American cereals have led the breakfast cereal market for more than a century, and with a vast variety to choose from, who wouldn’t want to wake up to a taste of the states!
A bowl of your favourite cereal for breakfast is second nature today when it comes to choosing a quick and convenient breakfast, but do you know where the ‘cereal for breakfast idea’ came from?
Well, it might not surprise you to hear the name Kellogg’s. Back in the 1890s, the Kellogg brothers began trialling ready-to-eat grain flakes and packaging them for sale. The first boxes of Kellogg's Corn Flakes were mass marketed in 1906 and advertised as "deliciously flavoured with sugar, malt and salt” that kids would love. Good to see things don’t change when it comes to advertising breakfast cereal.
If you’re looking to buy American breakfast cereals in the UK, then today must be your ‘Lucky Charm day’. At Candymail we stock a range of American cereals ready and waiting for your breakfast table.
America’s Most Popular Breakfast Cereals
Whether for the kids or grown-ups (yes, it’s allowed), we narrowed down the top five most popular American cereals, see if you agree.
1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
First produced back in 1984, who can resist the crunchiness of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The small wheat and rice covered in delightful cinnamon and sugar was created to give the taste of cinnamon toast in a crunchy cereal.
2. Lucky Charms
Is there a more American cereal than Lucky Charms? World famous Lucky Charms cereal have been an American steadfast since 1964, alongside Lucky the Leprechaun mascot of course. The frosted toasted oat pieces and multi-coloured marshmallow shapes of hearts, stars, horseshoes, unicorns and rainbows make Lucky Charms magically delicious.
Did you now the marshmallows represent Lucky's magical charms, each with their own special meaning or "power"! Go on find your bowl of gold at the end of the Rainbow!
3. Reese’s Puffs
The classic taste of chocolate and peanut butter in a bowl of cereal, is there more you need to know? We think it’s a stroke of genius. Reese’s Puffs, inspired by Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and launched in 1994 are a mixture of sweet and crunchy chocolate puffs and peanut butter puffs. Get your Reese’s Puffs cereal right here, right now!
4. Hershey’s Kisses Cereal
Discover the delicious taste of Kisses in your cereal bowl, with the sweet crunchy Hershey’s Kisses cereal. Made with cereal pieces uniquely shaped to look like the iconic American Kiss candy it’s the perfect treat to satisfy your need for the sweet stuff! The whole family will enjoy this chocolatey cereal but be quick it’s a limited edition and is flying of the shelves.
5. Froot Loops
Kellogg’s have come a long way since cornflakes and once again created a new classic American cereal, Froot Loops in the 1960s. The ring or loop shaped cereal pieces come in bright colours and are of course fruit flavoured. They’ve been championed by Toucan Sam, a colourful toucan, with the catchphrase of "Follow my nose! For the fruity taste that shows!"
Did you know, there were only red, orange and yellow loops originally, with green, blue and purple added in the 1990s. A must try is Froot Loops Tropical for some serious tropical vibes with orange, yellow and green loops!
Bonus: Pop Tarts
Though not technically a cereal, we couldn't discuss American breakfast treats without talking about Pop Tarts! The ‘breakfast’ that kids adore, and adults secretly love! Produced by Kellogg’s, the breakfast experts; Pop Tarts are Kellogg’s most popular brand in America and the flavours are endless.
Our bestselling Pop Tart flavour is Confetti Cupcake Pop Tarts and it’s easy to see why with its sweet vanilla cupcake-flavoured centre topped with white frosting and confetti sprinkles.
Breakfast Cereal is Not Just for Breakfast!
We may be talking about America’s favourite breakfast cereals, but we all know that cereal is not just for breakfast.
Eating cereal is totally acceptable before 10am or after 9.30pm (if you get peckish in the evening). Eating cereal in the middle of the day is standard student practice and a bowl of cereal as an after school snack is a healthy option, isn’t it! When do you eat yours?
Whatever your preference, check out our tasty range of American cereals to satisfy any cereal craving whatever time of day (or night).