Can you hear that? It’s the “Snap Crackle Pop” sound of today’s National Cereal Day holiday celebration!
According to nationalcereal.com the invention of the now infamous breakfast cereal was actually due to the fact that “the American diet of the mid 1800’s was a poor one packed with protein, booze and caffeine.
And that “cereal was considered a remedy – a sort of 19th-century health or wonder food for the ailing masses.”
It wasn’t until 1939 when Ranger Joe Popped Wheat Honnie began showing up in grocery stores – forever changing the label of cereal as a health food.
Did You Know…
That more than 314 million people in the U.S., alone start their morning off with a bowl of cereal, that’s approximately 49%.
Over 2.7 billion boxes of cereal are sold every year. That enough to wrap around the entire earth 13 times!
Happy National Cereal Day!