With Summer now over, and fall moving in, Halloween is on it’s way. And one of my favorite things about this is annual arrival of Monster Cereals.
For a long time, these cereals were available year-round(Count Chocula and Frankenberry). But sometime during the past few years, they have only been an annual fall offering. So if you had a hankering for Count Chocula, Frankenberry or Boo-Berry, you had to wait until September.
But General Mills really stepped up their game this year. Not only did they get the 3 above-mentioned cereals on shelves, they also brought back two beloved favorites as well.
Fruity Yummy Mummy is a cereal that I fondly remember, and was the major reason I was so excited about the Monster Cereals this year. It was introduced in 1987, and was discontinued in 1993*. For years, I have had the tagline for this cereal stuck in my head(“Fruity Yummy Mummy makes your tummy go yummy!”), and again, I finally have the cereal that goes with it.
Frute Brute is the one MC that I have no familiarity with. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t love the idea of it being resurrected. From my research, Frute Brute was introduced in 1975 and discontinued in 1984*. I was 5 years old at the time FB was discontinued, so it is a possibility that a box or 2 may have been in my household during my life.
Not only are all 5 Monster Cereals available for purchase, but Target has the exclusive retro themed boxes!
I was unable to find Frute Brute when I picked up the above two, but will do so when I do see it. It would make sense to pick up Count Chocula and Frankenberry as well, so that I would have a complete set.
Cereal boxes are outside of my normal collecting scope(I only had a newer style Boo-Berry box up until this point), but this is a reason to start. I have been interested in a few cereal boxes I’ve seen online, but never actually pulled the trigger. I can’t think of a better, or tastier place to start!
* – This is the information from Wikipedia. Other sources have conflicting years, so I went with what sounded right.