Monday, February 8, 2010

Chocolate Cheerios

I love chocolate! I'm sure that I have made that clear many times. It is one of my struggles when I am watching what I eat - I think I crave it (and not just when I stress, although more so when I stress). I have gone out of my way to find chocolate treats that aren't as bad for me so that I can indulge but stay on track. Some of my favorite chocolate treats include a small piece of chocolate, a cup of low fat chocolate milk, a small hot chocolate (hold the whipped cream) and chocolate yogurts. Now, I have a new treat that allows me to get in my daily dose of chocolate without too much guilt: Chocolate Cheerios



I saw them on the front of my Giant Eagle ad a few weeks ago and knew I must try them. As luck would have it, about two days later I got an e-mail from MyBlogSpark inviting me to try Chocolate Cheerios - how could I say no?

Let me start by saying we are big Cheerios fans in my house. We enjoy the original yellow box, the Honey Nut Cheerios, the Frosted Cheerios, the Fruity Cheerios and the Banana Nut Cheerios. On a few occasions, we have had the Apple Cinnamon and the Multi-Grain, but not as often as the others. I like that Cheerios are a good breakfast and a good snack. My kids have been eating them dry since they could pick them up and with milk since they could manage a spoonful of cereal and milk. They are one of my favorite cereals (along with Cocoa Puffs).

When the box arrived, I made the kids wait until Saturday to try it. I don't eat cereal and milk at home during the week, because I don't usually have the time. I was worried that if I let them open it, it would be gone before I got to give it a few tries.

The cereal delivers on the chocolate flavor without being overly sweet. I like that. My kids saw them as a treat (much like they do Fruity Cheerios and Banana Nut Cheerios) because they taste a little sweeter than regular Cheerios, plus let's be honest - they are chocolate and that has to make them special. I like that the Chocolate Cheerios is low in fat and only has 100 calories per serving and that it is made with whole grains (it carries the Whole Grain Guarantee that there are 8g or more per serving).

One of the things that was included in my e-mail was a recipe for Chocolate Cheerios Marshmallow Hearts. Now, if there is one thing besides chocolate that I like it is marshmallows - how could this recipe not be great? I'm thinking that most of the time, I would go with squares, but for Valentine's Day the hearts would certainly be cute. I haven't made it yet, but you can find a copy here if you would like to try it.


Giveaway!

Here is your chance to win your own Chocolate Cheerios Gift pack - including a box of Chocolate Cheerios for you to try yourself, courtesy of Chocolate Cheerios and MyBlogSpark

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Giveaway will remain open until February 17th at 6 pm. One winner will be selected using a random number generator. The winner will be contacted by e-mail (be sure to leave one!) and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

I received no compensation for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine. I received one Chocolate Cheerios gift pack for myself and one to giveaway, courtesy of Cheerios and MyBlogSpark.

78 comments:

Lisa said...

I love Frosted Cheerios! They are a sweet treat without all the calories and fat. Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

Janelle said...

I just tried the Chocolate Cheerios and they have surpassed Honey Nut as my favorite! I LOVE them!!!!

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a boy a girl and a pug said...

I haven't heard of the chocolate...yum! My fav is Honey Nut! Thanks for the giveaway.

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

I love Apple Cinnamon and Multigrain but that's prob because I haven't tried the Chocolate ones yet!

Patty said...

I am a fan of the honey nut!

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Christine said...

I like Fruity Cheerios

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NeedANap2 said...

Apple Cinnamon are my favorite with honey nut running a close second. I haven't tried the chocolate ones yet but would love to!

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Anonymous said...

I like Cheerios Crunch. I just saw the chocolate in the store!
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Minnie Mama said...

I love multi grain cheerios! :)

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Trisha said...

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Trisha B said...

So far, Honey Nut cheerios is our favorite, but we're waiting for Chocolate Cheerios to go on a really good sale so we can try them.

tatrout said...

I love the Berry Burst Cheerios! Though, not all stores carry them.

angela said...

i like the banana nut cheerios

Kristin said...

Honey nut cheerios are my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Our favorite are the new Banana Nut Cheerios!

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Susan M. Heim said...

I love Banana Nut!

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Anonymous said...

My favorite are the original in the big yellow box.

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superpaige said...

I haven't tried these chocolate ones yet, but I'm guessing they will be my new favorite. We like all varieties of cheerios, especially honey nut.

Lori Sifuentes said...

I like honey nut cheerios.

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allison said...

I have to admit that I'm a fan of the traditional Honey Nut Cheerios. :)

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DaysFan said...

I'm with you, Busy Mom--Chocolate Cheerios are my new favorite!

Tamara B. said...

I love the plain ol' regular Cheerios n the yelloe box but I know the children would go crazy over the new Chocolate Cheerios.
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heavenlysavings said...

I love the yogurt Cheerios and I can't wait to try the Chocolate!! Yummy!

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Jay said...

Honey Nut Cheerios are my fave.
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Anonymous said...

Honey Nut Cheerios are our favorite, but we would love to try the Chocolate too. Thank you for the chance to win!

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Liz @ Frugally Blonde said...

It's a toss up between Honey Nut Cheerios and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios

Sarah J said...

I like honey nut cheerios

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Steph said...

I like Multi Grain Cheerios best. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

My fav is the multigrain cheerios. Its sweet enough that i dont need to put sugar in it like the regular cheerios.
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Rachel said...

I think my favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios... I could eat a ton of them!

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Sue D said...

My favorite is the Multi Grain Cheerios.
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Rachel said...

I love Honey Nut Cheerios but Chocolate Cheerios could be my new favorite!!

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The Bookworm said...

I love Honey Nut cheerios!

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Young in TX said...

I love Cheerioes especially Honey Nut. But these chocolate cheerios look interesting.

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Young in TX said...

Fave Cheerios are Honey Nut. Yum.

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Anonymous said...

Honey Nut Cheerios is my favortie!

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Anonymous said...

The frosted cheerios are my fav.
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Diana said...

The chocolate cheerios are my new favorite. They're a great snack.

wazup peoples said...

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios are the best
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Coupon Teacher said...

I like Honey Nut the best!

janetfaye said...

I like Frosted Cheerios.

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WALLY said...

I like Frosted Cheerios.

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smove313 said...

The honey nut cheerios are great.
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Carissa Whisenhunt said...

I LOVE the frosted cheerios...but i would love EVEN MORE the chocolate kind (I am sure of it! ; ) )

Joy said...

Favorite is the Cheerios Crunch! I was super excited about the Choco Cheerios too!

kathy said...

love the multigrain cheerios!

Anonymous said...

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I like the frosted cherrios.

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Anonymous said...

Honey nut cheerios is my favorite.
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Jessica said...

I like Apple Cinnamon Cheerios...

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Loretta said...

I like the multigrain Cheerioes. Mmmm... Haven't had a chance to try the chocolate ones.

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