Monday, May 3, 2010

General Mills Sweet & Salty Review & Giveaway - ENDED



I received some "Sweet & Salty" snacks from General Mills to sample. The Sweet & Salty prize pack included 2 samples of each snack. The snacks were Cocoa Puffs Treats Triple Chocolate, Bugles Hot Buffalo, and Nature Valley Oats 'N Dark Chocolate Crunchy Granola Bars. Also included in the prize pack was a Bugles t-shirt and a Nature Valley travel coffee mug.

Here is some information on the snacks:


  • Cocoa Puffs Treats Triple Chocolate: An indulgent cereal bar that combines the great taste of Cocoa Puffs cereal and chocolate into one decadent treat, Cocoa Puffs Treats Triple Chocolate is perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth.





  • Bugles Hot Buffalo: Need something salty with a bit of a kick? Look no further than Bugles Hot Buffalo Crisp Corn Snacks, which blends the taste of hot buffalo sauce with crispy corn Bugles.





  • Nature Valley Oats `N Dark Chocolate Crunchy Granola Bars: If you want the best of both worlds, give Nature Valley Oats `N Dark Chocolate Crunchy Granola Bars a try. These bars mix dark chocolate pieces, oats and crisp rice nuggets for a classic crunch and burst of whole grain goodness, making them a perfect natural snack that's high in fiber and protein, but low in saturated fat.






  • The purpose of this prize pack is to share the snacks with the man in your life and see who has a sweet tooth or likes to indulge in salty snacks. These new snacks from General Mills can be found  exclusively at convenience stores.

    My take on the prize pack:

    Here is  how the snacks, t-shirt and travel mug were divided up at my house. My son got the t-shirt, my husband took the travel mug, my daughter took both Cocoa Puff treats, my son ate both Nature Valley bars, and my husband and I both tried the Bugles Hot Buffalo.

    My daughter really liked the Cocoa Puff treats (she ate one so far) they are really big in size and look very chocolaty. My son loved the Nature Valley Granola Bars, he never had chocolate ones before but he seemed to really like them. My husband and I both over the course of two days ate one bag of the Bugles Hot Buffalo snacks. They are not what I'm used to when it comes to Bugles. They are very hot! If you like hot & spicy snacks these are for you!

    Win It!: One lucky reader will win the General Mills Sweet & Salty Prize Pack. This includes a Nature Valley coffee travel mug and a Bugles t-shirt, as well as two samples of each snack as described above. Sample of prize pack is also pictured below:




    Mandatory Entry: Tell me is the man in your life a sweet or salty snacker?

    Extra Entries: (leave separate comment for each entry you do. For example if you blog about this giveaway - worth 5 entries - please leave 5 separate comments)

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    RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends May 17, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winners will have 48 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.

    Disclaimer: This prize pack and the additional prize pack for the giveaway and information were provided to me from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

    183 comments:

    1. Mine is sweet and salty.

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    3. I never really thought about it until your question. I would have to say while he enjoys his dark chocolate he is more of a chips, pretzel kind of guy so salty is the answer.

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    4. The man in my life is absolutely a sweet snacker.

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    5. Mine man loves anything sweet.

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    6. He loves salty snacks and i love sweets.

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    19. My snack man likes sweet things...pie, coffeebread, etc.
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    23. He's a sweet snacker all the way.
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    24. My husband loves sweets. I will take anything salty.

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    25. Mine would say he's a salty snacker, but he can also polish off a half gallon of vanilla with the bean ice cream in a weekend that I work!

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    30. I would say mine is salty.
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    31. hmmm...guess I have to say depending on what I pack him that day, he's both lol
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    32. He's a sweet snacker.

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    34. My husband is both a sweet and salty snacker. He'll come into the kitchen and grab a bag of m&ms. Half an hour later he is bag for some chips or pretzels.
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    35. My husband likes salty snacks - I'm the sweet snacker! :)

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    38. salty!

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    39. My husband prefers sweet snacks.

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    50. my fiance definatly is more of a salty snacker
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    58. M hubby is a sweet AND salty snacker! He loves chocolate covered potato chips!


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    62. My boyfriend likes sweet and salty snacks. He's an equal opportunity snacker :)

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    81. ok....the man in my life can't have sugar, so definately salty for him

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    94. My man is a salty snacker. He'd take salt over sugar any day.

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    96. Right now, the man in my life is my bebe boy, so I'd have to say he's a sweet snack kinda guy!

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    97. He is sweet all the way! I am salty. :)

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    98. A little bit of both!

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    99. Mine likes his sweet, but he definitely prefers his salty!
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    100. The only man in my life is my baby son who loves sweet boobie milk! :)

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    101. My husband will eat a bowl of chips, followed by a bowl of ice cream, so I guess he is both! But he is pretty sweet to me.

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    118. My husband is a snacker who likes mostly salty items although he has a little bit of a sweet tooth too!

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    119. My fiance isn't a huge snacker, he'd much rather eat a steak than chips and salsa or chocolate, which is good because I, on the other hand, would be a huge snacker (and huge in general) if we kept that stuff in the house, but since he doesn't snack, I try not to either.

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    120. He is a salty and sweet snacker, but he never eats them together!
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    128. My guy is definitely a salty snacker! :-)

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    134. Hm....he is sort of both but i'm leaning more towards sweet for most of the time.

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    135. My husband is definately both sweet and salty.
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