From: General Mills
Introduced in 1988
Yummy Mummy was a "fruit flavor frosted cereal with vanilla flavor marshmallows". The yellow marshmallow pieces seemed to resemble the shape of a head. On some of the cereal boxes, they were referred to as "monster mallows". The other cereal pieces were red and orange. They may have also been intended to resemble heads, but the primarily circular nuggets with two slits in the center looked more like colorful little pig snouts.
Yummy Mummy cereal was the last of the General Mills monster-themed cereals to be introduced. The cereals began with Count Chocula and Franken Berry in 1971. Boo Berry and Fruit Brute came out in 1973 and 1974, receptively. Then more than a decade later in 1988, Yummy Mummy appeared. Shortly after it's introduction, the name of cereal was elongated to Fruity Yummy Mummy.
While most cereal enthusiasts group Yummy Mummy with the other monster cereals, Cereal Mascot Expert Topher Ellis notes that General Mills never officially declared Yummy Mummy to be part it's monster cereal collection. At MrBreakfast.com, we've opted include Yummy Mummy in the monster cereal classification. Yummy Mummy was advertised in commercials with Franken Berry and Count Chocula. The boxes of all five monster-themed cereals shared many similar characteristics.
Unfortunately, Yummy Mummy had the shortest life of any it's monster associates. The cereal only lasted until the early nineties.
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Yummy Mummy Cereal Theater
Title: Yummy Mummy Box - Front & Back
Title: Introducing Yummy Mummy Ad
Title: Introducing Yummy Mummy Box
Title: 1989 Yummy Mummy Coupons
Title: Yummy Mummy With Bat Marshmallows
Title: Yummy Mummy Figurine And Bobble-Head
Submitter: Mr Breakfast
Title: Fruity Yummy Mummy Box
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Comments About This Cereal
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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
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My local Walmart has two packs of all five monster cereals for $5.00!
Comment submitted: 10/4/2013 (#14606)
Found a box at Walgreen's. Not too bad. But I still prefer the oat based cereal. I can't find any of the monster cereals at Target or Wal Mart. Looked all over the store. Kmart has them though.
Comment submitted: 9/30/2013 (#14520)
FYM is back! It tastes just like I remember it so at least to me it is the original flavor.
Comment submitted: 9/20/2013 (#14199)
I would say that Yummy Mummy was definitely a monster cereal since Count Chocula and Franken Berry were in the commercial. By the way, both Fruity Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute have been re-released by General Mills for the 2013 Halloween Season. It's not the original recipes but still a fun trip down memory lane. Check Target for the retro boxes of all five monster cereals!
Comment submitted: 9/18/2013 (#14125)
Yummy Mummy is back this Halloween along with Fruit Brute. All 5 monster cereals together again. Now make them in the oat based form.
Comment submitted: 9/16/2013 (#14056)
By Baltimore J.
I would definitely buy a case of Yummy Mummy! It's tough for me to find any monster cereal where I live in Baltimore, MD.
Comment submitted: 9/24/2012 (#9210)
Everyone thought I made this up... that I was nuts. Now I can prove Yummy Mummy was real. Thanks!
Comment submitted: 5/2/2012 (#7507)
I thought Fruit Brute tasted better than Yummy Mummy. I would buy both if they ever decided to release them.
Comment submitted: 12/1/2011 (#5856)
General Mills absolutely DID say that Yummy Mummy WAS a Monster Cereal. Every box said so on the bottom flap 'Monster Cereal' and every box from series 1 thru 5 showed the other monsters introducing themselves on the back panel. Yummy Mummy is and always was a Monster Cereal.
Comment submitted: 11/12/2011 (#5731)
Good cereal, but terrible for you. Have you looked at the ingredients on those things? Look up "Count Chocula Ingredient List" in YouTube to get an idea of what you are dealing with.
Comment submitted: 10/24/2011 (#5561)
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