What happens when you pour cold, organic milk over crunchy, delicious cereal? You get an incredibly happy face and tummy. What is it about really good cereal paired with milk? Is it the delightful blend of sweetness and smoothness that satisfies your hungry tastebuds? Or perhaps it’s the delicate crunch of a nut or the soft chewiness of a piece of cranberry in the cereal? For whatever reasons you enjoy cereal, there’s also the fun fact that you can eat cereal on its own, without any milk. You can also mix it with other ingredients to create a healthy, customized trail mix. Cereal is so versatile and delicious that it’s a basic food staple in most US households.
One particular company which has also become a regular household name is Kashi. Kashi makes wholesome, natural, and delicious food which includes ready to eat cereal, hot cereal, cereal bars, granola bars, cookies, crackers, pizza, frozen entrees, waffles, and pilaf. In fact, they make such a great assortment of products that you probably have a few of their items already in your pantry. Kashi has been making all-natural food for over 20 years and began with a young couple in La Jolla, California who initially searched for a nutritionally balanced breakfast that was both satisfying and fulfilling. Their experiment and expertise eventually led them to create their signature 7 Whole Grains and Sesame, with each grain carefully selected for its nutritional benefit and flavor. As the company grew, more products were added to their lineup with their 7 Whole Grains and Sesame included in each recipe. Kashi makes a wonderful assortment of products for everyone of every age. My son loves their Original 7 Grain TLC Crackers and their organic Strawberry Fields cereal. Kashi’s organic Strawberry Fields cereal is truly unique in that it’s both sweet and tart and has a unique blend of organic strawberries and rasberries.
Kashi uses only natural ingredients so you’re getting natural goodness in every bite – they make every effort in omitting any artificial or unnnecessary ingredients in their food. They are also supporters of sustainability in all of their company efforts and promotes healthy living regularly through their tours, on their website and Facebook, and through partnerships. Currently Kashi is running several programs for the public such as their 2011 Kashi REAL Tour, Recylebank Rewards, and several others: http://www.kashi.com/events. So in a nutshell, Kashi is truly about promoting a healthy life and a healthy planet.
What sets Kashi cereal apart from other conventional cereal is their unique 7 whole grains blend that’s a part of their entire cereal line. What’s 7 whole grains you may ask? Well, Kashi’s creative and ultra-nutritious cereal contains a blend of hard red wheat, brown rice, triticale, barley, oats, buckwheat, and rye. In fact, their motto is, “7 Are Better Than One”. According to Kashi’s philosophy, eating more than one grain is like eating a diversity of fruits and vegetables – you’re giving your body more nutrients and vitamins that is essential to a healthier life. We all know that whole grains is a natural part of our diet. Be it rice, pasta, cereal, bread, or oatmeal, grains fuel our life and provide us with energy and overall vitality. But when you eat them as whole grains (without being stripped of its essential nutrients), you’re eating more of it in it’s natural state, therefore you’re getting more vitamins and minerals out of it. Kashi also adds sesame seeds to their 7 whole grain blend which provides additional nutrients and taste to their already delicious line of healthy food.
Kashi sent me an assortment of cereal and crackers to try and review. With Kashi’s healthy partnership with Recyclebank, they are currently highlighting 7 unique cereals that is tied with Recyclebank’s current rewards program. The seven cereals are: Autumn Wheat®, Cinnamon Harvest® , Island Vanilla®, and Strawberry Fields cereals (organic), and Kashi® Honey Sunshine®, Berry Blossoms™ and Golden Goodness™ cereals. And with each box that you purchase and recycle, you earn 50 points each. The two crackers that I tried which are not part of the Recyclebank program are TLC Pita Crisps
Original 7 Grain with Sea Salt and TLC Pita Crisps in Zesty Salsa. Both are crunchy, crispy and super tasty. The pita crisps were not too hard to bite into and the flavors were just right – not too salty and just the right amount of spiciness in the Zesty Salsa flavor.
In conjunction with Recyclebank, Kashi has once again partnered with Recyclebank to help you learn more about their products and earn points for really great rewards on Recyclebank. If you’ve never heard of Recyclebank, it is a really impressive program that specializes in all about being environmentally conscious. Through their program, you can watch videos, read articles and tips, earn recycling points by curbside recycling or sending in your used electronics, and many other ways of earning and learning. With this current program running with Kashi and Recyclebank, Kashi has also generously offered 1 LUCKY winner of Happymomblogger a chance to win their 7 cereals. The winner will receive 7 of the above mentioned cereals in full size boxes to enjoy! To learn more about the program and for a chance to win, please visit the following websites: http://www.kashi.com/events/recyclebank and http://www.recyclebank.com/kashi.
You may be interested in watching a brief clip that details the interesting lifecycle of a cereal box – from original purchase at the grocery store to gaining a second life at the recycling facility. Any participating Recyclebank members who watch the video and answer a few short questions will earn 25 Recyclebank points (good towards a variety of rewards). You can earn points for watching and answering a few short questions. You can view here: www.recyclebank.com/kashipoints ·Look out for specially marked packages of Kashi cereals with the “Recycle for Rewards” callout to earn bonus Recyclebank points.
I’ve been a Recyclebank member for several years now and have racked up a lot of points. I’ve been able to redeem my points for rewards such as free product coupons and I’m planning on saving my points for other rewards coming up. If you visit their site regularly, you’ll learn about a lot of great things on how to save money, live a greener lifestyle, and participate in fun and interesting activities. So become a member of Recyclebank, participate in Kashi’s program at Recyclebank, learn, and make your points grow!
To enter in the Kashi/Recyclebank 7 Cereal giveaway, read below for details:
Here’s how to enter in the Kashi/Recylebank giveaway:
#1 entry – “Like” Kashi on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kashi and write on their wall that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger: http://www.happymomblogger.wordpress.com/. Please put Happymomblogger as the heading. “Like” Recyclebank on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RecycleBank and write on their wall that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger.
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#3 entry – Visit http://www.kashi.com/ and tell me what flavor/variety you would like to try.
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#4 entry – Enter in my other contests.
#5 entry – Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs using the link provided below.
You can enter as many times as you like but you MUST enter in the Mandatory entry to qualify. The more you enter, the more chances your name will be drawn. You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box.
Contest Start Date: September 30, 2011
Contest End Date: October 14, 2011 – CONTEST CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE SELECTED.
Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s names on my blog.
GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
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Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.