There's a big difference between the cereal we LIKE and the cereal we actually buy and eat . . . because apparently, we just love depriving ourselves.



A real estate blog called Movoto just figured out the most popular cereal in each state based on Facebook likes, and compared that with the best-selling cereals in the U.S.



Honey Nut Cheerios was the best-selling cereal in 2013 . . . but it's not the most liked cereal in a single state.



That honor goes to Cinnamon Toast Crunch . . . which is the most-liked cereal in over HALF of the country, with 27 states.  BUT it's only the fifth-best selling cereal overall.



The top 10 best selling cereals in the U.S. are:  Honey Nut Cheerios . . . Frosted Flakes . . . Honey Bunches of Oats . . . Cheerios . . . Cinnamon Toast Crunch . . . Special K . . . Frosted Mini Wheats . . . Lucky Charms . . . Froot Loops . . . and Raisin Bran.



After Cinnamon Toast Crunch, the next-most liked cereal is Special K.  It's the most popular cereal in 21 states.  So either Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Special K is number one in 48 out of 50 states.



The two others:  Froot Loops is the most liked cereal in Kentucky . . . and Frosted Mini Wheats is the most liked cereal in West Virginia. 






(You can see the most popular cereal in your state here.)