Originally, Cream of Wheat was a Nabisco brand made by Kraft Foods. In January 2007, B&G Foods acquired the brand and all rights to market the cereal.
Cream of Wheat was first manufactured in the United States in 1893 by wheat millers in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The product made its debut at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago (Chicago World’s Fair) was a world’s fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus‘ arrival in the New World in 1492), Illinois.
Cream of Wheat looks similar to grits but has a smoother texture. Instead of using ground corn, ground wheat kernels produce a creamy-smooth consistency.
There is three unflavored Cream of Wheat mixes available in the United States market. A 10-minute, 2+1⁄2-minute, and 1-minute. In Canada, there is two unflavored Cream of Wheat mixes sold. There is an 8-minute and a 3-minute mix.
The Bloch and Guggenheimer families were immigrants that founded the B&G brand in 1889. The families started selling pickles in the streets of Manhattan, and the B&G brand continued to expand over the years. The B&G brand formed the nucleus of B&G Foods in 1996.