Cereal monsters, unlike the classic horror film characters that they’re based on, are anything but scary. And instead of classic films, the mascots with adorably punny names were relegated to shilling for General Mills during Saturday morning cartoon commercials.
But what some may not realize, is that there has been five monster-themed cereals, spanning over four decades. Some were successful, and remain in cereal aisles to this day, and some were Fruit Brute. Foodiggity investigates the backstory behind each monster cereal, why Franken Berry and Count Chocula rule, Boo Berry’s unexplainable success as a blue food item, and the failure of two oft-forgotten additions to the line-up.