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The brief history of the General Mills Monster cereals

    In March 1971, General Mills unleashed Count Chocula and Franken Berry onto breakfast tables with their sugar-laced cereals.

    In February 1972, Franken Berry cereal joined the gang of cereals. The three remained constant throughout the years.

    Fruit Brute joined the fold in 1974 but was discontinued by 1982 and replaced in 1987 by Fruity Yummy Mummy, which was discontinued in 1992.

    The trinity of cereal ghouls has always been a favorite for this time of the year. This year it is a bit different. General Mills has teamed up with The Addams Family for their first cross-promotion.

    General Mills is offering free pumpkin stencils for your pumpkin carvings.

    This year’s General Mills Monster Cereals feature a first-ever movie partnership with the addition of The Addams Family animated film characters appearing on the fan-favorite seasonal cereals – out for Halloween and timed to the film’s release in theaters.

    Fun Fact: Franken Berry cereal included an indigestible pigment that turned some children’s feces pink, a symptom sometimes referred to as “Franken Berry Stool