in KC, haven't seen it at Publix so I need to check WF

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  13. link it up, up:http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com/2010/02/ing-miami-marathon.html

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  14. I stalk both of your blogs and love me some cereal!

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  15. I'm a Happy Runner facebook fan!

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  16. Ooh...Yummy! I've just gotten into trying to cut high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils out. I was pleasantly surprised to find that foods still are flavorful :) I'm sure these cereals are no exception...yum yum yum

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  17. I am a follower of both blogs :)

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  18. I love the Marsh Mallow Oats...would love to win some free cereal!
    t_freckleton at yahoo dot com

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  19. now a a fan of Mom's Best Naturals on Facebook
    t_freckleton at yahoo dot com

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  20. now a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook
    t_freckleton at yahoo dot com

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  21. I'm a sucker for a good breakfast! I'd love to win.

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  22. I put your giveaway on my blog.

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  23. I love cereal! I also stopped getting those frosted mini wheats because of the HFCS. I'll have to check out this cereal. Also, I follow you on facebook. :)

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  24. I'm now a fan of Mom's Best on FB.

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  25. And I'm a Happy Runner fan now too!

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  26. I follow this blog on Google Reader! What a great giveaway!

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  27. I blogged about this giveaway:

    http://tworunnersandabrowndog.blogspot.com/2010/02/difference-between-have-to-and-want-to.html

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  28. I also became a fan of Mom's Best on Facebook!

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  29. Linked this giveaway on today's post - here!

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  30. Woo! Breakfast rocks, but add to that free breakfast, that's a whole boulder!

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  31. I'm a follower already!!

    And what a cool giveaway!

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  32. And I'm a fan on FB of Mom's Best!

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  33. And I'm a fan of the Happy Runner onFB too!

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  34. I'd love some free breakfast! Who doesn't need cereal? :)

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  35. Blog follower

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  36. Breakfast is good! And if it's free, it's even better!
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  37. Became a fan of Mom's Best Naturals on Facebook
    Carol Anderson Ezovski
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  38. Became a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook
    Carol Anderson Ezovski
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  39. I follow you on Google Friends Connect - Carolsue
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  40. I want some free breakfast. Thanks for stopping by my mom blog, I would love if you also followed me and network followed me.

    http://couponmommyof2.blogspot.com/

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  41. I love breakfast! And there's nothing better than free breakfast.

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  42. We can always use more cereal around here!

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