More than 100 Years of Warm Memories with Shredded Wheat
Discovering Shredded Wheat
In 1892, Denver Attorney Henry Perky discovered the health benefits of whole wheat and, together with William Henry Ford, developed a machine that could press whole wheat into tiny shred-like strips.
Perky went on to open a restaurant featuring Shredded Wheat in every item on the menu from mashed potatoes to cakes, ice cream and even coffee!
Bringing Shredded Wheat across North America
Realizing the potential of Shredded Wheat biscuits, Perky established plants in the USA. In 1904, Perky opened the first Canadian plant in Niagara Falls, Ontario called the Canadian Shredded Wheat Company. To this day, Shredded Wheat is prepared in Niagara Falls!
Shredded Wheat Today
After more than 100 years, Original Shredded Wheat cereal still only has ONE ingredient – Whole grain wheat. This classic cereal is a great foundation for building a good start to the day, packed with nutrition:
- Very high source of fibre, at least 24% (Shredded Wheat & Bran is 28%) of your daily requirement*
- Provides naturally occurring vitamins and minerals from the whole-grain kernel
- Source of Iron, Zinc, and Magnesium
- Contains 0mg sodium and 0g sugars*
Choosing what to eat doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s about focusing on what’s good for you: simple, whole grain goodness.
*per labelled serving