Ralston 100%Wheat Hot CerealA Heritage of Great Breakfasts!
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Ralston Wheat CerealIn 1898 not a whole lot was known about nutrition. William Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina, however, was convinced that certain foods had important effects on health. He believed that cereal made from cracked wheat would promote good health and taste great. Following through with his beliefs and dedication to his vision of good nutrition Mr. Danforth created what is still known today as Ralston Hot Cereal.

For over 100 years, generations of American families like yours have been waking up to a delicious and nutritious breakfast that includes Ralston Hot Cereal. And through the years Hot Ralston has become part of Americana—from the early years that featured Checkerboard packaging to the 1930s and 1940s when straight-shooting cowboy and Hollywood film star Tom Mix rode high as the Hot Ralston spokesperson.

Over the years Hot Ralston has become famous for its heritage of quality and all-wheat wholesomeness. This rich heritage is traced to the dedication, pride and care that William Danforth put into the original recipe over a century ago.

Hot Ralston® is just as simple, nutritious and delicious, as it was 100 years ago. So rediscover the goodness that has stood the test of time when you wake up to a bowl of Hot Ralston.


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