March 7, 2011
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The food holiday is meant to celebrate Dr. John Kellogg, who served the first bowl of corn flakes on March 7, 1897. Kellogg believed that a strict diet would benefit patients at his sanitarium (a term he coined) in Battle Creek, Michigan. The corn flakes were given to the patients, but at that time the breakfast cereal was sugarless (and nearly tasteless). John's brother, Will, eventually added sugar to the cereal, an act which violated his brother's strict guidelines for a healthy diet — a family feud began. Will eventually won the legal battle and went on to market the cereal to the masses.
Let us pause now, and remember these 54 cereals we loved and lost...
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