March 7th National Cereal Day

March 7th National Cereal Day

It’s funny that cereal did not catch on as a breakfast food before German immigrant to America, Ferdinand Schumacher created a cereal in 1854. It was made from oats, and you might better remember them by their 1877 name of Quaker’s Oats. One of the Kellogg brothers patented a flake for cereal in 1891… the other brother bought out his sibling and started the Battle Creek Cereal Company in 1902 and it wasn’t long after that a man named Post started making Grape-nuts in 1898, also from Battle Creek, thus 2 mainstream cereal empires were formed.

How to celebrate – Have some cereal! Visit Battle Creek, Michigan. Invent your own breakfast cereal.