Halloween Is Christmas For Garish, Garbagey Gruel Gourmets


“General Mills says it introduced Count Chocula and the fuchsia-colored Franken Berry in 1971, followed by Boo Berry in 1972. The three cereals feature fingernail-size corn ghouls and multicolored “spooky-fun” marshmallow bats. Count Chocula is ‘chocolatey,’ by its box’s description, while Franken Berry boasts an artificial strawberry flavor. Boo Berry touts ‘berry flavor.’ Processed-food lovers who appreciate artificial colors and flavors and lots of sugar couldn’t be happier.”