Everything Southern & So Cotton Pickin Cute

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NEW Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Giveaway

Purex has a theme going on right now and as a Purex Insider I get the early word on these things.  This box of the NEW Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends gives you a hint!

It seems Purex and Post have summer on their minds already.

First I'll share the newest arrival at my house, with you.

With 50 million smiles and counting, Honey Bunches of Oats is introducing a new way to smile. Crispy mango flavored flakes combine with real coconut shavings and coconut flavored granola clusters in NEW Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends.  Sounds like a vacation in a box, doesn't it?
From the time I laid eyes on the this cheery box with the exotic name I was excited and couldn't wait to try it.  As soon as I tried the first bit I was telling everyone in the house I've found my new cereal!  For real, Neil, Zach and Ki'a can back me up on that.  I then insisted they all take a bit right out of the box.  Now first I should tell you my two grand kids are two of the pickiest eaters you will find (so I secretly had my doubts as to whether they would really like it). These two loved it.  They looked shocked too!  Both ask if they could have a little bit to snack on in a bowl.  That's a good thing and here are a few reasons why:

Key Points:

  • 10g Whole Grain*
  • 120 Calories
  • 6g of Sugar**
  • 9 Essential Vitamins & Minerals including 60% Daily Value of Iron
  • 4 Wholesome Grains
  • Heart Healthy***
  • WIC eligible
*Nutritionists recommend 3 or more servings of whole grain foods per day ( about 16g whole grain per serving or at least 48g per day)
**per serving
***Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and as low as possible in trans fat, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

To learn more about Tropical Blend or any of the other flavors of Honey Bunches of Oats you can visit their website HERE.

As for me I really like the flavors.  They're like a burst of summer.  They're so different from any cereal I've ever eaten. Now in all honesty I have to give you my full opinion.  I wasn't as crazy about it as a cereal once I poured milk over it.  It lost some of the flavor and I like a little more crunch in my cereal.  It was a little mushy for me.  The coconut granola clusters are fantastic and I love the real coconut shavings.  Even the flakes that are flavored with mango are deli. 

Will I buy the NEW Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends with my own money?

Absolutely, because I'm sitting here with a little bag of it now.  I love putting it in a ziplock bag and snacking on it.  And I know I'll be taking it with me to the beach this summer to snack on.

Just like I'm a grits girl who likes the texture of grits but I don't like oatmeal because of the mushy-ness, I'm guessing your tastes could be different than mine.  In other words "Try it - you'll probably like it". 

Thanks to Post you'll get the chance to try it for FREE right here.  Two (2) Cotton Pickin Cute winners will each receive a coupon for a FREE box of  NEW Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends!  You can enter my giveaway at the bottom of this post.  But I have more news before we get to that.  The Purex® brand is teaming up with Honey Bunches of Oats and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts to launch a monumental prize giveaway:
The 2013 Tropical Trio Sweepstakes!

One lucky winner will be sent on a tropical paradise vacation to Outrigger Waikki on the Beach, courtesy of Purex® brand, Honey Bunches of Oats, and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts!
  • Grand Prize: 1 winner - Four-night stay at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach for two people
  • 1st Prize: 5 winners - One-year's supply of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash Detergent & Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends
  • 2nd Place: 100 winners - Coupons for free Purex® Troplical Splash Detergent & Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends 
 Enter to win a chance to spend your days relaxing underneath the warm, Hawaiian sun and your nights exploring Waikiki’s never-ending nightlife.

For your chance to try a free box simply enter the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

Would you and your family like to try Post Honey Bunches of Oats, Tropical Blends?  I have 2 coupons to give away to 2 lucky readers that are each good for a free box of cereal.  Simply enter the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: Post provided a box of cereal so that I could review it.  Also provided was information on the Tropical Trio Sweepstake and I may qualify for a prize.  However my opinion, as always, are my own.  


  1. I think I'd like to try the one with vanilla bunches!

  2. Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds

  3. I would love to try the Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  4. Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Strawberries

  5. I would like to try the Mango Coconut Fruit Blends
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  6. I'd like to try the Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Strawberries.

  7. Happy saturday tracy
    these sound great to try, the older i get the more i like cereal for breakfast. I would like to see what the honey bunches of oats Mango Coconut Fruit Blends
    taste like. great review :) sewitupjulie@gmail.com

  8. I want to try Honey bunches of Oats with Almonds.

  9. I would like to try Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends - Banana Blueberry.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Oh. The Cinnamon or Vanilla! YUM!

  11. I can't decide if its vanilla bunches or real strawberries.

  12. would love the Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends - Banana Blueberry!

  13. I would like to try the Honey Bunches of Oats with PEcan bunches.