My friends, let it be known that 2013 will be forever remembered as the Year of the Monster Cereals. Why? Because, for the first time in our breakfast history, all five original Monster Cereal varieties - Boo Berry, Frankenberry, Count Chocula, Fruit Brute, and Fruity Yummy Mummy - will be available together on store shelves during the upcoming Halloween season. No, you didn't read that wrong... Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy are actually coming back! Check out what General Mills just emailed me:
I've been asking General Mills to do this for ages, and I know plenty of big monster cereal fans out there have done the same with online petitions and more, so I gotta hand it to them for finally delivering the goods this year. As you all know, Boo Berry has always been the nearest and dearest breakfast icon to my heart, and I fought for years just to ensure he remained in production, but there's simply no denying that Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy were the most overlooked monster cereal varieties. I love that the new boxes for these two are even being treated like classic horror movie posters by labeling them "The Return of Fruit Brute" and "The Return of Fruity Yummy Mummy". Of the two, I gotta go with Fruity Yummy Mummy as my favorite design, because you can go wrong with exaggerated eyebrows made from gauze strips. I do take a slight issue with them spelling his name as "Frute Brute" instead of the original "Fruit Brute" on the new box, but I'm sure that's just them having fun with the release, and don't let it worry you for even a second. Why? This is why:
Holy crapballs! General Mills is actually releasing special retro packaging for all five monster cereals! They've worked out a special promotion where you'll be able to get the original 70s & 80s retro monster cereal box designs exclusively at Target stores this Halloween season. AMAZING!!! If you weren't already super-excited for Halloween this year, you have absolutely NO excuse not to be now. General Mills is doing an incredible thing for all the fans this year and I couldn't be happier about it. Wanna know what else is really great about this? Aside from the fantastic collectible packaging, now an entire generation that never had a chance to try the original old fruit-flavored monster cereals before they were cancelled will finally have a chance to see what they were like.
Also, we'll all have an opportunity to properly reenact that scene from Pulp Fiction where Eric Stoltz is seen eating Fruit Brute. You hear me, cosplayers? I better see at least one Fruit Brute / Pulp Fiction costume at a convention sometime in the next year.
Some cereal boxes are already on their way to my door. Once I get my hands on them, I'll be sure to post more photos and conduct a proper taste test during I-Mockery's upcoming annual "Two Months of Halloween" celebration, but I just had to share these pics that General Mills sent to me right away, because this is easily some of the biggest Halloween news you'll see all season. We have confirmation, my friends... EVERY SINGLE MONSTER CEREAL IS COMING BACK FOR HALLOWEEN 2013 AND YOU CAN GET THEIR ORIGINAL RETRO BOX PACKAGING. All hail the Great Pumpkin, for he has truly bestowed the greatest treats upon us this Halloween!
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