Thursday, March 10, 2011

Review and Giveaway: General Mills Retro Cereal #4 - Cinnamon Toast Crunch

This is the fourth of five General Mills giveaways this week.  Enter the first three here, 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 Cinnamon Toast Crunch box - from 1984.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch was a cereal that my mom bought very occasionally for a treat when I was growing up.  Boy were we excited!  Of course, in my large family you had to get up early if you wanted a couple of bowls of cinnamon-sugary goodness!
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 fourth 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 Cinnamon Toast Crunch. 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 Thursday, March 17 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.

154 comments:

  1. I, too, remember this was a special treat cereal, and not one that lasted long in our family of 5 girls! :-)

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  4. What's not to love about Cinnamon Toast Crunch?! We never really ate it when I was growing up, but I've recently introduced it to my son as a treat and he loves it!

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  5. I love the cinnamon touch on cereal, this is one of the kind.

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  8. My favorite memory of cinnamon toast crunch is just that it was always my dad's favorite cereal. So wheenver I see it I think of my dad!

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  9. I remember always making sure to go to the store with my mother so I could make sure she bought a box of cinnamon toast crunch

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  13. I love just about everything! It's by far my favorite cereal, I love cinnamon.

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  14. This was one of my favorite cereals as a kid and still is! I loved reading the games and such that would be on the back of the box!

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  17. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is currently one of my kids favorite cereal (and a little guilty pleasure for myself). LKVOYER at aol dot com

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  19. I remember when Cinnamon Toast Crunch first came out and my mom only bought it once but I liked it. Now it's my daughter's favorite and I buy it all the time.
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  20. My favorite thing about Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the cinnamony goodness :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  21. We didnt eat a whole lot of this cereal, but I remember the commercials of looking for the cinnamon.
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  22. Iam an email subscriber.
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  23. Love the cinnamon in the cereal, etlinder at aol dot com

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  24. I was the odd child who didn't like sweetened cereals but Cinnamon Toast Crunch was a favorite of my sisters.

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  26. My favorite thing about Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the awesome sweet taste!

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  28. I love the cinnamon flavor . This was a special treat as a child.
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  30. I love the cinnamon taste! That's what makes it cinnamon toast crunch :)

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  31. e-mail subscriber and confirmed

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  33. Never ate it growing up, but favorite memory is having the pleasure eating it as an adult...YAY!

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  36. My dad used to love this cereal. I personally am not a big fan.

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  38. My kids used to eat this cereal right out of the box!
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  41. I follow on Twitter @mgoss123 and tweeted.
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  42. I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch! I've only had it a few times, but I love the sweet cinnamon flavor!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  43. I just tried Cinnamon Toast Crunch last week, and I'm 41 !! I bought it for my kids and I grabbed a few and popped them in my mouth (sans milk) and they were quite tasty! My three kids loved them also.
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  44. I subscribe via Google Reader
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  46. one of my favorite things about ctc is sharing it with my boys
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  47. love the sweetness and the extra sugar/cinnamon on bottom of box mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  48. i like the taste of it crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  49. My favorite thing about Cinnamon Toast Crunch is that my kids eat it without complaining ;).

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  50. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of my favorites. I love the crunchy texture and the cinnamon taste is wonderful.
    Thanks so much.
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  51. This was my son's favorite cereal when he was young.
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  52. I'm an email subscriber.
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  53. I am a email subscriber.
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  54. I'm a twitter follower (peg42) and tweeted:
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  55. This is the only cereal that my daughter wanted to eat when she was growing up.
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  56. I used to love drinking the sugary milk when the bowl was empty:)
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  57. I follow through twitter and tweeted
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  58. I don't have many memories but as of right now it's one of my most favorite cereals! I love that it takes care of my sweet tooth for me

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  60. I love cinnamon and so this is an all time favorite of mine!


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  61. I love eating these like a treat

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  62. My fave memory of Cinnamon Toast Crunch is that it's the only cereal my hubby would eat when we first met!

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  63. I love the taste of cinnamin and I put some in a ziploc and bring it on the go for a snack

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  64. favorite thing about Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the taste

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  65. My favorite thing about Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the great taste!
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  66. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of my more recent favorite cereals.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  67. Following on rss reader.
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  68. I remember the commerical for trix.
    Silly mom, Trix are for kids"!


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  70. I remember having it for a snack while watching tv.

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  71. I love how sweet Cinnamon Toast Crunch is, and how there aren't any other cereals like it.
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  74. My favorite thing about Cinnamon Toast Crunch is that I don't have to beg my teenagers to eat breakfast before school when we have this in the cabinet.
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  75. Cinnamon Toast Crunch was one of those special treat cereals. I didn't have it often, but I still buy it for myself once a year as a special treat! :)

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  76. My favorite thing about Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the cinnamon.

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  77. I would always eat it without milk and my friends thought it was weird haha.

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  78. I loved this cereal as a child! IT was a super special treat when my mom got it on sale!

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  79. I remember the catchy jingle from the commercials. ♪ ♫ Cinnamon Toast Crunch ♪ ♫

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  80. When I was in the 5th grade I remember it was a friend's breakfast of choice and I'd always have it when I slept over at her house.

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  81. My memory of Cinnamon Toast Crunch is that we never got to eat it as kids since it had sugar in it. As an adult I eat it all the time!!!

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  82. I love cinnamon toast crunch because homemade cinnamon toast is a favorite of mine.
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  84. I remember sitting on the floor in my parent's living room eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch and watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. Ah... if only life was still so simple. Thank you for the fun give-away.

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  85. I used to love to drink the cinnamon flavored milk after I finished my cereal.

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  86. Erin T

    My favorite thing about Cinnamon toast crunch is the cinnamon and sugar.

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  87. My memory of Cinnamon Toast Crunch is getting to try it for the first time at my friends house when it first came out.

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  89. I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch after it is in milk for just a little bit and turns a little soggy. So good! It's one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance!
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  92. I'm following you on twitter (@whitechocolatec) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/whitechocolatec/statuses/47962461793566720
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  93. These were always a special treat for us girls :)

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  94. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is not my favorite, but my kids flip for it. My youngest thinks it so cool that they are shaped like little pieces of toast.

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  96. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the favorite of all five of my kids from oldest to youngest.
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  97. I love everything about Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It has always been my favorite cereal. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  98. Fav memory is getting this at cousins house b/c we never had it at ours,.

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  99. My favorite meory is watching the commericals about the swirly goodness..

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  100. I love the cinnamony coating that gets left in the milk.

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  101. I love cinnamon toast crunch.The best part is drinking the milk after you have eaten all the cereal.The cinnamon sugar flavored milk is great.Thanks!
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  102. My husband just ate this cereal for the first time (he's not from the US)and is now addicted. He said he saw a commercial that convinced him to buy it.

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  103. We used Cinnamon Toast Crunch as a thatched roof on the family gingerbread house!

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  104. I always loved when the box was empty and I would eat the cinnamon and sugar leftover in the bottom of the box. Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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  106. My big boys used to eat it out of the box when they were little, I loved that!

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  107. I am an e-mail subscriber.
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  109. I remember eating it right out of the box as a snack whenever it was in the house!

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  110. I love the sweet taste of it, I was always happen when I got to get it at the store, thanks!

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  111. I always loved how sweet it was! If I remember correctly, there were some cool toys in the boxes of cereal then too!
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  112. The Cinnamony taste of course.

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  113. I don't need to add sugar to enjoy it and I do enjoy it now even though I didn't have it much as a kid.

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  114. I love cinnamon toast crunch because its sugary and tastes so good!

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  115. I loved this cereal as a child, still do! We didn't seem to have it very often though.

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  117. used to love the prizes in the box when I was little
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  119. My favorite thing about it is the taste!

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  120. it was a treat cereal we got when we went over to grandma's

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  121. Swirls of cinnamon milk in the bottom of the bowl

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  122. I love that the milk still tastes good after all the Cinnamon Toast Crunch is gone from the bowl!

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  125. I loved when my grandma would buy me a box, we rarely had sugar cereals in the house.
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  126. I remember eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch right out of the box for a snack

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  128. i love cinnamon toast crunch it's my favorite cereal
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  129. My favorite thing about Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the taste. It's delicious.

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  130. My favorite thing was always eating it as an after school snack sans milk! Actually... I still do that after work sometimes :)

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  131. I used to eat Cinnamon Toast as a snack mixed with popcorn.

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  132. My memory of Cinnamon Toast Crunch is eating while watching Saturday morning cartoons

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  133. I like that it's so good to eat right out of the box as a snack.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  134. We didn't eat those, but had cherrios and I loved having a big bowl every morning

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  139. My favorite thing about Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the great cinnamon taste.

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  140. My favorite thing about CTC is that it's like cinnamon toast, only far cuter!

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