National Cereal Day Celebrates 153 Years of Taste

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Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Clusters gives you a spicy sweet start to your day. (Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Clusters gives you a spicy sweet start to your day. (Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Clusters gives you a spicy sweet start to your day. (Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

By Kevin Vazquez

Whether you like your cereal soggy, crunchy or even straight out of the box, today is a day of celebration. Today is National Cereal Day.

If your morning started full of marshmallows and artificial goodness, or with stale, tasteless spoonfuls of soul-eating healthy cereals, everyone has a connection with the bowl and spoon breakfast food.

The modern cereal was invented by James Caleb Jackson in 1863, a rework of porridge, making it easier to consume.

About 2.7 billion boxes of cereal were sold annually and brought in $7.7 billion in sales last year, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute last year.

Honey Nut Cheerios was the best selling cereal last year, according to market research firm Information Resources Inc.

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