Most breakfast cereals do come with a box, of course, but there are better ways of storing them, especially if you’re one of those families where everyone has a different favourite.
Most of the containers available are a variation on a general theme. The cheapest options have a simple snap-on lid while the premium versions will usually have some form of air-tight seal. Which is best is just a question of budget and personal taste really?
There are also some nifty dispensers like you might have seen in a hotel, and they are not that expensive. If you have kids these are well worth a look too.
The dispensers below are some of the more popular options.
OXO Good Grips Pop Cereal Dispenser – this premium option with a 3.2 litre capacity has an extra large opening in the top to allow a free-flow of cereal to your bowl. W26 x D11 × H27 cm £16 from amazon.co.uk
Addis Clip & Close Cereal Container – a clip-top container with an airtight, silicone seal plus an extra large pouring spout with a clip-close lid. W23 x D10 × H24 cm £9.99 from amazon.co.uk
Lock and Lock Rectangular Storage Container with Flip Top Lid – this 1.8 litre option has a sealed lid that locks on 4 sides as well as an easy access flip-top spout lid. W11.5 x D11 × H19.5 cm £5.75 from amazon.co.uk
Zevro Classic Cereal Dispenser – if you are so busy that opening a cereal dispenser is too much effort then there is a solution just for you. Just turn the handle and you’re good to go (although you may have to lift the bowl yourself, I’m afraid). Joking aside, these are a good idea really; especially if you have kids. W34 x D21 × H35 cm £45 from amazon.co.uk
OXO Good Grips Countertop Cereal Dispenser – this premium model from OXO goes one better because all you have to do is press a lever until your bowl is filled as you like it. Stores up to 5 litres of cereal. W20 x D16 × H42 cm £29.39 from amazon.co.uk
Looking for something more original? Have a look at these retro-style cereal tins. All the famous brands are represented, just as you remember them. They’re G-R-R-R-E-A-T!