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Hold The Bacon: March 7 Is National Cereal Day

You can mark the occasion by digging in to one of these best-selling breakfast cereals.

By Katherine Biek | March 7, 2016

Drop those pancakes and set down that strip of bacon, because March 7 is National Cereal Day. 

According to the National Cereal Day website, the breakfast staple was invented sometime during the Civil War. And today, there are roughly 2.7 billion boxes of cereal sold each year. 

Americans certainly have their favorites, though. 

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According to the most recent data, which was compiled in 2013, the website Bakery and Snacks discovered Cinnamon Toast Crunch was the fifth-best-selling cereal in the country. 

General Mills' Cheerios came in fourth, while Honey Bunches of Oats was the third-best-selling variety. 

Many seem to agree with Tony the Tiger that Kellogg's Frosted Flakes are great, because they were ranked second. 

And more than $555 million worth of Honey Nut Cheerios made it the best-selling cereal in the country.  

So if you missed out on your bowl of cereal this morning and still want to celebrate, don't worry. Cereal is totally one of those food items you can eat at any time of day. Right? 

This video includes clips from Kellogg's and General Mills, and images from Getty Images and Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0.

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