My Cheerios Box Unveiling and Mini Larabar Giveaway

by Amie on September 15, 2010

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!


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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Jordan P September 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

I am a HUGE fan of the peanut butter jelly flavor! mmmmmmmm.


Mellissa September 15, 2010 at 9:54 am

You look so great on the Cherrios box.

My favorite Larabar flavor is Coconut Cream Pie


Lauren Slayton September 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

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.


The Healthy Apple September 15, 2010 at 11:46 am

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


Missy Maintains September 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

Congrats! That is so exciting! I will search for the box next time I am in the supermarket! Favorite flavor is the Peanut Butter Larabar!


The Healthy Apple September 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

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


Betherann September 15, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Congrats! That’s awesome!

My fav LaraBar is cashew cookie.


The Healthy Apple September 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Thanks so much, Betherann; greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day! Best, Amie


Betherann September 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Tweeted from @betherann Yay!


Marci September 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

so cool about Cherrios!
My favorite is Cherry Pie for fruity and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for chocolate-y.


Jess @ Gluten Freesta September 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Definitely the choc chip cookie dough. Just tweeted your give away and will be adding it to my blog in the next hour. Have a great day!


The Healthy Apple September 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Thanks Jess; you have a great day, as well! Keep up the gluten’ free fabulous bloggin! Best, Amie


Jackie September 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Hrm. Cashew cookie would have to be my favorite!


Heather (Where's the Beach) September 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

How cool on the Cheerios gig!! Congrats.

I’ve only tried a few flavors so I’m going to be a rebel and let you know what I want to try – the carrot cake.


Heather (Where's the Beach) September 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway.


Meme September 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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!


The Healthy Apple September 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

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


janetha g. September 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

OH MY GOSH, that is so cool! congrats! i bet you are so proud of yourself :) are you going to foodbuzz this year? i sure hope so!

p.s. favorite flavor=coconut cream pie.



The Healthy Apple September 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

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


jc September 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

my favorite is apple pie!!


The Healthy Hostess September 15, 2010 at 5:24 pm

You are FAMOUS!! I will get a box now and save it for when Anna can eat Cheerios and then I will tell her all about you on the box!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great time!!

I love coconut cream pie!


The Healthy Apple September 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm

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


marina September 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

i love the cherry pie flavvor


lisasfoods September 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm

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.


The Healthy Apple September 16, 2010 at 10:18 am

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


Nikki September 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm

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!


Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} September 16, 2010 at 12:10 am

*Congratulations* on your Cheerios win — I enjoyed all the photos :) My favorite is LÄRABAR Lemon Bar :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!


The Healthy Apple September 16, 2010 at 10:19 am

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


Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} September 16, 2010 at 12:10 am

Tweeted the giveaway


Karen R September 16, 2010 at 7:57 am

I like the cinnamon roll lara bar, but am definitely intrigued by all the other flavors everyone is listing here!


Gina September 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Oh my tough call! I think the lemon is my favourite, but all of them are SOOO good. Perfect before a big run!



Shannon September 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I’m a big fan of the Apple Pie Larabar!! Def my fave :)


Samantha Robertson September 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Congrats on the box! That is so neat!

The Peanut Butter Larabar is my all-time favorite!


The Healthy Apple September 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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


Lisa @ I'm an Okie September 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Congrats! That’s so exciting.

I’d have to say the Peanut butter cookie is my favorite flavor. It never get old!

PB & J is a close second though.


The Healthy Apple September 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Thanks Lisa; have a great day! I appreciate your kind words about my Cheerios box picture. Best, Amie


Raquel September 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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 :-)


The Healthy Apple September 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Thanks so much for the congratulatory wishes, Raquel! Have a great day!


Yuki September 17, 2010 at 3:05 am

My favourite larabar flavor is peanut butter cookie and apple pie!!!


Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon September 17, 2010 at 8:57 am

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 :)


The Healthy Apple September 17, 2010 at 11:00 am

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


Leyla September 19, 2010 at 12:22 am

My fav is the Tropical!


Kat September 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm

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!


The Healthy Apple September 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Thanks so much, Kat! great to hear from you; have a wonderful night. Best, Amie


Keegan September 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm

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!


The Healthy Apple September 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm

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


misssmouse September 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm

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!


The Healthy Apple September 21, 2010 at 9:54 am

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


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