Points of Articulation
Mi Casa, Boo Casa
In 1971, General Mills introduced two new breakfast cereals designed to cash in on the success of Lucky Charms: Count Chocula and Franken Berry. The next year came Boo-Berry, completing the classical morningtime triumvirate. From 1974 to 1982 they were joined by Fruit Brute, and the years 1987-1992 saw Yummy Mummy on store shelves. Originally the monster cereals were available year-round, but slowing sales had them in danger of being cancelled altogether.
But General Mills had the brilliant idea of making them a seasonal offering. Since 2010, the monster cereals have only been available around Halloween, putting them in the same fine company as Cadbury Eggs at Easter or Shamrock Shakes on St. Patrick's Day (with the only notable difference being that you can't stock up on a year's worth of Shamrock Shakes and just keep them in the back of your pantry to enjoy at other times of the year)...