Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Review

Hey, I'm not proud, so not too long ago I went around with this sign:


Okay, not really but wouldn't you know it, Mom Bloggers Club emailed me and asked me if I would be willing to review a box of General Mills Cereal. Will I review a box of cereal? Hello! See the sign above!

So I anxiously awaited my box of cereal, hanging out at the mail box at the street corner with a hungry look in my eyes, and sure enough, it showed up a few days later-- via FedEx. Obviously, I should have been stalking my doorstep instead.

I admit, I was slightly worried what kind of cereal we would get. What if it was some high fiber/roughage cereal? My kids would never eat that. Well, on second thought, maybe Emma would, I caught her chewing on a rock outside this afternoon. But much to my relief, it was a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. New and improved Cinnamon Toast Crunch with Calcium and Vitamin D added.

My kids hate milk, so I am always looking for other sources of calcium other then ice cream, yogurt, and cheese. Finally, something not so messy. And recently the American Academy of Pediatrics recently doubled the vitamin D recommendation for children. While my children like their gummy vitamins, they like Cinnamon Toast Crunch much better, and they can eat more than two.

Whew, this job would be a piece of cake. With my rabid children, all I had to do was open the box, throw cereal up into the air and let them having a Parana feeding frenzy on the kitchen floor. However, we are much too civilized for that AND its not as fun to film. Even my dogs could video kids fighting over food. Wait, the dogs would be in the middle of it. Oh well, you get the point.

So I decided to make my very own commercial. And after creating this masterpiece, I see a definite future career in advertising here. Those high paid ad guys are quaking in their boots right now, as well they should. So without further ado, the Swank family presents:

The Breakfast Fairy

Note: You know in The Wizard of Oz when they say "Ignore the man behind the curtain?" In this case, ignore the screaming, fighting children. Child actors can be so temperamental.

video

Don't be jealous of my obvious cinematography skills. Really.



Note #2: I was not paid to review this cereal. I only received a box of cereal. You know the saying: Give a woman money and she might buy a pair of shoes. Give her a box of cereal and she gets out of making pancakes. Never heard that one? Hmm... well, just remember, you heard it here first.

31 comments:

Megan said...

Hahahaha That was awesome! You made me snort. LMAO!

momma said...

i think you deserve an oscar!!!

Kirsty said...

Love it!!!

Amy B said...

You made me laugh at 6:33 am and that says a lot...

Sandy Toes said...

LOL..that is great! Love the video how fun is that...you are a great sport!
~Sandy toe

Sandy Toes said...

Those look wonderful!
~Sandy toe

Jill said...

Denise! YOU are a TRIP!!!
AND, I nominate Miss Julia for some fantastic acting award!

LOVE ME SOME CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH!!
I cannot eat ONE bowl of that stuff...too good!

LOVE IT!
Have a superb day!!

Trying Traditional said...

Oooh, that was good. Your little dog is adorable, btw. I bet there are few pieces of cereal/eggs/pancakes/etc. that stay on the floor after a meal.

Our three-legged model doesn't like food like that, she just dust mops the floor for us instead. Poor thing usually ends up with a glob of oatmeal on her underside.

Sherrie said...

OMG that was hysterically funny!!!! You really need to submit that to someone, I don't know who, but someone!

Kristin said...

LOL!!! You are so funny! I'm gonna have to go get some Cinnamon Toast Crunch now.....see, your ad worked!

Heather said...

This must be why Cinnamon Toast Crunch is actually a scheduled lunch at VSE. Not to mention my kids' favorite one.

Coryn loved your video and wanted it again ;)

Denise said...

See, not only did I make a commercial, but I provided a PSA too!

We had so much fun making this! We planned to do it this past weekend but the 3 younger kids and I were sick all weekend and I was sick Monday. No worries, we got it done!

missy said...

haha!!! i love it!!!!! this may be just the beginning of a very bright future!!!! how about infommercials?????
my son loves those things.....the shamWOW!!!!
his very favorite....if he talks about it he well tell you word for word....the entire thing!!!!haha!!!

Margaret M said...

So funny. i laughed out loud and really needed that today. Feeling under the weather and trying to decide if i should leave work early and head home to nap before picking up the kids from daycare. Does this make me a bad mom? i am all for cereal and not cooking breakfast. Bring on the vitamin infused cereal!

Candace said...

Loved the video...it was SO funny! Thanks for the award....those devil bars are SO good (great name for them). I think I ate most of them at my house!

The Johnson 5 said...

that was TOO cute! I love the fighting kids in the background. More commercials need real scenes going on!!

Brandy said...

That was the BEST commercial ever made! I loved it! And Julia stole the show as the Breakfast Fairy.

Denise said...
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Jewelz said...

Why thank you Brandy! I do want to become an actress!!! First i have to: Get head shots, then get an agent, and then nail an audition as simple as that!!!!




,<3 Jewelz

Kim said...

LOL! You are to funny!

wingepr said...

OMG you never fail to amaze me or make me laugh.

Are you aiming at a TV job?

Too cute.

Anonymous said...

Your video was hilarious!!! Your family has so much fun.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

If there were some award for mamas acting crazy on their blog, you and I would definitely be in the running this week.

I think we should submit your breakfast fairy video and my robot pic for the Amazing Race as proof that we are willing to make fools of ourselves in public!

Kristy said...

Denise you are a RIOT!!!! I just love the heck out of you!!!

Love, Kristy

The Gotch 5 said...

I LOVE IT!! The kids in the background fighting were classic. Something any mother can relate to. I would love to see the house that goes as smooth as the commercials! I was going to ask for the fairy to come and do something with me but um I think I will pass! Have a great weekend and thanks for the laugh I needed it!!

April said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Queen of Feisty said...

Who needs the extra coffee in the afternoon! I will just come visit your blog for some afternoon happy!

That was WAY to cute!

Feisty

Brenda Jean said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA That was so awesome! I reviewed Lucky Charms and mine was downright boring compared to yours. You rock! Love that outfit by the way:)

MyLinda said...

Over from SITS. What a cute "commercial", I'd buy the cereal!

Doug and Terrye said...

Move over Jon & Kate...I think you have a future :)

Terrye in FL

jennifer "the best damn neighbor ever" plas said...

Hmmm...are you acting coach...I must say one thing...BRAVO!!!! :)

And the camera work--well, we fogive you. MORE close ups next time!! :)