If there was ever a day to go to town on a big bowl of cereal and milk, today is the day! Happy National Cereal Day!
Growing up, I loved cereal. . even into adulthood and after I got married. Cereal was (and is) my jam. As a kid, I loved anything bright and sugary and as I grew older, granola and Cheerios and Total became my favorites.
Someone said there’s a holiday for everything, and that may in fact be true because today is National Cereal Day! If there was ever a day to go to town on a big bowl of cereal and milk, today is the day!
Fun Facts About Cereal
Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch. He was born on Crunch Island in the Sea of Milk. In 2013, a food blogger noticed the Cap’n’s uniform only sported three stripes instead of four. This would make him a Navy Commander, a step down from a true Captain. When word got out, Cap’n Crunch declared on Twitter, “Of course I’m a Cap’n! It’s the Crunch—not the clothes—that make a man.”
Kix cereal issued its atomic-energy inspired Lone Ranger ring in 1947. The ring actually contained trace amounts of radioactive polonium which glowed. Sadly, the material inside the rings had a short shelf life and none in existence work today.
Of the more than 314 million people in the U.S., 49 per cent start their day with a bowl of cereal.
Astronauts from Apollo 11 boosted their brain power while in space with a cereal breakfast. The cereal was mixed with fruit and pressed into cubes since the lack of gravity kept the astronauts from pouring it into a bowl with milk.
There are 2.7 billion boxes — enough to wrap around the earth thirteen times — of cereal sold every year. Wow!!
And, you can get creative! There are so many ways to eat cereal! Put some on your smoothie bowls!
Put some on top of dessert! This is Korean patbingsu (Korean Shaved Ice)!
Bake breakfast cookies!
And for more recipe ideas and more creative ways to have fun with cereal, click here. Enjoy some cereal today! What are your favorite cereals???
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. General Mills did send me cereal to enjoy for National Cereal Day.