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?
Warning: We can’t guarantee you’ll get a discount on your Cap n’ Crunch.
Each State’s Favorite Cereal
|California||Honey Bunches of Oats|
|District of Columbia||Fruity Pebbles|
|Florida||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Illinois||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Indiana||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Kansas||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Michigan||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Minnesota||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Montana||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Nebraska||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Nevada||Honey Bunches of Oats|
|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|
|Pennsylvania||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Rhode Island||Honey Bunches of Oats|
|South Carolina||Apple Jacks|
|South Dakota||Rice Krispies|
|Tennessee||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|
|Vermont||Honey Nut Cheerios|
|Virginia||Cinnamon Toast Crunch|