This has apparently been news since September, but I missed it until now when a guy I follow on Twitter made mention. I am loathe to bring over a Fox News version of a current event, but they quoted Corey Graves so it's OK. Here's their story from Friday.
Originally posted on foxnews.comCoca-Cola may bring back ‘Ghostbusters’ Hi-C Ecto Cooler Published December 04, 2015 • FoxNews.com
Fans of discontinued 90s beverages have much to celebrate in 2015.
Amid a comeback of retro coolers, it looks like Coca-Cola is resurrecting Hi-C Ecto Cooler from the land of forgotten kids’ drinks—just in time for the 2016 remake of “Ghostbusters.”
The company filed a trademark for “Ecto Cooler” on Sept. 15, sending 90s kids into tailspin of excitement.
Burger King recently brought back a frozen version of the citrus-flavored soda Surge. And over the summer, PepsiCo hinted that Crystal Pepsi may be making a return soon.
Ecto Cooler is like those drinks that have a built-in fan following, so much so that than just one unopened carton is going for $199 on eBay.
Hi-C Ecto Cooler, produced under Coke’s Minute Maid brand, was a juice-drink (with 10 percent juice) originally released in 1987 as a cross promotion with “The Real Ghostbusters” cartoon—a spinoff from the 1984 live-action film. The show went off the air in 1991, but the drink was so popular, Coca-Cola continued to make it 2001. The character Slimer disappeared from the box in 1997.
Various groups across social media have emerged with the sole purpose of bringing back the green-colored orange-tangerine beverage. While fans wait, they can always cop a cool Ecto Cooler magnet. Millennials are rejoicing at the return of the citrus drink.
If my generation has done one thing right, it's keeping alive things that were awesome when we were 8 years old.
The only thing I clearly remember about Ecto Cooler is it mixed GREAT with vodka. ....maybe not so clearly remember. Maybe that's why I don't remember much else about it; I don't know if I ever had it straight. (Ecto Cooler, that is. I've had straight vodka, but I don't recommend it)