Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monster Cereal!

I was reading a post by Gerard (Gerard Way--my boyfriend!) the other day on the My Chemical Romance site and he mentioned Frankenberry cereal. Remember that cereal? As soon as I was reminded of it, I realized that it's been a long time since I've seen it around in stores and I wanted the kids to try it--so I actually ordered some on Amazon! Who knew you could by cereal on Amazon?

They offered the 3-pack of Frankenberry, Booberry and Count Chocula so I bought all three. They arrived today!
Of course, the kids were excited that a box arrived in the mail and extra excited that it was something to eat! I want you to take note of Pickle's outfit in this pic. This is her current outfit of choice--pajamas and Hello Kitty boots. She has completely turned on wearing anything other than pajamas. If I try to put an outfit on her, she's begging for jammies within an hour--so I'm going with the flow on this one! When she pairs them with boots, we can still go out and do errands.
Here's the Goose with some Booberry:
Which he also chose to sample first:
Pickle went with the Count:
Patrick asked me to surprise him so I gave him Frankenberry.
I don't know if you can tell in this pic because of the red bowl--but this cereal is BRIGHT pink!

Interesting Frankenberry trivia: "The initial run of Franken Berry contained a dye that did not break down in the body and caused the consumers stool to come out a disturbing pink. This phenomenon came to be called…wait for it…Franken Berry Stool. A new dye was quickly implemented." So now you know!

Some more interesting trivia: Two lesser-known Monster Cereals, Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy have been discontinued.

Patrick read about Fruit Brute (fruit-flavored cereal with lime-flavored marshmallows) and is bummed they don't make it anymore--so he's signed a petition to bring it back!

The other three are still out there--but it's usually hard to find except at Halloween time!

Does anyone remember this?

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28 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

Cute...it has been a very long time since I ate anything that could remotely color my stool any fun color! :) But...I am not bitter!
Have a great day!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

My hubby LOVES frakenberry.....we buy it every october : )

Marilyn said...

OMG.....
I haven't seen that in years, but I remember it being a favorite when I was a kid!
Can you get it in the stores?
Only in October?
I'll check?

Allison said...

My fave of the three when I was younger was Count Chocula!

And I love Pickle's attire!

mrsmouthy said...

I'm totally with Pickle on the PJs.

My mom never let us buy Frankenberry--or any cereal with any kind of flavor--so I cannot reminisce with you. But! I am an adult now! I can buy the Frankeberry!! And I just might!

CaraBee said...

I'm with Pickle, I loved Count Chocula. Interestingly, about a year ago, I was walking through the grocery store and saw it. I couldn't resist, so I bought a box. I ate one bowl and then it went stale in the cupboard. Sounds good right now, though.

Missy said...

I must confess - after your post where you answered the questions - I had to google Gerard Way. I had never heard of him (I know - don't hate me!) until you and I had to see what he was like. I stumbled onto his website and saw the cereal post.
I have never tried any of them except the Count Chocula. If I remember correctly it was pretty good.
Love the pajamas & the boots!

noble pig said...

I love Boo Berries! How funny! This has me very nostalgic right now!

Jennifer said...

I haven't had Frankenberry since I was a kid. =)

Jen said...

Oh I remember those. How cool. And who knew that Amazon shipped cereal. Interesting.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Yeah Frankenberry!

Z's Mom said...

I totally remember these. I LOVED the Boo Berry when I was little. They still it here...I swear I see the Count Chocula all over. Maybe I'm dreaming....I'll check it out and get back to you.

Aleta said...

OMG - you suddenly made me feel old. I remember those cereals and loved them as a kid. Now one can buy it on Amazon. Amazing...

Becky said...

Oh Yes! I absolutely remember those commercials! My mother never let us eat sugar cereals,(fruity pebbles, lucky charms) but I remember the commercials!!! I didn't know they didn't sell them readily anymore?!

Kristin said...

My boys would love that. We are all about the Cheerios at this house. I am such a boring mom.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I remember those! Yum! How did they like it?

Susie said...

I can't believe that they still make that stuff!!

Heather of the EO said...

I do remember that! The stuff you come up with, lady. I love it.

Cameron said...

Awesome, I didn't know you could still get your hands on that stuff!!

Jeauxdi said...

I am ASHAMED to say I am 41 and have NEVER tried any of those! FOR SHAME on me! ~*giggle*~
I love that you could share somethinf from your childhood with your children! TOO neat!

Have a great night!

~*J*~

Shannon said...

Can you believe I've never tried any of those cereals?!!?!?

Shannon said...

Oh, yeah... Pickle has the right idea about jammies. I'm wishing I'm back in mine an hour after getting dressed for the day, too ;)

Butterfly Kisses said...

Yes I remember Frankenberry and Count Chocula. How funny! It has been a very long time and I had no idea they only sold it in October. We will have to get some this halloween. My son will love it.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I remember those cereals, man, that takes me back! How fun that you ordered some, I'll have to check that out.

Angie said...

Love Pickles fashion sense, very appropriate for the freezing weather :0) Cool retro cereals, those are some of the yummiest treats but hard to find anymore~

Jen B. said...

I haven't seen those cereals in ages... I will have to order some for the girls to try... thanks for sharing that you can find them on Amazon!
LOVE Pickle's pj's & boots! Too cute!

GalÄn y Giles said...

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http://monsterscereal.blogspot.com/

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