Monster Cereals Scare Up “Boo-Tiful” Breakfast Bonanza

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day–and General Mills will again try to make your breakfasts during this Halloween season the most fun meal of the year.

That’s right! Monster Cereals are back to haunt your supermarket shelves, something the sweet (and scary) delights have been doing now for nearly 50 years, as reported by

The traditional leaders of the Monster Cereal lineup–Franken Berry, Count Chocula and Boo Berry (complete with their tasty monster marshmallows)–have signaled the end of summer and the onset of the Halloween season for kids of all ages for decades now.

Missing from shelves this year–as has been the case for several years–are Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy boxes. These cereals last appeared during a two-year relaunch back in 2013 and 2014.

The first two Monster Cereals–the chocolate-flavored Count Chocula and the strawberry-flavored Franken Berry–were introduced in March 1971. Boo Berry–generally recognized as the first blueberry-flavored cereal–debuted in December 1973. Since 2010, the Big Three have been manufactured and sold only during Halloween’s peak months of September and October.

And, to make the season even sweeter, General Mills also will roll out–for a limited time–Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and Reese’s Puffs Bats (bat-shaped remakes of the usual Reese’s Puffs cereal).

The mid-size boxes of all these seasonal favorites will set you back $2.50, with the larger family-size cereals costing $3.99, according to

So, keep your breakfast bowls full of Halloween happiness with the Monster Cereals, and stay with Horror News Network for updates on everything horror this season.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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