Count Chocula

Tuesday February 14thBreakfast, Cereal, Food Category

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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?

Count Chocula: Old or New?

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3 Comments

  1. ima420r
    February 19, 2012

    That new box is horrible! If you had shown the box they used just a few years ago I would have been hard pressed to choose one, but this new one… ick! What are his teeth doing pointing inside of his mouth?!?

    I loved all 3 ‘halloween’ cereals, called that because growing up they only showed up in stores around Halloween.

  2. Annette
    February 27, 2012

    One thing I’ve never understood is why in the hell Count Chocula has Bugs Bunny teeth. The old box looks kinda cheap, but the new one is just…weird.

  3. elizabeth spinner
    November 18, 2012

    You are thinking of Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy cereals.

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