Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review and Giveaway: General Mills Retro Cereal #3 - Honey Nut Cheerios

This is the third of five General Mills giveaways this week.  Enter the first two here and here.


Again this year for a limited time, Target stores are carrying the Retro editions of five favorite General Mills Big G cereals, complete with authentic "retro" package designs and cartoons from the '50s, '60s, and '70s.  These special edition boxes are only available until mid-March!
All the boxes have authentic Retro designs, as well as games and activities on the boxes.  For even more fun, you can go to GrocerySavvy.com to watch authentic retro cartoons, such as Underdog, King Leonardo, and Dennis the Menace.  You can also print coupons for General Mills products!
 
Today I'm highlighting the Special Edition Honey Nut Cheerios box - from 1984.
Wow - I have to admit, I was only one year old in 1984! I actually really like Honey Nut Cheerios now as an adult. It's the wholesomeness of Cheerios with just a little extra yumminess. :-)


The Retro edition box has a fun "In search of the lost treasure" maze on the back to amuse your kids (or yourself) during breakfast. 
Remember, you can buy all the Retro cereals at Target stores, but you also have a chance to win some for free!  Thanks to General Mills, I am giving away a third Big G Retro cereal gift pack, which includes one each of the five special edition cereals, plus a $10 Target gift card!

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite thing about or memory of Honey Nut Cheerios. You must answer this question to enter.  Please include your email in your comment if it is not available in your profile. For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following, for a maximum of 4 entries in total (please leave a separate comment for each):

1) Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed.
2) Follow Frugally Blonde by email
3) Follow Frugally Blonde on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. (Leave a link to your tweet.) This may only be done once; no daily tweets.

This contest runs for only one week and ends on next Wednesday, March 16, at midnight. The contest is open to residents of the US only, and the winner must provide a valid mailing address (no PO boxes).  I will choose the winner randomly and notify him or her by email, and he or she will have 72 hours to respond.  Good luck!

I received a retro cereal gift pack from General Mills, who is also supplying the giveaway prizes..  I received no other compensation for this post, and the opinions are my own.

134 comments:

  1. http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/45641345301356544

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  2. I always have liked the lightly sweet taste of honey nut cheerios...not too sweet like some other cereals.

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  4. My favorite thing about Honey Nut Cheerios is the lightly sweet whole grain taste :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  5. I like the sweetness of Honey Nut Cheerios, great to combine with other non sweeten ones.
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  7. I remember my mom making honey nut cheerios treats for my school lunch growing up

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  10. I follow you on twitter, @shopgurl
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  11. I loved the bee in the commercials for Honey Nut Cheerios. :)

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  12. I like the taste, Honey Nut is my favorite Cheerios.
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  13. Iam an email subscriber.
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  14. I don't have a favorite memory of honey nut cheerios, but it has always been my favorite of the cheerios line. I usually eat my cereal dry, so the sweetness really gives it a great and distinct flavor!

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  16. I remember that it was always my dad's favorite cereal.

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  17. My mom used to put honey nut cheerios in a baggie for us as a snack for when we went on long car rides

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  20. I really like the sweet crunch of Honey Nut Cheerios. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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  22. My favorite memory of Honey Nut Cheerios is eating them for "breakfast" at 11:00AM while watching The Great Space Coaster before I went to afternoon kindergarten. My mom is the best! My poor daughter has to get up at 7:00AM and eat oatmeal!
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  23. I generally don't like sweetened cereals but I do like Honey Nut Cheerios because they are not overly sweet

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  25. My favorite memory is getting up early to watch saturday morning cartoons and eating honey nut cheerios.
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  29. My favorite thing about Honey Nut Cheerios is the fact that my baby girl can eat it, too. It's a great first finger food for babies.

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  30. I'm an email subscriber.

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  31. I love its honey taste!

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  34. favorite thing about Honey Nut is that it's my hubby's favorite cereal!!

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  37. They're good to eat.

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  39. I love Honey Nut Cheerios - I especially like that they aren't TOO sweet.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  40. I subscribe via email
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  41. I've always liked honey nut cheerios in the form of cereal bars!
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  42. I wasn't allowed to eat Honey Nut Cheerios (my mom only allowed Grape Nuts and Wheat Chex in the house), but I had them when I stayed over at my friend's house, and I recall loving them at first bite.
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  43. I subscribe via Google Reader
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  45. cheerios was one of the first things i fed all three of my boys
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  46. My favorite thing about Honey Nut Cheerios is the taste. It's a little unusual and little more to adult's taste than most cereals.


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  47. love these as a hunger cruncher- great on trips too mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  48. i love the bee crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  49. I really like the lightly sweet honey taste of Honey Nut Cheerios.

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  50. My favorite memory of Honey Nut Cheerios is the sweet nutty crunchy taste and how they also make a wonderful snack in addition to breakfast.
    Thanks so much.
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  51. I remember buying tons of this cereal, because my son loved it.
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  52. I'm an email subscriber.
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  53. I am a email subscriber.
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  55. We love Honey Nut Cheerios at our house that is the only cereal that I buy!
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  56. My favorite Honey Nut Cheerios memory is of enjoying them with my daughter when she was little


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  57. I love the honey nut cheerios bee.

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  58. My fave memory of them is the great taste! I just love how yummy they are.

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  59. I love the bee and the taste of honey..they are good on vanilla ice cream

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  60. My fave about Honey Nut Cheerios is they taste good

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  61. I like the taste.
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  62. love eating them with bananas'
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  63. I didn't realize HN Cheerios have been out that long. Wow.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  64. Dont really have a real special memory, but I remember eating them on Saturday morning.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  67. I remember the trix commerical as a kid.
    "Silly mom, Trix are for kids"

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  68. My favorite thing about Honey Nut Cheerios is the good taste.

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  69. I like how simple yet delicious Cheerios is.

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  72. My DS is allergic to nuts, so I have never tried these, but he's going to college soon, and I'll be able to have nuts in the house. Looking forward to trying Honey Nut Cheerios.
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  73. Honey Nut cheerios are delish! and so good for you, I never ate them when I was kid but my kids do!
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  75. I follow you @shuggysmommy on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/shuggysmommy/status/47354514977722368
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  76. My grandma always added Honey Nut Cheerios to her special Chex Mix. It's not Christmas without it!

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  77. I love them because they aren't too sweet - just the right amount of sweetness!
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  78. Just a couple of days ago grabbing a handful and eating them as a snack

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  79. I love how easy it easy to take them along and munch on them.

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  80. I remember as a kid seeing my dad eat Cheerios for breakfast every day. I tried them, but did not like them. Then they introduced Honey Nut Cheerios and both my dad and I loved them. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  81. My favorite thing about Honey Nut Cheerios is the taste! calvad at aol dot com

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  82. I used to eat them all the time in daycare!

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  83. My favorite thing about Honey Nut Cheerios is that they are healthy, but still taste good.
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  84. I love the taste, and I when I was a kid I used to like the commercials with the bee.

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  85. I follow you on twitter & tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MelodicMom/status/47763425652256768

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  86. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway! Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
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  87. I remember commercials from when I was little with the Honey Nut Cheerios bee. I like him!

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  88. I was only allowed rice krispies and cheerios as a kid so I remember finding out about Honey Nut Cheerios was a big deal to me. Finally I could convince my mom to let me have something new.

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  91. My favorite memory is getting up early on saturday to watch cartoons and eat honeynut cheerios. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  92. My favorite memory about Honey Nut Cheerios is always eating it with my grandparents. We always had our Cheerios with a glass of orange juice :)

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  93. My fave Honey Nut Cheerios memory is when my son was just starting to eat solid foods. He loved Honey Nut Cheerios and would get so happy when he saw the box! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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  95. It really helps me poop! :)
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  96. we didn't eat Honey Nut as much as normal Cheerios

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  97. I remember having these in a big bowl on Saturday mornings in front of Saturday morning cartoons :)

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  98. The favorite thing about Honey Nut Cheerios is that it is a cereal that my grandson will eat!

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  99. Honey Nut Cheerios are healthy and taste great!

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  100. always loved the taste and just eating it without milk!! I am a cereal a holic!!! lol thanks for the chance
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  101. I love the smell of them! Reminds me of my childhood. :)

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  102. Cheerios, as every mother knows, is one of the first things moms give their children when they're learning to feed themselves. One time, I wasn't paying attention and I bought Honey Nut Cheerios instead of regular Cheerios. Wow - the look on my son's face was priceless! This was his favorite food for a LONG time after that!

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  104. I follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/48122629550387201

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  105. My favorite thing about Honey Nut Cheerios is that they taste good---and my picky husband actually likes them.

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  106. I like Honey Nut Cheerios because it's not overly sweet like some cereals

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  107. We used Honey Nut Cheerios on our ginger bread creation as a jungle gym!

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  109. My favorite thing is that they are good both with milk and straight out of the box.

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  110. I am an e-mail subscriber.
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  111. So it's kind of embarrassing, but this is almost the same comment as the one I left for fruity pebbles but it's true: I remember loving to eat them out of the box by the handful. But truthfully, that's the way I prefer to eat most cereal

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  112. i love that honey nut cheerios lower cholesterol
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  113. I like the not too sweet, not too plain taste of Honey Nut Cheerios!
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  116. My fav. thing about it is that it makes a great snack during the day......without the milk

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  120. sneaking cherios out of the box when I was a kid was a favorite thing for me to do!

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  121. I remember my mom carrying around little Tupperware containers of Honey Nut Cheerios for my sister an I to eat as snacks on the go.

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  122. My favorite Honey Nut Cheerios memory is of hearing the "It's a honey of an 'O'" jingle on TV!

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  125. My memory of Honey Nut Cheerios is eating while watching Saturday cartoons

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  126. Thanks for the giveaway...my Honey Nut Cheerios memory is that my Mom would always make me drink orange juice before I could dig into my Cheerios.

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