Lucky Charms Cinnamon Vanilla Cereal Review

Another Limited edition cereal by General Mills has a mix of cinnamon with Lucky Charms in Cinnamon Vanilla Lucky Charms:

Originality – Cinnamon and Vanilla give you the warm winter feeling so it makes sense to try and capture that taste.

Aftertaste – Cinnamon

Mouth Feel – Nothing different than what you would expect with a Lucky Charms cereal.

Sweetness – It tasted to be the same level of sweetness as regular Lucky Charms.

Flavor – We think it had the perfect amount of cinnamon to compliment the marshmallows and oat cereal. The vanilla flavor though seemed to be more of a marshmallow flavor than a vanilla flavor. This is exactly what you think it is, a cinnamon flavor of Lucky Charms.

Look – It looks like Lucky Charms with a new snowman marshmallow.

Packaging – We are glad that we got a snowman on the package otherwise we might not have known what that marshmallow was. You definitely get the winter feel with this package and Lucky in the snow.

Around the Table – It was interesting because nothing really stood out that much to mention here. Everyone gave it the it’s decent vibe.

Overall – The following scores (out of 5) were recorded during our cereal taste testing of Lucky Charms Cinnamon Vanilla Cereal:
Damon Cap – 2.5
Kid L – 3

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Honey Maid S’mores Cereal Review

Honey Maid S’mores Cereal showed up in the store and we threw it directly in our cart. This is a flavor that is top of our list and allowing us to have it for breakfast seems like a major win.

Originality – S’mores are a classic taste that hasn’t seen a lot of love in the breakfast world lately, so it makes sense to try and see if it would stick this time

Aftertaste – No bad aftertaste

Mouth Feel – A good mix of textures

Sweetness – It is a sweet cereal

Flavor – The texture and taste of the graham part of the cereal is the same as Golden Grahams and there are a lot of marshmallows. The marshmallows number add a little too much sweetness but they were trying to shoot for some balance with the graham portion which overpowers a bit. For me the chocolate pieces were not chocolate tasting enough and even if I put just those pieces on my spoon they were still not chocolately enough.

Look – Gives you the three different pieces for each of the s’mores flavors.

Packaging – The packaging is pretty standard with no cartoon figures or anything special. The box gives the cereal the highlight.

Around the Table – While I felt there was not enough chocolate, Kid L seemed to enjoy it well enough. It did not become an instant favorite for her, but she seems fine eating bowl after bowl each morning.

Overall – Tone down the graham flavor, up the chocolate flavor and number of pieces and then take out some marshmallows and I think it would be much better.

The following scores (out of 5) were recorded during our cereal taste testing of Honey Maid S’mores Cereal:
Damon Cap – 3
Kid L – 4

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Jackson Guthy Talks Cereal

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At only 16-years-old, Jackson Guthy has already captivated America on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, toured with Big Time Rush and One Direction, and joined forces with major label, Universal Republic Records. However, as far as the singer / songwriter is concerned, there’s still a lot more to accomplish.

“I want the whole world to hear my songs,” he enthuses. “Music is so powerful, and it’s inspired me for as long as I can remember. I want to share that feeling with everyone, worldwide.”

It’s an ambitious goal, but Jackson has been working toward achieving it since the age of four when his older sister lost interest in her piano lessons and he picked them up. At the encouragement of his parents, the Southern California native immersed himself in various instruments. Within a few years, he was already writing his own songs at an impressive and prolific rate. Soon, he began performing live locally and turning heads within the music industry. Shortly after his fifteenth birthday, his music landed on Ellen DeGeneres’ desk, and she dropped him a call—literally.

“She personally called me and invited me to perform onher show,” he smiles. “I was so excited. I didn’t even know what to think. It was my very first television performance, and it opened up so many doors for me. I’m beyond thankful for the opportunity Ellen gave me.”

His live rendition of original track “LOVING” enchanted audiences, and press and fans alike became enamored with the young performer. Opening the Big Time Rush “Better With U” tour alongside One Direction solidified him as a live performer. After returning from thistour in 2012 and delivering a jaw dropping performance at the legendary Radio City Music Hall, Universal Republic signed Guthy.

His debut single on Universal Republic, “One of These Days” fuses upbeat pop with a fresh swagger, and it’s the perfect introduction to his style. Guthy co-wrote the tune with Hot Chelle Rae’s Nash Overstreet and Brian Kennedy [Chris Brown, Rihanna] while Dewain Whitmore [Kelly Clarkson] produced it. Sailing from energetic handclaps into sun-soaked guitar, “One of These Days” makes for an invigorating and infectious anthem.

However, there isn’t simply one side to Jackson. His voice echoes with palpable soul on the piano-driven “Stop My World,” which is about “a girl freezing time for you,” and he channels a Motown falsetto for “I Got You.” “The music is really diverse,” he goes on. “It can be pop, alternative or even old school soul. The range is big and I never want to just do one thing.”

In addition, Jackson’s stamp is on every one of these songs as he always serves as writer or cowriter. “As a writer, you know if your voice will fit a song or not,” he explains. “I play instruments and I focus on writing. I’m not worried about dancing and choreography. If you’re a dude, you can listen to my music without being embarrassed. There’s something old school about it.”

Make no mistake about it, Jackson Guthy is the future, and he’s only begun accomplishing his goals.

“It’s about having a dream and thinking it can come true one day. No matter how unreachable your dreams seem, there’s a possibility they can happen. I feel like I’m proof of that.” – Jackson

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Jack Griffo Talks Cereal

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Reece’s Puffs! (not mom’s choice!)

Jack Griffo was born in Orlando, Florida and grew up in a family of theater geeks, who introduced him to the world of acting as a toddler. At the age of two, he booked his first commercial, and was involved in community theater by the time he was in junior high. Jack’s family officially moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 2010 where he began to immediately book guest star roles on shows such as Nickelodeon’s “Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures” and Disney’s “Kickin’ It”. In 2011 he booked a role in “Sound of My Voice” for Fox Searchlight Pictures, opposite Christopher Denham. Jack has since guest-starred on several Disney and Nickelodeon shows, including: “See Dad Run”, “Marvin Marvin”, and “Jessie”, to name a few. In 2013, Jack will be seen starring as Max Thunderman in the Nickelodeon comedy, “The Thundermans”. The show revolves around 14-year-old twin siblings [Jack Griffo & Kira Kosarin]. Max [Griffo] is an aspiring super villain, while his twin sister dreams of being a super hero. The show will air on Nickelodeon later this year. When not working, Jack enjoys snowboarding and surfing, and is a huge basketball fan. He also loves to play guitar and post his covers on his YouTube page, which as over 2 million views.

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Addison Ricke Talks Cereal

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My 2 favorite cereals are Cheerios and Cocoa Puffs.  Those have always been my favorite breakfast, or any time of the day, cereals.

Addison Riecke, one of Nickelodeon’s newest stars, began her career when she discovered her love for acting, singing and musical instruments at age four.  Gaining experience through a variety of camps and workshops, such as the Kehoe-France Drama Camp, Addison was able to begin her career on stage both in theatre and musical theatre. In January 2012, Addison won a number of awards through IPOP’s convention, including awards for Child Actor of the Year, Winner of Child Monologue and Winner of Child TV Beauty Commercial.  Shortly after, Addison was offered representation and is now advancing her career in the LA market. Her latest project, a super-hero themed comedy “The Thundermans,” will be one of Nickelodeon’s newest television series for 2013. Addison has also appeared on the new ABC series “How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life),” on stage in “101 Dalmatian Kids,” and in national commercials for Lunchables and PlayStation. In addition to her acting and singing talents, Addison also enjoys playing both the piano and guitar.

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Disney Pixar Monsters University Cereal

Disney Pixar Monsters University Cereal

Just in time for the movie we get Disney Pixar Monsters University Cereal which is a vanilla multigrain cereal that has marshmallows shaped like Sulley and Mike from the movie. This will be a limited edition cereal but it looked pretty neat.

I think they did a good job with both monsters in marshmallow form, with Sulley’s head being the better of the two. They also did not do anything crazy with the cereal just sticking to the “we know this works, just throw marshmallows in it” type of cereal. While we are all looking forward to the Monsters University movie, I am sure our kids will be happy to see the Disney Pixar Monsters University Cereal in their bowls as well.

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Aedin Mincks Talks Cereal

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Favorite Cereal: I am supposed to stay away from any wheat or gluten products so cereal is a tough one. I occasionally will eat it though and my favorite would have to be LOVE CRUNCH  Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola.

Aedin is most known for his role as fun and quirky ‘Angus Chestnut’ in the Disney hit series “A.N.T. Farm” opposite Sierra McCormick and Jake Short. Aedin was recently added as a series regular for the 3rd season and will continue to develop his character even further. Season 3 premieres on the Disney Channel May 31st. Aedin has also appeared in blockbuster hit movies including Ted” opposite Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg and “The Hangover Part II” opposite Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms. Along with being a young actor, he is also a great role model. Aedin is dedicated to a mostly vegetarian diet and loves experimenting with a variety of wholesome foods in the kitchen; staying away from refined sugar and processed foods while enjoying sports such as skateboarding, swimming and archery. His lifestyle choices truly make Aedin and great role model for his Disney fans.

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Jaden Martin Talks Cereal

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Favorite Cereal: Captain Crunch Cereal!

Jaden Martin can be seen in the upcoming film, After Earth. The film follows real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith as Cypher and Kitai Raige, with the elder also acting as producer and co-writer, and will be distributed by Columbia Pictures and available on IMAX. He also booked the role after only one audition! Later this year, he can be seen in the independent film called, Reach Me, from Seraphim Films which stars Ryan Kwanten, Kelsey Grammer, Thomas Jane, Nelly, and Sylvester Stallone. Jaden also recently finished filming the action horror film called Mr. Monster which will be released in 2014. In that film he played the role of “Spindle,” a young boy with a king heart that all the other kids look up to when monsters attack. Jaden is definitely on the rise as he has caught the eye of several movie industry heavyweights and will definitely be an actor you will want to keep your eye on!

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Dylan Riley Snyder Talks Cereal

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Favorite Cereal: At home it’s a no brainer, Cheerios! At work I dip into oatmeal with fresh fruit.

Dylan Riley Snyder has been involved in acting from the beginning. Four days after his birth, he began attending rehearsals with his mother and sister in a children’s production of “Winnie the Pooh”. With acting in the family, it wasn’t a surprise that he began his acting roles at 18 months. The family soon found out that he enjoyed being on the stage and began letting him audition at the tender age of 5, where he won his first speaking role as Tiny Tim, in “A Christmas Carol”. After performing in several community theatre shows, Dylan wanted to take a chance on New York. On Dylan’s 9th birthday he and his mother settled into a Manhattan apartment. Within no time Dylan was thrilled to call home and let them know of his first Broadway show booking in Disney’s musical, “Tarzan”, as Young Tarzan. Currently he plays ’Milton,’ the geeky, book-loving kid that turns into a Karate expert thanks to the Bobby Wasabi karate studio and the support of his friends in the Disney XD series, “Kickin’ It.” He also partnered with the American Cancer Society to become the Youth Ambassador for the LOLLIPOP Theater Network.

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Shauna Case Talks Cereal

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Favorite Cereal: “I love cereal! It’s funny because I never ate it for breakfast growing up, but now it is my night time snack of choice. My favorite cereal would definitely have to be Captain Crunch or Lucky Charms!”

Shauna Case has starred in several commercials and top-rated television shows such as American Horror Story and was cast in the ensemble of Cartoon Network’s Incredible Crew, a half-hour live-action sketch comedy show created by Nick Cannon. However, she doesn’t stop at just acting. Shauna has worked with Grammy-nominated and Billboard Award-winning producer Eddie Galan on her debut EP. The first single, and video, is an autobiographic pop-country track called “Some Kind of Fairytale.” It tells the story of a young girl who left her small town home to travel to the big city and chase her dreams. Shauna’s EP is slated for release in June 2013. Recently, Shauna became the celebrity ambassador for SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), a cause which is very close to her heart. Her goal in her career and in her philanthropic work is to inspire other young people to be strong, work hard, and to know that their dreams are in reach.

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Karan Brar Talks Cereal

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My favorite cereal is Lucky Charms!

Karan  is most known starring as Ravi, one of the newly adopted children into the ultra-rich Ross family on the hit Disney channel series “Jessie” opposite Debby Ryan, Peyton List, Cameron Boyce and Skai Jackson. His character Ravi is a new immigrant to the US, and struggles to adapt to his new surroundings while still trying to hold onto his religion and Indian culture.  Karan, whose family is originally from the state of Punjab, India, understands the importance of portraying the first ever series regular Indian character on The Disney Channel.  He is helping the channel expand culturally, while also helping to educate viewers on the Indian culture and religions.

He has also appeared on Disney’s “Austin & Ally” [as Ravi] and has also voiced the character of Prince Zandar in “Sofia the First,” also for Disney.  Karan is also well known for his starring role as Chirag Gupta in Diary of  a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.  Karan also recently voiced the character of Mason, in Mr. Peabody and Sherman which is slated for release in March 2014.

Photo courtesy of Harvarinder Singh

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Chocolatey Crunch – Cap’n Crunch

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My kids have turned into huge Cap’n Crunch fans this year and we tend to have a box of one of the different types of the Cap’n at all times. Well the newest flavor is the Chocolatey Crunch version of the cereal which will be a huge hit for all of those chocolate fans. It looks to be the same consistency and shape of regular Cap’n Crunch just with the added benefit of chocolate, which for the fans of the original is a good thing. I have just found that the Cap’n takes a huge toll on the inside of my mouth with what I would call the “sharpest” cereal known to man.

I did end up buying a box of the cereal at the store, so you can hopefully expect a report on Cap’n Crunch Chocolately Crunch sometime soon. Just don’t expect anything special from me, as I am not a huge fan of the texture of the cereal that the kids seem to like. I am also going to assume that it will create some delicious tasting milk in your cereal bowl after sitting around like good chocolate cereals do.

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