Cereal and Halloween. Isn’t that combination the whole world can rally behind? Let’s all agree that they are two great things that go great together and build from that.
Welcome to a very special Halloween Limited Edition of Cereals From Beyond! Some of these cereals are dragged out from their coffins every year about this time to cash-in on Hallowween, so while they technically may not be dead, they are dead in spirit and that’s good enough to make another Cereals From Beyond entry!
Cap’n Crunch’s Halloween Crunch (Quaker Oats, 2007)
Halloween Crunch has been around for the last couple of years but the box pictured above is the 2010 edition. The cereal ghosts turn the milk GREEN! How they do that?!? I’ve never had Halloween Crunch before but I think I need to see this for myself…
Casper Sugar Chex (Ralston, 1970)
I couldn’t find much info on this cereal but it’s easy to assume this was sweetened Corn Chex. It appears Casper was the cereal’s mascot and so this was not just a seasonal promotion. There’s also a red box but I don’t think there’s an actual difference in the cereal and Casper surrounded by orange looks much more cooler and Halloweeny!
Candy Corn Corn Pops (Kellogg’s, 2001)
Okay, this looks and sounds absolutely disgusting! Looks, I get that candy corn is a great fall and holiday tradition. It’s just a nice color scheme and all, but I hate the stuff! I hate candy corn, I hate mellowcreme harvest and pumpkin mixes… It smells gross and it tastes gross. I can’t imagine Corn Pops (which has never been a favorite of mine) that have a candy corn flavor are all that “special”, despite what the text on the box says.
Even the cereal box itself is absolutely ugly. What’s up with all the fluorescent colors and poorly drawn psychotic scientist? I admit the idea of “Candy Corn Corn Pops” is a very good piece of marketing and was/is probably enough to get people to buy this cereal but design a better box, guys!
Frankberry & Count Chocula Universal Monster Editions (General Mills, early 2000s?)
For the life of me I cannot remember what year these came out. I’m guessing early 2000s but late ’90s is possible as well. This was another example of great marketing — the Monster Cereals teaming up with the Universal Monsters! Great artwork. Hm. That reminds me. I need to pick up some Monster Cereals and watch some of the Universal classics soon!
Halloween Rice Krispies (Kellogg’s, 1980s?)
I saved my favorite cereal box out of this batch for last! Again, I can’t find much info in regards to the year of these things. This looks like it was from maybe the early or mid ’80s and I have a vague recollection of eating them. Or maybe I’m remembering eating Rice Krispies with orange food coloring… Nevertheless this is an awesome piece of cereal box art and you can’t go wrong with orange Rice Krispies!