General Mills Big G Monsters Cereals are returning for a limited time. Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry have been Halloween season favorites for a few years now, but Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy will now join the scary group.
Count Chocula and Franken Berry cereals were first introduced in 1971. Boo Berry followed in 1973, and Frute Brute in 1974. Yummy Mummy is the baby monster of the group—introduced in 1987. Regular runs of these monster series disappeared a few decades ago, but are being brought back by popular demans.
"Boomers and gen-Xers grew up with the Monsters Cereals," says Ari Zainuddin, marketing manager with General Mills. "Saturday morning meant cartoons and a bowl of Count Chocula or Franken Berry. They want to share those memories with their kids and this seasonal favorite brings back all kinds of fond family nostalgia."
My favorite was always Count Chocula—a vampire who was famous for the line "I vant to eat your cereal!"