I have GOT to get my rave on about this particular new Post Cereal that I tried - Honey Bunches of Oats, Greek Honey Crunch, the operative word being Greek, as in Greek Yogurt! I've always liked Post Cereals for their great taste, yet nutritious feel to them. My favorite cereal used to be Post Spoon-Size Shredded Wheat. Now it's hands-down Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Style! It's made with Greek Yogurt, which gives it a distinctive sweet flavor that isn't too heavy!
I have two strapping boys over 16 years old and both over 200 lbs. They each could eat a box of cereal in one sitting. But of course, I try not to let that happen 'cause I really like cereal too! Now, if you could picture this scene at our house - I casually mention I've got some cereal that I'm trying out and they can sample it too, if they'd like. They ask me what kind. I tell them it's a new flavor of Honey Bunches of Oats. That's all I need to tell them. They're on it like shingles on a roof! They each pour themselves a huge bowl and at least a quart of milk on top and plop down on the sofa. I ask them how they like it and I get a few grunts and nods. That's about it. But in teen-age boy speak, that's a thumbs up! Did they care how nutritious it is, that it has 33 grams of whole grain per serving, that it has 0g of trans fat, 0mg of cholesterol and provides 12 essential vitamins and minerals, and 5g of protein? Not really. It's all about the taste and texture for them.
For me, I do care. I don't like super sugary, sweet cereals, either. If I want it sweet, I want to be the one to be able to regulate it to my taste, with the kind of sweetener I want. I actually did add a teaspoon of brown sugar to my bowl and I was in heaven. It was delicious!! I Love the texture, kind of dense with smaller flakes and bigger greek yogurt covered chunks of granola. And really, if I had to choose between say, apple pie or this cereal, I'd pick this cereal. It's that good! So maybe instead of dessert, I'll eat Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch, and then I could eat it at least twice a day, rationalization being a top trait of mine!
I enjoyed learning about how Vernon Herzing, a long-time employee of Post decided to experiment by combining a few of Post Cereals together and then gave it to his daughter to try. When he saw her face light up, he knew he was on to something and really, that is how Honey Bunches Of Oats Cereal was created! With this newest addition of Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, the collection of wholesome goodness is ever-growing. I'm wondering which one is your favorite of the 12? You can also find out about your favorite cereals along with cool contests and deals on their Twitter site, @HBOats. Look them up on Facebook too!
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