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Today's Fun Fact

Monday, February 17, 2020

The first pre-packaged, boxed cereal was called Wheatena and created in New York in 1879 by George H. Hoyt, according to Homestat Farm, the company that eventually bought the Wheatena brand in 2001. Before Hoyt, most cereals (usually wheat- or oatmeal-based) were sold in bulk and scooped out of large barrels for customers to purchase by the pound.

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