Monster Cereals Saved My Breakfast!
It’s definitely that time of year again, when ghosts and goblins are free to roam about, witches are brewing up something spooky, and…and…
MONSTER CEREALS HIT THE SHELVES!
Oh, yes, it IS the most wonderful time of the year!
Every year at this time, Boo-Berry, Count Chocula, and Franken-Berry grace the shelves of supermarkets everywhere. It is a time when our childhood comes alive again (we’ve seen grown men shake and tear up at the first sight of General Mills Monster Cereals each year, some have even claimed our own D.C. McGannon has been seen doing the happy dance when these cereals arrive…seriously!) with the sublime thoughts of digging in to the sweet goodness of those ghost-shaped cereals and monstrous marshmallows.
@DCMcGannon has a lifelong friend who sets his calendar to collect all the monster cereals each year as they are released. It is a yearly ritual, as we suspect it is for so many others.
This year is “frighteningly fantastic” for Monster Cereals, due to their partnership with DC Entertainment (DC Comics). DC Entertainment co-publisher and artist Jim Lee teamed up with General Mills to bring us Monster Cereals like we’ve never seen them before! Read more about their partnership and the designing of characters and boxes at their official website here. They are really, very cool! Even more exciting news about 2014’s releases below…
What began in October 1971, has become a treasured tradition each Halloween season for people the world over!
Of course, the “main three” are Boo-Berry (released in 1973 as reportedly the first blueberry cereal, following the release of the original two), Count Chocula (1971), and Franken-Berry (1971).
Did you know: In 1972, reportedly Franken-berry included a food dye that was not easily digested and some children’s poop turned pink because of it. People referred to the condition as “Franken-berry Stool.”
Fruit Brute (1974) and Fruity Yummy Mummy (1987) were both added to the mix years later, but both were discontinued after a short shelf-life (1982, 1992 respectively). These two cereals were specially released with updated packaging in 2013. We hope you got your collector’s editions!
From what we’ve gathered, 2014 is an extra special year for the Monster Cereals. In addition to the new artwork designs by DC Comics’ artists, which are available pretty much everywhere, you can also find exclusive retro-packaging at Target. Also, they’ve re-released the fruit roll ups (Boo-Berry and Franken-Berry), and Count Chocula’s treat bars, all with retro-packaging.
Join the masses and pick up your favorite Monster Cereal before they vanish! And vanish, they will. These cereals will only be sold during the Halloween season specifically. They aren’t sold or manufactured during any other times of the year!
Now, if you don’t mind, we have a bowl of Count Chocula to polish off…see ya!
Happy Halloween 2014!