General Mills releases special edition boxes featuring characters with milk mustaches to highlight the benefits of cereal and milk

Today, two icons, General Mills Big G cereal and got milk?, announced a historic partnership designed to deliver even more fun along with the essential nutrition people need to fuel their mornings. To celebrate the partnership, General Mills is debuting special, limited edition packaging on popular cereals featuring their beloved characters – such as Buzz, Lucky, Trix Rabbit and more – donning the famous got milk? mustache.

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General Mills releases special edition boxes featuring characters with milk mustaches to highlight the benefits of cereal and milk. (Photo: Business Wire).

“We believe in the power of cereal and milk to be an easy, affordable and delicious way to deliver the nutrients people need with the taste they love,” said Amy Cohn, Senior Nutrition Manager at General Mills. “And for kids who eat cereal, 53 percent of their daily milk consumption comes from pouring cereal and milk together. So, while General Mills cereal and milk have been a perfect pairing for a long time, we’re thrilled to officially come together to share this important message through our iconic characters.”

While Big G cereals and milk are each great on their own, they are even better together. This powerhouse partnership is aimed at highlighting the unbeatable benefits of cereal and milk, including:

  • Top-Notch Nutrition: Cereal is the number one source of whole grain, fiber, and several vitamins and minerals, including iron, at breakfast, while dairy milk is the number one source of calcium and vitamin D as well as a high-quality source of protein.
  • Affordability: General Mills cereal with dairy milk costs an average of just $0.50 per serving.
  • Simplicity: Cereal and milk make it quick and easy for busy families to start their day with the nutrition they need – and the taste kids love.

“Now more than ever, families are looking for quick and affordable ways to get the nutrition they need,” said Yin Woon Rani, CEO MilkPEP. “A bowl of cereal and milk is always a winning combination and an easy way for parents to feel confident that their kids are starting the day off right. Our goal with this campaign is to provide inspiration and tools that are accessible to all parents to help make breakfast fun and nutritious. We think breakfast is the perfect time to make sure families got milk? in the year ahead and beyond.”

To help make this dynamic duo even more affordable for families everywhere, the limited-edition boxes will include coupons on the back of the box. Shoppers can also get $2.00 back via digital rebate when they buy two gallons of dairy milk and two boxes of General Mills Big G cereal. Details about the digital rebate can be found at BigGCerealAndMilkSavings.com.

Additionally, with the launch of this campaign, General Mills Big G cereal and got milk? are delivering even more – right to your door. Starting January 11, National Milk Day, Big G’s Cereal Collective Milk Truck will be popping up across the Los Angeles area with a reimagined take on the vintage milk man experience. The fun will also be delivered straight to your social feeds with the launch of the #CerealMilkStacheChallenge, where some of today’s biggest social media stars will show off a new take on the classic milk mustache – after they drink cereal and milk straight from the bowl.

You can find the limited-edition General Mills Big G cereal and got milk? partnership boxes of Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Trix at most major retailers nationwide now.

To learn more about the partnership and join in on the #CerealMilkStacheChallenge, please follow @GeneralMillsCereal and @gotmilk on Instagram and @GenMillsCereal and @gotmilk on TikTok.

About General Mills

General Mills is a leading global food company whose purpose is to make food the world loves. Its brands include Cheerios, Annie's, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki, BLUE and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills generated fiscal 2020 net sales of U.S. $17.6 billion. In addition, General Mills’ share of non-consolidated joint venture net sales totaled U.S. $1.0 billion.

About the Milk Processor Education Program

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation's milk companies, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The MilkPEP Board runs multi-faceted national campaigns designed to educate consumers about and celebrate milk – from its role in kids' nutrition to new and exciting ways to use milk and fueling the awesome inside all of us. For more information, visit MilkLife.com.

Francisco Aguirre Ketchum 559-696-8553 francisco.aguirre@ketchum.com

Mike Siemienas General Mills 763-764-6364 media.line@genmills.com