By Reviewer Ashley, who spend the day with Barbara’s Bakery at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle
Do you know the difference? Puffins are SCRUMPTIOUS! (And Atticus can break their legs…)
Do you know the difference between a puffin and a penguin? I don’t really… and it really doesn’t make a difference other than it is the hook of Barbara’s new ad campaign for their seriously AMAZING cereal! As far as the breaking legs thing goes… well you’ll have to keep reading to hear about that!
Earlier this fall, my family and I were invited to a special event at our local zoo by Barbara’s Bakery. They asked us to come in and taste test some of their delicious all natural cereal line – Barbara’s Puffins. There are so many different Puffins flavors to choose from, so we decided to divide and conquer. Atticus took on the Puffins Cinnamon, my husband (a big Reesee’s fan) took on the new Puffins Peanut Butter and Chocolate and I went for the Puffins Honey Rice. All flavors passed with flying colors. Seriously… Puffins are AMAZING! I have to admit that I’m one of those people who could eat cereal 3 meals a day… but even with that being said, you can even compete with the taste and quality of Barbara’s Puffins.
Like all Barbara’s products, Puffins are 100% natural. That means that whether you’re watching what chemicals and crazy 18 syllable word things you’re feeding your own body, or trying to go all natural (or as close as possible) for your kids – Barbara’s Bakery has so many products to help you out. Here’s how they describe their Puffins:
- 100% Natural
- Dairy Free
- Low Fat
- Wheat Free Ingredients
- Gluten Free (Honey Rice & Multigrain)
- Cholesterol Free
The only thing they forgot to add is that they are lower in sugar than most other breakfast cereals… and oh yeah… they’re DELICIOUS!
Barbara’s has a really cool story about their beginnings. It all started with 17 year old “Barbara” back in 1971. With a vision of healthy, natural foods, Barbara’s has become what it is today.
I have to admit that when I first got the invite for this trip, I didn’t think I knew anything about the company. Then I realized that my all natural cereal bars (AKA – emergency car/diaper bag snacks) that I LOVE were Barbara’s Nature’s Choice Multigrain Cereal Bars! Now I can add their Snackimals to our “emergency stash” too!
Barbara’s is wrapping up a re-branding campaign that leaves their products easy to distinguish when out shopping. Not to mention their packaging is as natural as their products! They’re getting easier to find in your regular grocery stores and can be found at any natural foods stores and Trader Joe’s. I even took a picture of the great selection my local Safeway had!
Barbara’s provided us with a great breakfast, some snacks for the road, and a fun-filled day at the zoo. It was great timing and something that all 3 of us really needed. With some major travel just around the corner, spending the day together was perfect. We even got to take some great pics with Babs, the official Puffins spokes-puffin. Atticus got a little too close and sat on her legs… her cardboard legs… and after sending her crashing down to the ground, we realized he had broken her legs! Sorry Babs! I hope the recovery is going okay. Luckily she was able to wing it and made it through the rest of her photo ops. =)
There are so many amazing Barbara’s products. I wish I could share them with you. OH WAIT! That’s right! Barbara’s has teamed up with MomStart for a great giveaway. One lucky MomStart reader will receive a Barbara’s Gift Box filled with some of their tastiest treats!
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, Jessie C.
All rules can be found under giveaway rules.
Disclosure – A product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
Ashley has a background in teaching Kindergarten and working with children K through 8th grade. She is now a SAHM and President of our local MOMS Club chapter. She writes her own blog at Momicles.