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Shredded Wheat Day

Happy Shredded Wheat Day! Start your morning off right with a bowl of this delicious and nutritious cereal - the perfect way to fuel your day.
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate one of the most popular breakfast cereals in America on July 31 – it's Shredded Wheat Day! This classic cereal has been a staple in many households since the late 1800s, when it was first introduced by Henry Perky. It may seem like a simple and plain cereal, but there's actually an interesting history behind its creation and evolution. So grab your bowl and milk, and let's dive into the world of shredded wheat!

History of Shredded Wheat Day

Shredded Wheat Day Dates

Shredded Wheat Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1890</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Shredded Wheat's Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'> Henry Perky patented the machine for producing shredded wheat cereal, aiming to provide a healthy breakfast option.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1895</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cereal Production Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Henry Perky established the Shredded Wheat Company in Denver, Colorado and started mass production of the cereal.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1928</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Acquisition by Nabisco</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Shredded Wheat Company was acquired by the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco), boosting its production and distribution.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1941</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Miniature Version</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nabisco introduced miniature versions of the shredded wheat, known as Spoonsize, making it easier to eat.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ownership by Post</div><div class='timeline-text'>Post Holdings acquired Shredded Wheat from Nabisco, continuing the cereal's legacy under its umbrella.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Shredded Wheat Day Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Shredded Wheat Day was established, giving fans a day to celebrate the auspicious invention and enjoy their favorite cereal.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Shredded Wheat Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Shredded Wheat recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put a twist on the classic cereal by creating a unique recipe using Shredded Wheat as the main ingredient. It could be a breakfast parfait, a dessert, or even a savory dish.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a Shredded Wheat taste testing party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and have everyone try different flavors and variations of Shredded Wheat. You can compare and discuss your favorites and maybe even discover a new way to enjoy the cereal.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit the Shredded Wheat factory or museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to Niagara Falls, New York where the original Shredded Wheat factory is located. You can tour the factory or visit the Shredded Wheat museum to learn about the history of this beloved cereal.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Shredded Wheat craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and use Shredded Wheat as a crafting material. You can make a wreath, a birdhouse, or even a picture frame using the cereal as a base.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Shredded Wheat donation drive</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate Shredded Wheat Day by giving back to your community. Organize a donation drive for local food banks or shelters and encourage people to donate boxes of Shredded Wheat to those in need.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Shredded Wheat Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a delicious and healthy breakfast option</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Shredded wheat is not only tasty, but it's also a nutritious breakfast option. It's made from whole grains and contains fiber, protein, and other essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, you can add your favorite toppings like fruit or honey to make it even more delicious!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a versatile ingredient in recipes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only is shredded wheat great for breakfast, but it can also be used in savory dishes like casseroles or meatloaf, or in sweet treats like granola bars or cookies. Don't limit yourself to just eating it as cereal - get creative with this versatile ingredient on Shredded Wheat Day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings back nostalgic feelings</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For many people, shredded wheat was a staple breakfast food during their childhood. Celebrating Shredded Wheat Day is a fun way to reminisce about simpler times and maybe even recreate some childhood memories. It's a perfect opportunity to share stories and connect with loved ones over a bowl of shredded wheat.</p></div></div>

5 Crunchy Truths About Shredded Wheat Cereal

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The original Shredded Wheat was Pillow-Shaped</h3><p class='facts-text'>Henry Perky's original Shredded Wheat was not the well-known biscuit or mini size we are familiar with today. Rather, it was a large, pillow-shaped form meant to be broken and soaked before eating.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Shredded Wheat was the First Manufactured Breakfast Cereal</h3><p class='facts-text'>Before oats, cornflakes or any other cereal made it into the supermarkets, the healthy and nutritious shredded wheat was already filling up breakfast bowls across the country after Henry Perky started his manufacturing plant in Denver, Colorado in the late 1800s.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Shredded Wheat is Made of Just One Ingredient</h3><p class 'facts-text'>Unlike most cereals which have a list of ingredients, shredded wheat is simply made from 100% whole wheat. There are no artificial colors, additives, sweeteners, or preservatives applied.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Shredded Wheat has a 'No Added Sugar' Option</h3><p class='facts-text'>To cater to consumers' increasing awareness of their sugar intake, shredded wheat is offered in a 'no added sugar' option. This makes it a suitable breakfast choice for diabetics or people monitoring their sugar levels.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Shredded Wheat Helps Increase Fibre Intake</h3><p class='facts-text'>One serving of shredded wheat in a bowl of milk can contribute significantly towards the recommended daily fiber intake, promoting good digestive health and contributing to a sense of fullness, which can aid in weight management.</p></div></div>

Shredded Wheat Day FAQs

When is Shredded Wheat Day?

Shredded Wheat Day is celebrated on July 31 every year. In 2024 Shredded Wheat Day will occur on a Wednesday.

Shredded Wheat Day Dates

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Date
Day

2023

Jul 31

Monday

2024

Jul 31

Wednesday

2025

Jul 31

Thursday

2026

Jul 31

Friday

2027

Jul 31

Saturday

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