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Pivo Count Chocula ponovno hara trgovinama ove Noći vještica

Pivo Count Chocula ponovno hara trgovinama ove Noći vještica


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General Mills ovoj je pivovari u Coloradu dao kutije žitarica grofa Chocule kako bi mogle napraviti svoje jedinstveno pivo

Grof Chocula užasno je ukusna čokoladna žitarica s komadićima sljeza.

Možda ste čuli za Wheates Pivo koji se kuha u Minnesoti, ali to nije jedina libacija inspirirana žitaricama na tržištu. Za Noć vještica, Pivovara Black Bottle će vratiti a pivo napravljeno s grofom Choculom.

Black Bottle Brewery, sa sjedištem u Fort Collinsu, Colorado, prvi je put predstavio pivo prošle godine, što je izazvalo veliku buku kad su otkupio cijelu zalihu grofa Chocula žitarica. Djeca diljem zemlje pitala su se što se dogodilo s njihovom čokoladom i marshmallow žitaricama na temu Halloween.

Ove godine to izvještava The Coloradoan General Mills ljubazno poslao Black Bottle žitarice za pripremu piva. "Zaista smo sretni što smo ga dobili prije više od mjesec dana", rekao je Sean Nook, vlasnik Black Bottlea za The Coloradoan.

Pivo Count Chocula bit će dostupno u pivovari od 25. kolovoza, a premijerno će se pojaviti u Veliki američki festival piva u Boulderu ovog listopada.

Black Bottle Brewery također je proizvodila piva koristeći Golden Grahams, Reese’s Puffs i Cinnamon Toast Crunch.


Užas s one strane Davea

Ahhh …hrskava dobrota nostalgije ujutro!

Sezona Noći vještica uvijek je moje omiljeno doba godine (i pretpostavljam da čitate li ovaj blog, on je i vaš) s promjenom lišća, horor filmovima koji se pojačavaju (iako bi ovo ljeto trebalo biti na blagajni#8217) ilustriraju da je horor dobar za SVA godišnja doba) i sretna sjećanja na trikove ili tretmane, karamelne jabuke i kasno noćenje gledajući filmove o čudovištima.

Sjajna stvar u odrastanju u 󈨊 -ima bila je to što vam nije bio potreban#veo mraka da biste uživali u svojim omiljenim zvijerima! U listopadu 1971. (manje od mjesec dana nakon mog prvog rođendana) General Mills oslobodili svoje sada već legendarne žitarice čudovišta ” dajući djeci komičnu dozu The Universal Monsters za doručak. U vrijeme njihova debija bila su samo dva Grof Čokula (s okusom čokolade i po uzoru na Drakulu) i Franken Berry (Frankenstein s okusom jagode) s njihovim duhovnim rođakom inspiriranim borovnicama, Boo Berry pojavio se par godina kasnije.

Iako se sjećam uzorkovanja njegovih šarenijih prijatelja, ovaj čudovište je definitivno bio tim Chocula. Zapravo, općenito nikada nisam bio osoba sa žitaricama, ali Grof Čokula bila jedina velika iznimka. Sjećam se kako me mama gurala u kolicima sa namirnicama niz prolaz za doručak i bacila kutiju sa mnom. Znala je da je to najbrži način da me prestane pitati jesmo li već skoro završili s kupovinom (Gospodine, sjećaš li se koliko je to bilo dosadno?) I provesti ostatak putovanja pomno zureći u njega pokušavajući zamisliti gdje se nagrada nalazi unutra.

Sljedećeg sam jutra pokušao prvi otvoriti tu kutiju prije nego što je to učinio moj dosadni mlađi brat u nastojanju da osigura da je nagrada moja. Gledajući unatrag, čini se prilično glupo istjerati toliko energije na sitnice (pogotovo s obzirom na to da se ne sjećam kakve su zapravo bile te nagrade), ali kad ste dijete, nova igračka je nova igračka i vrijedno truda bez obzira na sve. Sjećam se da je moja mama konačno pokušala riješiti spor tako što je uspjela Grof Čokula za mene i mog brata koji mu je draži Franken Berry iako nije učinilo mnogo da prekine raspravu jer sam samo iskoristio priliku da obavijestim svog brata da njegova omiljena maskota strašno sliči na ružičastog nilskog konja.

Moj prosječan radni dan počeo bi tako što bih odlazio u kuhinju kako bih si popravio zdjelu prije nego što bih pao na pod dnevne sobe kako bih gledao Chicago Kids ’ kako programiraju, poput Ray Raynera i avantura Clutch Carga. Da je subota (poznat i kao dan crtića), umjesto toga bih gledao jednu od velike tri mreže. Bez obzira na to što je bilo na TV -u, Grof Čokula bilo zajamčeno da će biti sa mnom.

Zrna čokolade bila su fina, ali marshmallow je bio stvaran crtati! Tada su bili oblikovani poput sićušnih verzija stvarni marshmallowa (umjesto današnjih oblika šišmiša#8217) koji su se pomalo skamenili dok niste dodali mlijeko. U nastojanju da budu zdraviji, žitarice se sada mogu pohvaliti “cjelovitim zrnom ” pa se vjerojatno sjećam da je i tada imao malo bolji okus. To je bila ljepota prošlih dana, roditelji se nisu sramili priznati da su svom djetetu ujutro sipali čisti šećer u grlo. Naravno da se to također dogodilo kada su mladi zapravo proveli ostatak dana sagorijevajući taj šećer, a ne trošili ga na kauč. Pretpostavljam da ima smisla da se žitarice umjesto toga odreknu svog okusa, ali kunem se Bogom, ako ikada otputujem kroz vrijeme u 1970 -e i#8217 -e, odmah ću zgrabiti kutiju tog nezdravog Grof Čokula za doručak uz originalni recept pukovnika#8217 Pržena piletina u Kentuckyju za ručak!

Kao jedno od one djece koja su imala tendenciju koristiti previše mlijeka u žitaricama (ali nemojte to reći svojoj djeci budući da ja ’m uvijek za njima radim istu stvar) Grof Čokula bio bi siguran nijedan otišlo je uzalud pretvorivši to obično staro bijelo mlijeko u mnogo ukusnije “čokoladno mlijeko ” umjesto toga i tako osigurao da ’d završim svaku kap! Naravno, Kakaovci i Kakao šljunak pružala iste pojave, ali bilo je nikada gotovo jednako dobar kao i grofoviji#8217. Moram i to barem dodati Kakaovci ostao hrskav, ako ih niste#8217 pojeli Kakao šljunak dovoljno brzo da ćete ’d završiti s slap-om s okusom čokolade!

Kad su Big 󈨔s bili u punom zamahu, ’d sam prešao na druge izbore, propuštajući tako ograničene serije svog izdvajanja vukodlaka, Frute Brute, i Ukusna mama. Do 2010. nitko od velike trojke nije bio dostupan tijekom cijele godine jer je General Mills donio odluku da ih ugasi samo tijekom sezone Noći vještica. Povremeno je frustrirajuće, ali pokazuje marketinški genij tvrtke za proizvodnju žitarica koja je očito shvatila da je najbolji način za povećanje potrošača u Americi upotrebom riječi kao što su “ekskluzivno ” i “ ograničeno izdanje. ” Cilj bio je jedan od rijetkih dućana koji ih je nosio, a prošle sam godine sa sobom donio kutiju na Rhode Island (budući da je tamo gore manje ciljeva kao ovdje u Chicagu) i drugi Terror Dave (koji također smatra grofa jednim od svojih najboljih prijatelja &# 8217s) uživao sam u doručku za vrijeme odmora. Bilo je jako lijepo podijeliti ga s kolegom odraslim čudovištem, ali, kao moj domaćin, mislim da najmanje mogao je učiniti stavio je neke crtiće dok smo jeli!

Prošlog vikenda krenuo sam u potragu za njima kao i svake godine sada, ali ovaj put čak više proljeće u mom koraku. Ne samo da bi Grof Čokula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry biti na njihovoj turneji za Noć vještica 2013. ali i pridružiti im se nedostižni, prošireni članovi obitelji čudovišta Frute Brute i Ukusna mama! Napokon mogu sudjelovati u onome što sam tijekom tinejdžerskih godina propustio. Target dobiva još VIŠE rekvizita ne samo da nudi sva ta blaga, već i zato što ih stavlja u njihove originalne kutije (a ne kompjuterizirane bezvezne koje imate svugdje drugdje)!

I zato, prijatelji moji, dopustimo svima da podignu zdjelu za doručak i nazdravimo prijateljima u General Mills -u. Jer zasigurno NE postoji bolji način za početak dana od vašeg omiljenog čudovišta.


Užas s one strane Davea

Ahhh …hrskava dobrota nostalgije ujutro!

Sezona Noći vještica uvijek je moje omiljeno doba godine (i pretpostavljam da čitate li ovaj blog, on je i vaš) s promjenom lišća, horor filmovima koji se pojačavaju (iako bi ovo ljeto trebalo biti na blagajni#8217) ilustriraju da je horor dobar za SVA godišnja doba) i sretna sjećanja na trikove ili tretmane, jabuke od karamele i kasno noćenje gledajući filmove o čudovištima.

Sjajna stvar u odrastanju u 󈨊 -ima bila je to što vam nije bio potreban#veo mraka da biste uživali u svojim omiljenim zvijerima! U listopadu 1971. (manje od mjesec dana nakon mog prvog rođendana) General Mills oslobodili svoje sada već legendarne žitarice čudovišta ” dajući djeci komičnu dozu The Universal Monsters za doručak. U vrijeme njihova debija bila su samo dva Grof Čokula (s okusom čokolade i po uzoru na Drakulu) i Franken Berry (Frankenstein s okusom jagode) s njihovim duhovnim rođakom inspiriranim borovnicama, Boo Berry pojavio se par godina kasnije.

Iako se sjećam uzorkovanja njegovih šarenijih prijatelja, ovaj čudovište je definitivno bio tim Chocula. Zapravo, općenito nikada nisam bio osoba sa žitaricama, ali Grof Čokula bila jedina velika iznimka. Sjećam se kako me mama gurala u kolicima sa namirnicama niz prolaz za doručak i bacila kutiju sa mnom. Znala je da je to najbrži način da me prestane pitati jesmo li već skoro završili s kupovinom (Gospodine, sjećaš li se koliko je to bilo dosadno?) I provesti ostatak putovanja zureći u njega pokušavajući zamisliti gdje se nagrada nalazi unutra.

Sljedećeg sam jutra pokušao prvi otvoriti tu kutiju prije nego što je to učinio moj dosadni mlađi brat u nastojanju da osigura da je nagrada moja. Gledajući unatrag, čini se prilično glupo istjerati toliko energije na sitnice (pogotovo s obzirom na to da se ne sjećam kakve su zapravo bile te nagrade), ali kad ste dijete, nova igračka je nova igračka i vrijedno truda bez obzira na sve. Sjećam se da je moja mama konačno pokušala riješiti spor tako što je uspjela Grof Čokula za mene i mog brata koji mu je draži Franken Berry iako nije učinilo ništa da zaustavi raspravu jer sam samo iskoristio priliku da obavijestim brata da njegova omiljena maskota strašno sliči na ružičastog nilskog konja.

Moj prosječan radni dan počeo bi tako što bih odlazio u kuhinju kako bih si popravio zdjelu, prije nego što bih pao na pod u dnevnoj sobi i gledao čikašku djecu kako#8217 programiraju, poput Ray Raynera i avantura Clutch Carga. Da je subota (poznat i kao dan crtića), umjesto toga bih gledao jednu od tri velike mreže. Bez obzira na to što je bilo na TV -u, Grof Čokula bilo zajamčeno da će biti sa mnom.

Zrno čokolade bilo je fino, ali marshmallows je bio stvaran crtati! Tada su bili oblikovani poput sićušnih verzija stvarni marshmallowa (umjesto današnjih oblika šišmiša#8217) koji su se pomalo skamenili dok niste dodali mlijeko. U nastojanju da budu zdraviji, žitarice se sada mogu pohvaliti “cjelovitim zrnom ” pa se vjerojatno sjećam da je i tada imao malo bolji okus. To je bila ljepota prošlih dana, roditelji se nisu sramili priznati da su svom djetetu ujutro sipali čisti šećer u grlo. Naravno da se to također dogodilo kada su mladi zapravo proveli ostatak dana sagorijevajući taj šećer, a ne trošili ga na kauč. Pretpostavljam da ima smisla da se žitarice umjesto toga odreknu svog okusa, ali kunem se Bogom, ako ikada otputujem kroz vrijeme u 1970 -e i#8217 -e, odmah ću zgrabiti kutiju tog nezdravog Grof Čokula za doručak uz originalni recept pukovnika#8217 Pržena piletina u Kentuckyju za ručak!

Kao jedno od one djece koja su imala tendenciju koristiti previše mlijeka u žitaricama (ali nemojte to reći svojoj djeci budući da ja ’m uvijek za njima radim istu stvar) Grof Čokula bio bi siguran nijedan otišlo je uzalud pretvorivši to čisto staro bijelo mlijeko u mnogo ukusnije “čokoladno mlijeko ” umjesto toga i tako osigurao da ’d završim svaku kap! Naravno, Kakaovci i Kakao šljunak pružala iste pojave, ali bilo je nikada gotovo jednako dobar kao i grofoviji#8217. Moram i to barem dodati Kakaovci ostao hrskav, ako ih niste#8217 pojeli Kakao šljunak dovoljno brzo da ćete ’d završiti s slap-om s okusom čokolade!

Kad su Big 󈨔s bili u punom zamahu, ’d sam prešao na druge izbore, propuštajući tako ograničene serije svog izdvajanja vukodlaka, Frute Brute, i Ukusna mama. Do 2010. nitko od velike trojke nije bio dostupan tijekom cijele godine jer je General Mills donio odluku da ih ugasi samo tijekom sezone Noći vještica. Povremeno je frustrirajuće, ali pokazuje marketinški genij tvrtke za proizvodnju žitarica koja je očito shvatila da je najbolji način za povećanje potrošača u Americi upotrebom riječi kao što su “ekskluzivno ” i “ ograničeno izdanje. ” Cilj bio je jedan od rijetkih dućana koji ih je nosio, a prošle sam godine sa sobom donio kutiju na Rhode Island (budući da je tamo gore manje ciljeva kao ovdje u Chicagu) i drugi Terror Dave (koji također smatra grofa jednim od svojih najboljih prijatelja &# 8217s) uživao sam u doručku za vrijeme odmora. Bilo je jako lijepo podijeliti ga s kolegom odraslim čudovištem, ali, kao moj domaćin, mislim da najmanje mogao je učiniti stavio je neke crtiće dok smo jeli!

Prošlog vikenda krenuo sam u potragu za njima kao i svake godine sada, ali ovaj put čak više proljeće u mom koraku. Ne samo da bi Grof Čokula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry biti na njihovoj turneji za Noć vještica 2013. ali i pridružiti im se nedostižni, prošireni članovi obitelji čudovišta Frute Brute i Ukusna mama! Napokon mogu sudjelovati u onome što sam tijekom tinejdžerskih godina propustio. Target dobiva još VIŠE rekvizita ne samo da nudi sva ta blaga, već i zato što ih stavlja u njihove originalne kutije (a ne one kompjuterizirane bezvezne koje imate svugdje drugdje)!

I zato, prijatelji moji, dopustimo svima da podignu zdjelu za doručak i nazdravimo prijateljima u General Mills -u. Jer zasigurno NE postoji bolji način za početak dana od vašeg omiljenog čudovišta.


Užas s one strane Davea

Ahhh …hrskava dobrota nostalgije ujutro!

Sezona Noći vještica uvijek je moje omiljeno doba godine (i pretpostavljam da čitate li ovaj blog, on je i vaš) s promjenom lišća, horor filmovima koji se pojačavaju (iako bi ovo ljeto trebalo biti na blagajni#8217) ilustriraju da je horor dobar za SVA godišnja doba) i sretna sjećanja na trikove ili tretmane, karamelne jabuke i kasno noćenje gledajući filmove o čudovištima.

Sjajna stvar u odrastanju u 󈨊 -ima bila je u tome što vam nije bio potreban#veo mraka da biste uživali u svojim omiljenim zvijerima! U listopadu 1971. (manje od mjesec dana nakon mog prvog rođendana) General Mills oslobodili svoje sada već legendarne žitarice čudovišta ” dajući djeci komičnu dozu The Universal Monsters za doručak. U vrijeme njihova debija bila su samo dva Grof Čokula (s okusom čokolade i po uzoru na Drakulu) i Franken Berry (Frankenstein s okusom jagode) s njihovim duhovnim rođakom inspiriranim borovnicama, Boo Berry pojavio se par godina kasnije.

Iako se sjećam uzorkovanja njegovih šarenijih prijatelja, ovaj čudovište je definitivno bio tim Chocula. Zapravo, općenito nikada nisam bio osoba sa žitaricama, ali Grof Čokula bila jedina velika iznimka. Sjećam se kako me mama gurala u kolicima sa namirnicama niz prolaz za doručak i bacila kutiju sa mnom. Znala je da je to najbrži način da me prestane pitati jesmo li već skoro završili s kupovinom (Gospodine, sjećaš li se koliko je to bilo dosadno?) I provesti ostatak putovanja zureći u njega pokušavajući zamisliti gdje se nagrada nalazi unutra.

Sljedećeg sam jutra pokušao prvi otvoriti tu kutiju prije nego što je to učinio moj dosadni mlađi brat u nastojanju da osigura da je nagrada moja. Gledajući unatrag, čini se prilično glupo istjerati toliko energije na sitnice (pogotovo s obzirom na to da se ne sjećam kakve su zapravo bile te nagrade), ali kad ste dijete, nova igračka je nova igračka i vrijedno truda bez obzira na sve. Sjećam se da je moja mama konačno pokušala riješiti spor tako što je uspjela Grof Čokula za mene i mog brata koji mu je draži Franken Berry iako nije učinilo ništa da zaustavi raspravu jer sam samo iskoristio priliku da obavijestim brata da njegova omiljena maskota strašno sliči na ružičastog nilskog konja.

Moj prosječan radni dan počeo bi tako što bih odlazio u kuhinju kako bih si popravio zdjelu, prije nego što bih pao na pod u dnevnoj sobi i gledao čikašku djecu kako#8217 programiraju, poput Ray Raynera i avantura Clutch Carga. Da je subota (poznat i kao dan crtića), umjesto toga bih gledao jednu od velike tri mreže. Bez obzira na to što je bilo na TV -u, Grof Čokula bilo zajamčeno da će biti sa mnom.

Zrna čokolade bila su fina, ali marshmallow je bio stvaran crtati! Tada su bili oblikovani poput sićušnih verzija stvarni marshmallow (umjesto današnjih oblika šišmiša) koji su se pomalo skamenili dok niste dodali mlijeko. U nastojanju da budu zdraviji, žitarice se sada mogu pohvaliti “cjelovitim zrnom ” pa se vjerojatno sjećam da je i tada imao malo bolji okus. To je bila ljepota prošlih dana, roditelji se nisu sramili priznati da su svom djetetu ujutro sipali čisti šećer u grlo. Naravno da se to također dogodilo kada su mladi zapravo proveli ostatak dana sagorijevajući taj šećer, a ne trošili ga na kauč. Pretpostavljam da ima smisla da se žitarice umjesto toga odreknu svog okusa, ali kunem se Bogom, ako ikada otputujem kroz vrijeme u 1970 -e i#8217 -e, odmah ću zgrabiti kutiju tog nezdravog Grof Čokula za doručak uz originalni recept pukovnika#8217 Pržena piletina u Kentuckyju za ručak!

Kao jedno od one djece koja su imala tendenciju koristiti previše mlijeka u žitaricama (ali nemoj to reći svojoj djeci budući da ja ’m uvijek za njima radim istu stvar) Grof Čokula bio bi siguran nijedan otišlo je uzalud pretvorivši to čisto staro bijelo mlijeko u mnogo ukusnije “čokoladno mlijeko ” umjesto toga i tako osigurao da ’d završim svaku kap! Naravno, Kakaovci i Kakao šljunak pružala iste pojave, ali bilo je nikada gotovo jednako dobar kao i grofoviji#8217. Moram i to barem dodati Kakaovci ostao hrskav, ako ih niste pojeli ’ Kakao šljunak dovoljno brzo da ćete ’d završiti s slap-om s okusom čokolade!

Kad su Big 󈨔s bili u punom zamahu, ’d sam prešao na druge izbore, propuštajući tako ograničene serije svog izdvajanja vukodlaka, Frute Brute, i Ukusna mama. Do 2010. nitko od velike trojke nije bio dostupan tijekom cijele godine jer je General Mills donio odluku da ih ugasi samo tijekom sezone Noći vještica. Povremeno je frustrirajuće, ali pokazuje marketinški genij tvrtke za proizvodnju žitarica koja je očito shvatila da je najbolji način za povećanje potrošača u Americi upotrebom riječi kao što su “ekskluzivno ” i “ ograničeno izdanje. ” Cilj bio je jedan od rijetkih dućana koji ih je nosio, a prošle sam godine sa sobom donio kutiju na Rhode Island (budući da je tamo gore manje ciljeva kao ovdje u Chicagu), a drugi Terror Dave (koji također smatra grofa svojim BFF -om &# 8217s) uživao sam u doručku za vrijeme odmora. Bilo je jako lijepo podijeliti ga s kolegom odraslim čudovištem, ali, kao moj domaćin, mislim da najmanje mogao je učiniti stavio je neke crtiće dok smo jeli!

Prošlog vikenda krenuo sam u potragu za njima kao i svake godine sada, ali ovaj put čak više proljeće u mom koraku. Ne samo da bi Grof Čokula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry biti na njihovoj turneji za Noć vještica 2013. ali i pridružiti im se nedostižni, prošireni članovi obitelji čudovišta Frute Brute i Ukusna mama! Napokon mogu sudjelovati u onome što sam propustio tijekom tinejdžerskih godina. Target dobiva još VIŠE rekvizita ne samo da nudi sva ta blaga, već i zato što ih stavlja u njihove originalne kutije (a ne kompjuterizirane bezvezne koje imate svugdje drugdje)!

I zato, prijatelji moji, dopustimo svima da podignu zdjelu za doručak i nazdravimo prijateljima u General Mills -u. Jer zasigurno NE postoji bolji način za početak dana od vašeg omiljenog čudovišta.


Užas s one strane Davea

Ahhh …hrskava dobrota nostalgije ujutro!

Sezona Noći vještica uvijek je moje omiljeno doba godine (i pretpostavljam da čitate li ovaj blog, on je i vaš) s promjenom lišća, horor filmovima koji se pojačavaju (iako bi ovo ljeto trebalo biti na blagajni#8217) ilustriraju da je horor dobar za SVA godišnja doba) i sretna sjećanja na trikove ili tretmane, karamelne jabuke i kasno noćenje gledajući filmove o čudovištima.

Sjajna stvar u odrastanju u 󈨊 -ima bila je to što vam nije bio potreban#veo mraka da biste uživali u svojim omiljenim zvijerima! U listopadu 1971. (manje od mjesec dana nakon mog prvog rođendana) General Mills oslobodili svoje sada već legendarne žitarice čudovišta ” dajući djeci komičnu dozu The Universal Monsters za doručak. U vrijeme njihova debija bila su samo dva Grof Čokula (s okusom čokolade i po uzoru na Drakulu) i Franken Berry (Frankenstein s okusom jagode) s njihovim duhovnim rođakom inspiriranim borovnicama, Boo Berry pojavio se par godina kasnije.

Iako se sjećam uzorkovanja njegovih šarenijih prijatelja, ovaj čudovište je definitivno bio tim Chocula. Zapravo, općenito nikada nisam bio osoba sa žitaricama, ali Grof Čokula bila jedina velika iznimka. Sjećam se kako me mama gurala u kolicima sa namirnicama niz prolaz za doručak i bacila kutiju sa mnom. Znala je da je to najbrži način da me prestane pitati jesmo li već skoro završili s kupovinom (Gospodine, sjećaš li se koliko je to bilo dosadno?) I ostatak putovanja provedeno netremice gledajući u njega pokušavajući zamisliti gdje se nagrada nalazi unutra.

Sljedećeg jutra pokušao sam prvi otvoriti tu kutiju prije nego što je to učinio moj dosadni mlađi brat u nastojanju da osigura da je nagrada moja. Gledajući unatrag, čini se prilično glupo istjerati toliko energije na sitnice (pogotovo ako uzmem u obzir da se ne sjećam kakve su zapravo bile te nagrade), ali kad ste dijete, nova igračka je nova igračka i vrijedno truda bez obzira na sve. Sjećam se da je moja mama konačno pokušala riješiti spor tako što je uspjela Grof Čokula za mene i mog brata koji mu je draži Franken Berry iako nije učinilo mnogo da prekine raspravu jer sam samo iskoristio priliku da obavijestim svog brata da njegova omiljena maskota strašno sliči na ružičastog nilskog konja.

Moj prosječan radni dan počeo bi tako što bih odlazio u kuhinju kako bih si popravio zdjelu prije nego što bih pao na pod dnevne sobe kako bih gledao Chicago Kids ’ kako programiraju, poput Ray Raynera i avantura Clutch Carga. Da je subota (poznat i kao dan crtića), umjesto toga bih gledao jednu od tri velike mreže. Bez obzira na to što je bilo na TV -u, Grof Čokula bilo zajamčeno da će biti sa mnom.

Zrna čokolade bila su fina, ali marshmallow je bio stvaran crtati! Tada su bili oblikovani poput sićušnih verzija stvarni marshmallowa (umjesto današnjih oblika šišmiša#8217) koji su se pomalo skamenili dok niste dodali mlijeko. U nastojanju da budu zdraviji, žitarice se sada mogu pohvaliti “cjelovitim zrnom ” pa se vjerojatno sjećam da je i tada imao malo bolji okus. To je bila ljepota prošlih dana, roditelji se nisu sramili priznati da su svom djetetu ujutro sipali čisti šećer u grlo. Naravno da se to također dogodilo kada su mladi zapravo proveli ostatak dana sagorijevajući taj šećer, a ne trošili ga na kauč. Pretpostavljam da ima smisla da se žitarice umjesto toga odreknu svog okusa, ali kunem se Bogom, ako ikada otputujem kroz vrijeme u 1970 -e i#8217 -e, odmah ću zgrabiti kutiju tog nezdravog Grof Čokula za doručak uz originalni recept pukovnika#8217 Pržena piletina u Kentuckyju za ručak!

Kao jedno od one djece koja su imala tendenciju koristiti previše mlijeka u žitaricama (ali nemojte to reći svojoj djeci budući da ja ’m uvijek za njima radim istu stvar) Grof Čokula bio bi siguran nijedan otišlo je uzalud pretvorivši to čisto staro bijelo mlijeko u mnogo ukusnije “čokoladno mlijeko ” umjesto toga i tako osigurao da ’d završim svaku kap! Naravno, Kakaovci i Kakao šljunak pružala iste pojave, ali bilo je nikada gotovo jednako dobar kao i grofoviji#8217. Moram i to barem dodati Kakaovci ostao hrskav, ako ih niste#8217 pojeli Kakao šljunak dovoljno brzo da ćete ’d završiti s slap-om s okusom čokolade!

Kad su Big 󈨔s bili u punom zamahu, ’d sam prešao na druge izbore, propuštajući tako ograničene serije svog izdvajanja vukodlaka, Frute Brute, i Ukusna mama. Do 2010. nitko od velike trojke nije bio dostupan tijekom cijele godine jer je General Mills donio odluku da ih ugasi samo tijekom sezone Noći vještica. Povremeno je frustrirajuće, ali pokazuje marketinški genij tvrtke za proizvodnju žitarica koja je očito shvatila da je najbolji način za povećanje potrošača u Americi upotrebom riječi kao što su “ekskluzivno ” i “ ograničeno izdanje. ” Cilj bio je jedan od rijetkih dućana koji ih je nosio, a prošle sam godine sa sobom donio kutiju na Rhode Island (budući da je tamo gore manje ciljeva kao ovdje u Chicagu), a drugi Terror Dave (koji također smatra grofa svojim BFF -om &# 8217s) uživao sam u doručku za vrijeme odmora. Bilo je jako lijepo podijeliti ga s kolegom odraslim čudovištem, ali, kao moj domaćin, mislim da najmanje mogao je učiniti stavio je neke crtiće dok smo jeli!

Prošlog vikenda krenuo sam u potragu za njima kao i svake godine sada, ali ovaj put čak više proljeće u mom koraku. Ne samo da bi Grof Čokula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry biti na njihovoj turneji za Noć vještica 2013. ali i pridružiti im se nedostižni, prošireni članovi obitelji čudovišta Frute Brute i Ukusna mama! Napokon mogu sudjelovati u onome što sam propustio tijekom tinejdžerskih godina. Target dobiva još VIŠE rekvizita ne samo da nudi sva ta blaga, već i zato što ih stavlja u njihove originalne kutije (a ne kompjuterizirane bezvezne koje imate svugdje drugdje)!

I zato, prijatelji moji, dopustimo svima da podignu zdjelu za doručak i nazdravimo prijateljima u General Mills -u. Jer zasigurno NE postoji bolji način za početak dana od vašeg omiljenog čudovišta.


Užas s one strane Davea

Ahhh …hrskava dobrota nostalgije ujutro!

Sezona Noći vještica uvijek je moje omiljeno doba godine (i pretpostavljam da čitate li ovaj blog, on je i vaš) s promjenom lišća, horor filmovima koji se pojačavaju (iako bi ovo ljeto trebalo biti na blagajni#8217) ilustriraju da je horor dobar za SVA godišnja doba) i sretna sjećanja na trikove ili tretmane, jabuke od karamele i kasno noćenje gledajući filmove o čudovištima.

Sjajna stvar u odrastanju u 󈨊 -ima bila je to što vam nije bio potreban#veo mraka da biste uživali u svojim omiljenim zvijerima! U listopadu 1971. (manje od mjesec dana nakon mog prvog rođendana) General Mills oslobodili svoje sada već legendarne žitarice čudovišta ” dajući djeci komičnu dozu The Universal Monsters za doručak. U vrijeme njihova debija bila su samo dva Grof Čokula (s okusom čokolade i po uzoru na Drakulu) i Franken Berry (Frankenstein s okusom jagode) s njihovim duhovnim rođakom inspiriranim borovnicama, Boo Berry pojavio se par godina kasnije.

Iako se sjećam uzorkovanja njegovih šarenijih prijatelja, ovaj čudovište je definitivno bio tim Chocula. Zapravo, općenito nikada nisam bio osoba sa žitaricama, ali Grof Čokula bila jedina velika iznimka. Sjećam se kako me mama gurala u kolicima sa namirnicama niz prolaz za doručak i bacila kutiju sa mnom. Znala je da je to najbrži način da me prestane pitati jesmo li već skoro završili s kupovinom (Gospodine, sjećaš li se koliko je to bilo dosadno?) I provesti ostatak putovanja pomno zureći u njega pokušavajući zamisliti gdje se nagrada nalazi unutra.

Sljedećeg sam jutra pokušao prvi otvoriti tu kutiju prije nego što je to učinio moj dosadni mlađi brat u nastojanju da osigura da je nagrada moja. Gledajući unatrag, čini se prilično glupo istjerati toliko energije na sitnice (pogotovo s obzirom na to da se ne sjećam kakve su zapravo bile te nagrade), ali kad ste dijete, nova igračka je nova igračka i vrijedno truda bez obzira na sve. Sjećam se da je moja mama konačno pokušala riješiti spor tako što je uspjela Grof Čokula za mene i mog brata koji mu je draži Franken Berry iako nije učinilo mnogo da prekine raspravu jer sam samo iskoristio priliku da obavijestim svog brata da njegova omiljena maskota strašno sliči na ružičastog nilskog konja.

Moj prosječan radni dan počeo bi tako što bih odlazio u kuhinju kako bih si popravio zdjelu prije nego što bih pao na pod dnevne sobe kako bih gledao Chicago Kids ’ kako programiraju, poput Ray Raynera i avantura Clutch Carga. Da je subota (poznat i kao dan crtića), umjesto toga bih gledao jednu od velike tri mreže. Bez obzira na to što je bilo na TV -u, Grof Čokula bilo zajamčeno da će biti sa mnom.

Zrno čokolade bilo je fino, ali marshmallows je bio stvaran crtati! Tada su bili oblikovani poput sićušnih verzija stvarni marshmallow (umjesto današnjih oblika šišmiša) koji su se pomalo skamenili dok niste dodali mlijeko. U nastojanju da budu zdraviji, žitarice se sada mogu pohvaliti “cjelovitim zrnom ” pa se vjerojatno sjećam da je i tada imao malo bolji okus. To je bila ljepota prošlih dana, roditelji se nisu sramili priznati da su svom djetetu ujutro sipali čisti šećer u grlo. Naravno da se to također dogodilo kada su mladi zapravo proveli ostatak dana sagorijevajući taj šećer, a ne trošili ga na kauč. Pretpostavljam da ima smisla da se žitarice umjesto toga odreknu svog okusa, ali kunem se Bogom, ako ikada otputujem kroz vrijeme u 1970 -e i#8217 -e, odmah ću zgrabiti kutiju tog nezdravog Grof Čokula za doručak uz originalni recept pukovnika#8217 Pržena piletina u Kentuckyju za ručak!

Kao jedno od one djece koja su imala tendenciju koristiti previše mlijeka u žitaricama (ali nemojte to reći svojoj djeci budući da ja ’m uvijek za njima radim istu stvar) Grof Čokula bio bi siguran nijedan otišlo je uzalud pretvorivši to čisto staro bijelo mlijeko u mnogo ukusnije “čokoladno mlijeko ” umjesto toga i tako osigurao da ’d završim svaku kap! Naravno, Kakaovci i Kakao šljunak pružala iste pojave, ali bilo je nikada gotovo jednako dobar kao i grofoviji#8217. Moram i to barem dodati Kakaovci ostao hrskav, ako ih niste#8217 pojeli Kakao šljunak dovoljno brzo da ćete ’d završiti s slapom s okusom čokolade!

Kad su Big 󈨔s bili u punom zamahu, ’d sam prešao na druge izbore, propuštajući tako ograničene serije svog izdvajanja vukodlaka, Frute Brute, i Ukusna mama. Do 2010. nitko od velike trojke nije bio dostupan tijekom cijele godine jer je General Mills donio odluku da ih ugasi samo tijekom sezone Noći vještica. Povremeno je frustrirajuće, ali pokazuje marketinški genij tvrtke za proizvodnju žitarica koja je očito shvatila da je najbolji način za povećanje potrošača u Americi upotrebom riječi kao što su “ekskluzivno ” i “ ograničeno izdanje. ” Cilj was one of the few stores that carried them and last year I brought a box with me to Rhode Island (since there are fewer Targets up there as here in Chicago) and the other Terror Dave (who also considers the Count one of his BFF&# 8217s) enjoyed it for breakfast during my vacation. It was really nice sharing it with a fellow adult monster kid but, as my host, I think the najmanje he could of done was put on some cartoons while we were eating!

This past weekend I went out in search of them as I do every year now but this time with even više spring in my step. Not only would Count Chocula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry be out for their 2013 Halloween tour but also joined by their elusive, extended monster family members Frute Brute i Yummy Mummy! At last I can partake in what I’d missed out on during my teen-aged years. Target gets even MORE props for not only offering all of these treasures but for featuring them in their original boxes (and not the computerized crappy ones you get everywhere else)!

And so, my friends, lets all raise our breakfast bowl and toast our friends at General Mills. For surely there is NO better way to start your day than with your favorite monster.


Terror from Beyond the Dave

Ahhh…the crunchy goodness of nostalgia in the morning!

The Halloween season is always my favorite time of year (and I’m guessing if you’re reading this blog, it’s yours too) with the leaves changing, horror movies getting a boost (though this past summer’s box office should illustrate that horror is good for ALL seasons) and happy memories of trick or treating, caramel apples, and staying up late watching monster movies.

The great thing about growing up in the 󈨊s, however, was that you didn’t require the veil of darkness to enjoy your favorite beasties! In October of 1971 (less than a month after my first birthday) General Mills unleashed their now legendary “monster cereals,” giving kids a comedic dose of The Universal Monsters for breakfast. At the time of their debut there were only two of them Count Chocula (chocolate flavored and modeled after Dracula) and Franken Berry (a strawberry flavored Frankenstein) with their blueberry inspired ghostly cousin, Boo Berry showing up a couple years later.

Although I recall sampling his more colorful pals, ovaj monster kid was definitely Team Chocula. In fact, I was never much of a cereal person in general but Count Chocula was the one major exception. I remember my mom pushing me in the grocery cart down the breakfast aisle and tossing the box in with me. She knew it was the quickest way to get me to stop asking if we were almost done shopping yet (Lord, remember how boring that was?) and spend the rest of the journey staring intently at it while trying to imagine where the prize was located inside.

The next morning I’d try to be the first to open that box before my annoying younger brother did in an effort to ensure the bounty was mine. Looking back it seems pretty silly expelling so much energy on a trinket (especially considering I have no memory of what any of those prizes actually were) but when you’re a kid a new toy is a new toy and worth the effort regardless. I do remember my mom finally trying to settle the dispute by getting Count Chocula for me and my brother his preferred Franken Berry though it did little to stop the arguing as I’d merely use the opportunity to inform my brother that his favorite mascot looked an awful lot like a pink hippo.

My average weekday would begin with me heading to kitchen to fix myself a bowl before plopping down on the living room floor to watch Chicago kids’ programming such as Ray Rayner and the adventures of Clutch Cargo. If it was Saturday (a.k.a. cartoon day) I’d be watching one the big three networks instead. Regardless of what was on TV, Count Chocula was guaranteed to be with me.

The chocolate grain was fine but the marshmallows were the stvaran draw! Back then they were shaped like tiny versions of stvarni marshmallows (instead of today’s bat shapes) that were somewhat petrified until you added the milk. In an effort to be healthier, the cereal now boasts “whole grain” which is probably why I remember it tasting a little better back then too. That was the beauty of those bygone days, parents weren’t ashamed to admit they were pouring pure sugar down their kid’s throats first thing in the morning. Of course this was also back when youngsters actually spent the rest of their day burning OFF that sugar rather then spending it on the couch. I guess It makes sense that the cereal should forego some of its taste in lieu of that but I swear fore God, if I ever time travel back to the 1970’s, I’m immediately going to grab a box of that unhealthier Count Chocula for breakfast along with the Colonel’s original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken za ručak!

As one of those kids who tended to use too much milk in his cereal (but don’t tell my kids that since I’m always after them for doing the same thing) Count Chocula would make sure nijedan went to waste by turning that plain old white milk into much tastier “chocolate milk” instead thus ensuring I’d finish every last drop! Naravno, Cocoa Puffs i Cocoa Pebbles provided the same phenomena but it was nikada nearly as good as the Count’s. I should also add that at least Cocoa Puffs stayed crunchy, if you didn’t eat those Cocoa Pebbles fast enough you’d wind up with chocolate-flavored slop!

Once the Big 󈨔s was in full swing I’d moved on to other choices, thus missing out on the limited runs of their werewolf spin-off, Frute Brute, i Yummy Mummy. By 2010, none of the Big Three were available year round as General Mills made the decision to put them out during the Halloween season only. It’s frustrating at times but does show the marketing genius of the cereal company who’ve obviously figured out that the best way to rouse American consumership is by using words like “exclusive” and “limited edition.” Target was one of the few stores that carried them and last year I brought a box with me to Rhode Island (since there are fewer Targets up there as here in Chicago) and the other Terror Dave (who also considers the Count one of his BFF’s) enjoyed it for breakfast during my vacation. It was really nice sharing it with a fellow adult monster kid but, as my host, I think the najmanje he could of done was put on some cartoons while we were eating!

This past weekend I went out in search of them as I do every year now but this time with even više spring in my step. Not only would Count Chocula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry be out for their 2013 Halloween tour but also joined by their elusive, extended monster family members Frute Brute i Yummy Mummy! At last I can partake in what I’d missed out on during my teen-aged years. Target gets even MORE props for not only offering all of these treasures but for featuring them in their original boxes (and not the computerized crappy ones you get everywhere else)!

And so, my friends, lets all raise our breakfast bowl and toast our friends at General Mills. For surely there is NO better way to start your day than with your favorite monster.


Terror from Beyond the Dave

Ahhh…the crunchy goodness of nostalgia in the morning!

The Halloween season is always my favorite time of year (and I’m guessing if you’re reading this blog, it’s yours too) with the leaves changing, horror movies getting a boost (though this past summer’s box office should illustrate that horror is good for ALL seasons) and happy memories of trick or treating, caramel apples, and staying up late watching monster movies.

The great thing about growing up in the 󈨊s, however, was that you didn’t require the veil of darkness to enjoy your favorite beasties! In October of 1971 (less than a month after my first birthday) General Mills unleashed their now legendary “monster cereals,” giving kids a comedic dose of The Universal Monsters for breakfast. At the time of their debut there were only two of them Count Chocula (chocolate flavored and modeled after Dracula) and Franken Berry (a strawberry flavored Frankenstein) with their blueberry inspired ghostly cousin, Boo Berry showing up a couple years later.

Although I recall sampling his more colorful pals, ovaj monster kid was definitely Team Chocula. In fact, I was never much of a cereal person in general but Count Chocula was the one major exception. I remember my mom pushing me in the grocery cart down the breakfast aisle and tossing the box in with me. She knew it was the quickest way to get me to stop asking if we were almost done shopping yet (Lord, remember how boring that was?) and spend the rest of the journey staring intently at it while trying to imagine where the prize was located inside.

The next morning I’d try to be the first to open that box before my annoying younger brother did in an effort to ensure the bounty was mine. Looking back it seems pretty silly expelling so much energy on a trinket (especially considering I have no memory of what any of those prizes actually were) but when you’re a kid a new toy is a new toy and worth the effort regardless. I do remember my mom finally trying to settle the dispute by getting Count Chocula for me and my brother his preferred Franken Berry though it did little to stop the arguing as I’d merely use the opportunity to inform my brother that his favorite mascot looked an awful lot like a pink hippo.

My average weekday would begin with me heading to kitchen to fix myself a bowl before plopping down on the living room floor to watch Chicago kids’ programming such as Ray Rayner and the adventures of Clutch Cargo. If it was Saturday (a.k.a. cartoon day) I’d be watching one the big three networks instead. Regardless of what was on TV, Count Chocula was guaranteed to be with me.

The chocolate grain was fine but the marshmallows were the stvaran draw! Back then they were shaped like tiny versions of stvarni marshmallows (instead of today’s bat shapes) that were somewhat petrified until you added the milk. In an effort to be healthier, the cereal now boasts “whole grain” which is probably why I remember it tasting a little better back then too. That was the beauty of those bygone days, parents weren’t ashamed to admit they were pouring pure sugar down their kid’s throats first thing in the morning. Of course this was also back when youngsters actually spent the rest of their day burning OFF that sugar rather then spending it on the couch. I guess It makes sense that the cereal should forego some of its taste in lieu of that but I swear fore God, if I ever time travel back to the 1970’s, I’m immediately going to grab a box of that unhealthier Count Chocula for breakfast along with the Colonel’s original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken za ručak!

As one of those kids who tended to use too much milk in his cereal (but don’t tell my kids that since I’m always after them for doing the same thing) Count Chocula would make sure nijedan went to waste by turning that plain old white milk into much tastier “chocolate milk” instead thus ensuring I’d finish every last drop! Naravno, Cocoa Puffs i Cocoa Pebbles provided the same phenomena but it was nikada nearly as good as the Count’s. I should also add that at least Cocoa Puffs stayed crunchy, if you didn’t eat those Cocoa Pebbles fast enough you’d wind up with chocolate-flavored slop!

Once the Big 󈨔s was in full swing I’d moved on to other choices, thus missing out on the limited runs of their werewolf spin-off, Frute Brute, i Yummy Mummy. By 2010, none of the Big Three were available year round as General Mills made the decision to put them out during the Halloween season only. It’s frustrating at times but does show the marketing genius of the cereal company who’ve obviously figured out that the best way to rouse American consumership is by using words like “exclusive” and “limited edition.” Target was one of the few stores that carried them and last year I brought a box with me to Rhode Island (since there are fewer Targets up there as here in Chicago) and the other Terror Dave (who also considers the Count one of his BFF’s) enjoyed it for breakfast during my vacation. It was really nice sharing it with a fellow adult monster kid but, as my host, I think the najmanje he could of done was put on some cartoons while we were eating!

This past weekend I went out in search of them as I do every year now but this time with even više spring in my step. Not only would Count Chocula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry be out for their 2013 Halloween tour but also joined by their elusive, extended monster family members Frute Brute i Yummy Mummy! At last I can partake in what I’d missed out on during my teen-aged years. Target gets even MORE props for not only offering all of these treasures but for featuring them in their original boxes (and not the computerized crappy ones you get everywhere else)!

And so, my friends, lets all raise our breakfast bowl and toast our friends at General Mills. For surely there is NO better way to start your day than with your favorite monster.


Terror from Beyond the Dave

Ahhh…the crunchy goodness of nostalgia in the morning!

The Halloween season is always my favorite time of year (and I’m guessing if you’re reading this blog, it’s yours too) with the leaves changing, horror movies getting a boost (though this past summer’s box office should illustrate that horror is good for ALL seasons) and happy memories of trick or treating, caramel apples, and staying up late watching monster movies.

The great thing about growing up in the 󈨊s, however, was that you didn’t require the veil of darkness to enjoy your favorite beasties! In October of 1971 (less than a month after my first birthday) General Mills unleashed their now legendary “monster cereals,” giving kids a comedic dose of The Universal Monsters for breakfast. At the time of their debut there were only two of them Count Chocula (chocolate flavored and modeled after Dracula) and Franken Berry (a strawberry flavored Frankenstein) with their blueberry inspired ghostly cousin, Boo Berry showing up a couple years later.

Although I recall sampling his more colorful pals, ovaj monster kid was definitely Team Chocula. In fact, I was never much of a cereal person in general but Count Chocula was the one major exception. I remember my mom pushing me in the grocery cart down the breakfast aisle and tossing the box in with me. She knew it was the quickest way to get me to stop asking if we were almost done shopping yet (Lord, remember how boring that was?) and spend the rest of the journey staring intently at it while trying to imagine where the prize was located inside.

The next morning I’d try to be the first to open that box before my annoying younger brother did in an effort to ensure the bounty was mine. Looking back it seems pretty silly expelling so much energy on a trinket (especially considering I have no memory of what any of those prizes actually were) but when you’re a kid a new toy is a new toy and worth the effort regardless. I do remember my mom finally trying to settle the dispute by getting Count Chocula for me and my brother his preferred Franken Berry though it did little to stop the arguing as I’d merely use the opportunity to inform my brother that his favorite mascot looked an awful lot like a pink hippo.

My average weekday would begin with me heading to kitchen to fix myself a bowl before plopping down on the living room floor to watch Chicago kids’ programming such as Ray Rayner and the adventures of Clutch Cargo. If it was Saturday (a.k.a. cartoon day) I’d be watching one the big three networks instead. Regardless of what was on TV, Count Chocula was guaranteed to be with me.

The chocolate grain was fine but the marshmallows were the stvaran draw! Back then they were shaped like tiny versions of stvarni marshmallows (instead of today’s bat shapes) that were somewhat petrified until you added the milk. In an effort to be healthier, the cereal now boasts “whole grain” which is probably why I remember it tasting a little better back then too. That was the beauty of those bygone days, parents weren’t ashamed to admit they were pouring pure sugar down their kid’s throats first thing in the morning. Of course this was also back when youngsters actually spent the rest of their day burning OFF that sugar rather then spending it on the couch. I guess It makes sense that the cereal should forego some of its taste in lieu of that but I swear fore God, if I ever time travel back to the 1970’s, I’m immediately going to grab a box of that unhealthier Count Chocula for breakfast along with the Colonel’s original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken za ručak!

As one of those kids who tended to use too much milk in his cereal (but don’t tell my kids that since I’m always after them for doing the same thing) Count Chocula would make sure nijedan went to waste by turning that plain old white milk into much tastier “chocolate milk” instead thus ensuring I’d finish every last drop! Naravno, Cocoa Puffs i Cocoa Pebbles provided the same phenomena but it was nikada nearly as good as the Count’s. I should also add that at least Cocoa Puffs stayed crunchy, if you didn’t eat those Cocoa Pebbles fast enough you’d wind up with chocolate-flavored slop!

Once the Big 󈨔s was in full swing I’d moved on to other choices, thus missing out on the limited runs of their werewolf spin-off, Frute Brute, i Yummy Mummy. By 2010, none of the Big Three were available year round as General Mills made the decision to put them out during the Halloween season only. It’s frustrating at times but does show the marketing genius of the cereal company who’ve obviously figured out that the best way to rouse American consumership is by using words like “exclusive” and “limited edition.” Target was one of the few stores that carried them and last year I brought a box with me to Rhode Island (since there are fewer Targets up there as here in Chicago) and the other Terror Dave (who also considers the Count one of his BFF’s) enjoyed it for breakfast during my vacation. It was really nice sharing it with a fellow adult monster kid but, as my host, I think the najmanje he could of done was put on some cartoons while we were eating!

This past weekend I went out in search of them as I do every year now but this time with even više spring in my step. Not only would Count Chocula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry be out for their 2013 Halloween tour but also joined by their elusive, extended monster family members Frute Brute i Yummy Mummy! At last I can partake in what I’d missed out on during my teen-aged years. Target gets even MORE props for not only offering all of these treasures but for featuring them in their original boxes (and not the computerized crappy ones you get everywhere else)!

And so, my friends, lets all raise our breakfast bowl and toast our friends at General Mills. For surely there is NO better way to start your day than with your favorite monster.


Terror from Beyond the Dave

Ahhh…the crunchy goodness of nostalgia in the morning!

The Halloween season is always my favorite time of year (and I’m guessing if you’re reading this blog, it’s yours too) with the leaves changing, horror movies getting a boost (though this past summer’s box office should illustrate that horror is good for ALL seasons) and happy memories of trick or treating, caramel apples, and staying up late watching monster movies.

The great thing about growing up in the 󈨊s, however, was that you didn’t require the veil of darkness to enjoy your favorite beasties! In October of 1971 (less than a month after my first birthday) General Mills unleashed their now legendary “monster cereals,” giving kids a comedic dose of The Universal Monsters for breakfast. At the time of their debut there were only two of them Count Chocula (chocolate flavored and modeled after Dracula) and Franken Berry (a strawberry flavored Frankenstein) with their blueberry inspired ghostly cousin, Boo Berry showing up a couple years later.

Although I recall sampling his more colorful pals, ovaj monster kid was definitely Team Chocula. In fact, I was never much of a cereal person in general but Count Chocula was the one major exception. I remember my mom pushing me in the grocery cart down the breakfast aisle and tossing the box in with me. She knew it was the quickest way to get me to stop asking if we were almost done shopping yet (Lord, remember how boring that was?) and spend the rest of the journey staring intently at it while trying to imagine where the prize was located inside.

The next morning I’d try to be the first to open that box before my annoying younger brother did in an effort to ensure the bounty was mine. Looking back it seems pretty silly expelling so much energy on a trinket (especially considering I have no memory of what any of those prizes actually were) but when you’re a kid a new toy is a new toy and worth the effort regardless. I do remember my mom finally trying to settle the dispute by getting Count Chocula for me and my brother his preferred Franken Berry though it did little to stop the arguing as I’d merely use the opportunity to inform my brother that his favorite mascot looked an awful lot like a pink hippo.

My average weekday would begin with me heading to kitchen to fix myself a bowl before plopping down on the living room floor to watch Chicago kids’ programming such as Ray Rayner and the adventures of Clutch Cargo. If it was Saturday (a.k.a. cartoon day) I’d be watching one the big three networks instead. Regardless of what was on TV, Count Chocula was guaranteed to be with me.

The chocolate grain was fine but the marshmallows were the stvaran draw! Back then they were shaped like tiny versions of stvarni marshmallows (instead of today’s bat shapes) that were somewhat petrified until you added the milk. In an effort to be healthier, the cereal now boasts “whole grain” which is probably why I remember it tasting a little better back then too. That was the beauty of those bygone days, parents weren’t ashamed to admit they were pouring pure sugar down their kid’s throats first thing in the morning. Of course this was also back when youngsters actually spent the rest of their day burning OFF that sugar rather then spending it on the couch. I guess It makes sense that the cereal should forego some of its taste in lieu of that but I swear fore God, if I ever time travel back to the 1970’s, I’m immediately going to grab a box of that unhealthier Count Chocula for breakfast along with the Colonel’s original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken za ručak!

As one of those kids who tended to use too much milk in his cereal (but don’t tell my kids that since I’m always after them for doing the same thing) Count Chocula would make sure nijedan went to waste by turning that plain old white milk into much tastier “chocolate milk” instead thus ensuring I’d finish every last drop! Naravno, Cocoa Puffs i Cocoa Pebbles provided the same phenomena but it was nikada nearly as good as the Count’s. I should also add that at least Cocoa Puffs stayed crunchy, if you didn’t eat those Cocoa Pebbles fast enough you’d wind up with chocolate-flavored slop!

Once the Big 󈨔s was in full swing I’d moved on to other choices, thus missing out on the limited runs of their werewolf spin-off, Frute Brute, i Yummy Mummy. By 2010, none of the Big Three were available year round as General Mills made the decision to put them out during the Halloween season only. It’s frustrating at times but does show the marketing genius of the cereal company who’ve obviously figured out that the best way to rouse American consumership is by using words like “exclusive” and “limited edition.” Target was one of the few stores that carried them and last year I brought a box with me to Rhode Island (since there are fewer Targets up there as here in Chicago) and the other Terror Dave (who also considers the Count one of his BFF’s) enjoyed it for breakfast during my vacation. It was really nice sharing it with a fellow adult monster kid but, as my host, I think the najmanje he could of done was put on some cartoons while we were eating!

This past weekend I went out in search of them as I do every year now but this time with even više spring in my step. Not only would Count Chocula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry be out for their 2013 Halloween tour but also joined by their elusive, extended monster family members Frute Brute i Yummy Mummy! At last I can partake in what I’d missed out on during my teen-aged years. Target gets even MORE props for not only offering all of these treasures but for featuring them in their original boxes (and not the computerized crappy ones you get everywhere else)!

And so, my friends, lets all raise our breakfast bowl and toast our friends at General Mills. For surely there is NO better way to start your day than with your favorite monster.


Terror from Beyond the Dave

Ahhh…the crunchy goodness of nostalgia in the morning!

The Halloween season is always my favorite time of year (and I’m guessing if you’re reading this blog, it’s yours too) with the leaves changing, horror movies getting a boost (though this past summer’s box office should illustrate that horror is good for ALL seasons) and happy memories of trick or treating, caramel apples, and staying up late watching monster movies.

The great thing about growing up in the 󈨊s, however, was that you didn’t require the veil of darkness to enjoy your favorite beasties! In October of 1971 (less than a month after my first birthday) General Mills unleashed their now legendary “monster cereals,” giving kids a comedic dose of The Universal Monsters for breakfast. At the time of their debut there were only two of them Count Chocula (chocolate flavored and modeled after Dracula) and Franken Berry (a strawberry flavored Frankenstein) with their blueberry inspired ghostly cousin, Boo Berry showing up a couple years later.

Although I recall sampling his more colorful pals, ovaj monster kid was definitely Team Chocula. In fact, I was never much of a cereal person in general but Count Chocula was the one major exception. I remember my mom pushing me in the grocery cart down the breakfast aisle and tossing the box in with me. She knew it was the quickest way to get me to stop asking if we were almost done shopping yet (Lord, remember how boring that was?) and spend the rest of the journey staring intently at it while trying to imagine where the prize was located inside.

The next morning I’d try to be the first to open that box before my annoying younger brother did in an effort to ensure the bounty was mine. Looking back it seems pretty silly expelling so much energy on a trinket (especially considering I have no memory of what any of those prizes actually were) but when you’re a kid a new toy is a new toy and worth the effort regardless. I do remember my mom finally trying to settle the dispute by getting Count Chocula for me and my brother his preferred Franken Berry though it did little to stop the arguing as I’d merely use the opportunity to inform my brother that his favorite mascot looked an awful lot like a pink hippo.

My average weekday would begin with me heading to kitchen to fix myself a bowl before plopping down on the living room floor to watch Chicago kids’ programming such as Ray Rayner and the adventures of Clutch Cargo. If it was Saturday (a.k.a. cartoon day) I’d be watching one the big three networks instead. Regardless of what was on TV, Count Chocula was guaranteed to be with me.

The chocolate grain was fine but the marshmallows were the stvaran draw! Back then they were shaped like tiny versions of stvarni marshmallows (instead of today’s bat shapes) that were somewhat petrified until you added the milk. In an effort to be healthier, the cereal now boasts “whole grain” which is probably why I remember it tasting a little better back then too. That was the beauty of those bygone days, parents weren’t ashamed to admit they were pouring pure sugar down their kid’s throats first thing in the morning. Of course this was also back when youngsters actually spent the rest of their day burning OFF that sugar rather then spending it on the couch. I guess It makes sense that the cereal should forego some of its taste in lieu of that but I swear fore God, if I ever time travel back to the 1970’s, I’m immediately going to grab a box of that unhealthier Count Chocula for breakfast along with the Colonel’s original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken za ručak!

As one of those kids who tended to use too much milk in his cereal (but don’t tell my kids that since I’m always after them for doing the same thing) Count Chocula would make sure nijedan went to waste by turning that plain old white milk into much tastier “chocolate milk” instead thus ensuring I’d finish every last drop! Naravno, Cocoa Puffs i Cocoa Pebbles provided the same phenomena but it was nikada nearly as good as the Count’s. I should also add that at least Cocoa Puffs stayed crunchy, if you didn’t eat those Cocoa Pebbles fast enough you’d wind up with chocolate-flavored slop!

Once the Big 󈨔s was in full swing I’d moved on to other choices, thus missing out on the limited runs of their werewolf spin-off, Frute Brute, i Yummy Mummy. By 2010, none of the Big Three were available year round as General Mills made the decision to put them out during the Halloween season only. It’s frustrating at times but does show the marketing genius of the cereal company who’ve obviously figured out that the best way to rouse American consumership is by using words like “exclusive” and “limited edition.” Target was one of the few stores that carried them and last year I brought a box with me to Rhode Island (since there are fewer Targets up there as here in Chicago) and the other Terror Dave (who also considers the Count one of his BFF’s) enjoyed it for breakfast during my vacation. It was really nice sharing it with a fellow adult monster kid but, as my host, I think the najmanje he could of done was put on some cartoons while we were eating!

This past weekend I went out in search of them as I do every year now but this time with even više spring in my step. Not only would Count Chocula, Franken Berry, i Boo Berry be out for their 2013 Halloween tour but also joined by their elusive, extended monster family members Frute Brute i Yummy Mummy! At last I can partake in what I’d missed out on during my teen-aged years. Target gets even MORE props for not only offering all of these treasures but for featuring them in their original boxes (and not the computerized crappy ones you get everywhere else)!

And so, my friends, lets all raise our breakfast bowl and toast our friends at General Mills. For surely there is NO better way to start your day than with your favorite monster.


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