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Find The 7th Minion – The Nostalgia of Finding a Prize in Your Cereal Box

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 6, 2015 | Categories: Family, Movies

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Finding Minion in cereal box #The7thMinion

One of my early childhood memories was of going grocery shopping with my mom and getting to choose one box of cereal for the week. It’s the only thing I remember my mom letting my siblings and me choose. She didn’t let us choose any other food items and whatever she bought, was what we ate… but that one box of cereal.

It was a big deal to me. And I always, ALWAYS, chose cereal with a prize in the box. Oh my goodness! The excitement I had for that prize, toy, or surprise in the bottom of that cereal box was incredible.

You would have thought it was Christmas every Saturday.

I remember my friends be just as excited. I’m not sure what it was about the cereal that had prizes in the box, but it sure was something we all looked forward to.

I can vividly remember the Monster toys in the General Mills Boo Berry, Count Chocula and Franken Berry cereal boxes! I wish I still had all those prizes today. Unfortunately, over the years with many moves, I’ve lost them. I did ask my Mom if she has ever run across them recently, but she hasn’t.

I know my son would get a kick out of seeing them today.

7th Minion in Honey Nut Cheerio Cereal at Walmart

I was excited to see that General Mills has a Find the 7th Minion in select cereal boxes. Especially excited since we, especially my son, can’t wait to see the new Minion movie.

You can find free Minions in one of the XL or Family sized boxes of…

  1. Honey Nut Cheerios
  2. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  3. Lucky Charms
  4. Reese’s Puffs
  5. Trix
  6. Cocoa Puffs
  7. Golden Grahams

I think finding the 7th Minion in these specially marked cereals has whet my son’s appetite even more for the Minion movie.

Excitment over Minion in Cereal Box #The7thMinion Edited

Finding Minion prize in Honey Nut Cheerios #The7thMinion

Cody found the Minion #The7thMinion Edited

Minion from Honey Nut Cheerios #The7thMinion

I do know that he was excited to get to the prize in the box of Honey Nut Cheerios. Yes, I had a flashback to my excitement for the prizes in cereal boxes when I was a child. I told my son about the Monster prizes I loved and collected and even found a few photos online to show him what they looked like.

Golden Grahams Minion #The7thMinion

He talked me into letting him open up the Golden Grahams this morning to find his 2nd Minion. I’m sure by the end of the week he will open up the Lucky Charms to find his 3rd Minion. Then I’ll have to go to Walmart to pick up another box or four to find the 7th Minion.

He thought they were cool and we shared a connection through space and time… he understood why I was excited each Saturday morning to get the box of cereal with a prize in the box.

7th Minion in General Mills Cereal Boxes at Walmart CollageI found the General Mills cereal with the Minions in them in the cereal aisle at Walmart and picked up a family size box of Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and  Golden Grahams. You can find your own free Minions, just look for the 7th Minion ONLY at Walmart!

Collect 7th Minions in General Mills Cereal ONLY at Walmart

Do you and/or your kids have a favorite Minion?

32 Responses to Find The 7th Minion – The Nostalgia of Finding a Prize in Your Cereal Box

  1. Catherine S says:

    Looks like I am going to need to go buy some cereal. I love the Minions.

  2. Pam says:

    I love the Minions. This is a really cute promotion.

  3. Liz Mays says:

    Kids will have such a blast collecting the minions. Finding the 7th minion would be a real treat.

  4. Well, I guess we’ll be eating a lot of cereal around here for a while. My kids are all about the Minions. I am too, to be honest!

  5. Marcie W. says:

    I miss the days of finding a prize inside cereal boxes and wish my kids could experience it more often themselves. Nice to see some of our favorite varieties are participating!

  6. I guess it’s going to be super cereal time at our house! My kids are all Minions all the time.

  7. Brandy says:

    I am laughing over here, Minions are amazing and everyone is loving them these days. I can’t wait to take the kids to see this movie! I must buy some of those cereals now too!

  8. Valerie says:

    I remember being so excited to find something in a cereal box. Finding a minion sounds fun!

  9. I had no idea until recently that toys weren’t still in cereal boxes. What a fun return and how awesome that the new toys are MINIONS! #client

  10. Felicia says:

    My boys would love finding the minion! I was always so excited to find prizes.

  11. Amanda O. says:

    I don’t think I’ve been paying attention at the grocery store because I’ve never seen those boxes. I’ll have to pick them up on my next trip.

  12. Veronica says:

    I grew up in Jamaica, so cereal in boxes back then was a luxury for us. It is cool finding prizes in a box of cereal

  13. Heather Garcia says:

    Cereal had cool prizes and cracker jacks boxes. Our childhood rocked!!!

  14. My kids love the minions! They still have minion toys from the last movie in the series!

  15. I got to see the Minions movie in advance here in NYC, I had no idea about the 7th Minion though, but I don’t think I will find one as I do not have a Walmart anywhere near here!

  16. Kristi says:

    We love all the minions… now will have to decide which of those great cereals to buy so we can all have a minion of our own!

  17. Christie says:

    My kids are super excited to be finding minions in their boxes too! We’re still hunting for that 7th minion!

  18. I loved the prize in the cereal box when I was a kid! Finding a minion in the cereal box? Completely fun. My kids don’t have a favorite. They are all pretty adorable.

  19. Jeanine says:

    Oh we love the minions! My kiddos would love to hunt for them. I will have to see if these are available in Canada!

  20. Stephanie says:

    I’m so glad they’re doing this – I really thought it was sad that there were no more prizes in the cereal boxes!

  21. What fun, finding your own Minion in your cereal box. We are a huge fan of Minions in our house.

  22. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I remember I used to love finding toys in my cereal when I was a kid! I would have loved to of found a Minion!

  23. Two of my kids’ favorite things! Minions and cereal!

  24. Tess says:

    I loved finding toys in cereal boxes. I’m glad they still do that.

  25. lisa says:

    I don’t know what a minion is but laughed, remembering the eagerly awaited cereal box prize. I can’t tell you how many boxes I ripped into as a child to get some piece of junk.

  26. Starla B says:

    How stinkin’ fun! I used to literally love that when I was younger. Too bad I’m getting older now- the little gifts are so much better these days, lol!

  27. I picked up some Lucky Charms today. Can’t wait to see what Minion we get.

  28. Rosey says:

    Ha I was just saying this, that the kids miss the fun of finding that prize. The beauty of being young is that little things like that are oh so cool. 🙂

  29. We don’t typically do cereal at our house, but I love me some Golden Grahams! These adorable minions might be just the push I need to pick up some cereal! 🙂

  30. Shell Feis says:

    I was so sad when I grew up and realized that “adult” cereal doesn’t have prizes in the bottom! I do love Cheerios though so I guess I can still get my prize {although I’m sure my son will steal it}!

  31. Cinny says:

    Shoot, I really want all 7 minions! They’re just so darned cute.

  32. Mai T. says:

    I used to play this game as a kid, too. Oh how fun the childhood was!

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