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Eat me Vintage: The History of Munchy Breakfast Alternative

You munch on them with or without milk. Soggy or crunch, but still preferably fully doused in milk. Usually paired with a fruit or two, but still appreciated by itself. When in a rush and barely has time to cook, breakfast consists of this crunchy, sweet grain of life. It was first founded in mid 18th century to the 19th century when its first purpose was to help the digestive tract. Below are some types of vintage cereal that later evolved into the sweet snack we now know today. 1863: Granula James Caleb Jackson prepared the first cereal by drying graham flour dough invented by Reverend Sylvester Graham. He combined the germ, bran, and endosperm of the wheat overnight. This gave it its hard consistency that needed to be doused in milk to soften. Jackson named it granula. However, granula had its counterparts named granola by John Harvey Kellog, a surgeon, and Grape-Nuts by C.W. …

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