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The First Cereal Box Prize Ever

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes has been gracing breakfast tables since 1906 – and the idea of hiding prizes within the box of crunchy corn bits is almost as old. Kellogg’s was the first company to offer children’s prizes with the purchase of their cereal in an attempt to appeal to the younger set. Doing something so whimsical [...]

Dietribes: Yogurt Made Me Cultured

• Believe it or not, the Bible mentions yogurt in Genesis, where Abraham fed it to his guests. The history of yogurt is a long one – Assyrians ate it for health, and John Harvey Kellogg encouraged yogurt enemas at the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan (though the less said about that the better). • But yogurt has [...]

The Guy Who Invented Corn Flakes Was A Strange, Strange Man

Did you know that Facebook is going to start using your posts as advertisements, to show up on your friends’ sidebars? I know this seems off-topic given this article’s title, but a friend of mine pointed this out on Facebook the other day, then wrote, “so take a moment to really give a positive opinion [...]

What’s in a Name?

These names have probably all ended up in your shopping cart at some point, but how well do you know their origins? Let’s take a look at the names behind some of our favorite groceries. Kellogg’s Seventh-day Adventist brothers Will Keith and John Harvey Kellogg stumbled across a tasty process for flaking corn while working at Michigan’s [...]