General Mills Summer Snacks at Costco (Giveaway!)




Now that summer is here, the kids are with me all the time, and I don't want to be heading out to the grocery store every other day to stock up on snacks. My guys can blow through a six-pack of snacks in a day! Shopping at warehouse clubs like Costco is so convenient because they have large value-pack sizes of all the snacks my kids love. We recently received some great General Mills snacks -- Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars and Simply Fruit Roll-Ups -- to review, and I'm glad they sent us the stock-it-up size, because we are plowing through them like wildfire. Read on to find out what we thought of these snacks, and how you could win some of your own:


The Basics
Here's some information about a Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars and Simply Fruit Roll-Ups from General Mills and MyBlogSpark:

Now available at Club Stores, Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars and Simply Fruit Roll-Ups deliver great value and are perfect to have on hand for last minute day trips and even an afternoon in the backyard. Not only nutritious, but convenient too, the club sized snacks are individually wrapped and ideal for throwing in your purse or travel bag, just in case your little one´s tummy starts to rumble.

* Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars are a delightful, 100% natural, combination of tastes and textures you´ll love. Now, you can get 25% more of the whole almonds, peanuts, raisins and cranberries in every bar! With no artificial flavors or colors and only 140 calories, Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars also contain 8g of whole grain per serving.


* Simply Fruit Roll-Ups are a better-for-you treat that kids love! Simply Fruit Roll-Ups are an excellent source of Vitamin C and are available in a convenient variety pack of Strawberry and Wildberry flavors. Every delicious roll is made with 90% real fruit and fruit juice and packs a full serving of fruit. Even more exciting? They´re gluten-free and contain only 50 calories per roll.
Check out your local Club Store today for stock up packages of these delicious snacks and more!


The Bongga
We've been big fans of the Simply Fruit Roll-Ups ever since they first came out, so receiving a big box of them was such a nice surprise! To the kids, it was like The Great Pumpkin had dropped off a huge Halloween Trick-or-Treat loot on our front porch, because they get all the fun of unrolling the fruit and the chewy yumminess of a fruit snack. I never feel guilty about buying these since aren't loaded with refined sugar.

But this is the first time we've ever tasted Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars, and it was quite a revelation! My daughter asks for it all the time, and even my husband wants me to pack one in his lunch box for as long as they last. They have a great fruity-salty taste, and their chewy texture fools my brain into thinking that I'm eating some kind of decadent, calorie-laden treat -- when in fact they only have 140 calories. I also love that they're individually wrapped, so when my kids ask me for something to eat I can send them to the cupboard to grab a bar all by themselves.


The Blah
A little less nuts and a little more cranberries in the Chewy Trail Mix Bars, please!

The Bottom Line
Simply Fruit Roll-Ups and Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars make a great, healthy on-the-go snack -- and with these warehouse club-sized packs, it's easy to stock up!


Win a Costco Sunny Day Snacks prize pack
We are thoroughly enjoying all the yummy snacks that General Mills (through My BlogSpark) sent us, and now they are generously offering a second Costco Sunny Day Snacks prize pack to give away! One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win the following:

* a stock-up sized package of Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars (48 ct.).
* a stock-up sized package of Simply Fruit Roll-Ups (42 ct.).
* a $25 Costco gift card.

Required Entry
Leave a comment on this post and tell me which kinds of snack(s) you want to stock up on at Costco this summer. This entry must be completed before extra entries qualify.


Extra Entries
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).

1) Grab my blog button and post it up on your blog (1 entry).

2) Subscribe to Bonggamom Finds updates (1 entry).

3) Write this on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page (1 entry):
I entered the Sunny Day Snacks giveaway on http://tinyurl.com/2bozxgt

4) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Networked Blogs (1 entry).

5) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Blogger(1 entry).

6) Write this on the Nature Valley Facebook Fan Page (1 entry):

I entered to win a Sunny Day Snacks prize pack on Bonggamom Finds featuring Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars, Fruit Roll-Ups and a $25 Costco giftcard! You can enter too at http://tinyurl.com/2bozxgt


8) Tweet this daily (1 entry per day, leave a comment with the tweet link for each tweet):

U could win Nature Valley & Fruit Rollup snacks and $25 Costco gc! Enter at @bonggafinds http://tinyurl.com/2bozxgt #giveaway


The Rules
This giveaway ends at midnight PST on July 21, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on July 22 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!


Disclosure: I received samples of the products featured in this review as well as a Costco giftcard, courtesy of General Mills through My Blog Spark. I was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Unless clearly stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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thatlittlehouse on July 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM said...

I'd like to stock up on fresh fruit at Costco

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Katie R. said...

I stock up on granola and yogurt.

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AEKZ2 on July 19, 2010 at 10:43 PM said...

I'd like to stock up on dried mango.

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Erica C. on July 20, 2010 at 11:26 AM said...

I stock up on fruit cups...we eat a lot of them.

Anonymous said...

Baby Carrots and Cashews!

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Chisum's Crew on July 20, 2010 at 12:25 PM said...

I would stock up on fresh fruits and nuts. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

1993wel on July 20, 2010 at 1:27 PM said...

We're all crazy about their chocolate covered raisins... those are special dessert treats! For healthy snacks we go to Costco to stock up on kiwi, bananas, Yoplait yogurt, almonds, and dried mango.

Louis on July 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM said...

I would stock up on fresh fruit and nuts

Louis on July 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM said...

I subscribed to your feed via mail (same as in my profile / this post)

Louis on July 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM said...

commented on your FaceBook wall (Louis Here) :)

Louis on July 20, 2010 at 3:15 PM said...

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Louis on July 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM said...

here is my tweet
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Hotsnotty2 on July 20, 2010 at 7:14 PM said...

I would stock up on fruits and cheese, thanks!

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Meet the Browns on July 20, 2010 at 8:18 PM said...

I'd stock up on baby carrots!

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Meet the Browns on July 20, 2010 at 8:18 PM said...

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Pamela S on July 20, 2010 at 10:20 PM said...

I'd like to stock up on goldfish crackers and string cheese. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Pamela S on July 20, 2010 at 10:45 PM said...

Follower GFC

kakihara on July 21, 2010 at 12:25 AM said...

I want to stock up on string cheese, yogurt, and nature valley sweet and salty granola bars.
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Molly C. on July 21, 2010 at 12:44 AM said...

Definately fruit snacks. We go thru a ton in our house!

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VickieB on July 21, 2010 at 2:41 AM said...

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shiloh on July 21, 2010 at 4:30 AM said...

Cheese and crackers.

missrantsypants on July 21, 2010 at 8:16 AM said...

I wanna get some yogurt, and some cheese snacks.




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Barbarawr on July 21, 2010 at 8:38 AM said...

I love Costco's grapefruits!! They taste just like they came off a Florida road stand!

Barbarawr on July 21, 2010 at 8:42 AM said...

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Barbarawr on July 21, 2010 at 8:47 AM said...

I wrote on their wall http://www.facebook.com/naturevalley?v=wall&story_fbid=473815514446&ref=mf

Barbarawr on July 21, 2010 at 8:48 AM said...

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arla on July 21, 2010 at 8:55 AM said...

Cashews and Kashi bars.

arla on July 21, 2010 at 8:56 AM said...

tweet, http://twitter.com/litehouse27/status/19086621001

cstironkat on July 21, 2010 at 9:49 AM said...

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Nicole on July 21, 2010 at 12:16 PM said...

I want to stock up on bananas and graham crackers :)

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Nicole on July 21, 2010 at 12:17 PM said...

I subscribe via email

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Nicole on July 21, 2010 at 12:18 PM said...

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Nicole on July 21, 2010 at 12:19 PM said...

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Nicole on July 21, 2010 at 12:20 PM said...

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Nicole on July 21, 2010 at 12:20 PM said...

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Nicole on July 21, 2010 at 12:21 PM said...

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susan1215 on July 21, 2010 at 1:57 PM said...

I'd stock up on apples, yogurt and fruit snacks

susan1215 on July 21, 2010 at 1:57 PM said...

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susan1215 on July 21, 2010 at 1:57 PM said...

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susan1215 on July 21, 2010 at 1:58 PM said...

commented on your facebook wall Susan S

Randominities on July 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM said...

We stock up on cashews and granola bars.

Randominities on July 21, 2010 at 4:33 PM said...

I follow on GFC

Randominities on July 21, 2010 at 4:34 PM said...

Your button is on my blog, center #8, under my messages.

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Leandrea at Coupons Are Great on July 21, 2010 at 8:03 PM said...

I will stock up on the Fage yogurt. leandrea246(at)hotmail.com

brianpiero on July 21, 2010 at 9:22 PM said...

Thanks for the giveaway...@ Costco we usually stock up on yogurt, fruit, nuts, and low-fat ice cream as snacks.

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brianpiero on July 21, 2010 at 9:25 PM said...

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Jinxy and Me on July 21, 2010 at 9:59 PM said...

I like to stock up on fresh fruit.

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Jinxy and Me on July 21, 2010 at 10:00 PM said...

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Jinxy and Me on July 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM said...

Just an FYI - your link to the Nature Valley Facebook page doesn't work.

kimbly on July 21, 2010 at 10:16 PM said...

I would stock up on almonds and walnuts and fruits


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Gianna on July 21, 2010 at 10:24 PM said...

Strawberries and Cheesesticks

slehan on July 21, 2010 at 10:33 PM said...

I'd go for the Simply Fruit Roll-Ups along with fresh fruit & veggies. Thanks for the contest.

purango on July 21, 2010 at 10:48 PM said...

I want to stock up on fruit, nuts and yogurt. garrettsambo@aol.com

scarter305 on July 21, 2010 at 10:56 PM said...

I will stock up on apples

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slehan on July 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM said...

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slehan on July 21, 2010 at 11:29 PM said...

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ShesAnAngel on July 21, 2010 at 11:30 PM said...

I want to stock up on Veggie Crisps and dehydrated cherries :D YUM

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ShesAnAngel on July 21, 2010 at 11:31 PM said...

I subscribe via email

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ShesAnAngel on July 21, 2010 at 11:32 PM said...

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ShesAnAngel on July 21, 2010 at 11:33 PM said...

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ShesAnAngel on July 21, 2010 at 11:34 PM said...

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ShesAnAngel on July 21, 2010 at 11:35 PM said...

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Bonggamom on July 22, 2010 at 2:51 AM said...

This giveaway is now close, thanks for entering! I've drawn the winning name and post another comment here once the winner confirms acceptance.

Bonggamom on July 22, 2010 at 2:04 PM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #28, debbie!

Anonymous said...

i want to stock up on fruits and yogurt at costco

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Anonymous said...

I like to stock up on cheese sticks, granola bars, and nuts.

I will post on Naturevalley web page too.

Tammy
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