Cereal Wednesday: Count Chocula Cereal

Introducing the special guest… The Witch!!!



Rounding off our reviews of the Monster Cereals, Count Chocula has provided solid leadership for the brand that is made by General Mills. As a sweetly chocolate flavored corn puffed cereal with marshmallows, Count Chocula was introduced in 1971 along with Frankenberry cereal. The cereal is represented by none other than the cartoon character of Count Chocula himself, who is a vampire that craves the chocolaty taste of the cereal as opposed to the craving for blood that his literature based inspiration prefers.

Count Chocula‘s popularity in American culture has ascended along with the rise of interest in vampires in general. The cereal icon has been satirized on shows such as The Simpsons (as Count Fudgula), The Office (Jim lists Count Choculitis as a disease when forced to disclose that information to Dwight), and in Futurama he is now known as Arch Duke Chocula after having received a promotion.

As the flagship cereal, Count Chocula has a much better availability in markets than both Boo Berry and Frankenberry cereals. All three cereals usually receive a make over every year for Halloween, but soon after the availability of all but Count Chocula becomes scarce for the rest of the year.

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For more information you can visit the General Mills Big G Cereal Page.

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Comments

  1. I loved it! You’re mom is fantastic…truly a star. 😀

    I agree with her on the Kashi GoLean. hehe

  2. LMAO!!! One of my favorite episodes…

    Your mom is the cutest witch ever, and she’s a natural in front of the camera! I think this video can serve as a PSA too. Thanks for doing your part to stop the vicious cycle of moms refusing to buy their kids cool cereal and kids not going shopping with their moms (out of learned helplessness, of course). I still think your mom’s awesome though, even if she did deprive you of Count Chocula.

  3. Love your Mom. I’m going to adopt your saying “I understand” and start saying that to my Mom. I think it might save my sanity.

  4. LMAO! Honestly, I was really and truly laughing out loud! Mrs. Dawg’s Mom, is a hoot!!! …and, yeah, I was the same kind of mom. Our sons H-A-T-E-D going to the store with me because I read the labels on everything before I bought something new, and I was in the store for at least an hour. That’s what mom’s are supposed to do. Anyway, I did occasionally buy them “sugary” cereals, but most the time I did my best to give them the most nutritious (i.e. NOT SO MUCH SUGAR) that I could find.

  5. Happy Halloween, NYC. I loved your mom as well. Cheerios and sometimes Life were a staple at my house though sometimes my Dad would get Froot Loops or Cookie Crisp.

  6. Thats right, the Chocolate cereal’s got more essential vitamins than the “healthy” organic crap! I was waiting for someone to say “taste like captain crunch only chocolate” 😛

    Mom did a great job too!

  7. I think this is definitely one of my favorite videos. Your mom is hilarious!

  8. Your Mom is so cool! I’m glad I stayed through the credits..it was the BEST PART!…..yup, gotta love the moms!

  9. KG– OMG! YOU are a Kashi lover too!?!? I never would’ve guessed… but then again the hippies had to rub off on you somehow. Yeah, mom is a presence to be reckoned with for sure.

    Girl, Dislocated– I agree, its a very vicious cycle that needs to come to an end. For the sake of shopping moms, buy your kids one box of the cereal they ask for! If only my mom would have done it, maybe then I would know how to use coupons.

    Teebopop– Yes, saying I understand is a good neutralizer to their natural effects. Of course… if it turns out you DON’T understand… you’re screwed.

    Geeky– I used to think that the shopping defect was a genetic trait all mothers shared. Now I know it to be true.

    Ozthomas– Father’s always tend to understand the need for sugar better than mothers… without them we would be a lost cause.

    Sxymom– I know… there was much anticipation to include the line made famous by Poppy… but it just didn’t taste like the Cap’n… much closer to Cocoa Puffs. She did do well… except for missing the “goodbye” cue.

    Avi– I think it would have been hilarious if she would have forgotten her insulin and would have gone into a diabetic coma. Then again… maybe not.

    Metalmom– Yeah, moms rule whether we want to admit it or not.

  10. Great show, if not one of the bests. I love the show with guests, and your mom and you have such a great relationship. The segment after the credits was so proper to leave in.

    To say that the cereal was better dry made me laugh ice tea out of my nose.

  11. Fogspinner says:

    Phew so glad Mom likes cows. I’d be horrible disappointed! :-) Love the Mom!!

    You two had me chuckling the whole time.
    Happy Halloween.

  12. What a great video. You have a wonderful rapport with your mom. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Your mom is adorable.

    I am with her – Cheerios over sugary crap in a bowl!!

  14. I love your mother!! She is adorable, although I’d like to know where she found my hat. I’ve been looking for that all week. It would have been a lot easier if I had know she borrowed it. LOL

    Also, I’m with her. I would rather have Cheerios(with berries) over the more sugary cereals. I think you should do Kashi Go Lean with your mother.

    She’s a star in the making!!

  15. That is definately your mom! LOL. I think my mom had the same reasoning behind not getting us those sugary cereals.

  16. This is my first time here and I loved this…your Mom is absolutely adorable and this is a great video :)

  17. Hay– Yeah, I kinda like the special guest ones too… they bring an added dimension to it.

    Fog– Yes, she likes cows as long as they don’t look straight at her. Otherwise she feels guilty for taking their milk or something. She’s kinda weird.

    Colleen– Actually, she has a wonderful rapport with ME. I’m the difficult one.

    Miss Britt– *GASP* But you weren’t born in the 40’s!!! Your such a mom.

    Angel– I’ll make sure she gets your hat back to you… once she’s done crusading through the skies on her iRobot vacuum.

    Lynda– Are you sure she’s my mom? It’ll save me a trip to see Maury…

    Hilly– Thanks! Glad you liked it!

  18. Has to be. Only a mom would talk to their kid that way. LOL

  19. I’ve never commented before, but I have to delurk to say your Mom is awesome. You should have her back again.

  20. Genius! I loved it!