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 again using Google trends data from the last year.