Rice Krispie Treat Day

Rice Krispie Treat Day is a holiday observed annually on September 18th. It celebrates a crunchy treat that has been around since the 1930s and continues to be loved by children and adults alike. These confections are made by binding Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal with butter or margarine and marshmallows.

They are then usually cut into squares, which makes them easy to hold and eat, and also makes them extremely portable. Since this snack is easy to make and inexpensive, it’s often made for class parties, family gatherings, and other special events. It’s no wonder this holiday was created.

The History of Rice Krispie Treat Day

In 1900, the Sanitas Food Company was created by brothers W.K. Kellogg and Dr. John H. Kellogg. These two brothers had created a method of producing crunchy flakes out of processed grain that could be used to make a breakfast food that was popular among patients at Dr. Kellogg’s Battle Creek Sanitarium.

Dr. Kellogg would end up being bought out by his brother, and W.K. Kellogg would establish the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company. In 1922, the name of the company was changed to Kellogg’s when they began to make other cereal products besides cornflakes.

In 1926, the company introduced Rice Krispies to the public. The cereal would soon become one of the most popular breakfast cereals. It was made from toasted rice, sugar, salt, and malt flavoring. Thirteen years later, in 1939, Kellogg Company employees Mildred Day and Malitta Jensen created Rice Krispies Treats in the Kellogg kitchens in Battle Creek, Michigan.

It would become an important promotional vehicle for the cereal and a snack food adored by generations of parents and their children.

Observing Rice Krispie Treat Day

Rice Krispie Treat Day is a holiday that can be observed with a few family members or friends, a box of Rice Krispies, a stick of butter, and some marshmallows. That’s all that’s needed to enjoy this holiday. Of course, if people want to do more on this holiday, they can.

They can learn more about Rice Krispies, take the time to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #RiceKrispieTreatsDay, or they can try eating Rice Krispie Treats cereal or one of the many different Rice Krispies snack bar treats that are on the market.

There are rainbow, chocolate, and original Rice Krispies treats that can now be purchased by anyone who doesn’t want to make their own.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 18 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
September 18 Thursday
Last year (2023)
September 18 Monday
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