10/30/14

#RetroMonsterCereal Brings Back Childhood Memories this Halloween


By on 10/30/2014 12:03:00 PM

This post is brought to you by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.


My girls have never eaten Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals before we received a package of the old "monster" cereals that I grew up with.  The newly designed, "throwback" packages were sort of what I remembered with some updated twists.  The new Chocula Treats, Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups in special retro packaging, found exclusively at Target, were certainly not available when I was young!  It was a fun chance to share  some of my childhood memories with them.

Have you noticed the Monsters Cereals in Special Throwback Packaging at Target stores?   I always desperately wanted to buy these cereals at the grocery store as a child--especially during the Halloween months!  Do you remember watching the commercials during Saturday morning cartoons--and pretending to talk like The Count for too long afterward?  The retro style packaging is fun for those of us feeling a little nostalgic for those childhood days!  The backs of the boxes even have cut out masks of the characters for kids.  I would have LOVED that as a child!

#RetroMonsterCereal brought some new products for families this season.  While my girls were not very interested in the breakfast cereals, the convenience of the grab and go Count Chocula treats caught their interest immediately--and the Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups fit nicely into some Halloween party goodie bags that they had planned!

#RetroMonsterCereal let us get creative with some snacks and treats.  We had a few events and activities planned that needed some themed snacks and treats.  It was really easy to toss together some Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals, nuts, and candy corn for a last minute snack mix!


The girls also had some fun making marshmallow treats with Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals.

 
It was a nice Halloween throwback to a simpler time in my life.  A time before I was so concerned about the health and safety of products and ingredients.  Since memories like these were so much a part of my childhood--I continuously hope that General Mills listens to customers and works to make even small changes toward healthier products for our families. 



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About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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