Each State’s Favorite Cereal: The Most Popular Cereal Brands In The US

By Kathy Morris
Aug. 11, 2022
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States’ Favorite Cereals Research Summary

  • The most popular cereal in the U.S. is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which is the most popular cereal in 13 states.

  • Froot loops is a close second, being the favorite of 8 states.

  • In total, Americans eat roughly 2.7 billion boxes of cereal every year.

  • The first cereal ever made, Granula, was invented by James Caleb Jackson in 1863.

Folgers in your cup might be the best part of waking up, but it will leave your stomach growling.

So what is the busy worker to do to satiate that morning hunger? Sure, they could go for traditional eggs or go through a drive-thru, but who has the time or money for those?

That’s why the real MVPs eat their breakfast in a bowl. That’s right, cereal is what’s for breakfast.

It got us thinking, what cereals are most popular? Are some states more cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs than others? Is anyone getting frosted in the morning? We analyzed Google searches to determine each state’s favorite cereal.

Other Interesting Findings

  • Sugary sweet cereals dominate, with most states reaching for bright boxes that contain copious sugar over healthier options.

  • Not a single state understands how magically delicious Lucky Charms are.

  • Which makes Missouri’s love of meh Raisin Bran even more questionable.

  • Hawaii at least is sanely cuckoo for yummy Cocoa Puffs.

How We Figured This Out

Using Google Trends, we determined what cereal each state eats a disproportionate amount of. We examined over 20 popular cereals from the largest cereal brands. From there, we determined what cereal is searched a disproportionately, high amount.

For example, while eats New Hampshire all the cereals the rest of the country does, the search interest in Cheerios is excessively higher than in the remaining states- making Cheerios more popular in New Hampshire than anywhere else.

We looked at an entire year of search interest, giving each state ample time to demonstrate their breakfast passions.

Why Not Make Cereal A Job?

You already know cereal is delicious, why not consider making it your next job?

Big cereal players such as Kellogg’s, General Mills, and Quaker Oats offer exciting job opportunities in a variety of job types.

Warning: We can’t guarantee you’ll get a discount on your Cap n’ Crunch.

Each State’s Favorite Cereal

State Favorite Cereal
Alabama Frosted Flakes
Alaska Cap’n Crunch
Arizona Apple Jacks
Arkansas Froot Loops
California Honey Bunches of Oats
Colorado Froot Loops
Connecticut Kix
Delaware Cap’n Crunch
District of Columbia Fruity Pebbles
Florida Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Georgia Froot Loops
Hawaii Cocoa Puffs
Idaho Cookie Crisp
Illinois Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Indiana Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Iowa Cookie Crisp
Kansas Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Kentucky Cookie Crisp
Louisiana Apple Jacks
Maine Frosted Flakes
Maryland Cookie Crisp
Massachusetts Kix
Michigan Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Minnesota Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Mississippi Frosted Flakes
Missouri Raisin Bran
Montana Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Nebraska Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Nevada Honey Bunches of Oats
New Hampshire Cheerios
New Jersey Cookie Crisp
New Mexico Froot Loops
New York Frosted Flakes
North Carolina Cinnamon Toast Crunch
North Dakota Fruity Pebbles
Ohio Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Oklahoma Froot Loops
Oregon Froot Loops
Pennsylvania Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Rhode Island Honey Bunches of Oats
South Carolina Apple Jacks
South Dakota Rice Krispies
Tennessee Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Texas Froot Loops
Utah Cap’n Crunch
Vermont Honey Nut Cheerios
Virginia Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Washington Froot Loops
West Virginia Wheaties
Wisconsin Kix
Wyoming Frosted Mini-Wheats

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Kathy Morris

Kathy is the head of content at Zippia with a knack for engaging audiences. Prior to joining Zippia, Kathy worked at Gateway Blend growing audiences across diverse brands. She graduated from Troy University with a degree in Social Science Education.

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