Not sure what it is about cereal. There are so many different kinds, so many different flavors. Spice it up with fruit, eat it plain. Even eat it without milk! Cereal is a big deal — I mean, it even has its own aisle at the grocery store (that”s when you know you”ve hit the big time). For a food that”s such a staple in the breakfast routines of many healthy eaters, I”ve realized that I don”t know much about it. Do you?
I decided to do some research. Did you know that the creation of Corn Flakes was actually an accident? In 1894, Will Keith Kellogg (get it, Kellogg”s?), while researching new healthy diets for patients at the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan, experimented with boiling wheat and made a great discovery. While his original intention was to come up with a bread substitute, he realized that after boiling, the wheat berries rolled out into individual flakes. He tried baking them and the result was a crunchy, tasty cereal (then called “Granose”) that was a hit with the patients. It was after this success that Kellogg attempted the process with corn — leading to the start of the classic cereal we love, Corn Flakes. Other favorites came later, like Kellogg”s All-Bran in 1916 and Kellogg”s Rice Krispies in 1928.
Cereal has come a long way since then, with so many different flavors, shapes and treats (granola, nuts, marshmallows, dried fruit, etc.) in each one, you could go months without eating the same cereal twice. What”s your favorite type of cereal? A great way to check out trending cereals is by browsing on Social Grocery. Here are the top 4 most popular cereals on the site as of today:
Do you agree? Cheerios, another classic, takes the cake as the most popular cereal among Social Grocery users. Not only does Cheerios have heart-healthy benefits, there”s just something about it that makes you feel like a kid again. Not to mention, it”s delicious with fruit — I personally love it with some sliced banana!
Are you a cereal person? What”s your breakfast of choice?