True story: when I was a child we had a “punishment” cereal. Or at least that’s what I remember (I’m sure my mom would swear that this is not true). It was a cereal we would get if my older brother and I had been on bad behavior.
You see, reading the labels on cereal boxes wasn’t something my parents were all that interested in doing. They pretty much let us eat whatever we wanted. “Kid” cereal was no exception. Even fruit loops were a bit of a downer to eat as compared with Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Fruity Pebbles, which were some of our favorites.
Kix was just wretched. It wasn’t a cool color. It didn’t have marshmallows. I’m pretty sure it didn’t even come with a toy. And…it wasn’t coated in 4 layers of sugar. Gross, right?
I’m happy to report that I’ve made some progress in my own thinking about cereals. I’m slowly weaning myself off those sugary cereals and paying much more attention to the nutritional content of my morning meal. But Kix was still off my radar until recently, when I was asked to check it out and see what I thought about it. I simply couldn’t resist the opportunity to come face-to-face with a childhood enemy!
Wonder of all wonders, I’m amazed to be reporting back to you that Kix is quite tasty! I tried their regular cereal as well as their Honey Kix. One guess about which one I liked best. 😉 But even the original was really good. After reading the label, I made the call that Kix is something I would give to Darah as a snack, or when she’s older, as cold cereal.
It will most definitely NOT be served as punishment. In our house, Kix has been kid tested and mother approved!
Edit: this giveaway is now closed.
Win it!: Kix wants to give one lucky Stuff Parents Need reader one seriously fun prize pack (shown above). The prize comes with two boxes of Kix cereal as well as a floor puzzle, ring flash cards, a sippy cup (Darah’s new favorite, by the way) and a snack bowl. Take that, cereal box toys from the 1980s!
The contest will run until January 20th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me what your favorite breakfast thing to eat is (either now or as a child) and if there was any breakfast food you didn’t like as a kid.
My answer: cereal is still my favorite breakfast, although I do seriously love blueberry pancakes. And I hated (and still hate) Cream of Wheat. If my mom had poured Kix over it I might have actually passed out from disgust.
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Kix through MyBlogSpark in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.