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Boo Berry


Boo Berry From: General Mills
Introduced in 1973

  • It's often thought to be discontinued, but as of 2010, Boo Berry cereal is still in production. While Count Chocula can be found in grocery stores throughout the year, distribution of Boo Berry (and to a lesser extent Franken Berry) is sporadic. All three monsters cereals can be found in larger grocery outlets during the Halloween season. Target and Wal-Mart often feature the cereals on endcaps from late-September through Halloween.

This monster cereal has been described on the box as a "sweet blueberry flavor cereal plus marshmallow bits" and an "artificial blueberry flavor frosted cereal with blueberry marshmallows". Occasionally the marshmallows are referred to as "spooky-fun marshmallows".


Very First Boo Berry Commercial


The following is a transcript of the very first
Boo Berry television commercial from 1973:


[ Franken Berry and Count Chocula are seen arguing in cobweb-ridden, spooky kitchen. The doorbell rings. ]

Announcer: Someone's come for a nutritious breakfast.

[ Opening the door, Franken Berry and the Count are greeted by a floating yellow pork pie hat. The body of a ghost materializes beneath the hat. He's blue and carries a jangling chain. ]

Boo Berry: Hello. My Name is Boo...

[ Reacting to the word "boo", a frightened Count Chocula jumps into the arms of an equally frightened Franken Berry. ]

Boo Berry: Let me finish... Boo Berry. My ghostly good blueberry-flavored cereal, Boo Berry, is part of this complete breakfast.

[ An image appears of a bowl of Boo Berry Cereal, two slices of white toast, a glass of milk and a glass of orange juice. As action resumes, Count Chocula and Franken Berry react defensively, tying Boo Berry in his own clain. ]

Franken Berry: Franken Berry has got strawberry-flavored marshmallows.

Count Chocula: Count Chocula has got chocolate marshmallows.

[ Franken Berry and Count Chocula force the blue ghost out the door and slam it violently shut. ]

Boo Berry: But I've got blueberry-flavored marshmallows.

[ Back inside the kitchen, Franken Berry and Count Chocula continue the argument they were presumably having at the start of the commercial. ]

Franken Berry: Franken Berry!

Count Chocula: Count Chocula!

[ Boo Berry suddenly materializes through the door. ]

Boo Berry: Boo Berry

[ Surprised to see their unwelcome visitor once more, Franken Berry and Count Chocula jump up and down and wave their hands in horror. ]

- - - END OF COMMERCIAL - - -



The following description of Boo Berry is from 2010 marketing material promoting the cereal for Halloween:

"A spoonful of spooky fun in every bowl, Boo Berry is a whimsical way to start the day. Made with whole grain corn, Boo Berry combines blueberry-flavored frosted 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."


Fun Facts About Boo Berry:
  • Third cereal of the line of Monster Cereals
  • Boo Berry is a blue ghost with a red bow-tie and red and yellow striped hat
  • Launched in 1973
  • Cereal compared to Lucky Charms however it’s a blueberry cereal with blueberry marshmallows
  • The marshmallows are often referred to as "spooky fun marshmallows"
  • The voice of Boo Berry was based on that of Peter Lorre - the voice was provided by Paul Frees who was also the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy and Santa Claus in Frosty the Snowman


For more information on Boo Berry including more images of boxes and prizes, be sure to check out The Unofficial Boo Berry Page from Boo Berry fanatic Roger Barr.


Click here to see all cereals from General Mills.



This cereal belongs to the following Mr Breakfast Cereal Families:
  • The Halloween Cereal Family
  • The Monster Cereal Family
  • The Marshmallow Madness Cereal Family



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    The voice of Boo Berry is based on that of Pete Lorre, a black-and-white movie era actor most famous for portraying the creepy, mysterious, yet somehow lovable assistant to a plethera of horror movie villains.

    The voice was provided by Paul Frees who also gave voice to The Pillsbury Doughboy, a later version of Froot Loop's Toucan Sam and Santa Claus in Frosty The Showman.




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    Uploaded: 12/22/2010

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    Uploaded: 11/29/2010

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    Comments About This Cereal
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    Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

    View all 44 comments for this cereal.


    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy viciousangel (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    The recipes for Boo Berry, Franken berry and many others have changed - FOR THE WORSE... I started a petition to bring back the original recipes for these and other cereals. Join me and fight this injustice! http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/bring-original-general-mills-cereal-recipes-back.html

    Comment submitted: 11/4/2013 (#15255)



    By Boo4Real

    Sorry, monster cereal fans. Boo Berry tastes terrible now - recipe is completely different from our childhood memories. Sad.

    Comment submitted: 9/23/2013 (#14291)



    By Mr. Jeff

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    The comments here are correct. Boo Berry, these days, is like eating Styrofoam. No taste... the cereal melts before you can taste it. It wasn't that way "back in the day".

    Comment submitted: 8/19/2013 (#13349)



    By Boo Hunter

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I just don't understand what you have to do to get through to a company to get Boo Berry back on the shelf all the time. Obviously the people are begging for it so why wouldn't they want to sell it all the time, except at the time of Halloween! Hello... wake up and smell the Boo Berry. If something is in demand, produce it!

    Comment submitted: 8/18/2013 (#13342)



    By Pooket

    Ha. The old Boo Berry kind of looks like a condom.

    Comment submitted: 5/30/2013 (#12231)



    By Postman

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    The reason the Monster cereals taste different is that they are now corn based instead of oat based. General Mills please bring back the oat based cereal that we all love. If Lucky Charms can still be oat based why can't the Monster cereals?

    Comment submitted: 5/2/2013 (#11901)



    By jamie

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Just got a box of Boo Berry today, last time was like 25 years ago and it seems my. They used to be very good, now seems like they are tasteless.

    Comment submitted: 1/27/2013 (#10561)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy sarra1833 (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Nope. I got 2 boxes of Boo Berry and was excited to have my old love back. I took a few bites and it was hard to finish. It's tasteless, nothing like it was when I was a kid in the 70's. Nothing at all. Seriously, bring the original Boo Berry back. I have a box of Count Chocula and I'm scared to open it. I really don't want to be disappointed with that one too. I'm going to toss my two boxes of Boo Berry. What a shame. :(

    Comment submitted: 11/20/2012 (#9979)



    By Where's Boo

    I love this cereal but can never find it anymore. Why is that?

    Comment submitted: 9/26/2012 (#9229)



    By Postman

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Just found the Monster Cereals at Wal Mart.

    Comment submitted: 9/25/2012 (#9219)



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