From crunchy and healthy to sugary and colorful, cereal is a morning staple and has been around for a lot longer than you would think. The first breakfast cereal was actually called Granula and started in the United States back in 1863. Since then it's branched out into many different forms. So we want to know, XL Nation, what is your favorite breakfast cereal? We're asking you in the poll below. Pick up to three of your favorites and thankfully it's just a poll, calories don't count!

Eaten cereal all your life? Well here are some cereal facts that you probably didn't know:

  • Americans consume 160 bowls of cereal per person every year (about 101 pounds).
  • The cereal industry uses 816 million pounds of sugar per year.
  • Cheerios were originally named CheeriOats.
  • Astronauts ate Kellogg’s Corn Flakes aboard Apollo 11, the first moon landing.
  • March 7th is National Cereal Day.
  • 50 percent of Americans start their days with cereal.
  • After World War II, cereal consumption increased with the advent of the baby boom, and sugar cereals became popular.
  • Grape-Nuts were developed in 1897 and originally marketed as "food for brain and nerve centers."

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