Count Chocula. Franken Berry. Boo Berry. The names of the General Mills Monster Cereal mascots are iconic and have been for over 50 years now. But it’s been over 35 years since they added a new ghoul to the line-up. (And for the record, that ghoul was the often underappreciated Yummy Mummy). Now, at long last, a new Cereal Monster will arrive this spooky season. Foolish mortals, Carmella Creeper has entered the chat. She’s a zombie, and a working DJ to boot. And she’s got her own cereal coming this fall. She’ll also take part in this year’s Monster Mash Remix cereal.
Carmella Creeper is actually the long-lost cousin of Franken Berry. General Mills describes her as “a zombie DJ with an edgy sound who is always the life of the party.” She has a fierce attitude and the looks to match, and Carmella is ready to shake things up at the Monsters’ haunted mansion. Her new limited-edition cereal features caramel-apple-flavored pieces with colored monster marshmallows. She’ll also be bringing Monsters Cereal “band” merch with her beginning on October 13 and a new hit single for us Halloween fans to enjoy (a remix of “Monster Mash”).
General Mills will also include Carmella in Monster Mash Remix Cereal. Similar to the 50th anniversary Monster Cereal mash-up released in 2021, this one is a mix of all six Monsters Cereals flavors (Carmella Creeper, Frute Brute, Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, and Yummy Mummy).
We think it’s high time they added a new Monster Cereal to the mix. And seeing as how popular zombies are in pop culture these past two decades or so, it was high time one of them got their turn on the box. But Carmella shouldn’t be the only lady in the group. How about a Watermelon Witch? A Marshmallow Medusa? We’re just throwing it out there. Alongside Carmella and the Monster Mash Remix, General Mills is also releasing the stalwart Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry. Hopefully Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy get their turn again next year. They might not be as popular, but we still love them.
Originally published on June 8, 2023.