From: General Mills
Introduced in 1971
This cereal was described as a "sweet strawberry flavor cereal + marshmallow bits" on the first box that was produced in 1971.
The following description of Franken Berry is from 2010 marketing material promoting the cereal for Halloween:
"A spoonful of spooky fun in every bowl, Franken Berry is a whimsical way to start the day. Made with whole grain corn, Franken Berry combines strawberry-flavored cereal with colorful marshmallow shapes to create a delicious cereal that kids and adults can enjoy. Each serving of this playful, monster-themed cereal is low in fat with no cholesterol or saturated fat. It's also a good source of calcium, whole grain, and 9 other essential vitamins and minerals."
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Title: Franken Berry Crazy Eyes Box
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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Franken Berry?
Overall Average Rating = 3 (out of 5)
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My favorite Monster Cereal when it was oat based.
Comment submitted: 5/13/2013 (#12018)
Thought I was crazy until everyone's comments confirmed my feelings. Sitting here munching a bowl of BooBerry like I did in the 70s and 80s and just couldn't understand what was missing. Heartbroken they had to change it. It's not half as good as it used to be. Little taste. I'm sure we would be buying a ton if it were the same :(
Comment submitted: 1/20/2013 (#10475)
Marshmallows are half the size that they were 10 years ago. Pretty small amount of them as well. Maybe 5 per bowl. Used to be 2 or 3 per spoonful. Won't buy again.
Comment submitted: 11/12/2012 (#9866)
By B.S. Now
What happened to the powdery oat based cereal I remember from the 70s? This stuff tastes bad. All of the fun sweet cereals I used to love have changed. Bring back the powdery cereal I grew up with!
Comment submitted: 10/26/2012 (#9719)
The best comment I see here is in regard to the change from an oat-based cereal to one that is based on corn. The combination of oats and sugar had a much better flavor than the one of corn and corn-based sweetener.
Comment submitted: 10/26/2012 (#9717)
By quispyjoe (Team Breakfast Member)
The texture is no longer good and the taste is no longer good. The cereal is no longer good. They obviously changed it from the original sweet and tasty cereal. I don't understand - if I wanted a healthy cereal I would buy Grape Nuts. I want sweet and delicious. Who gives a hoot about whole grains. I will never buy this again... I'll just keep my memories.
Comment submitted: 10/21/2012 (#9611)
Franken Berry was by far my favorite cereal as a child. My wife texted me that she saw it at the store, and I was thrilled when she bought me a box. Unfortunately, it turns out that it's not at all the same cereal. It uses to be sweet and strawberry flavored and have marshmallows. Now it tastes like the box and I found 6 marshmallows in my whole big bowl. I'm throwing the rest in the garbage. Disappointed++.
Comment submitted: 10/13/2012 (#9455)
I haven't had this cereal in years and was so thrilled to find it at the grocery store. I bought it and Boo Berry but when I served myself a bowl it didn't look the same and it certainly didn't taste the same. Needless to say, I was very disappointed. I will not be buying it again.
Comment submitted: 10/13/2012 (#9449)
This used to be one of my all time favorites! The box I bought today barely resembled what I remember it tasting like! Bummer. I'll keep my memories... General Mills can keep the new crap.
Comment submitted: 10/9/2012 (#9408)
By Sad Cereal
General Mills need to pull their heads out of their back sides. Don't pee on my foot and tell me it's raining.... what they're selling now is NOT Franken Berry. Crappy flavor... no marshmallows... fix it or put it in Count Choculas Casket, bury it forever.
Comment submitted: 10/6/2012 (#9370)
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