What is there left to say about Boo Berry that hasn’t been said? It is a sweetened corn puff with additional blueberry flavoring that is a delight to the mouth. As Poppy pointed out, its consistency is a bit like Cap’n Crunch, and while keeping its crispness it does not rip the roof of your mouth up anywhere near to the way the Cap’n does. One of the things about Boo Berry that separates it from the rest of the cereal tasting world is the fact that it does indeed taste like an actual berry (blueberries) as opposed to a mish mash of berry and citrus flavors. This alone is a delight unto itself to be actually able to know what berry your tasting!
Boo Berry is a member of the Monster Cereals Trilogy put out by General Mills. Originally it was introduced in 1973 along with the “Fourth Monster Cereal“, Frute Brute. They already joined the Count Chocula and Franken Berry on the market. Boo Berry isn’t just the name of the cereal, its also the name of the mascot who is a blue ghost with heavy sleep eyes, wearing a red bow tie and a yellow hat.
Unfortunately, while a member of the Monster Cereal Trio, Boo Berry receives very little promotion during 75% of the year. In fact it has limited availability in most areas. Usually, in celebration of Halloween, General Mills makes all the cereals more available in markets across the US as opposed to the year long availability of its flagship monster cereal, Count Chocula. Not surprisingly though, Boo Berry has a relatively strong counter-culture following due to his heavily lidded eyes and laid back attitude that insinuates him as a member of Club 420.
Cereal Wednesday Bowls:
Special thanks to Poppy for the guest appearance and bringing Sweetheart Bear with her! Considering we did it under the threat of deportation to Cuba as terrorist operatives, I think they did great!!!