Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Review: Post Honey Nut Shredded Wheat

I am always looking for alternatives to sweetened cereals. There are very few that my children will eat without protest. The problem is that they want more variety. I've even resorted to mixing unsweetened cereal with the sugary kind so that my children will eat less of the sweet stuff.

Post has come up with a nice alternative with Honey Nut Shredded Wheat . . . a lightly sweetened cereal made of whole wheat. I have to tell you that I have a hard time getting my children to eat shredded wheat, even the frosted variety.

Because of my past failures with serving shredded wheat to my family, I was skeptical about how my children would like the new Post Honey Nut Shredded Wheat. When I tasted it, I was pleased to find that it was very flavorful. The honey and toasted almond were baked into each spoonful-sized piece. You get the taste in every bite, which does not happen with shredded wheat that is frosted on one side.

I am happy to report that our 2.5yr old twins and our 5yr old son ate every piece without any complaints. Our 5yr old loved it the most and actually had two servings. He very adamantly insisted that we should buy another box next time we made a trip to the grocery store. I guess it's safe to say that this cereal can be added to our short list of cereals that are both kid-approved and parent-approved.

Post Shredded Wheat has partnered with Feeding America to help battle domestic hunger. Through December 31st, 2009, for every box of Post Shredded Wheat (any variety) sold, Post will donate one bowl of cereal to Feeding America. Post is willing to donate up to 15 million bowls. In a year when unemployment has hit a record high in this country, there is no better time and no easier way to help the less fortunate by just buying breakfast cereal as you always do. Remember, no matter how much you are struggling, chances are there is someone out there who is worse off.

Thank you to Post for providing us with a review product free of charge.