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Don't have time to eat breakfast? Drink it

6:40 AM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - If you don't have time to sit down for a bowl of cereal in the morning, companies are hoping you'll want to drink your breakfast.

As companies struggle to grow cereal sales in the U.S., Kellogg and General Mills are preparing to roll out breakfast drinks.

At an industry conference Wednesday, Kellogg CEO John Bryant said one way the company will redefine cereal is with its "Breakfast To Go" milk-based drink, which will be rolled out nationally this year. A day before, General Mills said it's testing a dairy-based breakfast shake called "BFast" that has whole grains and the nutrition of a bowl of cereal and milk, including fiber, protein, vitamins and whole grains.

The broader idea of turning meals into drinks is getting more attention as people look for convenient ways to eat on the go.

PepsiCo, which makes Quaker oatmeal and recently got into the dairy business, has launched similar concepts overseas.

 

 

 

 

 

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