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Count Chocula's lesser known cousins

count-chocula-cereal-boxOne of the great parts of the Halloween season is the increased availability of those really scary breakfast cereals, Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Booberry. But what about their long forgotten relatives?  Earlier today I did a very scientific research study (on Facebook)  on the relative popularity of those three pitch-spooks, and while the results are still out on that, I was alerted to the fact that there used to be two more where they came from: Fruit Brute, and Yummy Mummy. I was embarassed to admit I had no recollection of the two, so I did some additional research (on wikipedia), and found that Count Chocula and Frankeberry were introduced first, followed by Booberry. Then in 1974, Fruit Brute was brought into the mix, before being discontinued in 1983. Yummy Mummy, also known as Fruity Yummy Mummy was around from 1987-1993. Fruit Brute doesn't sound appealing at all..frosted fruit flavored cereal with LIME flavored marshmallows. And Yummy Mummy was fruit flavored cereal with giant vanilla marshmallows. While I'm not scared at all by any of those characters, I am kinda scared by the sugar content of the cereal. In fact, I'm getting a sugar buzz just thinking about it.

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