Chocolate Cheerios Review and Giveaway


If Alfie and The Pea had their way, they would have chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of these days I'm going to throw caution to the winds and serve chocolate cake for breakfast, but for now we're sticking to cereal. MyBlogSpark and General Mills recently sent us a gift box with their new Cheerios variety, Chocolate Cheerios. It may not be chocolate cake, but it sure left a smile on their faces when they tried it! Read more below to find out more about what we thought of it (and get a chance to win a Chocolate Cheerios gift pack of your own!):

The Basics
Chocolate Cheerios chocolate flavored cereal is made with real cocoa and whole grain corn and oats.

Here's what General Mills has to say about new Chocolate Cheerios:
Chocolate Cheerios is low in fat, heart healthy*, has 100 calories per serving, contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving (at least 48 grams recommended daily), and is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Made with real cocoa, Chocolate Cheerios can help your family start the day off right with a delicious and nutritious breakfast that is sure to make you smile!

*Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Chocolate Cheerios cereal is low in fat, saturated fat free and naturally cholesterol free.


The Bongga
When The Pea first tasted Chocolate Cheerios, her eyes lit up and she exclaimed, "Wow, this cereal is yummy! I like it!". I have to agree with her; the cereal does taste chocolate-y, but not sinfully chocolate-y. It's sweet enough to taste like a treat but not so sweet that I feel like I'm rotting my kids' teeth by giving it to them (hey, it has less sugar per serving than some of the Special K cereals!). And I have to admit, since it shares the same name as regular Cheerios -- which is generally considered to be such a healthy cereal that even little babies are allowed to eat it -- some of that "good for you vibe" rubs off and I feel like such a good girl when I'm eating it.

The Bottom Line
Who needs chocolate cake for breakfast? With new Chocolate Cheerios, you can your morning chocolate fix without sacrificing whole grain goodness.

Win It!
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win the same Chocolate Cheerios gift pack that was sent to me. If you love all things chocolate, this is the prize for you:

* one box of Chocolate Cheerios
* a chocolate scented spa kit
* a ceramic cereal bowl.



Required Entry
Leave a comment on this post and tell me what you and your family do to start the day with a smile.

Extra Entries
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following, (you can only do each extra entry once; please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):


1) Become a fan of Bonggamom Finds on Facebook (leave a comment with your FB id).

2) Leave a comment on my Digital Parenting post (leave a comment here saying you commented)

3) Participate in the Momspotter meme on my Digital Parenting post (answer the meme questions on your own blog, then leave a link to your post on my Digital parenting post and this giveaway post).

4) Tweet this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your tweet). Here is a sample tweet you can copy and paste:

Win a Chocolate Cheerios gift pack from @bonggafinds http://tinyurl.com/yat49za

Maximum of 5 entries per person. This giveaway ends at midnight PST on Feb. 14, 2009; I will draw a winner at random on Feb. 15 and post the winner's name as soon as the winner confirms acceptance. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!





Disclosure: I did not receive financial compensation for this post. Thanks to MyBlogSpark and General Mills Cereals for providing me with one Chocolate Cheerios gift pack to sample and one to give away. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

144 Comments, Leave yours here:

Cheryl on February 1, 2010 at 6:50 PM said...

I start the morning by waking the youngest with tickles and a song we made up called " Wakey, Wakey, Eggs and Baconey ". Then I wake the teens and pray for the best. LOL. I will text them a lunch text either "I love you, I'm praying for you or Can't wait to see you again. Hope that brings a smile to their faces.

Cheryl on February 1, 2010 at 6:51 PM said...

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cdziuba on February 1, 2010 at 7:34 PM said...

I waken everyone with a kiss.



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DEBIJOT on February 1, 2010 at 7:50 PM said...

We sit down together every morning and eat together.

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Michelle M on February 1, 2010 at 8:56 PM said...

We always start the morning with big hugs and big smiles...no matter what!

Michelle M on February 1, 2010 at 8:57 PM said...

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Jennifer T. on February 2, 2010 at 12:01 AM said...

We get the smiles started in the morning by snuggling then watching Curious George together with (no kidding) Cheerios in hand.

Jennifer T. on February 2, 2010 at 12:02 AM said...

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joahsgrandma on February 2, 2010 at 4:53 AM said...

We never skip breakfast (and coffee helps get that smile going for me!)

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I'm a facebook fan (sandy miresse)

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Angela on February 2, 2010 at 12:31 PM said...

My son asks for milk as soon as he wakes up. Then to make us wake up, he gives us loud smacking kisses (which always results in hugs and giggles).
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moushka on February 2, 2010 at 12:50 PM said...

When my 3yo daughter wakes up she sneaks up to me while I'm on my computer and I pretend I don't see and hear her coming and then she says "Mommy I wake up" and I jump like I'm startled. We both laugh and then start our day together.

Mami2jcn on February 2, 2010 at 7:01 PM said...

I start the day out with a smile by looking at my baby girl.



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Tiffany on February 3, 2010 at 10:40 AM said...

We wake up each morning with kisses.

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K. Rock on February 3, 2010 at 11:25 AM said...

I make sure I wake all my kids up with kisses.

Lynne on February 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM said...

I'm single so what I do to make sure I wake up with a smile is snuggle with my two cats for a couple of minutes before getting up.

Sue on February 3, 2010 at 1:33 PM said...

We start by having breakfast together. Thanks for the giveaway.

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jappleseed on February 3, 2010 at 3:51 PM said...

took my dog for a walk

Stephanie on February 3, 2010 at 4:04 PM said...

banana nut cheerios for me, oat crunch for my girls, yellow box for my toddler. maybe the chocolate cheerios would win hubby over to our cheerios camp
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Anonymous said...

I love eating cereal and having some juice and coffee with it. I am looking forward to trying out the Chocolate Cheerios. Yummy!!

Amber on February 3, 2010 at 7:04 PM said...

We always eat breakfast together in the morning and that always starts my day with a smile!
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Chip on February 3, 2010 at 8:01 PM said...

I love to start the morning off by going into each of my kids' rooms and giving them kisses.

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buzzd on February 4, 2010 at 8:31 AM said...

We put on upbeat songs to get us energized

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Deborah Wellenstein on February 4, 2010 at 10:16 AM said...

It's just my husband and I, so we start each day with a kiss. Thanks!

Kristy on February 4, 2010 at 11:14 AM said...

We try to do as much as possible the night before to have a smooth, peaceful morning!

Kristy on February 4, 2010 at 11:15 AM said...

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Anonymous said...

We make up wafflemix the night before- they're fast and easy to cook and everyone loves them.writer61@yahoo.com

llinda29 on February 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM said...

We start each day with a kiss and coffee

vboackle on February 4, 2010 at 6:26 PM said...

we strive to be civil.

cstironkat on February 4, 2010 at 8:02 PM said...

We start out each day with a song and a group hug.

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Mindy on February 4, 2010 at 8:55 PM said...

We love to have breakfast together as a family! It's so much fun!

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Darlene on February 5, 2010 at 2:47 AM said...

I start the day with a smile when I turn on my computer.

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kams on February 5, 2010 at 10:38 AM said...

We sing songs and play a quick round of hide & seek

kams on February 5, 2010 at 10:40 AM said...

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aktedd on February 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM said...

My instant coffee and a bowl of honey nut!

calvad on February 6, 2010 at 4:29 AM said...

My family and I eat breakfast together to start the day off right.

scottsgal on February 6, 2010 at 7:52 AM said...

getting a good night sleep helps my boys smile easier
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Jenndiggy on February 6, 2010 at 11:56 AM said...

We eat breakfast together.

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ohstac on February 6, 2010 at 12:54 PM said...

We make sure we get a good night's sleep. Everyone is always running in the morning so I make lunches the night before so I don't stress about it in the morning.

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Melissa on February 6, 2010 at 2:13 PM said...

My husband and I have a cup of coffee and talk to the cats.

cstironkat on February 6, 2010 at 6:13 PM said...

We sing and then we do a group hug to start off the day right.

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Terry Matlen on February 6, 2010 at 9:01 PM said...

We start the day with a bowl of Cheerios!

thompmalice on February 7, 2010 at 5:28 PM said...

I start my day off with music. It always makes me smile.

Noggy on February 7, 2010 at 8:16 PM said...

The thing that puts smile on my face each morning is a fresh brewed cup of Hazelnut coffee. Or a cup of regular coffee that has been flavored with Pumpkin Spice Coffee Mate. What puts a smile on my kids faces are toasted Raisin English Muffins smothered in warm creamy peanut butter. Its one of those quick breakfast treats that makes them glow as they feast on the rich flavors.


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mogrill on February 7, 2010 at 8:50 PM said...

Usually the smell of breakfast wakes em up!! Thanks for the chance.
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mscoffee77 on February 7, 2010 at 8:57 PM said...

Coffee puts a smile on my face and cereal puts a smile on my kids' faces:)

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Janna @ Feed Your Pig on February 8, 2010 at 12:46 AM said...

My hubby and I always give a kiss in the morning! bad breath and all!

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Terra H. on February 8, 2010 at 1:20 AM said...

We always start our day with a smile by giving each other a hug and saying I love you. No one goes out the door without doing that. Thanks.
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susitravl on February 8, 2010 at 7:09 AM said...

Puppy Kisses and a hot shower are the only things that can make any of our family's grumpy non-morning people smile before 10:00 a.m. :)

Valerie said...

By having a great breakfast!
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Valerie said...

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Becca on February 8, 2010 at 11:24 PM said...

We love starting the day with a smile by eating pancakes or waffles, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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karenmed409 on February 9, 2010 at 7:32 PM said...

I wake each one with "good morning beautiful"
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EDRing on February 9, 2010 at 10:34 PM said...

We get up with enough time to have breakfast together. It lessens the hurried rush to get out the door & starts the day off right.

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Sarah on February 10, 2010 at 7:32 AM said...

We drink several cups of strong coffee.

AmandaK on February 10, 2010 at 8:39 AM said...

We start the day with a good breakfast and some kind of inspiration. It helps us get through the day.

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coriwestphal on February 10, 2010 at 10:27 AM said...

I just get as much ready the night before as I can. That way we're not running around like maniacs and getting all stressed out. It generally keeps a smile on all of our faces!

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Benita on February 11, 2010 at 10:35 AM said...

We start the day with smiles and a good healthy breakfast.

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karen on February 11, 2010 at 11:35 AM said...

French toast seems to bring smiles in the morning. Thanks.

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Jenn on February 11, 2010 at 3:21 PM said...

I love my morning snuggle with my husband

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Dispatcher_kristy on February 13, 2010 at 12:15 AM said...

To start our day off with a smile, my family eats breakfast together

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janetfaye on February 13, 2010 at 1:05 AM said...

I like to go for a morning walk.

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heaventrees on February 13, 2010 at 4:02 AM said...

Open the blinds, let the sun in!

Erica C. on February 13, 2010 at 8:18 AM said...

When I get up, I let the dog out and play fetch with him for a few minutes. It wakes me up and I get to see how happy the pooch gets :)

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Sher on February 13, 2010 at 2:52 PM said...

Lately, we play with our new puppies each morning. That is when they are most active, and that for sure puts a smile on our faces! During the school week, my daughter is the only one who has to be up and I always make sure she gets a healthy breakfast...watching her eat healthy certainly puts a smile on my face!

Annemarie said...

We eat breakfast together and tell jokes!

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amandakbarnes90 on February 13, 2010 at 6:51 PM said...

I start the day off with a smile by having breakfast with every member of my family! We sit at the table together, say the blessing, eat and have a nice soothing conversation before heading to work/school :)
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Valancia on February 13, 2010 at 7:44 PM said...

Having a positive & cheery attitude
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wendym on February 13, 2010 at 8:45 PM said...

Start my day with a smile by spending quiet time in prayer then a warm bath and I always eat a bite before heading out the door!

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Meet the Browns on February 13, 2010 at 9:11 PM said...

I start the day with a kiss from my hubby!

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Erika*Coffee on February 13, 2010 at 9:13 PM said...

Laugh :)
We make jokes and laugh at the silliness that is often the morning routine

Stephanie on February 13, 2010 at 9:20 PM said...

We always start the morning off with eggs and bacon for breakfast and with our morning cartoons!
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Valancia on February 13, 2010 at 10:10 PM said...

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Elizabeth on February 14, 2010 at 3:25 AM said...

we all eat breakfast together

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Marla on February 14, 2010 at 6:44 AM said...

we have our breakfast together.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} on February 14, 2010 at 9:58 AM said...

We start and end each day with hugs & kisses -- good for lots of smiles and warm fuzzies all day :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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amyd on February 14, 2010 at 10:24 AM said...

we start off with hugs&a good breakfast!

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Shawn on February 14, 2010 at 11:31 AM said...

We start the day with a smile by always eating a good healthy breakfast.

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missrantsypants on February 14, 2010 at 5:14 PM said...

I fix some french toast, and cereal!


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Maja on February 14, 2010 at 5:49 PM said...

eating breakfast together and sharing stories

Suzanne on February 14, 2010 at 6:10 PM said...

I can't help but smile when I wake up to the too smiling faces of my kids! :) Thanks for the great contest!

Atreau on February 14, 2010 at 9:54 PM said...

We do a two mile walk with the dog.

ShesAnAngel on February 14, 2010 at 10:11 PM said...

My family and I start the day off with a smile with lots of hugs, kisses, and encouraging words :D

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prizehound7 on February 14, 2010 at 10:19 PM said...

My family and I have breakfast to start the day with a smile.

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kathy pease on February 14, 2010 at 10:54 PM said...

i put on a pot of coffee and get the kids up to eat and we usually have a quick breakfast and head out on our days :)

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Swtlilchick on February 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM said...

We eat a good breakfast and say a morning prayer

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purango on February 14, 2010 at 11:35 PM said...

We start the day off with a smile by having a healthy breakfast, a hug and a I love you. garrettsambo@aol.com

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Bonggamom on February 16, 2010 at 3:35 PM said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered, and congratulations to the winner: #120, Cheryl F.!

bp claims on April 25, 2011 at 10:03 PM said...

To bad i was coming a bit late :<

Hope you do the give away again ~ Really like it ~

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