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

15. Lis 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

  • 5:57-Fry is his own grandfather and he doesn't have a Habsburg Jaw Seriously MatPat, when are you going to make a Film Theory on Futurama?!

    John PorteousJohn PorteousPrije 11 sati
  • I had never seen so much history in one food theory.

    PetalsPetalsPrije 12 sati
  • 2022: welcome to sport theory

    Mo JMo JPrije 16 sati
  • As a romanian, The palace of Dracula (Where a film took place) Is absolutely worth visiting

    MushroomMushroomPrije 20 sati
  • "apple jacks" *froot loops*

    YnnatheguardianChannelYnnatheguardianChannelPrije dan
  • Who are these guys?

    Lemonwhisper ogLemonwhisper ogPrije dan
  • Better love story than Twilight.

    Cupsett Productions!Cupsett Productions!Prije dan
  • I liked fruity mummy’s catch phrase 😅😂

    larry alegrelarry alegrePrije dan
  • I should be watching coryxkenshin's new video but NO I'm here watching count chocula's inbred freaggin past and i am NOT regretting it!!

    bio luminescent duckbio luminescent duckPrije dan
  • I swear... THESE have sooo much production quality.

    devin hopkinsdevin hopkinsPrije dan
  • Yomy mommy

    Ben MakesBen MakesPrije dan
  • I love austria Vielleicht weil ich da lebe? Wer weis

    Fabio HoFabio HoPrije dan
  • 4:23 mummy said its a strong chin for a strong boi

    Annoying PersonAnnoying PersonPrije dan

    Da little lapis kitsuneDa little lapis kitsunePrije 2 dana
  • 3 cereal videos in a row... nice

    Riley RobbinsRiley RobbinsPrije 2 dana
  • Boo berry makes my Poop green Thats Fun though not really a complaint

    stephanie kievaughanstephanie kievaughanPrije 2 dana
  • 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 TrePrije 2 dana
  • And twilight ruined all vampires

    Caroline YaldaCaroline YaldaPrije 2 dana
  • Co-ooooh-kie Crisp

    subito zxsubito zxPrije 2 dana
  • porphyria is also common in inbred, AKA the “vampire disease”

    purelitenitepurelitenitePrije 2 dana
  • 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 MusicPrije 2 dana
  • Watching This Video As I Eat... Count Chocula!

    Dante BrokenDante BrokenPrije 3 dana
  • Wow and here I was thinking that "Corn Pop was a bad dude!"🤣

    RobRobPrije 3 dana
  • Well I think I learned more about Matpat's family gatherings around minute 5 than I wanted to

    Phoenix HavocPhoenix HavocPrije 3 dana
  • i love the mummy's catchphrase as is rip

    Aurora FulferAurora FulferPrije 3 dana
  • So matpat is making a theory about a mascot I think this covid thing took over his mind

    Hash GamerHash GamerPrije 3 dana
  • Can so meine explain me why its spelled Pretzel in America and Not Brezel?!

    _np 7_np 7Prije 3 dana
  • My theory is: Count Chocula is Mavis and Jonhathan's other child. Younger brother of Dennis in Hotel Transavania

    Vinny ChantheryVinny ChantheryPrije 3 dana
  • Mans really just looked at Count Chocula’s long chin a went “That guy’s inbred.”

    Christian SChristian SPrije 4 dana
  • So basically, Count Dracula from hotel Transylvania could be inbred too???

    Carrot SticksCarrot SticksPrije 4 dana
  • Video: *is about inbreeding* HRex: yeah this is a good spot to put a child's toy ad

    BBQ SauceBBQ SaucePrije 4 dana
  • 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

    KasuKasuPrije 4 dana
  • 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.

    MultiDakmanMultiDakmanPrije 4 dana
  • My dad is older than count chocula hes a littlw older

    Vicolas MunozVicolas MunozPrije 4 dana
  • But....but I love count chocula :(.

    Firefox gameingFirefox gameingPrije 5 dana
  • I didn’t know that any of these cereals exsisted

    Anonymous OneAnonymous OnePrije 5 dana
  • wow

    Hideki OnishiHideki OnishiPrije 5 dana
  • 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 PurplePrije 5 dana
  • 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 GirleanuPrije 5 dana
  • Mats just giving count Chocula an amazing story that actually makes sense

    Alex MillikenAlex MillikenPrije 5 dana
  • 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. CheesmanPrije 5 dana
  • Count Chocula has the Habsburg chin!

    BMoney8600BMoney8600Prije 5 dana

    GandalfTheOneGandalfTheOnePrije 5 dana
  • i just realizes marceline from adventure time is a dhampire.

    Y KY KPrije 6 dana
  • Don’t ask me why when I first read the thumb nail I thought it said snorted... just don’t... idk either

    Tavianne McShaneTavianne McShanePrije 6 dana
  • it all make sense cuz of the movie hotel Transylvania

    RedRedPrije 6 dana
  • they were sold out of count chocula and boo berry this year ;-;

    Alicent FieryAlicent FieryPrije 6 dana
  • fruity yummy mummy i oppress minorities

    Joshua MckenzieJoshua MckenziePrije 6 dana
  • Halloween is the WORST in Finland. WE DON'T TRICK OR TREAT

    UnpaintedHenry ProductionsUnpaintedHenry ProductionsPrije 6 dana
  • The thing is that this has nothing to do with the cereal

    Rogan SullivanRogan SullivanPrije 6 dana
  • this doesnt make sense

    Abdul Hadi Arafat 7AAbdul Hadi Arafat 7APrije 6 dana
  • This like in fnaf 5 with the vampire that says ,, the baby isnt mine"

    Tarik XTarik XPrije 6 dana
  • Why am I watching this I have never even eaten any American cereals

    ____Prije 6 dana
  • wait the mummy and werewolf actually exist!? I'm more shooketh than Colonial Sanders being yeeted into a river

    Spicy OreganoSpicy OreganoPrije 7 dana
  • Fruity mummy had a pretty good catch phrase

    adan Vazquezadan VazquezPrije 7 dana
  • The real question is if Robin Williams was under all that makeup for that live action Count Chocula ad.

    MegaFun13MegaFun13Prije 7 dana
  • Dang it i missed my chance for frankenberry

    Pocket PrepperPocket PrepperPrije 7 dana
  • 1 month later and I still don't understand how Chocula is inbred. He never proved how Vlad the impaler was inbred.

    SewwfffyhjijuiSewwfffyhjijuiPrije 7 dana
  • *I don’t care if you ruined my childhood, it doesn’t make the cereal any less good*

    BensonBensonPrije 7 dana
  • everyone: you have no power me : u must go to an asylum for your health

    luffy animeluffy animePrije 7 dana
  • its nice to see matty is still not in an insane faciclity

    luffy animeluffy animePrije 7 dana
  • wow nice chucky chin

    IselIselPrije 7 dana
  • counta chocula's cereals are kinda messy for me

    IselIselPrije 7 dana
  • 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 BockPrije 7 dana
  • There's only oe cereal mascot universe I care about. Breakfast of the gods, anyone?

    Dragonrider1227Dragonrider1227Prije 8 dana
  • We've got count chocula But we need gremlins for christmas over on film

    Reshaun PrimeReshaun PrimePrije 8 dana
  • Who else didn’t know the wolf was a thing till today?

    Crunchy ShrimpCrunchy ShrimpPrije 8 dana
  • Lol 😂😂😂😂😂 I find it so funny since, I am Romania and the way Matpat said Tepes 😂😂😂😂

    Ultimate_ LonerUltimate_ LonerPrije 8 dana
  • 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 AnimationsPrije 8 dana
  • "mistakes were made"

    c@mbazc@mbazPrije 8 dana
  • 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 DariusPrije 8 dana
  • I must be old, because I miss Yummy mummy and Fruit Brute. lol

    Tyler PetersonTyler PetersonPrije 8 dana
  • Fruity Yummy Mummy. Eat it, dummy.

    Joseph DuncanJoseph DuncanPrije 8 dana
  • I just realized that Count Chocula's teeth are based off of Nosferatu!

    The Dirty PenguinThe Dirty PenguinPrije 8 dana
  • So I'm hungarian and never heard about the name "Chocul" XD

    Mr. KancsárMr. KancsárPrije 9 dana
  • When u realize being a vampire is a jojo reference

    d-class 1245d-class 1245Prije 9 dana
  • Dude,it’s 2 am,stop watching this and go to sleep

    Just swigJust swigPrije 9 dana
  • 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.

    DemonAlchemistDemonAlchemistPrije 9 dana
  • 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?

    DemonAlchemistDemonAlchemistPrije 9 dana
  • 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-WingPrije 9 dana
  • Did anyone notice the photo in 4:50 looks like Keith from try guys.

    Shifaa AlhamedShifaa AlhamedPrije 9 dana
  • No no no no no his name is vlad the inhaler

    GcubePlayer 8GcubePlayer 8Prije 9 dana
  • Fruity yummy cuz you're no dummy

    Cappy LarouCappy LarouPrije 9 dana
  • Idk why but when I was little, i was scared of ALL the boxes....

    Jalen McClainJalen McClainPrije 9 dana
  • This is the kind of overthinking nonsense I’m here for and I 100% accepting this as truth

    Catha MohlCatha MohlPrije 10 dana
  • 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 21Prije 10 dana
  • _This is some next level American sugar shenanigans_

    Reversed InfinityReversed InfinityPrije 10 dana
  • I think his name is Count Cochula because ✨CHOColate Cereal✨

    Angel AguirreAngel AguirrePrije 10 dana
  • not gonna lie. Im a Boo berry fan, and this is all the justification I needed to avoid chocula. xD

    C EC EPrije 10 dana
  • this is pushing it a little bit....

    Isis LunaIsis LunaPrije 10 dana
  • 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 morePrije 10 dana
  • Is it just me or is the intro segment of the mascots talking just Swedish?

    Nicolina Vikström n3a GHNicolina Vikström n3a GHPrije 10 dana
  • You know you're a real fan of gothic things, when you already know what a dhampire is.

    L'Nye LiddieL'Nye LiddiePrije 10 dana
  • 2:45 Mat: Count is frankenberry are Frenemy/Roommate Me: wait thats Motris and frank in a nutshell (Brawl stars)

    Joel OcampoJoel OcampoPrije 10 dana
  • My mom loves this channel even though you attack her favorite childhood cartoons

    Beetle the SilkWingBeetle the SilkWingPrije 10 dana
  • Food scary I have my own HRex 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 HRex channel now now I'm going to be famous when I'm get older more

    Ryan ShawRyan ShawPrije 10 dana
  • Zoinks it's a Scoob theory

    TUDY TudyTUDY TudyPrije 10 dana
  • My theory is that Count Chocula is also just normal Alfred when Batman dies

    S t i c k yS t i c k yPrije 10 dana
  • Fictional character: *Has a distinctive feature due to his art style* MatPat: INBREEDING

    Jack BrownJack BrownPrije 11 dana
  • Put count chocula inside bread You see, he's inbread

    Thomas farquharThomas farquharPrije 11 dana