Product 19

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Product 19 is a breakfast cereal made by Kellogg's. Introduced in 1967, it consists of lightly sweetened flakes made of corn, oats, wheat, and rice. It was packaged and sold in a red box.

Origin of name[edit]

According to the book Cerealizing America: The Unsweetened Super Story of Breakfast Cereal,[1] Kellogg's copywriter John E. Matthews was having difficulty naming the as-yet-unnamed cereal, which was being developed to compete with the General Mills cereal Total. Finally, he settled on the name Product 19, as the cereal was the 19th product that Kellogg's was working on that year.


  1. ^ Bruce, Scott; Crawford, Bill (1995). Cerealizing America: The Unsweetened Story of American Breakfast Cereal. Boston: Faber and Faber. ISBN 978-0-571-19851-1. 

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