National Cereal Day
It’s only right that cereal gets its very own day – 49% of all Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal. Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food. Cereal is no longer just for breakfast, it has become a popular bedtime snack, and some people even have a bowl for an evening meal. Cereal is also used in many cake, cookie and bar recipes with the most popular cereal used for a snack being, Rice Crispy Bars.
When is National Cereal Day?
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How is National Cereal Day celebrated?
- Have a bowl of your favorite cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Try a new recipe featuring cereal.
National Cereal Day Facts:
- Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereal revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio.
- In 1906, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s brother, William K. Kellogg, bought the corn flakes rights from his brother and set up the Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Company.
- Charles William Post met the Kellogg brothers while recuperating from his second nervous breakdown in 1893. They met at a sanitarium.
- Because of Kellogg and Post, the city of Battle Creek, Michigan is nicknamed the “Cereal Capital of the World”
- Of the more than 314 million people in the U.S., 49% start their day with a bowl of cereal.
- There are 2.7 billion boxes of cereal sold every year.
- Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
- In the 1800’s cereal was considered a remedy – a sort of 19th-century health or wonder food for the ailing masses
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Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on March 7th :
- Henry Draper – Astronomer
- Willard Scott – Weatherman
- Daniel J. Travanti – Actor
- Tammy Faye Bakker – Gospel singer/Deceased
- Wanda Sykes – Comedienne
- Whitcomb Judson – Inventor of the zipper
What’s your favorite holiday to celebrate in March?