If you thought that the boxes of cereal that line the grocery store’s shelves are expensive, you might be surprised to find out how much you could actually pay for cereal. And you might be even more surprised to find out that when you buy this cereal, you don’t even get a whole box. All you’ll get is one small piece of corn cereal.
The most expensive cereal is a piece that came out of what seemed a regular box of Corn Flakes. The fifteen-year-old who was eating the cereal one day happened to notice one particularly and happened to remark that it looked like the state of Illinois.
Not only did the shape itself to be extraordinary, but it also couldn’t be overlooked that Illinois is the second largest producer of corn in the United States.
This sent a whirlwind into motion as it was then dubbed the “Great Illinois Corn Flake.” The piece of cereal was put up on eBay, where the bids were said to reach a whopping $200,000. Unfortunately, eBay soon picked up on the item and deemed it as being against their food policies. Because of this the item had to be removed. The item was then relisted through some loopholes. Instead of selling the actual corn flake, the sellers sold a coupon for the cornflake, which was deemed acceptable under eBay’s conditions. However, under these new selling conditions the cornflake only garnered $1,350. Still, that’s enough to deem this cornflake as the world’s most expensive cereal.