Cinnamon Vanilla Lucky Charms Are Magically Delicious! (Photos)
By Cooking Panda
As some of us are gearing up for Halloween, stuffing our bellies with the candy you bought for trick-or-treaters, others are already thinking ahead, like way ahead.
For General Mills, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Festivus … the holidays are already here.
Plastic skeletons and pseudo-spider webs don’t go up until All Hallow’s Eve. Yet, Lucky Charms’ leprechaun looks confident on the new Cinnamon Vanilla cereal box, relieved that the toilet paper and smashed pumpkin festivities are long over (“Merry October” I guess!). It may be time to trade in Halloween candy for some sweet, Lucky Charm marbits.
Junk food reporter, The Junk Food Aisle, posted on Instagram about Lucky Charms’ new Holiday cereal: “Coming Soon! Limited Edition Cinnamon Vanilla Lucky Charms!” A picture of the box shows a snowy backdrop and a carrot-nosed snowman. The leprechaun’s familiar “hearts, stars and horseshoes, clovers and blue-moons, pots of gold and rainbows, and tasty red balloons” are replaced with equally magically delicious marshmallows in snowflake and snowman shapes.
Instagram users commented on The Junk Food Aisle’s post, excited to get their hands on the limited-edition cereal. One user wrote “like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and lucky charms married and had a baby!!” When I read “cinnamon vanilla” and “marbits,” I think of snickerdoodles and gingerbread cookies, two quintessential winter flavors.
This will be General Mills’ fifth time around the block with “Winter” Lucky Charms, each one featuring a colorful variety of marshmallow shapes (pictured below).
This year’s limited-edition Cinnamon Vanilla Lucky Charms is less colorful, with just whites, blues and a bit of black, contrary to the leprechaun’s usual rainbow charms. This is not accidental. According to AdWeek, General Mills faces a difficult task of reformulating the coloring of its marshmallows, after the cereal company announced its efforts to remove artificial flavors and colors back in June 2015.
They still haven’t cracked the code, but Scott Davis, chief growth officer of brand and marketing consultancy Prophet, told AdWeek that this may not be such a bad thing. He said, as a brand, “you have to do things to inspire, surprise, delight and disrupt.”
And they certainly are, rolling out winter-themed cereals just over two months before the beginning of the winter season.
The limited-edition cereal is only available at Target ($3 a box), but give it some time. While everyone adjusts to the Halloween season — soon enough, the rest of the grocery stores will catch on. Definitely stock up on a few boxes, to bring in early holiday merriment, and because it’s never too early to eat marshmallows for breakfast.
Sources: Delish, AdWeek / Embedded Images: Mr. Breakfast / Featured Image: Sarah mahala Photography & Makeup Artistry/Wikimedia CommonsTags: cinnamon vanilla cereal, lucky charms, magically delicious, new Lucky Charms
Say Hello To Burger King’s Lucky Charms Milkshake
By Cooking Panda
If you weren’t lucky enough to score one of the 10,000 boxes of marshmallow-only Lucky Charms, don’t fret.
For fans of Lucky Charms marshmallows, there’s something even more magical coming your way. And you don’t have to win a sweepstakes to try it.
Burger King has just introduced a second cereal shake to its menu, and, in my humble opinion, it beats the Fruit Loops Shake by leaps and bounds. Or loops and bounds.
That’s right, I’m talking about the new Lucky Charms Shake. If you love milkshakes, Lucky Charms and Burger King, this is the drink of your dreams.
The sweet new concoction blends Lucky Charms cereal with marshmallow cereal-flavored syrup and vanilla soft serve ice cream, according to Brand Eating.
The colorful shake is then topped off with whipped cream. Salivating already?
“It definitely tastes like a really cold version of the popular cereal, if not a bit sweeter because of the ice cream,” reports Foodbeast.
Well, that sounds pretty darn delicious to us.
Starting on June 20, select Burger King locations will be selling the special milkshake, according to Eater.
Better get it now, because it’s available for a limited time only.
But you may want to avoid it if you’re on a diet or trying to eat healthy. The shake rings in at 740 calories and contains a whopping 107 grams of sugar (25 grams is the recommended daily intake for adults), per Brand Eating.
Two months ago, Burger King released the Fruit Loops Shake. With the release of the Lucky Charm’s Shake, BK seems to be sticking with the cereal ice cream theme.
Both Lucky Charms and Froot Loops are among the most popular cereals in the U.S.
In 2016, Lucky Charms ranked as the eighth best selling cereal, while Fruit Loops followed up in ninth place, according to Bakery and Snacks.
Personally, I’d love to see Burger King put out a Cocoa Puff’s shake.
Maybe BK should hold a vote like Oreo did, asking customers what flavor they’d like to see next.
What do you think of this new creation? Does your local BK sell it?
Sources: Brand Eating, Bakery and Snacks, Foodbeast, Eater / Photo credit: Sarah Mahala Photography & Makeup Artistry/Wikimedia CommonsTags: Burger King, lucky charms, lucky charms shake
Here’s How To Get Marshmallow-Only Lucky Charms (Photo)
By Cooking Panda
If you’re used to sitting around with a box of Lucky Charms and hand-picking out the marshmallows, this is your year.
According to General Mills, Lucky Charms will be giving away 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms Marshmallows starting in May. That’s right, just the marshmallows. And let’s be honest, the marshmallows are the only reason we buy Lucky Charms, anyway.
The days of picking through a bowl of Lucky Charms to get that perfect spoonful of marshmallowey goodness are over. Well, at least for the lucky winners of these specially marked boxes.
Next time you buy a box, don’t forget to check the inside back panel to find your 14-digit code. Then enter it online at MarshmallowOnly.com to see if you’re a winner. The sweepstakes will continue through December.
In 2015, General Mills released the same special marshmallow boxes — but only 10 of them. Seriously, just 10.
The company decided to increase the number of boxes after an impressive amount of requests from marshmallow lovers. Thanks to these dedicated fans, our chances of winning are 1,000 times greater.
“We were overwhelmed with calls, e-mails, and tweets last year, asking for a box of our Lucky Charms marshmallows,” senior marketing manger Priscilla Zee said. “So this year we wanted to give them even more opportunities to win.”
A little effort can manifest itself in wonderful ways, like 10,000 boxes full of Lucky Charms Marshmallows. Lucky winners will have the special boxes mailed to them a few weeks after entering the winning code.
It’s true: Lucky Charms are “magically delicious.” But how much more magical is their deliciousness when its composed of just the marshmallows? Only the 10,000 lucky winners of these special boxes will ever know. And, of course, the people who hand-pick the marshmallows out, like me.
If you’re a true fan, you probably even know each shape by heart. Like the heart marshmallow! What’s your favorite charm? Personally, I would love a box full of rainbows.General Mills, lucky charms, marshmallow only, marshmallows
Lucky Charms Just Got A Cozy New Makeover (Photo)
By Cooking Panda
Your favorite marshmallow-filled childhood cereal just got a whole lot cozier.
Okay, let’s be real: Lucky Charms cereal was never just a cereal for kids. Sure, it’s chock full of totally sugary and artificial marshmallow puffs, and the actual “healthy” part of the cereal is pretty laden with sugar itself, but we have definitely been snacking on this brand all the way into our adulthood. It’s just comforting and delicious.
Now, bless General Mills’ sweet little soul, the company has launched a brand new iteration of the cereal and changed it up for winter.
That’s right: Lucky Charms oatmeal is now a thing.
Can you imagine the possibilities?
First spotted by the Impulsive Buy, the oatmeal apparently features mini marshmallows, which is super cute and appropriate for a nice, warm bowl of oatmeal, and will probably taste amazing on a cold winter’s day.
“They’re magically fibrous!” jokes the Impulsive Buy.
We are already planning on making ourselves a big, warm batch of this colorful treat, and maybe even topping it with an extra sprinkle of brown sugar or a dash of maple syrup.
And if Lucky Charms oatmeal doesn’t do it for you — although we can’t imagine why it wouldn’t — then perhaps you can get excited about the Cinnamon Toast Crunch instant oatmeal that is pictured right next to the Lucky Charms.
Thank you General Mills; you have truly made all of our cold weather breakfast wishes a reality.
Are you going to try the two new oatmeal flavors?cereal, lucky charms, marshmallow, oatmeal, The Impulsive Buy
Nothing Else Matters Because You Can Now Buy Bags Of Lucky Charms Marshmallows Online
By Cooking Panda
HEAR YE, HEAR YE, you can now buy Lucky Charms-esque marshmallows on the Internet, for Medley Hills Farms knows what the people want.
One-pound bags of brightly colored “Cereal Charms Marshmallows” are available on Amazon for around $10, Prime included. There are about 15 full servings per resealable bag.
They’ve been dubbed “phenomenal.” “Unreal.” “Amazing.” “The stuff of dreams.” Yes, we are indeed still talking about marshmallows, not a Steven Spielberg movie.
They even arrive “fresh and uncrushed,” one satisifed Amazon user wrote.
The dehydrated sugar bombs resemble vague blobs more than the classic Lucky Charms shapes, but another Amazon customer — for whom buying the snack was “one of the best decisions” of her life — said the charms were still aesthetically pleasing.
Reviewers were also spot-on with recipe ideas. Several enjoy sprinkling the marshmallows over ice cream or into trail mix. Others add them to Rice Krispies treats or to other cereals lacking in the sugar department. One creative gift giver said she plans to add the marshmallows to her go-to Christmas gift of hot chocolate and personalized mugs.
At 25 grams of sugar per serving, the treats had people feeling the effects of sweetness overload.
“Unfortunately I won’t be ordering them again for a while. I’m just now coming down off my 3 week sugar high and the bag only lasted me 4 days,” one customer wrote about the “little nuggets of magic.”
Others chose to embrace the sugar.
“DIABEETUS….but amazing,” wrote one couple. “My journey to diabetes is complete and I couldn’t be happier.”
Someone might have been slipping into an actual sugar-induced coma while writing their review: “Tastes good mmm oh yeah worth it I bought express shiping just to taste it melting sizzling in my buds as soon as possible and sure wass ohh myyy mmm gonna get me some more as we speak.”
It is clear, based on reviews, that this product has changed lives.
“Cheaper than divorce,” wrote a satisfied reviewer. “This saved our marriage.”
What are you waiting for? What do you have to lose? Snag your own bag now.
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Get Ready For Sweetness With This Lucky Charms Milkshake
By Cooking Panda
The folks at POPSUGAR have a real treat for you, and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day — Lucky Charm Milkshakes!
This absolutely decadent shake is a peppermint milkshake base, made with vanilla bean ice cream and peppermint extract. The best part, however, is yet to come.
The garnish is where the real fun begins. These shakes are topped with both mini doughnuts and Lucky Charm treats that are stuck in the shake for a truly amazing finish.
Go ahead and try to resist this absolutely amazing, festive treat on St. Patrick’s Day and any other day of the year. It’s just too good to pass up.
Check out the recipe below.
Source: POPSUGAR / Photo credit: Screenshot/YouTubeTags: dessert, lucky charms, milkshake, recipe