Monday, September 25, 2023


Halloween nights have forever held a special place in my heart, steeped in cherished traditions and animated classics. As we get closer to October, my mind drifts back to the childhood ritual of trick-or-treating, followed by an eagerly anticipated TV lineup featuring "Garfield's Halloween Adventure" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." Now, in the present day, I hold in my hands a box of Kellogg's "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" cereal, prompting me to wonder how my younger self would have reacted to such an amazing concept.

Obtaining this cereal proved to be an adventure in itself, just like my quest for Ghostbusters: Afterlife cereal at Walmart. It was a busy Saturday afternoon at Target and all of the new Halloween cereals were strategically displayed in the heart of a main aisle. Ducking and dodging customers, it required a fair amount of nimbleness to grab it without triggering an avalanche of other boxes filled with spooky goodness. (My yoga practice came in handy!)

On the front of the box, a charming snapshot transports us back to our beloved Halloween special. Front and center is Charlie Brown, flanked by Snoopy, dressed in his classic Red Baron attire, and Linus, exuding enthusiasm while awaiting the Great Pumpkin's arrival. The autumnal backdrop rekindles memories of watching this animated classic year after year, creating a visual feast that almost makes you wish you could step into the pumpkin patch and join the Peanuts gang. 

Turn the box around, and a game called "Boo Who?" awaits. Challenge yourself to unscramble the names of the Peanuts characters, revealing who lurks beneath each costume. It's a nice addition that adds a fun layer to your breakfast experience. And if that's not enough, embark on a scavenger hunt, scouring the box for six hidden rocks tucked away in its corners. 

How does "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" cereal taste ...

Just a thought - Instead of vanilla, what if this cereal boasted a Pumpkin Spice flavor, adding an extra layer of autumnal allure? Either way, Kellogg's "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" offers a nostalgic journey to the treasured moments of our childhood Halloween nights. 

If you're into this, my recommendation is to wait for night time, crack open a window to invite in the crisp autumn air, light a pumpkin-scented candle, pour yourself a bowl, and cue up "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on VHS or DVD.

Stay Spooky,

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