Thursday, October 13, 2016

Scary and Spooky Cereals

Behold, three seasonal and spooky cereals. These are possibly guaranteed to start your day right by making it spooky and creepy and all kinds of awesome.

Count Chocula

This might sound a little bit odd but to tell the truth, I don't recall ever having Count Chocula until I poured out a bowl for this review. I know that may sound sacrilegious to some of you but that's the truth. I'm not going to go into what it tastes like as if you've had it before, you know what it tastes like and if you haven't, imagine chocolate flavored rice cereal with marshmallows in it. Sorry to spoil it for you. However, the one thing I do want to talk about is that box! Just look at it! The crazy font, the cartoonish representation of the Count himself that looks like he could be a character in the next Hotel Transylvania movie, not to mention he'd doing the old Rob Van Dam thumbs pose (that's for all you wrestling fans out there), like he's simply saying "Buy me! Not those others!". 

Chocolate Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows

I've had chocolate Frosted Flakes before, so I knew kind of what to expect with these. However, adding the marshmallow component took this to a whole new level! Frosted Flakes are what they are but the marshmallow bits added a nice component, being slightly resistant to the bite. They also double as parts of a skeleton which you can put together if you feel inclined to do so. The packaging is pretty cool too, with Tony the Tiger presenting a nice big bowl of these in what looks like some sort of dog bowl. That, or it's a hollowed out green jack-o-lantern. Aside from that, the package is pretty basic but I will definitely recommend these.

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

I wasn't quite sure what to expect with these. If I'm going to have Cheerios, then it must be of the Honey Nut variety as I don't like regular Cheerios. Also, would these be an explosion of pumpkin flavor in every spoonful? Or would it just barely be there. The answer is that the pumpkin flavor is somewhere is the middle. It's not overly powerful but it's just enough to let you know it's there. As for the box design, it's pretty plain. Just a simple bowl of Cheerios with a spoon and a pumpkin on a wooden background. I can't say I'd recommend these but if you happen to find them for cheap, then it might be worth a try.


  1. I'm not a fan of chocolate cereals, but Count Chocula isn't bad. I'll stick to regular Frosted Flakes (I don't care for marshmallow either). I have the Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and they're pretty good. I like that they didn't go overboard on the flavor. It's a nice, moderate choice for those who are turned off by the crazy, wacky Halloween foods out there.

  2. Never cared for Count Chocula, but I loved Frankenberry back in the day. Unfortunately I can't eat cereal anymore due to being lactose intolerant, but i sure miss it!

  3. As a kid in the early 70's I was fortunate enough to get and try all 5 of the monster cereals. Booberry was by far my favorite. Looking at the Count, he sure has changed throughout the years.

  4. I grew up on Count Chocula and Frankenberry (also Boo Berry, which I didn't like as much, and that awful Fruit Brute. But by the time Yummy Mummy came out I had moved on).

    Flakes and marshmallows don't seem like they'd mix well.