I guess the werewolf was too brutal…


By Shawn Robare




Even though I’m not a big fan of cereal in general, I love monster themed cereals, and the crème de la crème of which has to be the General Mills collection including Franken berry, Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Fruit Brute. In 1988 or so a new monster was added to the breakfast table…





In this MAD magazine-esque comic book ad, you had to fold over the page to see the new monster (though most kids probably didn’t fold their comics and honestly it was pretty darn obvious if I do say so myself)…





Yummy Mummy!


Though I’ve had my (more recent) fare share of Franken Berry, Count Chocula and Boo Berry, I never had the chance to try either Fruit Brute or Yummy Mummy (which I believe was a replacement for the Wolfman themed cereal, the main difference being the flavor of the marshmallows, a change from lime to vanilla.) My parents never bought me cereal with marshmallows, though they’d let me eat Capt’n Crunch till I burst. Maybe one day General Mills will re-issue these lost fruity monster treasures, and I’ll finally get my chance to taste them.

  • jay

    Shawn I love this post, you know I’m a sucker for breakfast cereals. I don’t remember tasting Yummy Mummy or Fruit Brute, but It’s really only because they were so hard to find in our area. It was a needle in a haystack if you found Franken Berry and Boo Berry at one time. Count Chocula was more abundant in the NY/NJ area.