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Fill your Home With The Scents Of Monster Cereal!

Although I live Halloween 365 days out of the year, my inner-child spirit of Halloween doesn’t officially begin until I see that glorious display of Monster Cereal boxes lining my local market. The holy trinity of Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula is more than just a dose of nostalgia- it’s a symbol, and a tasty one at that, that Summer is coming to an end and the festival of Samhain is upon us.


Some Monster Cereal fanatics’ may complain that the seasonal treat should be available all year- I humbly disagree as that would lessen the special excitement the product illuminates. However, diving through the seventh layers of Hell on Etsy, I found a few ways to keep these nostalgic nuggets of Halloween treasure around beyond the October holiday. Via a handful of shops on the small business platform, we can give the gift or heavenly glucose to our senses in the form of unofficial candles and wax melts!

Great for a gift for the Boo Berry fanatic in your life, or heck, treat yourself because why not- here’s a few shops that make some quality soy wax cereal content!

Monster Cereal Candles by Fandlemonium

Etsy shop Fandlemonium curated by Rianna out of Columbus, Wisconsin offers up the trio of Monster Cereal mayhem as 10 oz soy wax candles. Along with these, the shop also offers pop-culture curated scents in the form of CastleVania, Jurassic Park, and The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Per the description: Enjoy the scents of your favorite holiday cereals year round with these deliciously smelling candles! They smell just like the cereal but don’t eat ’em! Grab one or all three here!

Monster Cereal Shaped Wax Melts by MeltsCandlesCo

If you’re a wax melt kind of people, these cereal-shaped melts that come in a custom Monster Cereal Box are pretty much the best. Each cereal melt is customized to let off that familiar fragrance in your personal warmer that will surely satisfy those nostrils; AND towner Alexis offers both Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy!


Count Chocula: Delight in rich and creamy milk chocolate with a light coating of cocoa powder.

Frankenberry: An incredible iced champagne mixed with rich sweet raspberry and cranberry.

Boo Berry: A yummy smelling blend of strawberry, grape, buttercream, fresh bakery notes and wild berries. Background notes of powdery raspberry, vanilla sugar, plum, tonka bean and warm maple go into this complex scent. Seriously just like the cereal!

Yummy Mummy: Sweet and dreamy, Orange Dreamsicle is a reminder of those childhood orange push-ups we all loved. Both you and your customers will have sweet dreams when you use this bestselling blend of orange citrus swirled with creamy vanilla in your products.

Fruit Brute: It’s Cherry Pure sweet delicious insane CHERRY

Top Note – Cherry
Middle Note – Sweet
Bottom Note – Vanilla

Grab one or all of them by clicking here!

Count Chocula Ultimate Scent Collection by FamiliarFrangrances

Shop owner Jessica from Florida specializes in theme park and nostalgic scents from out childhood; offering them in various forms from candles, to roll-on oils! In this Count Chocula inspired line from the shop, you can choose from incense, room sprays, candles, and burner oil!

Per the description:

Another spot on cereal scent is now available in the chocolatey Halloween theme of Count Chocula! The scent of cereal is profound in this fragrance; it is much more than the smell of chocolate.
This fragrance comes in a wooden wick 8oz candle, 1oz glass spray bottle, 5ml fragrance oil (for burners), 10ml Roll On Body Oil Applicator, wax melt clam shell, or a 3 pack of 12″ incense.

This candle is a fine blend of paraffin & soy wax that creates a wonderful scent throw that stretches a considerable distance when lit. The 8oz tin comes with a crackling wooden wick that requires maintenance for proper burning (trimming). Comes with a tin cover.

1 candle/ 1 spray option comes with a wooden wick

Shop by clicking here!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a wallet I need to empty into some of these small businesses’!

Etsy Shop NancyJars Has All New VHS Lamps and More Available For Your Retro Decor Needs!

It was about this time or so a year ago when I came across a little Etsy shop by the name of NancyJars that instantly made me jizz all the retro fuzzies, (for my phantom dick’s sake humor me here). The glowing VHS lamp was so simple, yet so brilliant. And I needed to write about it immediately. Soon thereafter, other online websites caught on to Etsy seller Hayley Summers’ creativity and thus further contributing to an overload of orders and an assurance, that Miss Summers had her work cut out for her. However, it also meant that others out there like myself, knew that this was something special. And by the beard of Zeus, since then, Summers work has grown beautifully and the Etsy shop is bigger and brighter than ever!

Just look at this splendid national treasure fellas. 

crystal lake vhs


While many copycat sellers have sprouted from the depths of VHS illumination since then, make no mistake here boils and ghouls. This is the original innovator of retro renovations of the VHS and now, audio cassettes of its kind! With the shop fandom growing, Summers has added all new pieces of nostalgic decor goodness to the NancyJars Etsy boutique for anyone looking for that retro flair for your little man-cave or beaver-dam. In addition to the original VHS Lamp of glory, the shop now has upgraded versions of the lamp with killer art, VHS Cover clocks, wall hanging VHS art, custom Cassette art, and all new GOLDEN VHS Lamps dedicated to the golden age of cinema monsters!

Check out a few of these beasts.




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NancyJars happily caters to custom orders so if you have a particular idea you’d like to see VHS’d out, just contact the shop directly and you’re on your way to having one of the coolest pieces out there any cinephile will love! Visit NancyJars here to peruse the hundreds of options and follow Summers’ work on Instagram!

Horror VHS Lamps and Clocks Are a Retro Decor Dream

Ever sit in bad late a night trying to read your favorite Stephen King novel all the while trying not to disturb your partner? Of course, I know they make book lights, those weird headset lights, and all those other illuminated contraptions for such a problem. But these are just way more fun than an uncomfortable hunk of metal on your head, and frankly, wicked cooler as well. This past Summer, I stumbled upon the most beautiful little Etsy shop filled with VHS fuzzies of glory. And goddamn if it isn’t worth another shout out. Behold, the Horror VHS Lamps!

Retro Halloween lamp

Constructed by Etsy seller NancyJars (Hayley Summers)these customized glorious VHS cassettes are repurposed into table-top night lights perfect for any retro lover of pop culture. Each lamp is uniquely made per the buyer’s choice as you can customize one of your very own regarding the front cover, choice of colored lights, and when requested, will use an original VHS for that ultimate retro feel.

What’s even better is that the lights are battery powered LEDs and are completely safe and heat free! So if you’re buying one for a child’s room, a bit of extra reassurance for you. Check out below a sample of what’s currently available from the UK based Etsy shop, or contact the store directly by clicking here to get one customized just for you!

The Shining Lamp

Alien Lamp

Child’s Play Lamp

IT Lamp

The Exorcist Lamp

Troll Lamp

I really don’t think I could pass up this gem.

More recently, upon the success and massive demand for the appropriately named lamps “VHS Brightlights”, Summers dabbled into making desktop timepieces. Taking old-fashioned VHS cases, much like the ones you’d find at your local mom and pop video rental shop back in the day, and transforming them into working clocks perfect for your office desk!

vhs time

The Thing Clock

Lost Boys Clock

Twin Peak: Fire Walk With Me Clock

And of course, your’s truly had to have one for my own little work area.



Make sure to follow VHS Brightlights on Instagram by clicking here!