Count Chocula is a breakfast cereal produced by General Mills for the North American market that contains chocolate-flavored corn cereal bits and marshmallows. Count Chocula is also the cereal's trademarked mascot character, whose name is a pun on the vampire Count Dracula. The character was first introduced in 1971, and is is one of several 'ghoulishly' designed members of other lines of General Mills cereals. Instead of craving blood like Dracula, Chocula craves Count Chocula breakfast cereal. The cereal was once a part of a product line of five monster-themed breakfast cereals, including Franken Berry, Boo Berry, Fruit Brute, and Yummy Mummy. There were some public concerns regarding the potential health implications of eating Count Chocula, in part because the product used to contain high levels of sugar, which may have led to it being temporarily discontinued. However, it was later reintroduced with healthier ingredients, such as whole grain corn..