Classic ‘Monster’ Cereal Line Up Returns For Fall: Count Chocula, Boo Berry And More

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Do they taste best while you’re wearing a bathrobe on a couch in front of the TV, preferably after noon?

You decide.

Cereal giant General Mills made an announcement that had cereal fans the world over rejoicing: Classic monster cereals will be returning once again for Halloween.

Franken Berry, Boo Berry and Count Chocula will be joined for the first time by Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy this fall. It’s just a limited release through September and October. 

“It’s the first time all five of our Monsters have been available at the same time,” the company announced in a press release.

Frute Brute was discontinued in 1982 after an eight-year run. It is considered by many collectors to be the most sought-after vintage cereal box. (Likely because it was used by movie director Quentin Tarantino in both “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction.”)

Fruity Yummy Mummy left shelves in 1992, after just five years.

“It’s exciting to see the passion for the return of these two cereals,” says Ari Zainudden, marketing manager, in a press release.

So, how close are they to the original? Pretty darn close, the company says.

“We chose the current flavors of Fruity Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute to be as close as possible to the original flavors while taking into consideration consumers’ preferences. Consumers can get a taste for what these cereals were like when they were originally on shelves,” Zainudden said.

Want to have some for your very own? Check out the product locator to find your nearest store.


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