Every year on March 7th, the United States celebrates National Cereal Day. This year, I found myself gazing at the array of cereal boxes neatly lined up on top of our family refrigerator. I couldn't help but count them - there were ten in total. It made me wonder, why are they up there?

So I asked the house boss, "Why do we store our breakfast cereals on the top of our refrigerator?" My wife explained, "When the kids were younger they would open a box of cereal, grab a couple handfuls, and run off leaving A) the box wide open sitting on a chair or the table, B) open and exposed cereals get stale, and C) where the dog or cat could get into them." She added, "Money doesn't grow on trees."

Photo by: Rudy Fernandez / Canva
Photo by: Rudy Fernandez / Canva

She emphasized that cereal ain't cheap and we ain't made of money. Then I asked, "Why do we have so many different brands then?" Wife Donna replied, "We have eight children, then there's you and I...do the math, honey." The point was well made.

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So I'm not the least bit surprised to discover that Texans are serious about their breakfast cereal. Below are the top ten kinds of cereal in the Lone Star State as revealed by Google searches.

Cheerios is a Texas favorite with over 140,000 searches. Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch follow close behind at 2nd and 3rd place. The top 10 list below are the most Googled cereals by Texans in last 12 months according to BetTexas.

  1. Cheerios 141,000
  2. Lucky Charms 137,880
  3. Cinnamon Toast Crunch 115,320
  4. Rice Krispies 112,200
  5. Fruity Pebbles 110,160
  6. Frosted Flakes 101,520
  7. Reese's Puffs 93,360
  8. Count Chocula 91,800
  9. Honey Bunches of Oats 79,560
  10. Corn Flakes 78,840
    Sourse: BetTexas 

An entirely different poll conducted by the University of Texas asking its students about their favorite cereals, this one is a "favorites poll" of college students:

  1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch 21%
  2. Honey Nut Cheerios 13%
  3. Lucky Charms 11%
  4. Fruity Pebbles 10%
  5. Golden Grahams 9%
  6. Cap'n Crunch 8%
  7. Frosted Flakes 6%
  8. Frosted Mini-Wheats 5%
  9. Crispix 4%
  10. Wheaties 3%
    Sourse: Texas Sports.com

As for the Fernandez Family poll, Cinnamon Toast Crunch is at the top of the list with two daughters voting for it. Then there's my favorite Honey Nut Cheerios. The other children loved Maltomeal, Fruity Dino Bites, Froot Loops, Golden Grahams, Frosted Flakes. The wife's favorites are Grape-Nuts and Raisin Bran.

Zippia poll lists the favorite cereals by state.

Photo by: Zippia
Photo by: Zippia

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