Rizzo gets his own cereal

Proceeds from sales will go to Cubs' slugger's foundation

Rizzo gets his own cereal

PHOENIX -- Anthony Rizzo remembers wanting to buy certain cereals because of who was featured on the outside of the box. Now, the Cubs first baseman has his own box of cereal.

Cubs fans now can buy boxes of "Rizzos" at Jewel Osco stores in the Chicago area. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, which has raised more than $1 million for cancer research and to provide support to children and their families battling the disease.

"I was like, 'Yeah, heck, yeah, I want to be on a cereal box' -- it's awesome," Rizzo said Thursday. "As a little kid going to the store, I was grabbing all the cereals off the shelf."

He has yet to try the honey nut toasted oats cereal. The box features a drawing of the two-time All-Star swinging the bat.

"I'm sure I'll like it," Rizzo said of the cereal.

Maybe being featured on the cover of a Wheaties box is next?

"Hopefully," Rizzo said. "That's the ultimate."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.