Monthly Archives: September 2015

Burlington’s Maltex Company

IN 1900, BREAKFAST CEREAL WAS BIG BUSINESS. Quaker Oats, Wheatena, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, and Grape-nuts were all new inventions, capitalizing on American consumers’ desire for packaged breakfast foods that were easy to prepare. Looking for a new investment, Burlington businessman William J. Van Patten acquired the rights to a hot cereal recipe made from wheat and […]

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