Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Were Invented to Stop Masturbation? Alleged Origins of the Brand Shocks Social Media
Kellogg's Corn Flakes Were Invented to Stop Masturbation? (Photo Credits: File Photo)

You must be loving your cereals, and never it might have occurred to you to Google and see why that particular brand was invented. And it is understood. However, a recent viral Facebook post is challenging the thought. It suggests you better do a little research before you enjoy your breakfast. So, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes is currently on the headlines, and it is about the history of the brand. A Facebook user encourages social media to Google and asks “Why Cornflakes were invented?” The results allege the cereals were invented to stop masturbation. This origins of the brand have shocked people online and sparked an uproar. Kellogg’s Launches Beer Made with Rejected Cornflakes to Reduce Food Wastage. 

Many people were remarkably curious after the post went viral, which adds that after the search, “You will thank me later.” As netizens began enquiring about the creation, they were shocked to see the result. Kellogs inventor J.H. Kellogg, was an anti-sex campaigner who created healthy cereal to discourage people to pleasure themselves. The search further suggests that he did this because he believed people adopting a healthy diet would help them reduce sexual urges.

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According to media reports, it turns out that this is not the first time the above theory has made the headlines. The unusual concept has resurfaced in a new book by Kate Devlin, Turned On: Science Sex and Robots. In the book, the author claimed that the breakfast favourite was founded as an “anti-masturbatory morning meal.”

As the bizarre news began to floor in, Snopes.com, highlighted that the theory has been surfacing for several years with sources claiming “healthy, ready-to-eat anti-masturbatory morning meal.” But the brand never used such claims in their advertisement campaigns. The post further explained that Kellogg's recommended a plain, bland diet as an easy to digest pre-prepared and healthy breakfast food, especially for patients at the Kellogg Sanitarium in Michigan. We don't know, if this claim is true or not, but it is quite clear that there is nothing sexy about Kellogg's Corn flakes.