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Cereal Time…Line

November 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My friend Ken Steinhoff, who should be writing for his bike blog, but instead wastes a lot of time wurfing (web surfing) these days, sent me this link to a web site with this breakfast cereal timeline. Kellogg's corn flakes

I knew Kellogg’s Corn Flakes were early 20th Century, but the age of some of the others surprised me, including Rice Krispies. (Nostalgic commercial: Dennis the Menace’s mom and dad.)

Growing up, my dad was a corn flakes maniac — it was his midnight snack food, too. I didn’t care for cold cereal, but prefered a bowl of grits, or peaches and cottage cheese for breakfast instead.

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  • 1 ksteinhoff // Nov 11, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    We weren’t big cereal eaters, either. We’d do oatmeal and cream of wheat (with red hots sprinkled in it) when it was cold outside

    Almost every morning, summer or winter, my mother would make a big cookie sheet of raisin bread cinnamon sugar toast slathered with Peter Pan crunchy peanut butter.

    I was a scrawny kid, so I’d frequently have peach milk shakes with raw egg in them for breakfast, also.

    It must have had a delayed effect, because I am no longer a scrawny little kid.

    Maybe being a paperboy had something to do with it.

  • 2 Jan Norris // Nov 13, 2008 at 5:30 am

    I could never get my jaw set for cream of wheat…it just never appealed. I never got peanut butter toast, either — but I did get hot biscuits with homemade fig preserves or pear butter on them.
    I’m trying to remember when I began drinking coffee for breakfast; seems as though I’ve been drinking it all my life — my parents had a pot on the stove 24/7, as did all their friends and most all of our relatives.

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