General Mills Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Our Top 5 Generic Cereals

    It is no secret that boxed-cereal prices are majorly inflated. Despite being aware of this fact, I still have shelled out way too much money to General Mills, Kellog's, and crew on a regular basis for my favorite granola, cornflakes, and oats. Recently, I've been trying to save a few pennies by buy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    It Won't Kill You: Top 5 Hamburger Helper Flavors

    Before you turn up your nose and think, "God Lord, who eats Hamburger Helper?," consider the fact that General Mills did like a billion in sales last year and I'm willing to bet at least a percentage of that (re: millions of dollars) was from their boxed dinner product line. And if flavor prolifera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    General Mills is Resurrecting the Yummy Mummy and the Fruit Brute

    If you were a child in the '80s or '90s, you probably have vivid memories of throwing temper tantrums in the cereal aisle, begging your parents for Count Chocula, Boo Berry or Franken Berry for breakfast while they mumbled about the sugar content and lack of nutritional value in a blueish-gray ghost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Top 5 Dry Cereal Combinations

    Are you still segregating your cereals in this day and age? Tsk, tsk. The homogeneous cereal consumption experience is not nearly as fun as mixing your Post with your Kellog's with your General Mills. Diversify your breakfast with these five dry cereal combinations: 5. Dulce de Leche Cheerios Ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    The Demise of Cereal Box Toys?

    When I was home in Pennsylvania over Thanksgiving, I started rifling through some old boxes of my childhood ephemera to see if there was anything worth transporting back to Texas. On this trip down material memory lane, I came across one of my favorite doodads, this neon plastic action figure tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Peanut Butter Multi-Grain Cheerios

    It was bound to happen some day: the inevitable marriage between peanut butter and Cheerios. Since the late 1970s, the cereal has expanded its flavors to include Honey Nut, Apple Cinnamon, Multi-Grain, Frosted, and Dulce de Leche. Regular Cheerios don't do anything for me, and I've found the afore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Top 5 Politically Incorrect Food Icons

    ​You never know what you're going to find at the supermarket: the neighbor you thought never left the house, a buy-one, get-one free cookie special, intriguing new "limited edition" pop tarts. And, sometimes, perhaps, racism. I don't expect supermarket to be rigidly politically correct, but th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Five Cereals That Double As Dessert

    Photo by AlaivaniWhich of these cereals made it onto our list?​Crème brûlée French toast, butterscotch oatmeal, chocolate chip pancakes: The line between dessert and breakfast has never been blurrier. Cereal has always been my snack of choice outside the morning hours, but lately I've been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Last Night: Devin The Dude At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Rizoh​Devin the Dude Warehouse Live April 20, 2011 Rare is the artist that transcends his purpose as entertainment to become an essential ingredient in a fan's lifestyle. That list is a very short one, and Devin the Dude is on it. For weekend cleaning music, you go to RJD2. For coit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    5 Memorable Foods Advertised During Saturday Morning Cartoons

    If only they'd been edible, Madballs would have been the perfect product. It's difficult for me to believe that I used to set my alarm to get up on Saturday morning, but I did. If there was a show I wanted to see that was on before sunrise, sometimes I would even set it for earlier than I did on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Where's the Blueberry? New Report Exposes the Truth

    LarryB08So healthful...and expensive. ​Little. Blue. Packs a powerful punch. No, we're not talking Viagra, we're referring to the blueberry. King on the list of "superfoods," blueberries are chock full of cancer cell inhibitors and anti-inflammatory agents. In addition, recent research has f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Five Foods Experiencing Identity Confusion

    My general food philosophy: if I want a corn muffin, I eat a corn muffin. If I want oysters, I eat oysters. But I guess I'm in the minority because judging from supermarket shelves, many people want corn muffins...that taste like oysters. There's a glut of products trying to be something they're no ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    American Grocers

    Samir Itani got rich sending expired food overseas to U.S. troops in the Middle East.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Houston Musicians Explain Their Facebook Cartoon Pics

    ​For the last week or so, Facebook campaign has asked users to change their profile pictures to a beloved cartoon character from their youth. Some claim it's to bring attention to the plight of abused children. Others - like your humble reporter, who is currently sporting Link from the old Leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Top 5 Most Nightmarish Combined Foods

    Because you've smoked an unbelievable amount of pot?​Yesterday, Jason Kerr delivered a heartfelt sonnet to a jar of baconnaise, a combination bacon-and-mayonnaise condiment that he seemed to enjoy but which would almost certainly give me nightmares. Sure, I'll have bacon and mayonnaise together on ... More >>

  • Film

    September 3, 2009

    Labor Pains

    With Extract, Mike Judge goes back to work.