It's totally a Buffalo thing to wake up and smell the Cheerios.

The General Mills plant has provided Buffalo with the sweet scents of breakfast cereal for decades, but when you go to pour out a bowl of those sweet, sweet Lucky Charms -- can you tell for sure if they were made in Buffalo?

Yes, You Can

Yeah, you absolutely can tell if your cereal was boxed in Buffalo, as long as you know what you're on the lookout for.

It's one thing to wake up early on a Tuesday in Buffalo and debate with your spouse whether it's Honey Nut Cheerios or Chex in production that day -- you'll still have to rely on your sniffer to settle that one.

But you can know for certain by looking closely at the box.

You won't find a hidden 716 somewhere on it (although that would be cool General Mills), but you will find a "BU."

Credit: Val Townsend
Credit: Val Townsend

The BU stands for -- you guessed it, Buffalo.

Credit: Val Townsend
Credit: Val Townsend

You can usually find the box code on the top of your cereal box.

Now you'll know for sure just how locally sourced your cereal is.

Western New Yorkers love their cereal, and maybe it's because we've inhaled it our whole lives.

In addition to Cheerios and Lucky Charms, the Buffalo General Mills facility also produces Corn Chex and Honey Nut Chex.

The plant went through a large facility expansion in 2017; General Mills invested over $25 million into the project in 2016, according to WKBW.

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