National Cereal Day

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Greetings cereal lovers, spoon spinners, and morning munchers! Let's venture into the crackling world of cereal, sprinkled with a dollop of honeyed history, as we dive into the vibrant celebration that is National Cereal Day. Now, you weren't 'milking' your expectations when you clicked on this article, were you? Great, because we have a 'bowl' load of fun just waiting for you!

When is Cereal Day?

It's national cereal day on the 7th March.

A Cereal-ously Fun Celebration

Mark your calendars, fasten your bibs, and brace yourself for a deliciously crunchy ride as we celebrate National Cereal Day on March 7th every year. Our analysis detected an overwhelmingly joyous 32,075 mentions around this day on the internet, with the most mentions made on March 7, 2016. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a testament to our Togetherness in Toastiness and Unity in Crunchiness!

A Cheerio-s History

The history of cereal is as fascinating as it is flavorful. The cereal as we know it today incited a bit of a Breakfast Revolution during its inception in the late 19th century due to its quick, ready-to-eat convenience. Before its arrival, the good folks of America were sneaking heavy, meaty breakfasts. The appearance of cereal shifted gears towards a lighter, brighter morning routine and hasn't looked back since!

The Flakes of Popularity

Over the years, cereal has expanded its empire into our hearts (and stomachs) by evolving into an immense array of types, flavors, and even characters. National Cereal Day is a tribute to this endearing evolution, prompting us to appreciate our bowls of miniature treasure troves of morning crunch.

Spooning Up Some Memories

Let's not forget those magical Saturday mornings, sitting in our pajamas, eyes glued to the television, a bowl of cereal in hand - this day brings back a lot of those cherished moments. So, whether you're a fan of serious Shreddies or a patron of peppy Pop-Tarts, this day belongs to you and your beloved bowl of cereal.

History behind the term 'Cereal'


The Invention of Corn Flakes

In 1863, a man named James Caleb Jackson introduced the world to the concept of a breakfast cereal. He created granula, which was made from crumbled graham flour and required soaking overnight. However, it was not widely popular due to the long preparation time.


The Birth of Wheat Flakes

In 1877, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a surgeon and health enthusiast, accidentally created wheat flakes when a batch of cooked wheat was left out overnight and became stale. He decided to roll the wheat into thin flakes and toast them, resulting in a more convenient and appealing breakfast option.


Corn Flakes Become a Hit

In 1894, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his brother Will Keith Kellogg founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company. Their corn flakes, made from toasted cornmeal, became an instant hit. They revolutionized the breakfast industry by introducing the first ready-to-eat cereal that didn't require soaking or extensive preparation.


The Kellogg's Cereal Empire

In 1902, the Kellogg brothers officially renamed their company to Kellogg Company. They continued to innovate and expand their cereal offerings, introducing Rice Krispies in 1927 and Kellogg's Corn Pops in 1950. The Kellogg's cereal empire grew rapidly, making breakfast cereals a staple in households worldwide.


Diversification and Varied Flavors

In the 1970s, cereal manufacturers began diversifying their product lines, introducing a wide variety of flavors and blends. This diversification aimed to cater to different tastes and preferences, making breakfast cereals even more popular and appealing to a broader audience.

Did you know?

Did you know most cereals keep popping with flavor for about six months in an unopened box, and up to three months once opened? No rush for breakfast then! Well, unless you hear that bag rustling...


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First identified

8th March 2015

Most mentioned on

7th March 2016

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