Thursday, December 8, 2016

Count Chocula was Trademarked Registered

Count Chocula was trademarked registered on December 8, 1970.
December 8, 1970
It was on this day in 1970 that the breakfast cereal, Count Chocula was registered for a trademark for General Mills, but the Count didn’t arrive on store shelves until October the next year. Beside him of course was his marshmallow cereal rival, Frankenberry. The two monsters would bicker about which one was the better-tasting one and usually ended up scaring each other in the process. Boo-Berry cereal came next in 1973 and Fruit Brute in 1974. The Werewolf-inspired cereal was pulled off the shelf in 1982 and then came back in 1987 as Fruity Yummy Mummy. Since 2010, stores do not sell the monstrous cereal year-round, only during the Halloween season. In 2013, all of the monsters were given an update by DC Comic artists.