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(NPR)   Apparently, the annual seasonal release of Boo Berry, Count Chocula, Franken-Berry, and Frute Brute has caused nostalgia-minded adults to stockpile the sugary cereals   (npr.org) divider line 80
    More: Obvious, Franken Berry, Halloween, Rachel Martin, Weekend Edition, artificial flavors, grain, Dan Pashman  
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2013-10-21 01:17:09 AM
I heard a guy in the grocery store scoff audibly. "Oh, great. I was into those cereals first, and now everyone is just gonna think they're cool for having them."

It's a farking box of cereal, and everyone grew up on it.

/totally bought one box of each
 
2013-10-21 03:12:29 AM
Count Chocula is the one true god.
 
2013-10-21 04:14:57 AM
Who eats that crap?

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2013-10-21 04:16:12 AM
Is it nationwide or concentrated in states with legal/medical marijuana?
 
2013-10-21 04:22:07 AM

Harry_Seldon: Who eats that crap?

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While it is true that Quisp is a superior breakfast cereal, the annual release of the monster cereals is a treat. Fun fact: Eating an entire box of Boo Berry will turn your poop blue.
 
2013-10-21 04:28:08 AM
Let me know when they bring back Ecto Cooler.
 
2013-10-21 04:29:23 AM

Harry_Seldon: Who eats that crap?

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I haven't had quazy energy in a too long.
 
2013-10-21 04:31:54 AM
Wait, they're only doing them seasonally, now?  My local Wal-mart used to stock them year round just a couple of years ago.  I would get my husband a box of Boo Berry every time I went grocery shopping.  Then they just disappeared.  *sigh*  I guess seasonally is better than not at all.
 
2013-10-21 04:35:42 AM
For whatever reason Boo Berry wasn't advertized on any of the Saturday cartoons I watched when I was a kid. When I became aware of its existence the whole thing started seeming gimmicky and contrived and I quit wanting kid-oriented cereals. This has shaped my adulthood, in which I eat only leftover Soviet-era gruel.
 
2013-10-21 04:43:50 AM
Lego is the only thing worth nostalgia stockpiling.
 
2013-10-21 04:44:43 AM
Meh, the new version is awful.  The cereal part tastes bland and hardly turns the milk blue/chocolate.  It's like it got sprayed with a shellac coating.  Also the cereal to marshmallow ratio is way too low.  1/10 and the 1 is only for nostalgia.   I was going to track down some Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute just to round it up...  But not carried at local grocery store, and I'm reading that it's a Target exclusive?  Seriously?  Farking BS General Mills.  BS.  I think this one will stay tasty in my memories.

//Long Live Captain Crunch!!
 
2013-10-21 04:57:32 AM

Kif_D: I was going to track down some Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute just to round it up...  But not carried at local grocery store, and I'm reading that it's a Target exclusive?  Seriously?  Farking BS General Mills.  BS.  I think this one will stay tasty in my memories.


I work for Kroger, and it was on every promo skid we got. We still have a ton of it. Yummy Mummy and Froot Brute didn't sell for shiat. All the Count Chocula and Franken Berry were gone in two days. Destined to be markdowns after Halloween IMHO on the other two.
 
2013-10-21 04:57:36 AM
Cocoa Puffs is the only non-granola cereal that has maintained its standards. And lately, it has been all sold out every time I go to the store.
 
2013-10-21 04:58:40 AM
When I was a kid we ate bowls of rocks in muddy water, and we were grateful for it!
 
2013-10-21 05:12:12 AM

HotWingAgenda: Cocoa Puffs is the only non-granola cereal that has maintained its standards. And lately, it has been all sold out every time I go to the store.


They haven't changed their message much at all from the 80s even. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfuV_SCewTo http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=Y1CBftRW0F8
 
2013-10-21 05:15:11 AM

Harry_Seldon: Who eats that crap?

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I loved Quisp, but I'm pretty sure it was just pure sugar press-molded into a disc shape.
 
2013-10-21 05:39:40 AM

Harry_Seldon: Who eats that crap?

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I love how the bowl is COMPLETELY FULL of cereal.
 
2013-10-21 05:41:59 AM

Kif_D: Meh, the new version is awful.  The cereal part tastes bland and hardly turns the milk blue/chocolate.  It's like it got sprayed with a shellac coating.Also the cereal to marshmallow ratio is way too low.  1/10 and the 1 is only for nostalgia.   I was going to track down some Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute just to round it up...  But not carried at local grocery store, and I'm reading that it's a Target exclusive?  Seriously?  Farking BS General Mills.  BS.  I think this one will stay tasty in my memories.

//Long Live Captain Crunch!!


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2013-10-21 05:44:06 AM
I've never heard of Frute Brute until I saw it in Target a few days ago. I've never heard of yummy Mummy until this thread. Did I miss anything? I liked Chocula, Frankenberry was passable and Boo-Berry was terrible.
 
2013-10-21 05:46:36 AM
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2013-10-21 05:48:53 AM

debug: Harry_Seldon: Who eats that crap?

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I loved Quisp, but I'm pretty sure it was just pure sugar press-molded into a disc shape.


And your point?
 
2013-10-21 06:18:40 AM
Fruit Brute isn't annual; this is the first year it's been offered in 19 years and the formulation is different than it was in 1984.
 
2013-10-21 06:24:52 AM
I pity da fool who don't bring back Mr. T cereal!
 
2013-10-21 06:29:37 AM
Well, when you can only get them all of one month out of the year(check local listings), yeah, you stockpile them so you can have some, y'know, later.

The same reason i go to Wal Mart the day after Easter and buy a couple of boxes of Cadbury eggs. Stick em in the freezer, and if you have just enough self control, you can make it to Halloween before you run out.

\waiting for post Halloween candy sales
\\stockpile the Scream eggs.
\\\Haven't stockpiled count chocula, but that's...because it kinda sucked this year. I don't know if I got a bad batch, or what.
 
2013-10-21 06:42:31 AM

August11: Lego is the only thing worth nostalgia stockpiling.


Unlike the monster cereals, I'm pretty sure Lego blocks aren't going away anytime soon.
 
2013-10-21 06:48:27 AM
Seasonal?
You mean school season, when the snowflakes need the extra sugar to help them concentrate?
 
2013-10-21 06:50:04 AM

asquian: Cadbury eggs


You can buy these year-round, now.  My husband gets them at 7-11 (individuals) and Walgreens (3-pack) pretty often.
 
2013-10-21 06:50:28 AM

GreenAdder: I heard a guy in the grocery store scoff audibly. "Oh, great. I was into those cereals first, and now everyone is just gonna think they're cool for having them."

It's a farking box of cereal, and everyone grew up on it.

/totally bought one box of each


Hipsters are everywhere
/I was into hipsterism being being a hipster was cool
//wait...being a hipster was never cool
 
2013-10-21 07:06:34 AM
I was really addicted to that stuff as a kid.

\ok ok ok fine.....I'm still addicted. But I totally quit anytime I want.
 
2013-10-21 07:09:44 AM
eeeesh...I am somewhat embarrassed. I can't believe they wrote an article about me.
My daughter and I both love the stuff.

Our current stash...
8 boxes Count Chocula
5 boxes Frankenberry
3 boxes Boo Berry
1 box of Yummy Mummy.
 
2013-10-21 07:18:30 AM
We have our annual 4-5 boxes of each stockpiled.

It seems like the marshmallow ratio is getting really low on these, though.  (had a box of fruit brute with a lot of marshmallows - can't imagine it varies from type to type)
 
2013-10-21 07:23:22 AM
wow, an artificial scarcity "story" ... from National Proletariat Radio, no less.  Hmmmm....
 
2013-10-21 07:32:18 AM
Stunted manchild problems. I can see some loser in his underwear in front of a 60" tv watching the latest comicbook movie and eating a trachcan full of this crap.
 
2013-10-21 07:55:49 AM
Since when were they only a seasonal release?
 
2013-10-21 07:55:51 AM

assjuice: Stunted manchild problems. I can see some loser in his underwear in front of a 60" tv watching the latest comicbook movie and eating a trachcan full of this crap.


Once again, you are trying to play Mr. Mature while logged into Fark.com under the username "assjuice." Why?
 
2013-10-21 07:58:18 AM

razyjean: asquian: Cadbury eggs

You can buy these year-round, now.  My husband gets them at 7-11 (individuals) and Walgreens (3-pack) pretty often.


I miss the version where the center was runny like a real egg. The new ones with the gel center aren't the same.
 
WGJ
2013-10-21 07:59:11 AM

Harry_Seldon: Who eats that crap?

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Quake was better.
 
2013-10-21 08:03:19 AM

soupafi: Since when were they only a seasonal release?


Since 2010. Although Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute haven't been around for years before that. Fruit Brute hadn't been around since it was initially discontinued in 1984.
 
2013-10-21 08:06:14 AM

Musikslayer: I've never heard of Frute Brute until I saw it in Target a few days ago. I've never heard of yummy Mummy until this thread. Did I miss anything? I liked Chocula, Frankenberry was passable and Boo-Berry was terrible.


Same here. Were the Brute and Mummy varieties demographically specific?

Combining the Count, Frankenb, and Boo in one bowl made for a one-of-a-kind experience EVERY time.
 
2013-10-21 08:08:00 AM

WinoRhino: soupafi: Since when were they only a seasonal release?

Since 2010. Although Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute haven't been around for years before that. Fruit Brute hadn't been around since it was initially discontinued in 1984.


It used to be my favorite, but this new version is lacking something. I think it's the manufacturer being stingy with the marshmallows.
 
2013-10-21 08:08:09 AM
I was at my sister's house, her kids had a box of Count Chocula and I tried a bit.  It's a good thing I didn't pour a full bowl, because I would not have been able to finish.....too sweet.   Some things are best left as childhood memories.
 
2013-10-21 08:15:13 AM

Mr. Ekshun: For whatever reason Boo Berry wasn't advertized on any of the Saturday cartoons I watched when I was a kid. When I became aware of its existence the whole thing started seeming gimmicky and contrived and I quit wanting kid-oriented cereals. This has shaped my adulthood, in which I eat only leftover Soviet-era gruel.


Same here - I grew up in S. FL in the 70s-80s and they only advertised/sold the Count and Frankenberry. Unless I was visiting my grandmother up in Chicago, Boo Berry was unheard off.

Micro CSB; I did not know that Fruit Brute even existed until I saw it a few weeks ago at the commissary.
 
2013-10-21 08:18:49 AM
And who could forget or even try to remember this travesty?

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Frank's Vinyl Museum has the audio if you want:

http://franklarosa.com/vinyl/Exhibit.jsp?AlbumID=83
 
2013-10-21 08:22:44 AM

shift_DAWG: wow, an artificial scarcity "story" ... from National Proletariat Radio, no less.  Hmmmm....


Who peed in your cornflakes?
 
2013-10-21 08:29:00 AM

cherryl taggart: debug: Harry_Seldon: Who eats that crap?

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I loved Quisp, but I'm pretty sure it was just pure sugar press-molded into a disc shape.

And your point?


Quake sucked, obviously.
 
2013-10-21 08:33:51 AM
dafuq is Frute Brute?
 
2013-10-21 08:35:43 AM
Even as a kid, I couldn't stand that artificially flavored crap.  Frosted Mini-Wheats, and very occasionally Sugar Smacks, were as sweet as I could stand.  My brother, OTOH, put down bowl after bowl of Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles, etc.  Blargh.
 
2013-10-21 08:40:31 AM
I got a box of Count Chocula and dammit, I liked it!
 
2013-10-21 08:41:49 AM

Harry_Seldon: Who eats that crap?


indeed. high GI crap, full of chemicals
 
2013-10-21 08:44:58 AM

Phantoms5000: And who could forget or even try to remember this travesty?

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Frank's Vinyl Museum has the audio if you want:

http://franklarosa.com/vinyl/Exhibit.jsp?AlbumID=83


wow i remember that!  That record was sweet
 
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