Raisin bran itself is a good source of fibre and the addition of raisins help create a mild sweetness that in a world were over-sugary cereals exist, it provides a balance of flavor and health benefits that anyone can enjoy. But did you know that this day is dedicated to just Raisin Bran? That’s right; Raisin Bran has an interesting history in the making, because as cereals became a popular way of eating one of the most important meals of the day, so did the process in which Raisin Bran made way into today’s history.
History of Raisin Bran Cereal Day
Raisin Bran, similar to Corn Flakes but with raisin and a much milder flavor, was originally made famous by Kellogg and General Mills. These two companies, however, weren’t the first to craft the cereal. Skinner’s, a brand that made the Raisin Bran cereal famous during the 1920’s, sued both of these companies when they both rebranded the cereal with their logos. Skinner’s originally had a monopoly on the cereal, but as these two companies reigned in, and over the next 20 years, the arguments over what small grocery stores would stock what cereal for consumers to have. Then, in 1944, the Supreme Court labeled raisin bran as a description of the ingredients in the cereal instead of a name created by a specific company, leaving the cereal without a trademark.
Today, companies like Skinner can use the raisin bran concept without any trademark conflict. Now, Kellogg’s, one of the major companies that have grown over the past decade, has raisin bran as a food option for consumers. Raisin Bran Cereal Day is a day that acknowledges the history of the raisin bran and the increase in popularity of cereal in general.
How to celebrate Raisin Bran Cereal Day
One of the best ways to celebrate this day is to eat Raisin Bran. If you have never tried the cereal, buy a box and see whether or not you like it. If you love Raisin Bran, it’s easy to create your own cereal recipe and/or combine raisin bran into your own recipes such as muffins, pancakes, and bread. If you want, share this holiday on your favorite social media websites and use the hashtag #raisinbrancerealday and let your friends know what day it is. You can even convince your friends to try out raisin bran and get everyone in on the healthy goodness of this cereal.