Halloween-Themed Cereals

Friday, October 23, 2009

The most popular breakfast food nowadays is cereal. So it would be silly for me to post Halloween breakfasts without Halloween cereal. General Mills makes the most recognizable Halloween cereals: Boo Berry, Count Chocula, and Franken Berry. They are all the same cereal with different flavors; blueberry, chocolate, and strawberry. They aren't necessarily healthy or cost effective if you have a large family (they come in small boxes), but they are a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit. It may surprise some people to learn there are other Halloween cereals out there, but they are not as popular and not all stores carry them. General Mills monopolized the Halloween Cereal market for many years because they introduced their cereals in the 70's. Other contenders have just jumped on the band wagon in the last five years. Kellogg's has a line called "The Haunted Manor" which spins Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, and Cocoa Krispies into spooky cereals with marshmallow ghost. Quaker has come out with Halloween Crunch (from Cap'n Crunch) that turns your milk green and is shaped like ghosts. I am sure many new varieties of Halloween cereals will start making appearances as other big names in the cereal industry try to stay competitive. So check out the cereal aisle in your local grocery store to see if you can find some fun Halloween cereals to start off your morning with an easy, spooky breakfast.