It’s that time again! It’s October and time for General Mills’ Monster Cereals! Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry used to be a staple of Saturday morning breakfasts nationwide, but are only limited to Halloweentime release these days.
Surprisingly, General Mills brought back two long-forgotten cereals this year: Frute Brute (a werewolf) and Fruity Yummy Mummy.
Now as I understand it, the original versions of those cereals were both generic “fruit” flavored and pretty much identical in taste. I wouldn’t know, as Frute Brute was before my time and apparently nobody gave a rip about Yummy Mummy.
For the relaunch, Frute Brute is cherry, while Fruity Yummy Mummy is orange. (We’ve tasted Fruity Yummy Mummy. I say it tastes like orange cake batter, while Kam thinks it tastes like baby aspirin. Not terrible, but not Franken Berry.)
I’m pretty sure these will disappear after Halloween, so grab a box or five quickly! If you’re having trouble finding them, Amazon seems to carry them year round.