Theresa's Mixed Nuts: They're BAAAACK! Retro Big G Monsters Cereals & Snacks #retromonstercereal #PlatefullCoOp #paid

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

They're BAAAACK! Retro Big G Monsters Cereals & Snacks #retromonstercereal #PlatefullCoOp #paid

Disclosure:The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

You've heard it before, but I'll say it again. I ADORE Halloween! When I was a kid, it really did rank right up there with Christmas for me. I always looked forward to those crummy, cheap plastic Halloween costumes, candy swapping with my siblings, and horror movies! Though I don't remember too many of the costumes, what candy I got in my basket, or which horror movies had me biting my nails down to the nubs, the one thing I do still remember getting excited over was the limited edition Monsters Cereals that General Mills brought out every fall. Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry. Oh, how I couldn't wait for my mom to stock up on them each year! Now, they are back for the Halloween season, and you can pick up your favorite Monster cereal at Target in cool retro boxes!

Monster Cereal


The Retro Monsters are back! Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals are once again hitting the shelves at Target in their retro packaging and they’ve brought Monsters snack items for you to enjoy as well. Try Count Chocula Treats, Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups in special retro packaging, found exclusively at Target.

Perfect for nostalgic cereal fans and Halloween lovers, Monsters cereals and snacks are fun for the whole family.

As tasty as the cereal is on its own, we decided to try out a new recipe using the Monster cereals. We had some extra ice cream left over in our freezer from my nephew's birthday party, so we decided to whip up some Franken Berry Blizzard Treats.


Blizzard Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 cups vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup Franken Berry cereal
1/4 cup milk

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender, and pulse until combined.
Pour into 2 small or 1 large glass.
Garnish with extra cereal pieces.
Serve immediately.


Once you are done with the cereal, there's even more fun. Flip the box over and grab yourself a fun Halloween cut out mask! Each box has a mask of its respective monster. When I was a kid, we would have cut the masks out, then changed them out to try to trick the neighbors into giving us more candy! Especially those who passed out the full sized candy bars :)


You can find all the retro Big G Monsters Cereals and snacks at your local Target store. If you would like to learn more, be sure to visit the website and follow along on Facebook.


Besides candy, what was your favorite Halloween treat when you were a kid?



31 comments:

  1. I was there last weekend and picked up a box of each! Boo Berry is my favorite.

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  2. Of course I should pick up the Monster Cereals for October (slaps head) what was I thinking?? We just went shopping and got something else, BUT there's still time...Halloween's not here yet! Writing it down so I don't forget, I think the kids will be tickled.

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  3. lol now that was a good trick to get more candy. You, love halloween? Never would have guessed

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  4. They do look so delish! We don't have many cereals here, only the basic plain types....

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  5. Caramel apples! Love this cereal and love the awesome spin you put on it!

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  6. I had no idea there were cereals just for Halloween, I love it! I used to love the popcorn balls at Halloween when I was a kid - YUM!

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  7. I remember these cereals I use to find it a treat when mom would buy these for us.

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  8. This is a cute idea for Halloween. I loved my mom's popcorn balls and rice krispie squares. She would make the popcorn balls for Halloween and Christmas and use appropriate food coloring for the different holidays. She made this with marshmallows like you do rice krispie bars and they were the best.

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  9. I don't remember this cereal. I must be living under a rock or somewhere.

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  10. That blizzard treat looks really different and delicious. I bet it's a big hit with the kids!

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  11. I didn't know they still had these cereals! I would have never thought of making a blizzard with it.

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  12. Yes! We were so happy to see count and Franken at target here in Canada. My husband made me buy 3 boxes of each! Haha

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  13. I was just telling my sons about these cereals. I thought they weren't' making them anymore but I'm glad that they still are.

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  14. I tried Boo Berry a few years ago, it was worse than Nicolas Cage in the Wickerman

    okay maybe not that bad, but still fairly terrible.

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    1. That's the funniest comment I've read all day ;) I think Boo Berry is the least favorite here since my kids aren't big fan of blueberry. Hubs will eat it though!

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  15. We recently bought the Boo Berry and the Count chocula. My kids love them. Amber N

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  16. How very creative your smoothie!
    I am all for count chocula!!

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  17. As a kid, I'd be lucky if I got candy. LOL! I haven't tried any of these cereals either. I feel like I missed out!

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  18. Honestly candy was my favorite part of Halloween. I still like candy corn til this day and look forward to getting some every holiday even though I have cut back on sugar.

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  19. Those cereals bring back a lot of really fun memories! I love that blizzard -- what a great idea!

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  20. I never had any of those before - we don't have that kind of cereals in our country but I bet that is great to have and eat.

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  21. I didn't know they were back. My kids would love these cereals especially the frankenberry.

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  22. These were my favorite breakfast cereals that never made it until breakfast cereal! I never thought to add ice cream though yummy!

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  23. Oh yummy! I love all chocolate and candy! Oh, and yummy marshmallows! Oh, I adore all Halloween candy! xxx

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  24. Booberry is so cute! What a fun treat!

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  25. I remember Count Chocula, that brings back memories.

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  26. OMG I love those cereals when I was kid. So glad that they are bringing them back.

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  27. Oh gosh. I remember eating quite a bit of Count Chocula. Loved that cereal. Might have to pick up a box for memories sake.

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  28. Oh yum what a delicious sounding cereal - I wish we had some of the retro cereals back from my childhood. x

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  29. My husband is the biggest kid ever and every time this time of year rolls around I have to stock up on these. When I first started blogging last year I got monster cereal as my first ever campaign my husband saw the reason blog after that lol .

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  30. I wasn't aware of this come back! How fun for the kids.

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