The unlikely true tale of the man behind your Corn Flakes

By Lucas Adams
Updated February 13, 2018
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William Keith Kellogg, the man who made Kellogg's Corn Flakes into an American institution, wasn't a chef or a food scientist. In fact, he started out as a broom salesman and made his greatest invention while working in a sanitarium. Here's the unusual origin story of your breakfast treat.