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Franken Berry
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Franken Berry Cereal
Average Rating = 3 (out of 5)

By Cereal Man

Rating (out of 5):

Unpopular opinion: Still love it even though they changed the recipe.

Comment submitted: 7/13/2020 (#25358)

By jpkmets31 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Once the greatest, now just an inedible shell of its former self after the recipe change. Classic Frankenberry is my favorite cereal ever. Please bring them back, GM!

Comment submitted: 5/16/2020 (#25164)

By T. Just T.

Rating (out of 5):

Not like it used to be, was good, not good now, will not buy anymore like it is now.

Comment submitted: 9/17/2019 (#24517)

By Postman

General Mills - please bring back the oat based cereal for 2019. Original is better.

Comment submitted: 5/13/2019 (#24159)

By Postman

Rating (out of 5):

It is still not oat based for 2018. Such a shame as it was so much better with oats.

Comment submitted: 9/19/2018 (#23488)

By M.J.S.

Rating (out of 5):

I hadn't had Frankenberry in 40 years, but it was on sale for $1 at Dollar Tree. This was NOT the cereal I had as a youngster. Less sweet. Weird texture. I remembered Frankenberry head shapes, not ghost shapes (that's Boo Berry's terrain). I won't bother with the Count Chocula. Hey General Mills, people don't buy these cereals for whole grains. If they want Whole Grains, they'll get some Buc Wheats or something. (Hey, what happened to Buc Wheats?) Post ruined Fruity Pebbles as well. I miss Quake and Rice Krinkles. (and no. Quisp is NOT the same as Quake.)

Comment submitted: 2/14/2017 (#21384)

By Postman

Rating (out of 5):

Still the same flavor as last year. Not sure why they don't make it the oat flavor anymore.

Comment submitted: 10/25/2016 (#20999)

By burnt

Rating (out of 5):

I loved them until they changed the recipe. Now the texture is nasty. I never would by a box again. I was burnt once. I miss the original Boo Berry too.

Comment submitted: 10/26/2014 (#17909)

By OldMan (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I have to agree with the majority of comments here. The texture of Frankenberry is horrible now. It has a sheen that looks like polyester, and my son is looking at me like, you used to ASK your mom to buy this? The old Frankenberry texture can still be found in Lucky Charms, but of course, without that delicious strawberry flavor.

Comment submitted: 10/25/2014 (#17905)

By Postman

Rating (out of 5):

My wife bought Boo Berry, Count Chocula and Franeknberry at Target over the weekend. No sight of Frute Brute or Yummy Mummy. The cereal is still the corn based but the boxes are still retro with the masks on the back. Please bring back the oat based cereal.

Comment submitted: 9/15/2014 (#17669)

By Trikygrl

Rating (out of 5):

Not the same cereal. Marshmallows are different colors and flavors. Also - where they heck are they? I ate half a bowl before getting one! Cereal appearance is also different. Color is not correct and texture is like Cap'n Crunch. General Mills blew it on this one. FAIL!

Comment submitted: 11/12/2013 (#15303)

By chuckp

Rating (out of 5):

I bought a box of Frankenberry, Boo Berry, Count Chocula, and Fruit Brute. Disgusting. I spent time telling my sons how I absolutely loved these cereals as a child. Got home and ate it. Disgusting. We will never buy again, unless they go back to the oat based puffs and add more marshmallows. Very disappointed.

Comment submitted: 11/5/2013 (#15265)

By Benny

Rating (out of 5):

My favorite cereal was Frankenberry back in the 80s. It used to have so many small marshmallows and great strawberry taste. Then one day (still back in the 80s), they changed the formula to more cereal, larger (but way fewer) marshmallows and I told my mom to not buy it anymore. In 2013, I gave it another try and they kept the same terrible formula. The fleecing of consumers, but we're no fools with our pocketbooks. Peace.

Comment submitted: 10/27/2013 (#15217)

By Insulted

Rating (out of 5):

Everybody is spot on... and it's not just these cereals. All the cereals from when I was a kid are absolutely terrible now. I used to LOVE Frankenberry, Count Chocula, all of those cereals (I'm 35 now). I just don't understand why in the world they would change the formula after it was so successful?? There are literally no marshmallows, the texture is horrible and the taste is even worse. Will never be buying these again. Way to destroy a brand General Mills and even worse, way to kill a nice childhood memory.

Comment submitted: 9/13/2013 (#13975)

By Postman

Rating (out of 5):

My favorite Monster Cereal when it was oat based.

Comment submitted: 5/13/2013 (#12018)

By Laurie

Rating (out of 5):

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)

By TrinaP

Rating (out of 5):

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

Rating (out of 5):

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)

By FixItPlease

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)

Rating (out of 5):

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)

By SugarBob

Rating (out of 5):

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)

By NotAFanAnymore

Rating (out of 5):

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)

By jacky

Rating (out of 5):

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

Rating (out of 5):

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)

By bartolli

Rating (out of 5):

Doesn't taste as good as it used to in the late 70's. Bummer.

Comment submitted: 9/3/2012 (#9021)

By toonswap

Rating (out of 5):

My all-time favorite cereal... the old recipe of course.

Comment submitted: 4/28/2012 (#7473)

By Postman

Rating (out of 5):

Please bring back the oat based Franken Berry. It was much better than the current recipe.

Comment submitted: 1/23/2012 (#6256)

By bryant

Rating (out of 5):

I just finished my first box of this stuff since I was a kid and it has definitely changed. It wasn't as good, but it's still pretty fun.

Comment submitted: 12/21/2011 (#6008)

By luke

Rating (out of 5):

I did contact General Mills and they said that formula was changed. The biggest change was switching from oat base, which I think gave it a more hearty taste. Now it is corn meal based which is more sticky and light. I AM SUCH A NERD!! HELP!!!

Comment submitted: 11/5/2011 (#5654)

By Sugar Boy (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I recently uploaded an image of the Post cereal cut-out records (Sugar Bears, Archies, et al), and I certainly remember these cardboard records, since I have three. Hey, what can I say. I was greedy. Never gave the chance to let my younger brat... I mean brother score any for himself. Heh heh. In fact, I hogged all the prizes from any cereal we ate. What! I'm sure you people did the same when YOU were young. This one gets a 5 rating from me, mostly for the prizes it offered, which were quite good as opposed to other cereals from those days.

Comment submitted: 10/23/2011 (#5553)

By Eliot

Rating (out of 5):

I just ate a box of Frankenberries and there were hardly any marshmallows in that bitch!

Comment submitted: 10/11/2011 (#5472)

By Shadow

Rating (out of 5):

This does not taste like it used to. I miss the old cereal.

Comment submitted: 10/1/2011 (#5390)

By mack

Rating (out of 5):

It doesn't taste like it use to. It's a totally different cereal. I wish they would go back, as it used to be my favorite.

Comment submitted: 9/25/2011 (#5356)

By IcedEarthaholic (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Loved this stuff when I was a kid, love it now. Just as good as I remember it being, love how it turns the milk pink and gives it that strawberry flavoring. Love the monster cereals, so wish they'd bring them back year round so I could get them anytime.

Comment submitted: 9/5/2011 (#5240)

By Postman

Rating (out of 5):

Big Lots is having Franken Berry right now. Better hurry as it will be gone soon.

Comment submitted: 2/2/2011 (#3789)

By ajkiii

Rating (out of 5):

Is it just me or does Frankenberry taste different than it used to be? Like they changed the formula because I remember it having a more stronger strawberry taste than it does now. I would give it a 5 rating if it was made like it was in the 80's but for now it gets a 4.

Comment submitted: 11/22/2010 (#3324)

By Postman

Rating (out of 5):

I do not like the new boxes of the Monster cereals. The monsters seem more scary and less kid friendly. But I will still buy it anyway.

Comment submitted: 10/13/2010 (#3025)

By Derekdespie (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

We have learned from General Mills that "Boo Berry" (blueberry-flavoured), "Count Chocula" (chocolate-flavoured), and "Franken Berry" (strawberry-flavoured) are finally returning to grocery stores and other fine retailers anywhere across the whole nation around 2011, and almost every year, they'll be available between late August and early December. The 12 spooky-fun marshmallow shapes will be contained in all three Monster-themed breakfast cereals, except that they come in each flavor, just like the corn cereal pieces are in that same shape of each one.

General Mills' "Monster Triple Pack" breakfast cereal will be finally available in fewer U.S. retailers nationwide - including Walmart, Target, Costco, and a couple of others. It will contain three bags of different Monster-themed breakfast cereals, and will also be available between late August and early December every year.

Comment submitted: 8/29/2010 (#2753)

By CreepysFan (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Frankenberry has gotten hard to find, so when I do I stock up 4 or 5 boxes at a time. This is the one Fruity flavored cereal I still enjoy.

Comment submitted: 1/24/2010 (#1277)

By nickmarella (Team Breakfast Member)

Can u still get this cereal?

Comment submitted: 11/14/2009 (#902)

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