Monster Cereals 2015 – Count Chocula 

  

By Joshie Jaxon

Greetings, geek fans. October is here, as is pumpkin everything, but one of the seemingly overlooked items for this time of year is the temporary return of the monster cereals. I see them every year, but it’s been a good twenty since I’ve actually eaten them. Refusing to put myself into a diabetic coma by eating all three in one sitting, I’ll tackle these monsters one at a time. Let the geeks begin! 

Let’s start with the box, it says “we’re alive”. Last I checked, vampires, even cereal vampires, weren’t alive. If that weren’t bad enough, instead of fangs, Chocula has buck teeth. Brown hair, eyes, and outfit, girl is coordinated. His castle is in the background as are flying bats, and a full moon. As far as Halloween themes go, they’ve covered all the major points. 

Now, on to the cereal. The cereal pieces are chocolate ghosts. The marshmallows are bats and such. Aside from Lucky Charms, I’m not used to cereal with marshmallows in it. It seems odd to be eating a chocolate cereal with marshmallow bits, but I’m dedicated to entertaining you. The initial bite gave me Cocoa Crispies and Coco Puff flashbacks. Then I got a bite with marshmallow too. It was like a chocolaty version of Lucky Charms. 

My overall impression – It didn’t get the milk super chocolaty, it wasn’t the best tasting cereal I’ve ever had, and believe me, I’ve had a LOT of cereal in my life. It was a fun trip down memory lane, but I had a better flavor experience with the recent return of French Toast Crunch. I’m still excited, albeit a little hesitant to see what the other two monsters have to offer. Until next time, stay geeky, and keep gabbing! 

  

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