If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I spent Tuesday at General Mills world headquarters.
A handful of other bloggers and I had a great time touring the photography studio, prop room, archives, and test kitchens. At the end of it all we were set loose in the kitchen to come up with some creative uses for cereal, all leading up to National Cereal Lover’s Week next week!
Here’s a little taste of what I experienced on Tuesday.
The actual photo studio is top secret, so I couldn’t take any pictures. I did get some pictures of the prop room(s) though, and they were insane!
Do you need a white dish? Choose from one of these, or from one of three similar walls.
You also need a tiny bowl? They’ve got you covered.
After our tour we were served an incredible lunch featuring some of the cereal dishes General Mills created in conjunction with a number of celebrity chefs.
There was Cocoa Puff Carbonara.
Golden Grahams Fried Chicken with Hot Honey Drizzle is the way chicken was always meant to be.
Lucky Charms martinis? Delicious.
I had really only thought about using cereal for sweet recipes before. It was interesting to “think outside the box” and try to incorporate savory flavors. I ended up making a potato and bean patty coated in crushed Fiber One, Rice Chex, and Wheaties and served on top of a bed of roasted vegetables. To top it off I drizzled it in barbecue sauce. I’m definitely going to have to make this again.