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I’ve often mentioned that Frankenberry is my favorite of the General Mills monster cereals, but I was happy to find out this year that GM was bringing back two long forgotten other flavors, Fruity Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute. It took me a while to find both in stores (I just found Frute Brute this week) but I figured I might as well throw up a review of these cereals, since not everyone has had the chance to try them. I just recently learned that in the UK, they don’t have any of the monster cereals!

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Fruity Yummy Mummy was introduced at the tail end of the 1980′s with a bizarre commercial that had the Mummy doing some mambo drumming. He had a voice that sounded a bit like Wolfman Jack, but the cereal never appealed much to me. In fact, I saw the Fruity one as an enemy. Some new creation trying to crowd in on my favorites.

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But it’s a bit of a welcome addition back to the breakfast table this year. For starters, it tastes surprisingly good. While it isn’t overly flavorful, there’s just enough hint of citrus that you keep going back for more. My GF, who rarely likes these sugary cereals, found herself grabbing a few bits of the Mummy’s goodness from time to time. I don’t know if it’s a great flavor to add to milk, but eating it plain (as I often do with cereal) is quite good.

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Inside is a menagerie of orange and yellow ghosts, as well as ghosts that seem to have been mixed between the two. This doesn’t appear to be intentional and is just a case of the colors rubbing off, but it happens regularly enough that you almost get three distinct shades of ghosts.

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You also get an assortment of “vanilla” flavored marshmallow blobs. I assume these are mummy heads, but truth be told they seriously lack much a design shape. They definitely don’t have as good a shape as Frankenberry usually has.

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Oddly enough, that works okay with this cereal. The Fruity Yummy Mummy isn’t a taste that really screams for marshmallows. Let’s be honest, the best part about Lucky Charms is the marshmallows, but here, they’re a welcome addition but not the star. They’re just another piece of the otherwise colorful puzzle.

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The back of the box also has a little comic about how the other two monsters have made their return. If you’re a fan of these types of cereals, I definitely think Fruity Yummy Mummy is worth a shot. Even though I didn’t care for him when he originally came out, I definitely enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Hopefully sales are strong enough that General Mills keeps bringing them out during the Halloween season.

7 Responses to Infinite Cuisine: Fruity Yummy Mummy Cereal Review

  • Hah! Had Fruit Brute this morning, myself, but like this one, too. And I think they are great as just snacks, too! :)

  • clark says:

    I would love to try this, but still can’t find any of the monster cereals in stock in my area. Why are you making these so hard for me to get, GM? I just got home from a midnight run to a grocery store that according to the general mills website, should carry these, but no luck.
    On a plus note that same grocery store did have a SW black sand trooper in stock, so I finally got to see him up close. I’ll probably break down and get him eventually, he did look cool.

  • Mr. Gobstop says:

    This looks tasty. Hope you review Fruit Brute too!

  • MST3KFan says:

    The fact that they brought Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy back is amazing in of itself.
    Of course I love the ‘core 3′ equally and have bought one of each of the five cereals to celebrate Halloween this year.

    Is it wrong though for me to just now, through your review, realize that the cereal pieces were supposed to be ghosts. O_o My mind is blown I never got that as a kid let alone as an adult.

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  • Hero says:

    Was that from me you kearned about the UK not having the cereals? :)

    I’ve had Frankenberry/Chockula and Boo-berry all imported over here. All are very yummy! The USA has all the best cereals it would seem.

  • clark says:

    I finally found these, and picked up one of each (except boo berry, I distinctly remember not liking it and I think I can still remember what it tastes like).
    I decided to start with Yummy Mummy, and it is surprisingly good. I was really concerned about getting a mouthful of sugar, and although technically I did, it was not too sweet. It also tastes quite good with milk, that is the only way I eat my cereal.

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