It Is “My” Time Of Year, Frankenberry And His Monster Friends

Well, it is that time of year where Frankenberry and the whole family of Monster Cereals become relevant again, I mean what’s scarier for Halloween than the amount of sugar, artificial colors and other surely unnatural things in these smiling Monster boxes that I ate the shit out of when I was a kid and even into my college years? (actually might explain some things)

So one of those Facebook Memories popped up at me a couple of days ago. It was from a year ago, a little post I wrote in response to an early morning text message I had received from a friend and co-worker who was working from home.


(October 13, 2021)

Good friend and co-worker, Patty, sent me a text this morning as she works from home. It was just one word with a picture.


Now besides brimming with obvious snickering pride at her choice I was also proud that she was starting her day in such a nutritious and sugary sweet vitamin charged way, I mean it is important to try and eat healthy …

Corn Whole Grain ( Includes Corn Bran ), Corn Meal Sugar, Marshmallow ( Sugar, Dextrose, Corn Starch Modified, Corn Syrup, Gelatin, Malic Acid, Flavors Natural & Artificial, Citric Acid, Red 40, Blue 1, and Blue 2 ), Corn Starch Modified, Corn Syrup, Canola, and/or Rice Bran Oil, Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Trisodium Phosphate, Red 40, Flavors Natural & Artificial, Wheat Flour, Peanuts Flour, Vitamin E, (Tocopherols Mixed Vitamin E) and BHT added to Preserve Freshness, Vitamins & Minerals, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc, Ammonium Phosphate, Iron, Sodium Ascorbate Vitamin C, Niacinamide Vitamin B3, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride HCI, Riboflavin Vitamin B2, Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1, Vitamin A Palmitate, Folic Acid Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3.

… but the most important part of her start?

You’ve probably already noticed but yes, she’s putting all this nutritiony sugary sweet vitamin charged goodness, from a Family Size 50th Anniversary (*) Monster Mash box of nutritiony sugary sweet vitamin charged goodness no less, in a freakin’ straw bowl!!!!! A FREAKIN’ STRAW BOWL!!!!! (**)

Very nicely cereal played Patty!!

Every now and then your friends confirm why it is, indeed, that they are your friends.


(* – Frankenberry cereal came out when I was 7. 50th Anniversary Box? … sigh)

(** – or sippy bowl if you must)

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