Monkey meets the Honey Monster

On Saturday I took Monkey into Oxford using the Park and Ride – a trip on a bus is a rare treat for him.  We had a special date with someone I remember from my own childhood as Monkey meets the Honey Monster.

Monkey meets the Honey Monster

The Honey Monster is touring the Midlands to share some of his yummy Honey Monster Puffs – they have 20% more honey than the cereal I grew up with!

I wasn’t sure how Monkey would react to the Honey Monster when we saw him in the Westgate shopping centre.  I’d explained that he was a nice monster, not a scary one.  But Monkey still wasn’t totally convinced.

We’d arranged to meet up with Galina from Chez Maximka and her little boy Eddie. Would Eddie be a bit braver than Monkey?  Whilst the Honey Monster was having a break I tried to prepare my little man for his meeting, all seemed to be going well at this point.

Monkey meets the Honey Monster
copyright: Galina Varese

But when Monkey meets the Honey Monster for real, then Mummy has to come too!

Monkey meets the Honey Monster
copyright: Galina Varese

Bless him, he just wasn’t sure.  But there were lots of other children who loved meeting the Honey Monster, and I obviously had to get in on the act.  I am a big kid after all!

Monkey meets the Honey Monster
copyright: Galina Varese

If you’d like to take your kids to meet the Honey Monster and try out some of the Honey Monster Puffs, then there is still time.  You can find him around the Midlands for the next few weeks:

14th Feb High Cross Leicester
15th Feb Queensgate Peterborough
21st Feb Gloucester Quays Gloucester
22nd Feb Crown Gate Shopping Centre Worcester
28th Feb Merry Hill Shopping Centre Dudley, West Midlands
1st March Star City Birmingham

If you do pop along then make sure to tag any photos with #funmonsterfied when you load them to the Honey Monster Facebook or Twitter pages – you could win a prize!

Monkey Meets the Honey Monster

After all the excitement of meeting the Honey Monster for real, it was time for the real test. What did we think of the Honey Monster Puffs themselves?

Monkey Meets the Honey Monster

The Honey Monster Puffs are just as light and fluffy as I remember, and even though they have 20% more honey in them these days, they didn’t taste overally sweet in my opinion. They are a great source of fibre, contain no artificial colourings, preservatives or flavours and are also low in salt and fat.

Monkey Meets the Honey Monster

So will you be #funmonsterfied over the half term holidays?

Monkey Meets the Honey Monster

disclaimer:  we were given a goodie bag for meeting the Honey Monster, our thoughts remain our own honest opinions

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

7 thoughts on “Monkey meets the Honey Monster

  1. Aww Monkey’s so cute hugging a mini-Monster. I suppose being hugged by a big hairy creature could be too overwhelming. And I do love the photo of you with the Honey Monster.

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