Today is Thursday, March 7, 2019. It’s National Cereal Day. Kellogg Canada has released the results of its second annual National Cereal Day Survey which found that 5 percent of Canadians have tried their cereal with fruit juice instead of milk. 6 percent tried cereal with just water. A further 4 percent felt festive and opted to use eggnog. The Kellogg survey also found that cereal creativity takes distinct forms with each province having their own out-of-the-bowl cereal preferences. Check out these statistics:
- Atlantic Canadians are the biggest cereal eaters with 30 percent enjoying three times per week (title previously held by Manitoba in 2018)
- 26 percent of Quebecois enjoy syrup on cereal (double the national average!)
- Ontarians are most likely to choose cereal based on their recipe potential
- 44 percent of Manitobans are nocturnal cereal eaters
- Saskatchewanians are most likely to chow down on cereal anytime
- 42 percent of Albertans are likely to sub in a milk alternative, the most in Canada
- British Columbians is most likely to maintain a breakfast-only affair with cereal
Canadians are invited to share their creative cereal combinations by using the hashtag #NationalCerealDay on social media.
About National Cereal Day (from the National Day Calendar):
Today is National Cereal Day. Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food. Do you remember mornings eating a bowl of cereal, reading the back of the box and trying to find the toy inside the box? Now, not only is cereal eaten for breakfast, it has become a popular bedtime snack, and some people even have a bowl for an evening meal. Today, have a bowl of your favorite cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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