Series premieres exclusively on discovery+ on Wednesday, May 11

Dive mouth-first into the often-messy history of some of America's most iconic foods with a wild ride that's hilarious, surprising, and informational in the new series, Messy History of American Food.

It begins with “The Messy History of Cereal,” premiering Wednesday, May 11, exclusively on discovery+. 

The six-episode series shines a light on some of the messiest origin stories of American food and food culture out there. 

Each episode will spotlight one classic American food with a time-traveling look back at its history and evolution, with experts including food scientists, marketing experts and more, weighing in and sharing fascinating and, at times, shocking background and details.  

On Wednesday, take a look at America's go-to breakfast, which has withstood the test of time – but the story of cereal is anything but dry with its shockingly salacious origins. 

A film crew came to Battle Creek in July. They filmed at the Cereal History Exhibit at the Battle Creek Welcome Center, Adventist Village, the Federal Center (once the Sanitarium) and the Battle Creek Regional History Museum. So you might see some familiar faces!

Tune in through discovery+, a subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery.