11/19/2007

Count Chocula...

I went to the gym tonight. After running, stretching, crunching, pulling, squeezing, pushing, and lifting (not to mention showering), I decided that I knew exactly what I wanted for supper: Count Chocula. So, first to Albertsons. No Count Chocula. Then, Food 4 Less. No Count. Next, Vons. Nope. Denied again. But then, Wal-Mart stepped in and saved the day. They had a whole two shelves worth. The funny thing was that the employees at Vons and Wal-Mart both said that it was only available at Halloween time. I staunchly disagreed (and was met with very hostile looks).

Needless to say, I bought two boxes (and have already eaten half of one). Oh, Count, how I've missed you...

4 comments:

Courtney said...

I'm glad that Walmart was your last choice, and with that being said there is a good chance that it may only be available at Halloween time and Walmart just still has it on their shelfs...I mean it IS Walmart.

Julie Hibbard said...

do they still have Frankenberry? Booberry?
I love Count Chocula

Josh(ua) Treece said...

Unfortunately, I saw no Frankenberry or Booberry. And I remember seeing this year round when I was a kid. I'm still not sure on whether or not this is true...

Josh(ua) Treece said...

Found on the Count Chocula wiki:

In 1971, the first two cereals in the line were introduced, the still-available Count ChoculaFranken Berry. Franken Berry was very popular at that time, even though the initial batches of the cereal used a dye that didn’t break down in the body, causing many children’s feces to come out bright pink[1], a symptom sometimes referred to as “Frankenberry Stool.” Boo Berry was released two years later, in 1973, and Fruit Brute appeared a year after that, in 1974. Fruit Brute was discontinued by 1983. General Mills tried replacing Fruit Brute in the late 1980’s with Yummy Mummy in 1988, but that too had a short shelf life when it was discontinued in 1993. Boo Berry and Franken Berry are sometimes mistakenly thought to be discontinued as well. In reality, their distribution is just much lower and more sporadic than that of the flagship cereal Count Chocula. The best time of the year to find Boo Berry and Franken Berry is around Halloween. Target and Wal-Mart are among the stores that have been known to carry these more scarce cereals during October. They can be found year-round in the Midwest at Wal-Mart Supercenters and on Amazon.com. In addition, they have been spotted year-round in some Wal-Mart Supercenters in the East. and (strawberry flavored).