Saturday, October 15, 2011



I don't know who at General Mills came up with this idea, or what the thinking was that led to it, but it was a bold stroke of sheer genius.

An Introduced in 1971, Count Chocula was the first chocolate-flavored cereal with chocolate-flavored marshmallow bits. Franken Berry was the only strawberry-flavored cereal on the market when it debuted. Boo Berry, introduced in 1972, was the market’s first cereal that tasted like blueberries.

Of course, some may argue (Stephen King among them) that it has turned the classic Universal Monsters into cuddly playthings loved by children the world over. That's true, but it has also given the children of the world a yummy sugary cereal that gets them bouncing off the walls.

And that, as all you who have raised children know, is the scariest thing of all.

Fore more info about the cereals (including a commercial and a little tid-bit about the Frankenberry that you probably did not want to know) check out Michael May`s Adventure Blog.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...