Thursday, August 19, 2010
Battle Creek: The Cereal City
Raisin Bran, Alpha Bits, Pebbles and Grape Nuts--those are just some of the cereals that were developed right here in our state by none other than C.W. Post at the Cereal Factory in Battle Creek. His dedication to producing healthy food products like Post Toasties made him a multi-millionaire in the early 1900's. He first made a caffeine-free cereal beverage called Postum in 1895. Remember that one? It was discontinued just three years ago.