Cereal used to be one of the reasons why, as kids, we bothered to get out of bed (the other reason was cartoons). As adults, we brag about eating cereal for dinner or as a naughty midnight snack. Why cereal was ever designated as a breakfast food is beyond us, because we all know it’s practically dessert in a bowl, right? Which is fine. Why shouldn’t you start your day out with something sweet?
What brand you choose for the most important meal of the day is highly personal, and likely influenced by childhood nostalgia. Whether you’ve remained faithful to one kind of cereal throughout your life or find that your tastes change as you mature, there’s no shortage of delicious cereal brands to choose from these days.
The following eleven brands (in a very particular order!) are what we consider to be the top breakfast cereals of all time. Pour yourself a bowl or eat it straight out of the box by the fistful any time of the day.
Erica Rivera is the Editorial Development Manager at Evolve Media, where she curates content for ComingSoon, DogTime, Mandatory, and Momtastic. Her freelance writing has appeared in New York magazine, USA Today, the Star Tribune, City Pages, and many other publications and anthologies. She has interviewed hundreds of artists, authors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and changemakers over the course of her career. She is also the author of Insatiable (Penguin Group, 2009) and Come Again (Thought Catalog Books, 2015). For more, visit: www.ericarivera.net.