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6 Cereals You Probably Shouldn’t Have But You Want

It’s National Cereal Day! To celebrate, let’s start with Five Facts about cereal.

  1. 50% of people in the United States start their day with a bowl of cereal.
  2. Back in the 1950s, there was a fourth brother for Rice Krispies! It used to be Snap, Crackle, Pop, and Pow! What happened to poor little Pow?
  3. The first breakfast cereal was invented in the 1863. It was called Granula.
  4. 816 million pounds of sugar are used in the cereal industry each year!
  5. Americans eat 160 bowls of cereal per person each year. That’s 101 pounds of cereal per person.

Okay, who’s ready for some cereal? You? A friend? It’s a great day to gift a friend some cereal. And yeah, you could gift your friend a box of good-for-you granola or something like that, but all holidays should be celebrated in party style (even National Cereal Day). So I’ve looked around and come up with some fun, sugary, holiday-themed cereals. Who cares if it’s March? Christmas cereal is always in style (as is Halloween cereal). Let’s get started!



Easter is almost here, and even though my kids are old, they still get Peeps every year in their Easter basket. Peeps are being made into martinis and sushi, so why not cereal? Gift a box of Peeps Cereal as an awesome Easter morning treat or for the Easter basket.

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I should mention that Cap’n Crunch is my favorite cereal, mostly because I was never allowed to eat it growing up. But then they had it in the college dining hall, and it was mine! This Halloween Crunch has ghosts that turn the milk green! Yeah, I know. Sounds a little gross, but kids will adore it. Okay, some adults will, too.



For your giftee who can’t get enough of Elf on the Shelf, don’t make them wait until December. Gift them a box of Elf on the Shelf Cereal. Pitched as sugar cookie cereal with marshmallows, there is pretty much no way this stuff can taste bad.



I was trying to think of a holiday tie-in for this because 1) It’s Cap’n Crunch, and 2) It’s cotton candy which means it’s delicious, but aside from maybe a birthday, I couldn’t do it. Who cares? Celebrate March (or April or May) by gifting a box of this tasty, fun, and happy cereal to your cereal lover!



Oh, the nostalgia of these cereals! Again, these topped the list of cereals I was not allowed to have but always wanted. Gift your cereal, monster, or Halloween lover this three pack of monster marshmallows. You get Boo Berry, Franken Berry, and Count Chocula. Your little monster is going to love it!

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Let’s round it out with one more Cap’n Crunch cereal (which makes me realize that I could have done an entire post on just Cap’n Crunch cereals, but here we are). This one is Christmas Crunch, with fun holiday shapes. There are stars, trees, and Santa hats, and it is going to taste amazing!

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P. J. (Tricia) Hoover

P. J. (Tricia) Hoover loves receiving all kinds of gifts, whether homemade, re-gifted, found in nature, or ordered online. Sure, it's the thought that counts, but P. J. likes to make sure that there was actually thought involved (as opposed to random selection). When not scouring the Internet for the perfect gift, P. J. writes books (mostly SFF, horror, and adventure), enjoys spending time with family and friends, and loves tackling projects around the house.

Favorite gift themes: Wine, coffee, nerdy fandoms
Favorite fandoms: LOTR, Star Trek
Hobbies: Home improvement, kung fu, exercise, reading
Collects: Nesting dolls, Rubik's cubes, anything to do with mythology

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