I won’t get into how my sisters and I weren’t allowed to eat “sugar cereal” again. But these monster cereals were like…beyond even even beggin for. Honestly I never even had any of these, Count, Boo, Frank…was there mummy or “beast” that was around for a while too?
Even though I’m an adult and can buy these if I want, it just hasn’t happened. I’ve heard General Mills has changed the recipe with these cereals and they’re not as good they used to be so I feel like that window of awesomeness has closed and what’s the point of trying something not in it’s prime.
So onto the package design- quite a difference between 80’s Count and current. The old box has a vacant feel like the very 2 dimensionally drawn Count walked into a green screen set with a bowl of cereal. The current is a computer generated image that kind of looks like he should be the son of the Count. How does he look younger than he did 25+ years ago? Well, I guess hes a vampire. The current box depicts his home (Castle Chocula?) but is lacking an image of the product itself, which I always think is nice to see what you’re getting. There is a small description of “Chocolatey cereal with spooky-fun marshmallows” compared to the older “Chocolate flavored frosted cereal +marshmallow bits”
While neither description is overly appealing I guess they do a better job with the current description with calling it “Chocolately” because whenever I read “Chocolate flavored..” anything it usually tastes like blech.
Visually, I like the old box because the new one I feel like the count is too in my face and is lacking an image of the product.
What do you think?