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Giveaway! Kellogg’s Rings In The New Year With Tasty New Products

What up, peeps!

Hopefully 2017 is off to a great start for you.

In our house, the addition of baby KJ has made things a lot more interesting….and busier.  It’s crazy how much stuff you forget, when you already have a child (or children), but then add another. I sucked at changing diapers, for example, and, unfortunately for KJ, I’m realizing that this is still the case.

Speaking of additions (#awkwardtransition),  Kellogg’s has added eight new babies to their lineup of products!  From quinoa and dark chocolate to mixed nuts and real fruit pieces, these products feature appealing flavours to meet the needs of Canadians consumers.

First up, Kellogg’s Special K Nourish has two new varieties, Mixed Berries and Dark Chocolate Coconut. A high source of fibre, Nourish granolas are deliciously crispy and feature popped quinoa, puffed rice, wheat and toasted oats combined with real, visible ingredients.

Next, Kellogg’s All-Bran line has some offerings. Granola – Cranberry Almond is filled with real raisins, cranberries and almonds. This new granola is a particular favourite of B an J. As well,  Kellogg’s All-Bran Multi-Grain Crunch cereal, with six grams of fibre per serving, including psyllium fibre, is ideal for helping Canadians lower cholesterol, maintain a healthy body weight and promote digestive health.

I personally am a big fan of bars, and Kellogg’s is busting out three fresh ones, for the lineup. Special K Nourish Coconut Cashew & Dark Chocolate and Caramel, Sea Salt & Mixed Nuts bars are made with no artificial flavours or colours, and feature quinoa and gluten-free oats. 

Kellogg’s Vector Protein Trail Mix Bars contain a delicious combination of cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and peanuts. Partially dipped in a smooth, chocolatey coating and containing 10 grams of protein per serving, these new Vector Protein bars help satisfy hunger and provide energy.

Finally (and this is the one that made me react like an NBA benchwarmer after someone makes an amazing play during a game), Pringle’s Ketchup chips are a real thing. A real, delicious, glorious thing.

Now, fortunately for yours truly, my good friends at Kellogg’s sent my family all of these products to try.

What’s that, you say? You want to see the same picture, but with B and J in it, wearing fedoras, and making goofy faces? I don’t know why you want to see that, but OK!

Anyway,  after putting them to a vigorous taste test, I can vouch for all of them. You won’t be disappointed, in their yumminess, so be sure to give ’em a try!

Alight, giveaway time. Enter below, for your chance to win a prize pack containing all of the new products that I mentioned!

KELLOGG’S NEW PRODUCTS PRIZE PACK!

DATES –  Giveaway closes at 11:59PM on February 12, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY – Open to all residents of Canada, except for Quebec.

TO ENTER –  Use the form below to complete the mandatory and optional entries, for your chance to win.

GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY SNACKING!

Top 10 Halloween Treats

Well,  another Halloween is in the books.

This year, B and J (dressed as Drake and a rocker girl, respectively) had a blast trick or treating, and came home with a pretty good haul of goodies. Mounds of junk food, for real.

One thing that I noticed was that some treats were better received than others. Uh, not just by B and J, but by me, too. As such, I figured I’d rank them. Consider this the top 10 Halloween treats that my kids got this year. There’s no real criteria; it’s just based on my own subjective, unintelligent, unreliable opinion.

Got it?

Ok, let’s get our Ryan Seacrest on, and count ’em down!

10. Granola Bars

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Coming in at number 10 is a good ol’ granola bar. While not as exciting as the other contenders, it does have its charms. For example, it’s probably not that unhealthy, so it can be used in candy negotiations (ie. “Daddy? Can I have a chocolate bar?” “No! No more junk. Go eat a granola bar or something.”). Plus, since nary an apple was found in any of the loot bags this year, it’ll have to do, as the only nutrional option.

9. Rockets

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Conversely, let’s talk about Rockets. These sweet tasting packages of sugar tablets have little in the way of nutritional value. However, they are a favorite among the kids, since they are sweet tasting packages of sugar tablets. The only reason that they aren’t higher on the list is because of J’s habit of playing with them and pretending they’re medicine.  The idea of a little girl and her stuffed animals play-popping pills is kind of weird, what can I say.

8. Smarties

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Don’t get it twisted, American readers. What we call Rockets up here in Canada, you guys call Smarties down there. Our Smarties are multi-coloured, candy-coated chocolates, however, and are, as the kids say, da bomb dot com. Oh Canada, indeed!

7. Tootsie Pops

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I have no idea if B and J even  like these. When I saw them in their bags, it made me think of that Lil Kim and Sisqo song “How Many Licks”, so that counts for something, right? Pretty sure that song wasn’t about Tootsie Pops, though.

6. Coffin Crisp

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Another Canadian specialty. This is a bite sized, Halloween-themed Coffee Crisp chocolate bar. Big ups for getting into the holiday spirit! In fact, the only thing better would be if the kids somehow got these full sized.

Wait, what’s that?

They did?

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Sweet! Hey, that was kind of fun. Let’s do that again!

5. Random Chocolate Bars

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These are cool…….

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But bigger is better!

Aight, one more time!

4. Caramilk Bar

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OK, now turn it up!

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Woooo!

Huh?

Check the back? Why?

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This expired in July? Who the heck gives out expired candy on Halloween?! That’s cold like Minnesota, yo.

Man, I need a new number 4.

New 4. Doritos

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Perfect. Cheesy, nachoey goodness. And most importantly, not expired.

3. Pringles

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Potato chips are always a hit, but the kids seemed to really like these mini Pringles cans, to get their salty fix.

2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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My personal favorite.  The only reasons that they aren’t number 1 is because when they are left in less than ideal temperatures, they melt, creating a gooey mess which the kids still eat, resulting in gooey messy children.

1. Cans of Soda

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Pop pop, homies! At the top of this chart are beverages! Maybe the people who handed these out did it deliberately. Or maybe they did it because they didn’t have any candy to give out, so they raided their pantry (sucks to be the kid who got a can of corn from them).  Regardless, B and J’s eyes lit up the most at these unusual handouts, so that’s why they are number 1. I remember feeling the same way when I got a can of Coke while trick or treating back in the day. It’s like ordering a pizza, and getting a steak instead. #whatapleasantsurprise

And that’s that. Peace out, starboys and stargirls.

I hope your Halloween was as spooktacular as ours!

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