If you have kids you know how difficult it is to get them to eat healthy foods, especially when they are teenagers. I work with teenage boys and I’m appalled at some of their eating habits. Although the residence provides healthier foods like wheat bread as opposed to white bread, the kids will usually choose to eat less healthy foods if given the chance.
When Barbara’s Bakery contacted me about doing a review of their cereals, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to experiment on my students. I wanted to find out if I could get the boys to like something they thought was “gross” just because it wasn’t something they hadn’t tried before and was healthy. The students taste tested three different kinds of Barbara’s cereals: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Puffins, Flax and Granola, and High Fiber Cranberry.
My students love test driving new stuff for me, but I wasn’t sure how open they would be to Barbara’s cereals. I told them they were going to be trying three different cereals, and they got excited – until they saw the boxes. One kid even exclaimed, “What the heck is that, Miss?” I was definitely pushing the envelope here! No tiger, no Leprechaun, no silly toucan. OMG!
Eight of the eleven boys agreed to try at least one of the cereals, and as they started eating them, and saying how good they were, the rest followed suit. I thought for sure the kids would love the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Puffins cereal the best, but I was surprised to learn their top pick was the High Fiber Cranberry cereal. One student even said it tasted like Fruit Roll Ups, which is VERY high praise for a teenager.
When we talked about their experiences tasting Barbara’s cereals afterwards, most said they were surprised at how good the products were and how they would like to eat them again. A few of the boys admitted that they wouldn’t have tried the cereals at all on their own because “it looked gross” but were glad they had tried it and would like to eat more. (“With milk this time, please!”)
Would you like to try Barbara’s Bakery products yourself or win a really cool trip to Maine? Until June 30th, visit Barbara’s Facebook page or the Discover Puffins website. Fans can also enter by scanning the QR codes found on all boxes of Barbara’s Puffins cereals. Just answer 5 short and fun questions about Atlantic Puffins and Puffins cereals, and then Instantly see if you’ve won a prize! Everyone who enters will be included in the grand prize drawing for a trip to Maine.
You can also enter below to win a a beanie Puffin and coupon for FIVE free Barbara’s Bakery products! Just enter below:
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