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The Strange Story Behind Why Kellogg's Corn Flakes Were Invented

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There's nothing quite as innocent as a child devouring a bowl of cereal in the morning before going to catch the school bus. It's no doubt that Kellogg's Corn Flakes are a breakfast staple for many households across America. There are many recipes that use this deliciously crunchy cereal as breading for chicken or even in desserts. Before you grab your next box of this grocery essential, you may want to know the deep, dark history about how this crunchy treat came to be.

Corn Flakes were first created by John Harvey Kellogg in 1894. His intention for the cereal was not to fill hungry stomachs, but instead to rescue humanity from a plague of debauchery.

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg was a physician in the United States who was very uncomfortable with sex. He believed that it was detrimental to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Continue to the next page to find out his solution to the plague that people faced.

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