A Brief History Of Cereal Monsters: Count Chocula Has A First Name

By Karen Harris
Count Chocula and Franken Berry and Boo Berry are treats of old, and there is only one time of the year to get them. Source: (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

How do you get kids to eat their breakfasts? You scare them, of course. Not with fear-mongering, threats, or frightening nutritional information, but with monster cereal. With the Halloween season fast approaching, let's look at how cereal manufacturers decided that kids needed a good scare in the morning as part of a well-balanced breakfast.