Honey Nut Cheerios has long been a staple in the adventures in breakfast during childhood. The cereal is a healthy enticement for moms due to its soluble fiber, and popular among children for the blended sweet taste of honey and nuts (almonds). It is a good tasting cereal, not overly sweet, crunchy, and with the familiar Cheerios aftertaste that leaves you craving more.
Honey Nut Cheerios was introduced in 1979. It is actually the most popular variant of the cereal, having had the ability to blend the healthy aspect with the sweetness and undoubtedly thanks to the television advertising using a Bee as the mascot. Unbelievably, the Bee was actually nameless until 2000 when 11 year old Kristin Tong from Texas won a contest to name him. Henceforth, he has been known as Buzzbee… or just Buzz for short. While Buzzbee is a popular mascot, I tend to think they would have done better using The Queen Bee to target the male 16-99 demographic.
So why is soluble fiber so important? Soluble fiber can help lower your cholesterol when eaten regularly as part of your diet. Honey Nut Cheerios has taken this to heart (literally and figuratively) and have expanded their marketing beyond the Saturday morning cartoon commercials featuring Buzz into commercials targeting the high cholesterol age set of over 55. Along with this marketing change, Honey Nut Cheerios has also been certified by the American Heart Association as a food with heart healthy levels of fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
Overall, Honey Nut Cheerios is a good choice for breakfast, and I have to concur with my special guest, The Queen Bee, that it is worthy of getting a 5 Bowl Rating.
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Special thanks goes to The Queen Bee for joining me in tasting the cereal and for letting me film inside her hive. Before I get inundated with e-mails… no… she is NOT single or available. If your lucky… maybe she’ll be your friend.
For more information you can visit the Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Page.