REVIEW: Carmella Creeper Monster Cereal

I love the green color of the whole grain corn pieces in the Carmella Creeper Monster Cereal. It screams zombies as loud as someone screaming because zombies are eating them. The newest Monster Cereal is caramel apple flavored, and like all other Monster Cereals, it comes with marshmallows.

After sticking my snout into the pouch, I noticed a sweet artificial caramel aroma, but my sniffer detected no apple. I don’t know if I’m tired of smelling the other Monster varieties, but I found the scent to be more inviting than the others.

While I didn’t notice any apple with its aroma, it does make an appearance when I eat the spooky cereal. The pleasant caramel green apple flavor isn’t bold, but it’s enough to perk up my taste buds, and the marshmallows enhance the sweetness of every spoonful. However, that’s when it’s eaten dry. When I consumed it the way the Breakfast Gods intended it to be eaten, with milk, the sweet and fruity flavors were less noticeable. Also, the milk at the bottom of the bowl had a very faint apple caramel taste.

I’m a bit disappointed that the flavors didn’t stand out as much as they do with this recent General Mills cinnamon apple cereal, but, overall, I like this and it’s now my second favorite Monster Cereal, right behind Count Chocula. Although full disclosure, I’ve always thought Boo Berry and Franken Berry were mediocre, and Fruit Brute was okay (waiting to be pelted by hard stale cereal marshmallows over the internet).

Now, after virtually throwing marshmallows at me, you might be wondering who Carmella Creeper is. Well, the cereal box explains most of it. She’s a DJ, the first female Monster to have a cereal, and Franken Berry’s long lost zombie cousin. Now you might be thinking, “How is she related to Franken Berry if he’s not a zombie?”

Well, I sat down and thought about it more than any normal human being should and wasted many minutes of my life I’ll never get back. Here’s my theory. Let’s say Franken Berry is the son of two Franken monsters, and as we all know, Franken monsters are made using various body parts. So I think one of Franken Berry’s parents has a Franken sibling with a body part from someone related to Carmella. So that equals to being cousins in the monster world. I think.

Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, and it’s something simple like a Franken monster and zombie marriage happened. But what’s not a stretch is that Carmella Creeper Cereal is a tasty addition to the Monster Cereals line.

DISCLOSURE: I received a free product sample from General Mills. Doing so did not influence my review.

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 9.3 oz box
Purchased at: Received from General Mills
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 1/3 cup w/o milk) 160 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar (including 11 grams of added sugar), and 2 grams of protein.

7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Carmella Creeper Monster Cereal”

  1. What happened to Mummy Yummy. They brought it back for one year maybe 2013-ish. It was the best.

    1. I much rather have had Yummy Mummy back instead of Frute Brute. There aren’t enough orange flavored cereals on the market in general. But truth be told, any of the Monster Cereals are just lousy tasting in general nowadays. The cereal pieces and monster mallows used to taste so good decades ago. It’s really a shame today’s younger generations will never know how good these cereals used to taste. I’m surprised they still exist after all of these mediocre years and poor sales. Any time I go to the markets, whether Targer, Walmart, ShopRite, Acme, Stop & Shop, etc., it looks like the Monster cereals never sell at all and go untouched for the most part. You’d think that would send General Mills a hint after all of these years, but they still don’t get it and probably never will. I can only imagine their profit margin being razor thin unless people are buying up the cereal elsewhere in the country. Cornmeal is the total ruination of cold cereals nowadays.

      1. Did they really taste better back in your youth, or is it just your adult nostalgia making your youthful taste seem better than they actually were? A case in point: Nutter Butter. I get them every some often, and when I first bite into one, I get that flavor that I associate with what I had tasted of the cookie when I was a kid in the ’70s. But then I taste a slightly more complex flavor after that, and the first hit of the classic Nutter Butter flavor is gone. I think that the extra, more complex flavoring was always there, but my young self all those decades ago couldn’t taste or appreciate it. Now I can.

  2. I’m happy to a see a new addition to the Monster Cereal family, and the first female after all these years. I really like the character, but I find it a little weird that she’s a DJ. Couldn’t she *just* be a zombie? None of the other monsters have jobs or even known hobbies, they’re just monsters who enjoy cereal.

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