Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Big Breakfast Buy
This is supposed to be "great news for mothers" because you can please all the various fussy people in the family whose breakfast-temperature requirements are different. Seems to me like you'd still be running around the kitchen doing an awful lot of special orders, though. That's no good.
Shredded Wheat has been around since 1893, when an Ohio lawyer with the completely delightful name of Henry Perky invented it. The wheat is cooked, tempered and then put through rollers to produce (somehow) those familiar long shreds of wheat; and then the strands are bunched together and cut up into those biscuits.
You can read more about Henry over here at Wikipedia if you're sufficiently intrigued. And the next time you have a few whole wheat mattresses for breakfast, remember what an incredible Breakfast Buy you have got right there in front of you. You will look nearly as excited as Henry does in his picture, I am sure.