General Mills Retro Cereals Giveaway 1 of 5

By Shannon Gosney
In Food
March 3, 2011
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We love General Mills products in our home….whether it’s Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, the list goes on and on.  In 2009, I had a blast at the General Mills Blogger Event in Minnesota, where I learned a ton about General Mills, as well as their different products.  I was excited to recently have the opportunity to review the new and limited General Mills Retro Cereal Packages!

Now through mid-March, the cereal aisle just turned into memory lane.  While supplies last, Target stores nationwide will carry five limited-edition General Mills Big G cereal boxes featuring fun “Retro” package designs and cartoons from the 50s, 60s, and 80s.  This year, the packaging was chosen based on a national survey conducted by General Mills, which asked consumers to pick their favorite Retro package designs.  The top packages chosen include Cheerios (1956), Trix (1968), Honey Nut Cheerios (1984), Cinnamon Toast Crunch (1984), and Lucky Charms (1989).

“Retro is so in right now – whether it’s clothing, cars, games or packaging,” said Lindsay Backer, associate marketing manager.  “We’ve seen great success with this promotion the last few years and continue to build on that with the packaging and promotions offering families fun and memorable breakfast experiences that evoke childhood memories.”

This year, consumers were also asked to share thoughts and opinions about their childhood memories of breakfast cereals, including favorite characters, promotions, prizes, cartoon characters and shows.  Many identified rings, submarines and cars as favorite promotions on cereal packages; most preferred prizes over games and favorite Big G cereal characters were Lucky the Leprechaun, the Trix Rabbit and Buzz from Honey Nut Cheerios.

The package promotion on each of the cereal boxes features Retro cartoons.  After the packages reach the stores, consumers can go to www.grocerysavvy.com and view some cartoons from the past, while enjoying a fun morning with family and friends over breakfast.  If families are looking for a little challenge during breakfast, they can test each other’s knowledge on milestones during the original package introductions such as, a gallon of gas cost 22 cents in 1956; the original Hawaii 5-0 debuted on TV in 1968, and now it’s back on the air; Apple Macintosh was introduced in 1984 and stonewashed jeans were all the rage; and in 1989 the Berlin Wall came down.

This promotion marks the fourth year retro packages have been re-introduced and is being supported with Target ad circulars, prominent promotional space at check lanes in all stores, blog outreach featuring retro trivia contests, and radio promotions across the country.

Big G cereals are pleased to support families by providing both entertainment and nutritious breakfast options.  Cereal is one of the healthiest breakfast choices parents can make, giving families yet another reason to feel good about choosing Big G cereals.  Ready-to-eat cereal has fewer calories than most other common breakfast options, while also being nutrient-dense and many varieties are low in fat.

The limited-edition cereal boxes are available exclusively in Target stores nationally.  For a Target store near you, visit www.Target.com, and for more information on Big G cereals visit www.GrowUpStrong.com or www.WholeGrainNation.com.

FEATURED CEREAL FUN FACTS – 1956 – Cheerios

Pop Culture:

– Academy Awards Best Film: Around the World in Eighty Days
– Rock and Roll dance craze sweeps the World
– Elvis Presley enters the US music charts for the first time, with “Heartbreak Hotel,” the first of 170 singles
– “My Fair Lady” opens on Broadway starring Julie Andrews as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins

Politics/News:

– Gas per Gallon:  22 cents
– Alabama bus segregation laws declared illegal by US Supreme Court
– President Dwight D Eisenhower signs the Federal Aid Highway Act, creating the Interstate Highway System

Popular Fads/Products etc:

– Black-and-white portable TV sets hit the market
– The first Transatlantic Telephone Cable goes in operation
– The first commercial videotape recorder the VR-1000 from Ampex Corp goes on sale
– The hard disk drive is invented by an IBM led by Reynold B. Johnson

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader will win a General Mills Retro Cereal Prize Pack, including 1 package with five limited edition boxes of General Mills Big G Cereals and 1 $10 Target Gift Card!!!!

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Tell me in a comment one favorite memory you have of Cheerios from your childhood.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook– 1 ENTRY
– Follow me through Google Connect (new on the right side of the blog) – 1 ENTRY
– Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES:

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, March 10th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received product samples from General Mills to facilitate this review.  The giveaway was sponsored by General Mills.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

426 Responses to “General Mills Retro Cereals Giveaway 1 of 5”

  1. Costana Hornbaker says:

    i have fond memories of Cheerios and milk with honey on top YUM

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  4. Shannon Baas says:

    It was one of the few cereals we ate and I loved them.

  5. Tari L. says:

    I don’t have a specific memory, but I do remember putting bananas and lots of sugar on them.

  6. Adrienne Gordon says:

    we never ate them growing up.

  7. Terri L says:

    I remember having them in the backseat of the car on long trips

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  10. Mami2jcn says:

    I actually don’t remember having Cheerios as a kid…don’t know if that’s because I grew up in a Hispanic household and we didn’t too cereal too often. My Cheerios memory is of having it be all 3 of my kids’ first finger food. They still love Cheerios to this day.

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  16. Margaret Smith says:

    My Mom would make us snack bags (little mini bags) with Cheerios and raisens. We’d usually bring our “snack bags” with us whenever we went on long car rides. My brother and I really looked forward to them.
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  21. Lisa Nanney says:

    I always had cheerios w/ bananas

  22. debbie says:

    I remember I loved putting my own sugar on them, when I was little.
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  25. jennifer b says:

    I never really ate plain Cheerios unless I had sugar! But I loved Eating the honey nut ones when watching Sat. morning cartoons

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  30. DEBIJOT says:

    I remember sitting around the table with my siblings eating Cheerios.

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  34. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    We would always take Cheerios with us in snack Dixie cups 🙂

  35. Steph says:

    My parents would not let me and my sister have sweet cereal, so Cheerios was the main breakfast for us. I was thrilled when they came out the Honey Nut flavor.

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  42. I always loved to eat Cheerios for breakfast because of its taste and texture.
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  43. courtney d says:

    my favorite memories with Cherrios (and other GM cereals) is making edible jewelry! Cherrios necklaces were my favorite! lol

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  45. CaseyDeuce says:

    The only memory that I have of cheerios as a kid was always having them in the house!!

  46. Eileen says:

    A Cheerios memory I have is sitting at my grandparents table and sharing breakfast with them and lining up my Cheerios in a row like a caterpillar. They didnt scold me for playing with my food like my mom did. LOL!

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  50. Margie says:

    I don’t remember any stories from when I was little…but we always had the regular Cheerios for our kids. They loved them as snacks, and liked to play with them and move them around on their highchair trays. We also took Cheerios along on trips for snacks.

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  57. Linda says:

    Growing up we would eat Cheerios right out of the box for a snack.

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  59. sandra says:

    pouring gobs of it into milk

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  61. kristy says:

    I remember feeding Cheerios to ducks

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  63. Nad says:

    I didn’t grow up eating Cheerios (I grew up overseas), but my own kids have had them since they started solids and they love them!

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  67. Karin says:

    If we ran out of milk, I would put orange juice on top of my Cheerios. It was pretty good that way.

  68. Rachel C says:

    My mom has a picture of me sitting in a mountain of Cheerios on the kitchen floor – I had dumped out the entire box !

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  71. Alicia Webster says:

    My favorite memory of Cheerios as a child is using them to teach the little boy that I babysat how to pee standing up. He is in his 20’s now, and I assume that he has mastered the task.

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  74. Jackie says:

    I loved Cheerios as a kid, and still do. When I was younger, I would dump so much sugar on them that it would be in a pile under the cereal in the bowl. I no longer use sugar when eating Cheerios.
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  75. ellen says:

    Ahh it ha nothing to do with eating it! My Mom used them for training my brothers- and that was 40 years ago! 🙂

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  82. Linda Kish says:

    There weren’t a lot of cereal choices in the 50s. I ate my cheerios with bananas on top…still like them that way.

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  84. Denise B. says:

    I remember playing “Tent” by sitting under the table with my bowl of Cheerios on the chair.

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  86. Jennifer M says:

    We used them to make necklaces.

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  90. Suzanne K says:

    I don’t have any 🙁 – I don’t think my mom ever bought them (she is German), but I do remember taking some on trips with MY daughter for healthy, neater snacks!

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  92. Vickie Couturier says:

    When my oldest was a baby,he is 36 now,,,he loved for me to take cheerios with us everywhere he called them his O’s an put one on his finger as a ring like,,one at a time took him forever to get them ate

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  93. Carol W says:

    i remember eating them one at time out of a plastic bag for a snack.
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  96. Kiara says:

    I remember I always wanted a banana chopped up in my cheerios.
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  97. debi jackson says:

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  103. Christine says:

    cheerios with strawberries every morning, thanks mom

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    I always loved having banana cut up in my Cheerios!
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  106. Kathy Rambousek says:

    I don’t know of a specific Cheerios memory, but I still love them with a bit of brown sugar spinkled on top.

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  113. Susan C says:

    Cheerios has always been in our house, when I was a little girl, when I was a young mother, and now when I am a granddaughter.
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  117. Ashley says:

    I used to eat Cheerios as a snack w/ no milk…I still do hehe!
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  123. Daniel M says:

    was one of my favs growing up

  124. Jessie C. says:

    I remember my mom always picked up a few boxes of Cheerios during the weekly shopping trip.

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  130. Tabathia B says:

    Well I only ate them with sugar other than that I wasn’t a fan as a kid, but I like them now
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  135. Monique rizzo says:

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  136. Cynthia C says:

    Back in the days when strawberries were only available in season, I recall what a treat it was to have some sliced on my Cheerios.

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  139. Tina M says:

    I remember the Cheerios commercial featuring Scrooge. The line went something like, “Nobody can say no, to Honey Nut Cheerios”, even old Scrooge!

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  144. Stacy says:

    I really don’t remember eating much cereal when I was a kid but when my babies starting eating solid food, Cheerios was one of the first finger foods they loved.
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  147. Mommy Crafts says:

    My Grandma would always put strawberries in cheerios and it is really good 😉

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  152. elizabeth p says:

    I remember having Cheerios to start my day on most mornings. It was a great way to start my day.

  153. susitravl says:

    My parents didn’t like Cheerio’s, so I never got them at home, but my best friend did, so I loved spending the night there knowing I was going to have Cheerio’s for breakfast! LOL

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  161. Eve says:

    I remember taking some cheerios in a ziplock bag for snack in elementary school

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  167. Meaghan F. says:

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  168. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I actually didn’t eat Cheerios as a child, so i don’t have any memories. I did eat cereal for breakfast on weekdays as a child.

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  169. Denise S says:

    My favorite memory is of eating it with bananas and sugar.
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  172. Linda F says:

    I remember feeding my younger sister Cheerios

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  176. Noreen says:

    We had strawberry plant right outside our front door and my mom would let us pick fresh berries for breakfast.

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  179. corrie says:

    i grew up on cherrios, its only kind my dad woudl buy, (because of sugar and what not)

  180. Sylvia says:

    Cheerios was one of the only cereals my mom would buy. Because it wasn’t sweetened, my siblings and I would douse it in sugar! Now I eat it with sliced bananas-no sugar added. LOL

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  184. katklaw777 says:

    We used to string them on yarn and make xmas ornaments out of them. I did the same with my kids!
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  187. Debbie C says:

    I remember having Cheerios on Saturday mornings with my cousins while we watched cartoons. We liked to stick a Cheerio on each ear and pretend they were earrings. Goofy.

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  189. Rhonda Mason says:

    I remember my grammy making homemade eggnog and pouring it over my Cheerios! Sweet and so good! Plus she was sneaking an egg into me without me knowing it!
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  195. Candace says:

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  200. deana c says:

    My favorite memory of eating cheerio’s as a kid is dumping tons of sugar on top and then eating it at the bottom of the bowl when the cheerios were gone.

  201. Cynthia R says:

    I used to love playing the games on the back of the box growing up, used to eat Honey Nut Cheerios nearly everyday before school

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  204. Sarah says:

    I remember eating Cheerios at a friend’s house one night when I was about 12 yr. old or so – I never knew before that that you could eat them as a snack instead of just at breakfast.

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  210. Karen Gonyea says:

    I remember when Honey Nut Cheerios first came out and how excited we were as kids to get to try them 🙂

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  211. Marcia Goss says:

    Cheerios was my favorite cereal when I was a child. I love it with a banana cut up in it.

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  216. Audrey M says:

    I remember eating cherios before catching the school bus almost every day. Thankyou

  217. I used to make cheerios strings to put on our Christmas tree! They lasted all season too!

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  222. Karen R says:

    I didn’t eat Cheerios as a child but I do as an adult. I liked Lucky Charms and Trix.

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  226. Anne says:

    I remember eating cheerios before school many times

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  231. Leslie S. says:

    Saturday morning was the only time we were allowed to watch as much tv as we wanted.I remember sitting and watching cartoons while eating cheerios with my two brothers.Thanks!
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  232. Patti Hess says:

    My favorite memory of Cheerios is of my Dad and I sitting at the table together eating breakfast and talking….if you don’t see why its my favorite it’s because my Dad was a work a holic and never sat still long enough for us kids but this is my favorite memory

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  236. Aleksandra says:

    I ate cheerios quite often – I never liked any sugary cereals. We still love it. Thanks!

  237. Pat says:

    My mother liked to make hot cereal for breakfast but my favorite mornings were when our family ate Cheerios.

  238. julieh says:

    My favorite memory is getting up early to watch saturday morning cartoons and eating a big bowl of cheerios.

  239. Erica C. says:

    I just remember getting to grab the box of Cheerios off the shelf in the grocery store when I was super little.

  240. Rebecca Peters says:

    I remember my neices and nephews always wanting sugar on their cheerios but me I wanted Nothing.. just the plain ol’ cheerios
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  244. Ed Nemmers says:

    We would mix Cheerios with chocolate morsels and milk, then, would microwave this combination to make chocolate Cheerios!

  245. Erin T says:

    I don’t have a specific memory, but Cheerios are my mom’s favorite cereal.

  246. Jennifer Marie says:

    I always felt that Cheerios was a healthy cereal but tasted good too!!

  247. Deb K says:

    I love Cheerio’s and can remember making cereal necklaces for my mom on Mother’s Day.

  248. Chrysa says:

    I remember spilling them on the kitchen floor and making a huge mess!

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  252. Melanie says:

    I don’t have a story. :[ I don’t remember what cereal it was..but while eating breafast before school one morning, I did fall alseep in my cereal bowl. I had milk and my hair and my mom had me take a shower and she took me to school late.

  253. nik says:

    Hot Buttery Cheerios was one of my favorite snacks…a bowlful topped with butter and microwaved just enough to melt the butter and get everything toasty hot. I was one happy camper!

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  255. Claire says:

    I remember pouring a bowl of them by myself for the first time.. and promptly spilling it all over the floor!

  256. theodore esteghamat says:

    I used to eat cheerios when I was very young.

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  264. Amanda D. says:

    My favorite Cheerios memory was fighting with my little brother when there was only one bowls worth left! =P

  265. Rosey says:

    It’s strange, but I remember putting sugar and strawberries on Cheerios, and thinking it was so delicious. I think it was the only thing in the world I was allowed to put a whole spoonful of sugar on, and I just thought that was delightful. Of course today I like them plain with strawberries, no sugar…but it’s still a good memory.

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  274. Ani says:

    I remember sticking Cheerios all over our faces as kids.

  275. Elizabeth Ray says:

    I remember lining ups those perfect little Os in a line.

  276. clynsg says:

    I remember that Cheerios is just about the only cold cereal that I would eat!

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  278. Teresa Young says:

    As a child I was not a cereal eater – I preferred peanut butter toast. But now I love Cheerios!!

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  282. Geri says:

    My favorite childhood memory is mom putting strawberries on my Cheerios.

  283. Amy Delong says:

    every time i went to my grammy’s i always ate it there
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  288. Susan Smith says:

    I remember eaten Cheerios as a toddler and I fed my daughter Cheerios as a toddler too

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  292. DanV says:

    A favorite memory I have of Cheerios from my childhood is eating them while watching Saturday morning cartoons

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  295. Emma Peel says:

    just eating them in the morning

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  297. Laura Benjamin says:

    My mom would always try and make breakfast special no matter what we ate. I loved how shw would take Cheerios and make faces inside of them. She woudld put tiny blueberries or raisins for eyes and then put them in a half circle with cut marshmallows for a toothy smile. I loved sitting with her every morning while I ate my Cheerios and she would drink her coffee. I felt so loved and safe.

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  301. Hannah says:

    I have to say that we never had cheerios growing up but my little one loves them!

  302. Stephanie A says:

    my mom used to put cheerios in a baggie for us as a snack when we went on long car rides

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  306. Jennifer J says:

    I loved eating them right out of the box!

  307. Gianna says:

    It was my first finger food.

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  310. Susan D says:

    I enjoyed eating Cheerios as a child. One time, they had a mail-in offer where, if you sent in ten UPC’s to them, you would get a better-than-normal Monopoly game set as a frequent purchaser reward. I thought that was great — cereal I liked and a nice board game to play. Woo hoo!

  311. Roxann says:

    I remember Saturday mornings with cartoons and a bowl of Cheerios.

  312. Sarah L says:

    Having a Cherrios food fight. They throw very well.
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  313. Sand says:

    As a kid, I remember my dad cutting up bananas into my bowl of Cheerios.

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  318. Charlene Kuser says:

    My favorite memory was watching my mom cut up the banana’s over my Cheerios.I just love
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  320. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…favorite memory from childhood involving Cheerios: whenever I ate them as a kid, our Chihuahua would be hovering around under foot, and I would throw him single O’s from the box to catch in mid air…he made a hilarious snapping sound when he caught them that made us laugh !

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  323. Veronica Garrett says:

    My favorite memory is eating Cheerios with Bananas and watching Captain Kangaroo.

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  328. Mildred says:

    I do not have memories of Cheerios from my childhood, but remembering how the children in our family enjoying Cheerios makes me smile

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