Slideshow: Cereal Eats: My Trip to General Mills HQ, Part 1

Arrival
Arrival
I arrived at General Mills so excited I was nearly crying. Then the tears actually did spill out when I was greeted with a lei made of cereal. I’ll take Minneapolis over Hawaii any day.
Meet Lucky
Meet Lucky
Lucky (The Leprechaun) and Erin Macmillan of General Mills. Lucky gave me a big, soft hug and I felt like I was home.
Going up
Going up
We took the elevator up to the Cereal Floor, where all the teams that work on cereal sit. Could these elevators be more perfect?
A Day In The Life
A Day In The Life
A reccurring theme throughout my entire trip was just how much fun General Mills employees have. The cereal floor is covered with toys, boxes and other memorabilia, things like this little crew having breakfast.
Frankenberry
Frankenberry
Good old Frankenberry, just hanging out.
The Campus
The Campus
After the cereal floor, we took a walk through General Mills HQ, a truly incredible place. It’s kind of like a small town; people know each other and each other’s families. Many people have worked there for 10, 20, even 30 years. The campus has a daycare, hair salon, bank and a gym, among other perks.
A Bake-Off Is Brewing...
A Bake-Off Is Brewing...
We passed by a window to the Betty Crocker kitchens, where the staff was vetting recipes for the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off. More on that later.