A tell tale sign of the coming of Halloween is the return of General Mill’s Monster cereals. Though you may be able to find Count Chocula year round, both Franken Berry and Boo Berryseem to only be available around Halloween. I snagged this fella on a sales display for $2.50.
Now if you’ve read my FAQ, you may have gathered that I like cereal quite a bit. I often find myself browsing the cereal isle for embarrassingly long amounts of time, there are just so many options. Add in the fact that I generally make cereal concoctions, mixing and matching various flavors, the possibilities for a fine-ass breakfast are endless.
Boo-berry is a somewhat deceptive name. It sounds close enough to blueberry, and the box is blue, in years past it’s been touted a blueberry cereal. This year: not so much.
This year’s box says, “artificial berry flavor” and that’s just what you get. As soon as you open the box you get a generic berry smell. That smell carries over to the taste, just sugary generic berry. The texture isn’t terribly exciting, just standard corn meal type.
Before you start to say, “Hey Rodzilla, maybe your palate is just too refined for kiddy cereals.” Let me mention the one redeeming quality to Boo Berry. Obviously I’m going to say the cereal marshmallows. There isn’t anything special about these marshmallows, they are the same as any other, and they’re the only reason I’m keeping this box in my cabinet.
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From a nutritional standpoint, it’s a typical kiddy cereal.
I’ll get my cereal marshmallows elsewhere.
be sure to check out foodette reviews look at boo berry fruit roll ups. Apparently those suck too.