This cereal arrived on the scene in 1971 along with the strawberry-flavored Franken Berry.
General Mills claims that Count Chocula was the first chocolate-flavored cereal with chocolate-flavored marshmallow bits.
Not sure if that is true... but I don't think it is worth hours of fact checking to find out.
The Count (as a mascot) came with the cereal.
He was a super pansy of a vampire and got scared all the time.
The cereal was pretty good though... so the kids didn't mind.
Many people think that the monster cereals are only available around Halloween time, but that isn't so.
All the monster cereals are produced year round, but many retailers just stock them for the holliday season.
The count (with his very weird shoes) is one of my favorite cereal mascots so I very much enjoyed inking him into the skin of a Count Chocula fan.