Monster Cereals 2015 – Boo Berry

  

By Joshie Jaxon

Greetings, geek fans! Time to tackle the last of the monster cereals, Boo Berry. Boo Berry is a ghost, who for some reason is able to wear a hat and bow tie. I can’t imagine why a ghost needs clothes, but as this is a cereal mascot, I don’t think I’ll devote too much time to solving the mystery. Let the geeks begin! 

For the final time, let’s start with the box. Unlike the other two, I somehow got a different version. There’s no, “we’re alive!”, which is good, since not a single one of them is a living thing. On the normal box, Boo Berry castle is basic. Strictly moonlight and nothing else. I like that minimalist look. Granted, it is still just a blue pallet swap of the others. I’ll take what I can get at this point. 

Now, on to the cereal. The cereal pieces are berry flavored ghosts. The marshmallows are bats and such. The cereal itself reminds me of Berry Kix. I used to love that cereal. Finally got used to a non-frosted cereal with marshmallows. Similar to Chocula, and Frankenberry, it was like a berry version of Lucky Charms. Can’t decide if this one, or Frankenberry was my favorite of the three. I just know that Chocula was the bottom. I asked Frankenberry. He confirmed it. 

My overall impression – It did get the milk nice and berry flavored, and turned it purple. Again, a fun trip down memory lane. Glad the season of this cereal is over. I think I’ll be good on this for a while. Until next time, stay geeky, and keep gabbing! 

  

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! 

  

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!