My Cheerios Box Unveiling and Mini Larabar Giveaway

Well, here it is…The moment, we’ve all been waiting for, hehe…(just teasin’)…

I’m on Your Cheerios Box!


That’s right, go ahead…take a looksy…look a lil closer…do ‘ya see me?


I recently entered an Expressions for Hunger video contest, where I submitted a video of myself reciting a poem about the fight against hunger…and what do ‘ya know…I won and I’m now on the back of your Cheerios box.  So go ahead, take the box away from your kiddies as their eating breakfast and take a gander at my pic!


I had such an amazing time at the Cheerios photo shoot, I was jumping around the entire day and loved all of the excitement.  Here’s a lil sneak peak at some of the behind the sceens footage of me, myself and I at the Cheerios Box photo shoot!

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So, what are you waiting for? You may be gluten-intolerant but that doesn’t mean you can’t stroll down your cereal aisle and take a looksy at me on the box, right? Too bad they don’t make gluten-free Cheerios or else I would have bought a box, hehe…Of course, my mother and aunt bought out the store and they’re even sending a box over to my lil’ sis abroad…what do ya’ think, Aly?  Here I am with my mother, father, aunt and uncle (my biggest fans, hehe)…


Get on over to your nearest Shop Rite and pick up a box of Cheerios to take a looksy at my picture and the Expressions of Hunger contest.


Cheerios hosted a beautiful ‘Amie Valpone Cheerios Box Unveiling’ Ceremony where I was greeted by the Cheerios team, General Mills corporate, local newspapers and my family (of course).

They created a fabulous ‘Cheerios’ cake and had a delicious spread of breakfast for my family, friends and myself.


How adorable is this cake?  Too bad it wasn’t gluten-free, hehe…

Here I am in action, slicin’ the cake…


I ate Cheerios as a kid, long before I found out about my gluten-intolerance…so I have many memories of my lil sis and I filling up our bowls with the big yellow box…but, until they come out with a gluten-free version, my sad taste buds will just have to suffer…

Or I could just give the box of Cheerios to my adorable mother and father to enjoy, hehe…


Cheerios also presented me with a Cheerios plaque and my very own Cheerios box in a beautiful case.  I guess this will just have to go up on the shelf with my high school soccer and lacross trophies, which are well on their way to collecting dust, hehe…am I really that old already? Wow, how time just flies when you’re havin’ fun..


One minute your five years old eatin’ Cheerios in your feetie pajamas (remember those from the 80′s?) the next minute you’re creating the homecoming floats in high school, then the frat parties of college, then the real world…and now come the 10 year reunions…Where did the time go?  Well, it’s just nice to know that throughout the years, we’ve all formed a vast array of fond memories and many of them come from the foods we grew up with…I still cringe at the thought of grammar school snack time with cheese puffs, fruit-by-the-foot and Twinkes…thank goodness my parents never had those in the house…


What were some of your favorite foods from growing up? Did they create fond memories for you, too?

I leave you with this photo of me, of course, cracking up when I first saw myself on the face of the Cheerios box.  Enjoy!

And now for what you’ve Really been waiting for…

My Mini Larabar Giveaway:

I’ll be picking 10 Winners to receive a bag of Mini Larabars.

To enter, simply:

1). Tell me your your favorite Larabar flavor.
2). Post this giveaway on your blog. Leave a comment telling me you did.
3). Tweet this Giveaway post! Leave me a third comment telling me you did.

Each comment counts as an entry.

Good Luck; I will be picking a winner on Friday, September the 17th at 5PM EST.

And, be sure to check out the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition Moderation Nation website, which launches today!  It’s a program that features a host of new tools and resources to educate people on how to achieve balance through moderation, both in nutrition and physical activity.

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49 replies
  1. Lauren Slayton
    Lauren Slayton says:

    I’m partial to the Cherry Pie Laras. And I love that mini size. I’m still laughing at the irony of a non-cheerio eater wining their contest. Kudos for entering and I’m glad you enjoyed yourself.

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Hehe; thanks Lauren…I love the Cherry Pie Laras…Yes, my lil’ gluten-free self on a box of gluten cereal…hysterical, right? Well, at least it was for a good cause for ‘The Fight Against Hunger’, right? Hehe… Have a great day! Best, Amie

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Thanks Missy; great to hear from you!!! I miss you gals; let’s schedule a date to get together soon for a tea/catchup chat! Hope all’s well; have a great day and enjoy the sunshine! Best, Amie

      Reply
  2. Meme
    Meme says:

    I can’t possibly choose a favorite! They are all so delicious!! But, if I really have to decide then I would pick Peanut Butter Cookie. SO good!
    Congrats on being on the Cheerios box!

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Awww; thanks so much for your congratulatory wishes. So kind of you! Have a great day and thank you for visiting The Healthy Apple. Best, Amie

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Awww thanks so much, Janetha; great to hear from you! I miss you, darling….I’m not heading out to Foodbuzz this year, instead I’m going to BlogHer Food in San Fran…so sorry but would have loved to see you! Have a great night and hope to see you soon. xo Aims

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Hahaha; you are a riot, darling!!! Thank you for your comment…Awww; I’m honestly dyin’ ta meet you and Anna…you’re my virtual bloggie gal-pal, hehe…we need a bloggie hug and meet up! Thanks for your comment and I greatly appreciate your support. Enjoy your evening. xoxo, Aims

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  3. lisasfoods
    lisasfoods says:

    Excellent news – I look forward to find you on a box of Cheerios. What a great experience.

    As for Larabars, Cashew Cookie was my favorite until today, when I tried the Peanut Butter Cookie, which is just delicious.

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Awww; thanks so much Lisa for your kind words. I greatly appreciate it and thank you for your comment. Have a fabulous day. I too love the PB Cookie flavor, hehe! Best, Amie

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  4. Nikki
    Nikki says:

    I am new to Larabar land and Cashew Cookie was the only one I ever tried. I want to try the Peanut Butter one everyone is raving about!

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Thanks so much, Cheryl! I’m so glad you enjoyed my Cheerios photos, hehe! Yummm….lemon bar…love it! Have a great day, darling!!! Best, Amie

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Thank you so much, Samantha!!! I appreciate your kind words….gotta love the PB flavor…it’s one of my fav’s too! Have a great day. Best, Amie

      Reply
  5. Raquel
    Raquel says:

    Love love love pretty much any flavor. But if I had to choose one it would be the coconut cream pie too! Congrats on the cheerios box!
    I retweeted, didn’t post it on my website as it is a real estate website :-)

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  6. Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon
    Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon says:

    Congrats on the Cheerio’s photo shoot! How exciting :) Looks like you had a lot of fun (and there was cake, too? Awesome!)

    Chocolate chip cookie dough Lara Bars are the best…hands down. Anything that resembles cookie dough, and can do so in a healthy way, is a definite score in my book!

    Happy Friday :)

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Aww; thanks so much, Kylie. Thank you for your kind words..yes, a Cheerios cake, too, hehe!! Have a wonderful weekend. Best, Amie

      Reply
  7. Kat
    Kat says:

    I can’t believe you’re on the cheerios box! Congrats, you’re a celebrity now!!!

    I loooove banana bread larabars, they might be my all time favorite food!

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  8. Keegan
    Keegan says:

    Congrats on Cheerios. That’s exciting.
    For my favs, it was PB Cookie until I recently tried the new flavors and fell in love with the PB Chocolate Chip… delicious!
    Love the mini sizes, they need to be available for all flavors!

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my Cheerios Box!!! I love the PB Chocolate Chip too…It’s surely a favorite of mine. Have a great night and thank you again for your comment! Best, Amie

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  9. misssmouse
    misssmouse says:

    Congratulations! You are immortalized!! How cool! As for the Larabar’s, I love them all but the peanut butter and jelly is really my favorite..I know it sounds boring but it’s so good!

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    • The Healthy Apple
      The Healthy Apple says:

      Awww; thanks so much for your comments, Miss Mouse!!! Great to hear from you and have a wonderful day. Yes, the PB n’ J is an all time favorite…hehe

      Reply

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