Best Selling Cheerios Cereal Turns Seventy Years Old

Cheerios, since 1951, has been the top name on General Mill’s cereal list. One in every eight boxes of cereals that goes off the shelves is some form of Cheerios, mostly the famous yellow box of regular ones. This cereal was first called Cherrioats and in 1974 was advertised as a first food for toddlers. It is made from whole grain oats with one gram of sugar and three grams of fiber per serving.
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Cheerios are made from little balls of dough which at hundreds of miles an hour are shot out of a puffing gun. General Mills looked at more than ten sizes and shapes before they decided to use the little O shapes. There are now several flavors on the market of Cheerios including Honey Nut, which was introduced in 1979 to the latest, which is chocolate. In 2009, the sales of the original Cheerios were surpassed by the sales of Honey Nut Cheerios and it is still in the top selling spot today.

This cereal has been a staple in many homes as the first finger food for toddlers since it is not a sugary cereal, can be taken any where in a plastic bag and used as a snack if a child gets hungry. Although this cereal is not a sugary cereal it still has a slight sugary taste that appeals to children.

 

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