General Mills reveals this year's lineup of Halloween cereals

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The boxes get a re-design this year, but the retro versions pictured above will be available at Target.

Remember last year when General Mills let all of its monster cereals out of the vault? We were so young then, so full of sugary cereal milk and lulled into a sleepy reverie where nothing would ever change and we'd always have our pick of limited edition monster cereals.

Well wake up, cereal lovers. This time around, General Mills is teaching us all a valuable lesson about cereal and life: Nothing gold can stay.

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For now, the vault door has slammed shut on last year's re-released Fruity Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute. This Halloween, General Mills is whittling its cereal lineup back down to a svelte triumverate: Boo Berry, Franken Berry, and Count Chocula.

That's not the only change cereal fans will notice. Check out the redesigned boxes by DC Comics illustrator Jim Lee (Boo Berry), artists Terry and Rachel Dodson (Count Chocula), and illustrator Dave Johnson (Franken Berry).

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As usual, sticklers for vintage cereal boxes can find throwback versions at Target. The Count Chocula and Franken Berry retro boxes hail from 1979, and Boo Berry's design is straight outta 1980. According to a General Mills blog post, the boxes will also feature cut-out masks -- in case you're fresh out of Halloween costume ideas.

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34 comments
Marhya Fasching
Marhya Fasching

I bought the Count Chocula last year just for nostalgic reasons. They've changed the formula :(. Must be all the corn syrup and styrofoam they put in.

JoAnna Janssen
JoAnna Janssen

Oh goody. I was just saying how there isn't enough crappy, sugar-laden, nutritiously-vacant cereals out there! Long live diabetes and childhood obesity!

Adam Slushoos
Adam Slushoos

Waa waa waaa eat some fucking cereal and shut the fuck up ☺

Jay Boller
Jay Boller

The General Mills marketing team approves of this post.

Katy Grudanova
Katy Grudanova

Excellent sourse of GMO's for your kids. . . No thanks!

Amanda Scott
Amanda Scott

Those are gross they were better when i was a kid

Bruce
Bruce

Two words: Frankenberry stool. Look it up!

Danny Crisafulli
Danny Crisafulli

Reveals their lineup? They've been around for 40 years! Yay!

Cassie Flaig
Cassie Flaig

Dustin Oldenburg this makes me think of you, boo berries

Dustin Pettee
Dustin Pettee

Thank god! Last year there was just franken berry= weak, its all about the count, and boo!!!

Alex Anderson
Alex Anderson

Those are released every year...Must be a slow news day.

footnotegirl
footnotegirl

Aren't those just the same three that are always available? I haz a sad. 

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