The triumphant return of the most terrifying cereals of all time

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General Mills has announced the return of its legendary Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy cereals, two products that have been banished to their breakfast-y crypts for decades. This Halloween, both cereals will be on-sale alongside the traditional cereal monsters Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry.


Fruit Brute, a Froot Loop-y cereal with fake-lime-flavored fake-marshmallows, was discontinued back in 1983. It was replaced five years later by Yummy Mummy, which was almost exactly the same thing but with fake-vanilla-flavored fake-marshmallows, and whose curse was lifted from the cereal aisle in 1993. But even the big guys are having a tough time of it; since 2010, GM only sells Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry during Halloween. But this year, all five will be on-sale together for the first time ever (Target will even have retro-packaging, seen above).

Remember, these heavily sugared horrors are a terrifying part of a complete breakfast, meaning you can technically eat them at breakfast, but you should probably also eat things with actual nutritional value, too.


[Via Comic Book Resources]

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Why do I feel like more boxes of these will be sold to stoners and college-aged hipsters than to actual children?