Oct 11, 2021

Part Of This Complete Spooky Breakfast

Monster Cereals
General Mills (2021)
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Monster Cereal family, General Mills have released Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry in vintage packaging, as well as a brand new product called Monster Mash that merges elements of all five Monster Family cereals.

Monster Mash is made up of Franken Berry and Boo Berry cereal pieces, with marshmallows representing Count Chocula, Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy.  The way this is put together makes sense.  You couldn't really combine the chocolate flavored cereal pieces of Count Chocula with the strawberry and blueberry flavors if you wanted it to taste good, but combining Franken Berry and Boo Berry makes for a pretty good fruit flavored combination.

The Monster Mash box has a lot of fun artwork that depicts all five mascots playing together in a rock band.  The back of the box is especially cool, with Count Chocula playing a coffin keyboard while Franken Berry and Boo Berry jam out on guitar and bass.  The three of them are singing into spiderweb microphones and are backed up by Fruity Yummy Mummy on tambourine and Frute Brute on drums with a pair of bone drumsticks.

One of the tombstones has a QR code that takes you to MonsterMashCereal.com where you can watch a Behind The Music style cartoon and listen to the band's version of the Monster Mash.  The song is also available to stream on Spotify.

The front of the new Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry boxes are designed to look like the original packaging from the 70's and 80's, while the back features a larger version of each character's artwork that was used for the front of the Monster Mash box.  There's also a fun little comic strip style drawing at the bottom to teach you how to do each character's dance moves.  Like the Monster Mash package, each box also includes a QR code that links to the cartoon and the song.