It's a great time to be alive if you're a fan of discontinued 90's beverages. Last year saw the return of Surge, this Summer we were promised a comeback for Crystal Pepsi and now Hi-C Ecto Cooler seems to be the next in line for resurrection. 

There's a new Ghostbusters film coming in 2016 and a renewed interest in the franchise has already kicked marketing into high gear with promises of new merch from ridiculously expensive Lego sets to piñatas.  That push has lead to a plethora of new trademarks filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and at least one renewal, that of a mythical orange-tangerine fruit juice.

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Coca-Cola, Hi-C's parent company, filed the mark for Ecto Cooler in September and fans of the juice have just recently stumbled upon the news.  Reaction has been big. 

 

For those unfamiliar with the drink, Ecto Cooler was a juice that was used as a cross promotion for The Real Ghostbusters cartoon in the late 80's and early 90's. When the TV show went off of the air in 1991, the drink was popular enough to stay on shelves for the better part of the decade. After it was discontinued, Ecto Cooler went on to inspire flavors of beer, scented candles and movements to bring it back for consumption

Meanwhile fans have been geeking out at the prospect of putting the sugar-slime to their lips once more. 

 

 

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So many questions remain. If Coca-Cola re-releases the stuff, will the box have the same cartoon Slimer from the 90's or something from the new film? Will the taste and recipe remain the same in these times of reduced sugar consumption for children's products? And where would this be available for purchase, at supermarkets or might this be an Amazon-only deal like Coke offered with Surge?
 
Slime will tell. If you can't wait for the taste to return, we've taken a popular recipe from the Internet and spelled out how you can make Ecto Cooler at home. 
 
 

How To Make Hi-C Ecto Cooler At Home ??

Posted by NomNom on Tuesday, December 1, 2015