Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Hokey Halloween Horror: Boo Berry Cereal Review!!!
Sylvester McCoy, the seventh Doctor from Doctor Who? Anyways, Boo Berry cereal is being re-released for a limited time this Halloween season and is available with two different types of box art. If you go to Target you can get the exclusive classic art box as seen in the picture above. If you buy three boxes of General Mills monster cereal, you also get a free cookbook. The box seen below is the newer styled box that features a more modernized Boo Berry against a spooky backdrop. Both of the boxes feature trivia on the side and a comic on the back that brings all of the five characters (Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, Fruity Yummy Mummy, and Fruit Brute) together for a meal. There's no prize inside, which is a little disappointing. Still, the cereal itself and the box art are a big part of the appeal.
So, how about the cereal itself? It's pretty good. I think the pieces are supposed to be little ghosts, although they kind of resemble the squids from the original Super Mario Brothers. If you turn them upside down, they look like Dragonball Z characters. The cereal pieces are a pleasant dark blue (almost purple, really) and are accompanied by pink, white, purple, and blue marshmallows that look like a variety of indistinguishable shapes. The only thing I recognized was a bat.
The stuff tastes great, though. It kind of reminds me of a more blueberry version of Captain Crunch Crunch berries. It's really sweet but you can definitely taste something akin to blueberries. It's a very fake blueberry taste, but a blueberry taste nonetheless. The cereal stays crunchy for as long as it took me to eat a bowl (which isn't long) and over time the milk starts to gain a bluish tint. It's not as severe as the tint that Franken Berry or Count Chocula gives milk, but it's noticeable.