Monster Cereals 2015 – Frankenberry


By Joshie Jaxon

Greetings, geek fans! Time to tackle the second of the monster cereals. Frankenberry always seemed gay to me, but maybe that’s the goggles to keep the “milk” out of his eyes, the overly pink attire and coloring, he’s like a cereal version of Snagglepuss. Let the geeks begin! 

Let’s start with the box, it says “we’re alive”. I know the main part of the Frankenstein story is, “it’s alive!”, but he’s still made from various corpses. Not exactly something you want to think of before eating. Luckily, he’s pink and looks cute. Frankenberry went and got his nails did; they look like strawberries, complete with seeds and stem. He went to the good salon in Transylvanian Korean town. His castle is in the background as is the full moon. Unlike Chocula’s, Frankenberry has lightning striking the castle. Gotta change it up. If it were just a pallet swap that wouldn’t be nearly as fun.

Now, on to the cereal. The cereal pieces are strawberry ghosts. The marshmallows are bats and such. Still not used to a non-frosted cereal to have marshmallows. The initial bite gave me a taste I can’t quite articulate, which is probably why I’m a retro blogger and not a food one. It was good. Can’t say if I equated it to strawberry cause that was the actual taste, or what my brain told me it should be. Similar to Chocula, it was like a strawberry version of Lucky Charms. 

My overall impression – It did get the milk strawberry-y, it was better than Chocula, which I find odd, cause I’m a chocoholic. I enjoyed the character of Frankenberry most as a kid. Again, a fun trip down memory lane. I’m looking forward to what the last monster, Boo Berry has to offer. Until next time, stay geeky, and keep gabbing! 


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