The Count was always my favorite as a boy. Clearly I was ahead of this whole ascendant, vampire obsession that has taken hold.
Franken Berry was my older brother's favorite, but I could never abide strawberry milk.
The third member of the family is the blue-headed stepchild Boo Berry. He has the claim to being the first blueberry-flavored breakfast cereal.
The back of the box has a little comic strip showdown. I decided to do a showdown of my own!
I doled out a portion of each of the three varieties.
I added some 2% milk (IMHO the perfect choice for cereal) and let that cereal do its magic. That is to say, I let the bowls stand for a few minutes to let the milk be infused with the cereal flavors.
While milk infusion was taking place, I investigated the various shapes up close. The cereal is ghost-shaped and the marshmallows are meant to be monster-head-shaped. Not surprisingly, Franken Berry's head is best suited for marshmallow verisimilitude.
How'd the Milk Taste?
Once the milk had taken on the cereals' colors, I dug in. Even after all these years, the Count still has my heart. That said, Franken Berry was surprisingly mild on the strawberry taste which made it better than I'd remembered. As for Boo Berry, not so much.
The three cereals all delivered on the promise to transform my milk. I decanted each to get a side-by-side.