National Shredded Wheat Day

July 31

When is National Shredded Wheat Day?

National Shredded Wheat Day happens on Wednesday July 31, 2024.

Happy National Shredded Wheat Day!

Today is National Shredded Wheat day, and we are celebrating by eating, you guessed it, shredded wheat! But what exactly is this magical breakfast food? Let’s take a closer look.

What is Shredded Wheat?

Shredded wheat is made of whole wheat that is shredded into little pieces. It was invented in 1893 by Henry Perky, and it quickly became a popular breakfast cereal. There are two types of shredded wheat: the biscuit type, which is made of whole wheat flour and water; and the Flake type, which is made of whole wheat that has been steamed and rolled into flakes.

Shredded Wheat Brands Today

There are many different brands of shredded wheat on the market today, but the most popular brand is probably Kellogg’s. Kellogg’s was actually started by Will Keith Kellogg, who was Perky’s business partner. Kellogg’s produces both flake and biscuit-type shredded wheat.

Another popular brand is Post Shredded Wheat. Post Shredded Wheat was introduced in 1915 and it was the first ready-to-eat cereal. It is made of whole wheat that has been chopped into pieces and then baked.

So there you have it, a brief history of shredded wheat and an overview of the different types of shredded wheat cereal on the market today. Whether you like your shredded wheat with milk or yogurt, or you prefer to eat it dry as a snack, there’s no denying that it’s a delicious way to start your day!

When does National Shredded Wheat Day happen next year?

National Shredded Wheat Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Thursday July 31, 2025
  • Friday July 31, 2026
  • Saturday July 31, 2027
  • Monday July 31, 2028
  • Tuesday July 31, 2029


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