Hello! I am in Minneapolis for the first annual General Mills cereal eating contest*. Company reps invited me to visit their headquarters and despite the 1 degree temperature (seriously) I happily accepted since cereal is my favorite thing in the world.
This morning I got up bright and early to do 5 miles on the treadmill. I am not a big fan of treadmills any longer (I used to run on them exclusively!) but I am even less a fan of freezing to death so I made it work.
I was really expecting the Man v. Food guy and other food contest champions to attend the festivities. But, it was a bunch of other bloggers! Boom. I knew I had this contest in the bag.
We started with a tour of the General Mills headquarters.
It is a really pretty campus with everything from a Caribou Coffee to a gym to a store to a medical clinic for it’s employees. Super fancy.
By the time the tour was over my stomach was rumbling and I was ready to, “Let the cereal eating commence!” <- I may have shouted that a few times over the course of the morning.
We were greeted with tons of cereal, milk and toppings options. Since I’m a blogger / eater / food lover / soon-to-be-cereal-eating-contest-winner I thought it was only fair that I try ALL OF THEM. You know, for research purposes.
Mrs. Betty Crocker herself looked down upon me approvingly as I ate my way through every cereal from Chocolate Chex to Kix to Cinnamon Toast Crunch to Fiber One. I knew if she was still alive she would have been proud.**
Even though I consider my blogger friends foodies, no one gave me any competition in the cereal eating extravaganza!
But, I still wanted to make sure I had a really big lead so I really went for it…
WINNER of the first ever RER Cereal Eating Contest = Monican***
Lucky and Buzz came out to congratulate me and everything.
I wish the prize was a set up like this in my house – it’s seriously what I dream about…
But even if the honor is just in name alone I proudly hold the title.
Maybe I should get it embroidered on my Cheerios sweater so the world knows…
Fun fact: I am wearing this sweater now at the airport and the TSA security guy said, “Where’s the cereal?!” and I said, “I ate it ALL!” . Because it’s true.
*There is no such contest, but if there was I would totally win.
** Betty Crocker has never been alive, she is a spokesperson kinda character but not real.
***RER cereal eating contest created by, participated by, judged by: Monican. It’s my mission in life to create and win a cereal and/or watermelon eating contest at some point.