Breakfast Cereal Monsters

I don’t know about you, but what I look for in a breakfast cereal is a little touch of the undead and occult. So, it’s always good to know there’s not one but three cereals that I can use as a morning sacrifice to the goddess Hecate. So, here’s to that scary trio of Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry. The Count’s cereal is so demonic in fact that it was briefly discontinued due to terrifyingly high levels of sugar. The Onion published a piece on a Count Chocula Press Conference about a decade ago. Meanwhile, the brilliant blog The Sneeze used forensic technology to determine what Boo Berry looked like in life. But were you aware that there were two cerials that served as the Neil Young to Chocula and company’s Crosby, Stills and Nash? Yes, from 1975 to 1983, there was the werewolf themed cereal Fruit Brute. Fruit Brute met the silver bullet of discontinuation in 1983, and was replaced by the similar Yummy Mummy in 1988. The Mummy lasted until 1993. Although Fruit Brute has not been produced for 25 years, its legacy lives on. Quentin Tarantino saved a box of Fruit Bruit before production of the cereal stopped. This box can be spotted in the apartment of Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs and a bowl of the cereal is being eaten by Lance in Pulp Fiction while he is on the phone with Vincent Vega.

About Michael Darling
Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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