In 1894, John Harvey Kellogg created a food that he thought would be healthy for the patients of a Sanitarium where he was the Superintendent in Battle Creek Michigan.
The cereal was made by toasting flakes of corn .
In 1906, he started a business making corn flakes, and by 1914 its was sold all over the United States, today its sold all the world.
I was introdued to Kelloggs when I was four or five. This was well before Fruit Loops or Lucky Charms and other sugary cereals. I digress, I forgot “Tony the Tiger” the mascot, the spokestiger of “Sugar Frosted Flakes.
Kelloggs Corn Flakes is my comfort food, its not a part of my daily diet, but there is always a box in my pantry. Its there in a pinch. I have a bowl if I’m super stressed. It’s calming and familar. Perhaps its reminds me of my mom. But its there when I need it… A bowl of Kelloggs Corn Flakes, not Post Toasties or some generic corn flakes, Kelloggs.
Researching this story, I found an interesting tidbit. In addition to Kelloggs, Post Cereal was also founded in Battle Creek Michigan, the cereal capital of the world. Charles William Post was a patient at the Battle Creek Sanitarium where Mr Kellogg was the Superintendent.
A year after Kellogg developed corn flakes, Mr Post developed a drinkable cereal called Postum. Two years after Kellogg’s corn flakes went to market. Post Toasties was introduced and so was a rivalery.
While Kelloggs is my choice of corn flake I find Post Raisin Brand superior to Kelloggs Raisin Brand.
The defination of “Comfort Food” is food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone, and may be characterized by its high caloric nature, high carbohydrate level, or simple preparation. The nostalgia may be specific to an individual, or it may apply to a specific culture.
My Comfort Food