Thursday, February 28, 2013

Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Review

I do not eat cereal very often as I cannot drink milk, but one of my favorite cereals to eat is Honey Bunches of Oats. I have tried several different kinds in the past and recently had the opportunity to try out their new Tropical Blends variety.

This new variety has a blend of mango-flavored flakes, coconut-flavored granola clusters and coconut shavings. A healthy breakfast option, Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends has the following per serving:
  • 10g Whole Grain
  • 120 Calories
  • 6g of Sugar (Honey Nut Cheerios Has 9g!)
  • 9 Essential Vitamins and Minerals with 60% DV of Iron
  • 4 Wholesome Grains
  • Heart Healthy (0g Trans Fat, 0.5g Saturated Fat and 0mg Cholesterol)
In addition, Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends is WIC eligible!

With this being said, I will give my take on this exotic new cereal. Personally, I have to be honest and say I didn't really like it. I think you have to either really like tropical fruits or be in the mood for it. I do enjoy mango (fresh) and coconut from time to time, but I cannot always handle the dried versions. I had my husband try this cereal as well (with milk) and he felt the same way. Some day when I am in the mood for something tropical and fruity, this will be a great cereal to grab, but in an every day scenario, this would not be my first choice. In no way does my lack of a taste for the Tropical Blends change my view of Honey Bunches of Oats. They have so many amazing products and highly encourage giving it a try if you like mango and coconut. Truly though, the flavors do combine very well and it brings you to a tropical paradise while you eat it. The texture too is great as it is delightfully crunchy--the most important thing you could ask for in cereal texture. The cereal also has a delightful sweetness to it which makes you feel like you are eating an unhealthy cereal when you are actually being healthy! I think I would have personally enjoyed this more without the shredded coconut and maybe with banana or something in it to calm down the taste of the mango. Either way, I do recommend you give this a shot and here is your chance! Enter to win a FREE box below!
Visit Honey Bunches of Oats on Facebook! Be sure to enter the Escape to the Tropics giveaway for your chance to win a grand prize of a four-night stay at Outrigger Waikiki on the beach for two, first prize (5 winners) of a year supply of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash Detergent and HBOats Tropical Blends or second prize (100 winners) of a free detergent and HBOats cereal!

**THE GIVEAWAY BELOW IS ONLY OPEN TO THOSE IN THE UNITED STATES AS THE PRIZE IS A COUPON THAT CAN ONLY BE REDEEMED IN THE US. Thanks!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer: I am a Purex Insider and received a free product for my review! These views are my own and were not at all influenced by the party who gave me this opportunity.

11 comments:

  1. coconut flavor! :D

    name: avhie hiave
    email address: avhiedelrosario@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would use it for the peach raspberry flavor

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would like to try the Mango and Coconut, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Maybe the greek honey crunch! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Tropical Blends - mango coconut ... delicious

    Rajani Patil

    ReplyDelete