Food Theory: Count Chocula's Shameful Past! (Halloween Breakfast Cereal)

15-Okt, 2020
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It's Halloween season and that means it's time to talk about some spooky, scary foods! Today, we are diving head first into the iconic monster cereal - Count Chocula! Specifically, the count himself. What is his history? Is he related to Dracula? Well, the story is actually a little more complicated than that... Get your cereal bowls ready Food Theorists, it's about to get weird!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick, Mark Hofmeye, and Luke Barats
Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick and Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman
#CountChocula #Breakfast #Cereal #Halloween #FoodTheory #Dracula #Monster #Food #Recipe #Matpat #GameTheory #FilmTheory

  • 3 cereal videos in a row... nice

    Riley RobbinsRiley Robbins3 soat oldin
  • Boo berry makes my Poop green Thats Fun though not really a complaint

    stephanie kievaughanstephanie kievaughan4 soat oldin
  • Fun fact (because I stumbled over it literally yesterday and thought it was really funny to stumble over one dynasty in such a short period of time): Pretty much all the power of the dynasty of Habsburg was gained by forgery of documents, the "Privilegium Maius" to be precise. The dynasty did have its high time around 1273, where Rudolf I. became King of the holy roman empire. The rise of the dynasty came to a sudden halt when the nephew of the second Habsburgian king killed his uncle out of greed. The crone went to the Luxemburg Heinrich VII. and the Habsburgians where out of the game for a while. But in 1359, Rudolf IV. had the idea to create a document that would give his house huge advantages for taxes, areas, courtsystems... inspired by the real existing "Privilegium Minor". While Karl IV. never accepted his claims after a historican revealed them as the plump forgeries they were. However, almost 100 years later, the Habsburgian Friedrich III. became king in 1442 and Emperor in 1453 and validated those documents, which were then considered accurate (without anyone remembering that they were actually proven to be fake before) until the old empire was disbanded and a historican proved them wrong again in the middle of the 19th century. So, here is really long historical fun fact, nobody asked for xD (that might aswell have been the inspiration for game of thrones xD). The link to the source for this is (, for anyone bothering to read the long version in german ;)

    Niki TreNiki Tre6 soat oldin
  • And twilight ruined all vampires

    Caroline YaldaCaroline Yalda6 soat oldin
  • Co-ooooh-kie Crisp

    subito zxsubito zx7 soat oldin
  • porphyria is also common in inbred, AKA the “vampire disease”

    purelitenitepurelitenite12 soat oldin
  • Yes, this is the outlandish stuff I love about MatPat videos. They definitely shouldn’t all be this, but this is good to have occasionally.

    Video Game MusicVideo Game Music12 soat oldin
  • Watching This Video As I Eat... Count Chocula!

    Dante BrokenDante Broken17 soat oldin
  • Wow and here I was thinking that "Corn Pop was a bad dude!"🤣

    RobRob21 soat oldin
  • Well I think I learned more about Matpat's family gatherings around minute 5 than I wanted to

    Phoenix HavocPhoenix HavocKun oldin
  • i love the mummy's catchphrase as is rip

    Aurora FulferAurora FulferKun oldin
  • So matpat is making a theory about a mascot I think this covid thing took over his mind

    Hash GamerHash GamerKun oldin
  • Can so meine explain me why its spelled Pretzel in America and Not Brezel?!

    _np 7_np 7Kun oldin
  • My theory is: Count Chocula is Mavis and Jonhathan's other child. Younger brother of Dennis in Hotel Transavania

    Vinny ChantheryVinny ChantheryKun oldin
  • Mans really just looked at Count Chocula’s long chin a went “That guy’s inbred.”

    Christian SChristian SKun oldin
  • So basically, Count Dracula from hotel Transylvania could be inbred too???

    Carrot SticksCarrot SticksKun oldin
  • Video: *is about inbreeding* UZworld: yeah this is a good spot to put a child's toy ad

    BBQ SauceBBQ Sauce2 kun oldin
  • In the first few seconds of the clip there is a lot of speaking and the one that stood out to me was “ska vi åka till Sverige” which mean should we go to Sweden but in Swedish if you know Swedish u probably live there than why would that be a question are they on semester or do they live somewhere else but hey that’s just a theory a Swedish theory thx for reading

    KasuKasu2 kun oldin
  • Admiralty the only Halloween/Monster cereal I have ever seen, till now, is Count Chocula, but I hate sugar cereal, so I have never cared to try it.

    MultiDakmanMultiDakman2 kun oldin
  • My dad is older than count chocula hes a littlw older

    Vicolas MunozVicolas Munoz2 kun oldin
  • But....but I love count chocula :(.

    Firefox gameingFirefox gameing2 kun oldin
  • I didn’t know that any of these cereals exsisted

    Anonymous OneAnonymous One3 kun oldin
  • wow

    Hideki OnishiHideki Onishi3 kun oldin
  • Matpat: Dracula is based on a real-life person! Me: Vlad the Impaler?! Matpat: Vlad III Tepes, AKA Vlad The Impaler! Me: HAHA! I knew it.

    Zander Is PurpleZander Is Purple3 kun oldin
  • Lol I've dealt with some Hungarians during my lifetime (given that I am a Romanian), but I don't recall ever meeting someone called Chocul or hearing about it being a common name in the area. Hmm 🤔

    Iolanda GirleanuIolanda Girleanu3 kun oldin
  • Mats just giving count Chocula an amazing story that actually makes sense

    Alex MillikenAlex Milliken3 kun oldin
  • Sometimes I watch these theories and am 100% with it, and other times I just watch with my jaw open and can't believe what I'm spending my time with.

    J.J. CheesmanJ.J. Cheesman3 kun oldin
  • Count Chocula has the Habsburg chin!

    BMoney8600BMoney86003 kun oldin

    GandalfTheOneGandalfTheOne3 kun oldin
  • i just realizes marceline from adventure time is a dhampire.

    Yuta KanoYuta Kano3 kun oldin
  • Don’t ask me why when I first read the thumb nail I thought it said snorted... just don’t... idk either

    Tavianne McShaneTavianne McShane3 kun oldin
  • it all make sense cuz of the movie hotel Transylvania

    Red SusRed Sus3 kun oldin
  • they were sold out of count chocula and boo berry this year ;-;

    Alicent FieryAlicent Fiery3 kun oldin
  • fruity yummy mummy i oppress minorities

    Joshua MckenzieJoshua Mckenzie4 kun oldin
  • Halloween is the WORST in Finland. WE DON'T TRICK OR TREAT

    UnpaintedHenry ProductionsUnpaintedHenry Productions4 kun oldin
  • The thing is that this has nothing to do with the cereal

    Rogan SullivanRogan Sullivan4 kun oldin
  • this doesnt make sense

    Abdul Hadi Arafat 7AAbdul Hadi Arafat 7A4 kun oldin
  • This like in fnaf 5 with the vampire that says ,, the baby isnt mine"

    Tarik XTarik X4 kun oldin
  • Why am I watching this I have never even eaten any American cereals

    ____4 kun oldin
  • wait the mummy and werewolf actually exist!? I'm more shooketh than Colonial Sanders being yeeted into a river

    Spicy OreganoSpicy Oregano4 kun oldin
  • Fruity mummy had a pretty good catch phrase

    adan Vazquezadan Vazquez4 kun oldin
  • The real question is if Robin Williams was under all that makeup for that live action Count Chocula ad.

    MegaFun13MegaFun134 kun oldin
  • Dang it i missed my chance for frankenberry

    Pocket PrepperPocket Prepper5 kun oldin
  • 1 month later and I still don't understand how Chocula is inbred. He never proved how Vlad the impaler was inbred.

    SewwfffyhjijuiSewwfffyhjijui5 kun oldin
  • *I don’t care if you ruined my childhood, it doesn’t make the cereal any less good*

    BensonBenson5 kun oldin
  • everyone: you have no power me : u must go to an asylum for your health

    luffy animeluffy anime5 kun oldin
  • its nice to see matty is still not in an insane faciclity

    luffy animeluffy anime5 kun oldin
  • wow nice chucky chin

    IselIsel5 kun oldin
  • counta chocula's cereals are kinda messy for me

    IselIsel5 kun oldin
  • This theory seemed less thought out than the usual. I think MatPat is stretching himself thin. He says he can prove that Count Chocula is the product of inbreeding simply based on a chin but there's only 3 generations to work from and he only talks about two that prove there was none. He mentions that Vlad Tepes had the chin but quickly followed it saying that Vlad wasn't imbred. Don't get me wrong, a lot of fun info in here but a theory on an inbred cereal mascot this is not.

    Nick BockNick Bock5 kun oldin
  • There's only oe cereal mascot universe I care about. Breakfast of the gods, anyone?

    Dragonrider1227Dragonrider12275 kun oldin
  • We've got count chocula But we need gremlins for christmas over on film

    Reshaun PrimeReshaun Prime5 kun oldin
  • Who else didn’t know the wolf was a thing till today?

    Crunchy ShrimpCrunchy Shrimp5 kun oldin
  • Lol 😂😂😂😂😂 I find it so funny since, I am Romania and the way Matpat said Tepes 😂😂😂😂

    Ultimate_ LonerUltimate_ Loner6 kun oldin
  • Ive never really been more exited about a theory before. Its the firs one that talks about some Romanian culture and as a Romanian myself this really made me happy. Good job Mat Pat!

    Iris and Aria AnimationsIris and Aria Animations6 kun oldin
  • "mistakes were made"

    c@mbazc@mbaz6 kun oldin
  • This might be the first ever thing on internet that actually doesn`t say multiple thing about Romania wrong , cause i`m Romanian

    Artabanus DariusArtabanus Darius6 kun oldin
  • I must be old, because I miss Yummy mummy and Fruit Brute. lol

    Tyler PetersonTyler Peterson6 kun oldin
  • Fruity Yummy Mummy. Eat it, dummy.

    Joseph DuncanJoseph Duncan6 kun oldin
  • I just realized that Count Chocula's teeth are based off of Nosferatu!

    The Dirty PenguinThe Dirty Penguin6 kun oldin
  • So I'm hungarian and never heard about the name "Chocul" XD

    Mr. KancsárMr. Kancsár6 kun oldin
  • When u realize being a vampire is a jojo reference

    d-class 1245d-class 12456 kun oldin
  • Dude,it’s 2 am,stop watching this and go to sleep

    Just swigJust swig6 kun oldin
  • I mean, the novel "Dracula" takes place in, at the time, modern day. Right? At least it takes place in 1897 within the Castlevania timeline (still love that the novel, or at least a version of its events, is canon to Castlevania). So that puts the gap between Dracula and Chocula less than a century. Also, in Castlevania, a Dhampir or at least Alucard, seems to have all the powers of vampires with none of the downsides.

    DemonAlchemistDemonAlchemist6 kun oldin
  • I didn't know that any of the "Monster Cereals" existed as a child. I don't know if my grocery store just didn't have them or I just never noticed, but I had no idea until like 2010 when I started actively using the internet. Are they less popular in the midwest? Then again, MatPat is also from the midwest, right?

    DemonAlchemistDemonAlchemist7 kun oldin
  • Mattpatt is the only person I know about that would spend months on a video about how a children’s cereal mascot was excessively inbred.

    Tri-WingTri-Wing7 kun oldin
  • Did anyone notice the photo in 4:50 looks like Keith from try guys.

    Shifaa AlhamedShifaa Alhamed7 kun oldin
  • No no no no no his name is vlad the inhaler

    GcubePlayer 8GcubePlayer 87 kun oldin
  • Fruity yummy cuz you're no dummy

    Cappy LarouCappy Larou7 kun oldin
  • Idk why but when I was little, i was scared of ALL the boxes....

    Jalen McClainJalen McClain7 kun oldin
  • This is the kind of overthinking nonsense I’m here for and I 100% accepting this as truth

    Catha MohlCatha Mohl7 kun oldin
  • vikomt? I'm from hungary and never heard of that we say count like: báró but I dont think there are counts now.

    Privar 21Privar 217 kun oldin
  • _This is some next level American sugar shenanigans_

    Reversed InfinityReversed Infinity7 kun oldin
  • I think his name is Count Cochula because ✨CHOColate Cereal✨

    Angel AguirreAngel Aguirre7 kun oldin
  • not gonna lie. Im a Boo berry fan, and this is all the justification I needed to avoid chocula. xD

    C EC E7 kun oldin
  • this is pushing it a little bit....

    Isis LunaIsis Luna8 kun oldin
  • Did anyone else think of drac's dad from hotel Transylvania 2 when he bRought up someine named vlad

    Kate Gacha life and moreKate Gacha life and more8 kun oldin
  • Is it just me or is the intro segment of the mascots talking just Swedish?

    Nicolina Vikström n3a GHNicolina Vikström n3a GH8 kun oldin
  • You know you're a real fan of gothic things, when you already know what a dhampire is.

    L'Nye LiddieL'Nye Liddie8 kun oldin
  • 2:45 Mat: Count is frankenberry are Frenemy/Roommate Me: wait thats Motris and frank in a nutshell (Brawl stars)

    Joel OcampoJoel Ocampo8 kun oldin
  • My mom loves this channel even though you attack her favorite childhood cartoons

    Beetle the SilkWingBeetle the SilkWing8 kun oldin
  • Food scary I have my own UZworld channel and it's actually about trains Papa soon I'm going to ask her get to mystery behind train so it's coming soon stick around and also I'd starting my UZworld channel now now I'm going to be famous when I'm get older more

    Ryan ShawRyan Shaw8 kun oldin
  • Zoinks it's a Scoob theory

    TUDY TudyTUDY Tudy8 kun oldin
  • My theory is that Count Chocula is also just normal Alfred when Batman dies

    S t i c k yS t i c k y8 kun oldin
  • Fictional character: *Has a distinctive feature due to his art style* MatPat: INBREEDING

    Jack BrownJack Brown8 kun oldin
  • Put count chocula inside bread You see, he's inbread

    Thomas farquharThomas farquhar9 kun oldin
  • New "Count Chunkula" brand cereal! *a portly count in brown now beyond the strength to summon up any form of human emotion is photographed for a cereal box in a dimly lit and sparsely decorated annex and stares abysmally at a slowly sogging mass of chocolate. If only his father had returned with the cigarettes he was so fond of... or the type AB+ juice bags usually brought home for his mother just before dawn, wearing a pale smile with the eyes of a fish. He could have at least brought alfred's beloved chocolates..... just a few back.... alfred would have shared of course. On the third night his mother returned from searching alfred asked if she knew when his papa would return, with warm words and warm red dripping from her pronounced chin she replied, "Oah, meh leetle shuggar poff, I don't know..." with comedic ice she added "... und that thot Cherri dozen't knoo either.... >:p". Maybe things..... could have been better.... with just a few... chocolates....) NOW WITH SUGARY CHOCOLATE CHUNKS!

    Espada NumberlessEspada Numberless9 kun oldin
  • I’m going to have to congratulate you on this video. You did a really good job even if you did get some vampire facts wrong but I still liked the video.

    Super star 500Super star 5009 kun oldin
  • Huh... so a dampir is a human/vampire combo. Wow that's some neeto facts there matpat. .... hmmmm.... I wonder -.-.... so... dampir from Soul cal..... o.o.... does this mean he's a.... 0.o.... and his origins may be!.... 0.0. Omg.... O.O... game theory to digest with plz! (O)~(O)

    Espada NumberlessEspada Numberless9 kun oldin

    BananaBread 123BananaBread 1239 kun oldin
  • Im hungarian and i hate my life

    4 them For the boysss4 them For the boysss9 kun oldin
  • Personnally i m french and I know count chocula because of the simpson

    tri viewtri view9 kun oldin
  • I will never eat cereal again

    space alienspace alien9 kun oldin
  • I live in Hungary and NEVER in my life have met with ANYONE with a Chochul surename...

    Tamás CzigolaTamás Czigola9 kun oldin
  • "Fruity yummy mummy makes your tummy go yummy...hehehe" I don't know about y'all but that is a top tier slogan if I do say so myself 0:32

    ReeseReese9 kun oldin
  • I’m a child so my life is ruined

    random stuffrandom stuff9 kun oldin
  • can u do a scp theory

    Jassu RahalJassu Rahal9 kun oldin
  • How are you scared of kids if the kids love your cereal

    Cookie the story tellerCookie the story teller9 kun oldin
  • im a little confused Chocula said great great grand uncle but Matpat stated he was the great grand uncle

    Kakashi HatakeKakashi Hatake9 kun oldin
  • Seriously America, look at Pete Davidson's lips!

    eclectica1eclectica19 kun oldin