Happy National Cereal Day! There is so much to love about cereal. Whether you have it for breakfast, dinner, a snack, or when you have the munchies, cereal is a go-to for a lot of us. And did you even have a childhood if you didn’t eat a big bowl of cereal while watching Saturday morning cartoons. What a time! But which cereals do we love the most. Let’s find out the most popular cereals in Massachusetts.

Celebrating National Cereal Day

National Cereal Day is celebrated annually on March 7th. The day is set aside to pay tribute to, and indulge in, our favorite sweet and crunchy creation. In the United States alone, the breakfast cereal market has a yearly revenue of $21.3 billion dollars! It’s the highest of any country in the world.

Cereal Fun Facts

  • The word “cereal” comes from the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture, Ceres.
  • It’s estimated that the average American eats approximately 160 bowls of cereal each year (Source).
  • During the pandemic as more people stayed home, cereal consumption grew significantly. Sales were up 12% from the year prior (Source).
  • 50% of Americans eat cereals for breakfast every day.
  • The full name of “Cap’n Crunch” mascot is Horatio Magellan Crunch. His place of birth is Crunch Island in the Sea of Milk.
  • Kellogg’s was the first company to advertise on the Times Square billboard in New York.
  • Snap, Crackle & Pop are the longest-running Kellogg’s characters.

Most Popular Cereals in Massachusetts Ranked

Curious how your favorite stacks up against the rest of Massachusetts. BetMassachusetts.com did all the work for you and analyzed all Google searches for America’s most well-known cereals over the last 12 months, to reveal Massachusetts’ go-to brand. They used keyword search volume from the last 12 months, and ranked them in order from the highest to the lowest. Here are the results.

  • #10 - Fruit Loops

    There’s just something about Froot Loops. Even though we know that all colors have the same taste (a fact), we love it still the same. Another fact that probably isn’t surprising is that Froot Loops doesn’t contain any actual fruit. And fun fact: When it was first made in 1963, Froot Loops were red, orange, and yellow. In the 90s, they added blue, green, and purple.

  • #9 - Count Chocula

    Count Chocula cereal was introduced in 1971. If you’ve ever wondered, Count Chocula’s his full name is actually Count Alfred Chocula. And there’s a DC and Marvel connection. Terry and Rachel Dodson who are married, worked on Wonder Woman and Spider-Man. They also redesigned Count Chocula in 2013 for a limited edition cereal box.


  • #8 - Corn Flakes

    This has to be the most bizarre “fun fact” I’ve heard about cereal. According to Facts.net, John Harvey Kellogg created the cereal and marketed it as a “healthy, read-to-eat anti-masturbatory morning meal.” He thought that sex was unhealthy, immoral, and damaging to the mind and body. He had a different room from his wife. Not sure how Corn Flakes stopped you from wanting sex, but ok Mr. Kellogg.

  • #7 - Frosted Flakes

    While Tony the Tiger is now the Frosted Flakes mascot, it wasn’t always so. They almost had a kangaroo for a mascot. In 1952, Tony the Tiger won a popularity contest against three other possible mascots: Katy the Kangaroo, Elmo the Elephant, and Newt the Gnu. And the original name of Frosted Flakes was Sugar Frosted Flakes. The sugar was dropped in 1983.

  • #6 - Honey Bunches of Oats

    We have a young girl to thank for Honey Bunches of Oats. Vernon J. Herzing was a long-time employee of Post, and wanted to create a new cereal that would make his daughter smile. In 1986 he started combining different Post cereal varieties and formats into one mixture, and then his daughter Kimberly would taste the. After lots of tries, he came up with what would be called Honey Bunches of Oats.

  • #5 - Fruity Pebbles

    Before it was introduced in 1971, Fruity Pebbles originally was called Flint Chips and Rubble Stones. When it was introduced, they were only orange, red and yellow. Over the years, several new colors have been introduced — purple (1985), green (1987), blue (1994), “Incrediberry Purple” in 1995, and “Bedrock Berry Pink” in 2005.

  • #4 - Cinammon Toast Crunch

    Swifties will be happy to hear that Cinammon Toast Crunch is her favorite. There have also been some Cinnamon Toast Crunch spin-offs. General Mills introduced French Toast Crunch in 1995, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch cereal, introduced in 2004, Frosted Toast Crunch and Chocolate Toast Crunch. General Mills also created Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch to replicate the taste of Christmas cookies.

  • #3 - Cap n Crunch / Crunch Berries

    Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch. The Crunch Berry Beast mascot was introduced when crunch berries were added. There are currently four Crunch Berry colors: red, green (introduced in 2002), blue, and purple (both introduced in the ’90s). All the berry pieces are flavored the same, regardless of color.

  • #2 - Cheerios

    Cheerios made their debut in 1941. The original name for Cheerios was “Cheerioats,” but it was changed in 1945. In 1976 the first variation was introduced – Cinnamon Nut Cheerios. But it’s the Honey Nut Cheerios that has become the most popular variety. It’s even more popular that the original.

  • #1 - Lucky Charms

    Lucky Charms was actually inspired by the circus peanuts candy. The cereal’s creator was experimenting with Cheerios and chopped-up bits of the orange marshmallow peanuts. It was their favorite candy. The original also contained unfrosted oat pieces much like Cheerios until the late ’60s. The pink heart is the only remaining original marshmallow, but today’s cereal contains eight different shapes. The first new marshmallow, the blue diamond, was added in the mid ’70s and was replaced about 20 years later by the blue moon.


Sign me up for the ROCK 92.9 email newsletter!

Be the first to know about rock news, upcoming shows, plus exclusive prizes, giveaways, and more!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.