The map above is based on Google trends data in the last year, tracking search interest for the most popular breakfast cereals by state. (BTW National Cereal Day was on Saturday, March 7th)
As you can see from the map, 10 cereals dominated. Other popular cereals, such as Apple Jacks, Frosted Mini-Wheats, and Rice Krispies did not win any states.
Frosted Flakes took the top spot, winning 12 states. The official breakdown is as follows:
Frosted Flakes – 12 states
Honey Bunches of Oats – 8 states
Cheerios – 7 states
Lucky Charms – 7 states
Fruit Loops – 4 states
Honey Nut Cheerios – 4 states
Raisin Bran – 3 states
Fruity Pebbles – 2 states
Cinnamon Toast Crunch – 2 states
Cap’n Crunch – 1 state
There also seems to be a regional component, with the west coast going all in on Honey Bunches of Oats and the east coast being all about Frosted Flakes.
The map was put together by cooking and food site thedaringkitchen.com again using Google trends data from the last year.