Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Return Of The Creature(s)

I'm way too excited about this news:  General Mills is bringing back two monster cereals from the past - Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute, for the Halloween season.

I shall indulge in these fruity cereals.

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23 comments:

Adam said...

So I am 32 and don't remember these two. Were they part of initial 5 characters? I only remember Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Frankenberry. Maybe this was before my time? I know even Boo and Frank were on hiatus for a while

Rot said...

An article mentioned that Brute was retired in 82, while the Mummy was retired in 92. I can't say I recall ever seeing the Mummy...especially that "recently."

Terrormaster said...

Adam, pushing 44 here myself and I have ZERO memory of Brute Fruit at all. Maybe it was a regional thing and never made it in the south (which is where I grew up as a kid). As for Yummy Mummy, I have a somewhat faint recollection of it being on the shelves for a short time as some form of comeback for the monster cereals. It was during a part of my life when I had no interest in cereals and paid it no mind - came and went without any fanfare, figured it probably sucked.

I grew up in a time when the big three were not only breakfast staples but were on the shelves 365/yr. They were all I knew. So this whole hype-beasting that has the internet foaming at the mouth over these "other" two is totally lost on me.

Jay's Shadow said...

I was born in 1970, and I don't remember either of them. To my surprise, I opened the cabinet and saw Fruity Yummy Mummy! I was like "OOOOOHHHH, WHAT'S THIS." ( As I was ripping the box apart)

Now I need to try Brute Fruit.

Halloween life is good.

Shani said...

Just turned 40 here (bOOyah) and I have no idea what those two cereals are. I don't think I've ever even heard of them. Hmmm...

jeff said...

Nor I, I believe I was too hopped up on Count Chocula during that time to remember anything else.

Addicted to Halloween said...

I'm about to turn 40 and don't remember them, but hubby is 45 and he remembers Yummy Mummy.

I was never the kind of kid to eat those types of cereal anyway. I don't care for weird, hard little marshmallows so as a kid I stuck with Trix and Honeycombs. And frosted flakes, frosted krispies, and anything else coated in "frost".

Willow Cove said...

Hey, it's all good, I was always Booberry, while my brother ate Count Chocula. To have two more is very sweet! Nothing like reliving the childhood eating those cereals in front of the tv Saturday morning. Ahhhhhh!

SPOOKSHOWS.COM said...

I'm just happy that Target is going to carry them all with their old retro artwork. I like the old art more than the new computer generated graphics.

Amy said...

The even bigger news, Target will be releasing them in their original box art!

Everyone NEEDS to watch Dinosaur Draculas review of these cereals. He had them in his possession before they hit the shelves. The reviews are priceless..Rot you will get a kick out of this.

http://dinosaurdracula.com/blog/video-frute-brute-yummy-mummy/

Amy said...

Few Holy Sh*ts in there so please headphone it if your at the office

Rot said...

Thanks.
I'll have to check this out when I get home.

Adam said...

AMY!!!!

Thanks a TON for referring me to this guys site! I will officially have to take an entire day to browse this thing! It is the biggest epic time suck of childhood nostalgia I HAVE EVER SEEN! This guy has a ton of screws loose for sure but man is it the best retro site EVER!

girl6 said...

hahahhaaha...we used the same title.. :D

Frankenberry!!!..
with his big ol' Lovely flat fingers & square fingernails..<3

BUT...Ever since last year, i have been kinda Obsessed with BooBerry!?!?..yeah, i'm All about ghosts now,
well sorta...maybe

P.S..rot...dude, Please, tell your haunted "Frute Brute" sticker story, you know the one..
poor guy, kinda looks like a "german shepherd" tho.. :(

i Just want the BOXES!!!!!!!!
ALL of them..<333333333333333

Rot said...

Ha..the frute brute sticker!
currently in my parents' house...and it's always been there. waiting.

girl6 said...

dude that sticker is haunted...
you said something like, it didn't belong to any of "you kids" &&& that no one else lived there before, i think?.

that's .. H a u n t e d..BIG Time.

Amy said...

Adam,

No problem! I laughed at your "he has a ton of screws loose" comment : )

His annual Halloween Countdown starts Sat night..EPIC STUFF!

Matt's (guy in the video) delivery and writing style is 2nd to none. The wife and I love when he posts new videos..laugh out loud stuff.

He and Rot are at the top of my internet entertainment list.

girl6 said...

wait..& the sticker is Still there?
aaaaccckkkk!!!..burrrrrrrr

i feel a movie coming on...

Rot said...

hahaha exactly.
My parents were the first occupants...and none of us remembered how it got there. We always pondered what frute brute tasted like. For a sticker had been erected in its red honor.

STRANGE.

Rot said...

Thanks, man.
I'm looking forward to digging through that site.

Rot said...

The sticker is absolutely still there.

Willow Cove said...

When I was a kid, there was a ripped off sticker residue on my closet that resembled a profile face. About as big as a dinner plate. I used to talk to it during naptime. Nothing paranormal, I was just weird.

girl6 said...

awwwww WC..do you remember what you would say?.