From: General Mills
Introduced in 1973
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".
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:
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.
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This cereal belongs to the following Mr Breakfast Cereal Families:
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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Boo Berry?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
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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)
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)
By sarra1833 (Team Breakfast Member)
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)
Just found the Monster Cereals at Wal Mart.
Comment submitted: 9/25/2012 (#9219)
This was my favorite of all four of the Monster Cereals, even though mom kept buying me Count Chocula! I still remember the glow-in-the-dark Boo Berry sticker on my bedroom wall!
Comment submitted: 7/14/2012 (#8472)
By Kaboodle Doodle (Team Breakfast Member)
This is my ultimate favorite cereal of all-time! Love it!
Comment submitted: 5/9/2012 (#7608)
I love blueberry flavored anything and this is another favorite of mine.
Comment submitted: 3/21/2012 (#6911)
About a month ago, I was able to buy TEN boxes of Boo Berry at Walgreens on clearance for only 75 cents a box. They don''t expire for awhile. I've been eating Boo Berry for breakfast everyday! Love it!
Comment submitted: 3/16/2012 (#6851)
I bought a box this past Halloween and was disappointed. Perhaps it's faulty childhood memory but the texture of the cereal seemed different than I remembered. Has anyone else noticed this?
Comment submitted: 3/12/2012 (#6811)
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