March 17, 2007

Finding My Inner Granola-Loving Hippie

My friend Charlie, all around nice guy and giver of free stuff, contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I'd be interested in checking out some cereal. My first thought was hrm, what the heck can I say about cereal on my site? The second thought? Damn, cereal sounds really good right now. And while the delivery didn't exactly fulfill my need for immediate gratification, the package did arrive in time to quench my desire for granola goodness.

The cereal in question is Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey. And this stuff rocks. As much as, you know, cereal can rock. It's not going to solve the crisis in the Middle East, it can't do all the laundry in my house, and it's not as neat and cuddly as a puppy...but it tastes damn good. It's like Rick Moranis, instead of shrinking the kids, downsized granola bars, added a few flakes and shoved the whole concoction into a box so it could eagerly await the addition of milk to make its breakfast superpowers complete. The funny thing is, I finished off the box this morning and its the first time I ate the stuff for breakfast. It's pretty much been an evening snack this past week.

So, long story short, this Nature Valley stuff is pretty damn good. It gets the Rude Cactus seal of approval. And that's one seal that can't be clubbed.

Posted by Chris at March 17, 2007 10:29 AM

I feel I can say this in the anonymous safety of the blogosphere. I am a cereal addict. I cannot keep Cheerios (plain--not honey nut or any of that poser crap) in the house for more than 2 days. I will eat them morning, noon and night. My family is considering an intervention.

Posted by: Sphincter at March 17, 2007 11:48 AM

We're hooked on Nature Valley chewy granola bars around here.

I'll check out the cereal, thanks.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hope the weather isn't too awful back there. We're looking at high 70's to low 80's. Nice.

Posted by: ann adams at March 17, 2007 12:07 PM

Ooh. I might have to try that stuff.

Posted by: Alison at March 17, 2007 1:35 PM

"And that's one seal that can't be clubbed." ROFL.

Posted by: E :) at March 17, 2007 8:37 PM

I tell you what this place is starting to be a source of all kinds of info.

Posted by: Dennis at March 17, 2007 8:51 PM

Did you know that cereal is the best late night blogging snack?
Well, now you now.

Posted by: Peggy at March 17, 2007 9:44 PM

So... How much did he pay ya?

I'm a Corn Flakes kinda guy. You hear that, Kellogs?

Where's my paycheck?

Posted by: Vid Digger at March 17, 2007 9:49 PM

I'll have to try the cereal.

I had one of the new Sweet & Salty Cashew bars today and they are devine...mmmmmmmm.

Posted by: Poppy at March 17, 2007 10:59 PM

You did good, real good.

... And now I want cereal.

Posted by: Alyndabear at March 18, 2007 1:02 AM

Their granola bars are a favorite of mine, so I will have to look for this one. Thank you for the tip.

Posted by: Maria at March 18, 2007 9:06 AM

Boo hiss on the seal joke. But it did make me grin.

Posted by: Heather at March 18, 2007 8:23 PM

The way you describe what the cereal isn't is like the song fish heads.

"you won't see Nature valley Oats and Honey drinking cappaciono in italian restaurants with oriental women. Yeahh"

Posted by: WIlliam at March 19, 2007 7:09 AM

Funny you mention this, because we just finished off a box of that same stuff. It's so freaking good. I think we'll probably try the cinnamon kind next. But seriously, what is up with the damn tiny box?

Posted by: Phoenix at March 19, 2007 9:23 AM

I eat the Nature Valley bars of that flavor and they are to die for!! I was curious about the cereal (more like drooling at the TV) and now I will definitely go buy some! Thanks for being a guinena pig, it sure paid off!

Posted by: Michelle at March 19, 2007 9:59 AM