Count Chocula

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    General Mills is Resurrecting the Yummy Mummy and the Fruit Brute

    If you were a child in the '80s or '90s, you probably have vivid memories of throwing temper tantrums in the cereal aisle, begging your parents for Count Chocula, Boo Berry or Franken Berry for breakfast while they mumbled about the sugar content and lack of nutritional value in a blueish-gray ghost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Breakfast of Champorado-ions

    ​On my last visit to Filipino restaurant/grocery store Wok n Roll (which is, itself, inside another grocery store -- the H-E-B at Bellaire and Highway 6), I picked up a few items to take home. One of those, a bright red pouch of champorado, has been languishing in my pantry ever since. Champo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Oatmeal Five Ways

    Photo by Nate Steiner​I've always been a fan of oatmeal, even from a young age, when most children are supposed to prefer Count Chocula and Fruity Pebbles for breakfast. I was raised on a steady diet of warm, mushy cereal grains for breakfast -- oatmeal, grits, Cream of Wheat, Malt-o-Meal -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Top Five '80s Cereal Commercials

    If the food police wanted to really control childhood obesity, then they would just go into every grocery store in America and set fire to the cereal isle. But, we know that the sugar-coated cereal lobby led by Sam the Toucan, Dig-Em the Frog and their evil leader Tony the Tiger is just too powerful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Midnight Munches: The Nutella Sandwich

    Photos by Lauren McKechnie‚ÄčNecessity is the mother of invention. For those long stretches between Easter and Halloween when candy is in short supply and groceries dwindle--here's a simple recipe to squash late-night sweets cravings. Estimated prep: The time it takes for infomercials for the ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Year of the Concept

    Green Day opens the Idiot-ic floodgates