Oh what a day to be alive when you wake up to find out a long-lost beloved cereal from our childhood is making a comeback in 2021! And a lot sooner than I had even expected!
Breaking the news to the world first, and rightfully so, GhostbustersNews announced that General Mills has taken the once Ralsten brand, which was sold to GM in 1994, and brought the ghost-tastic cereal into the twenty-first century. Presumably a marketing gimmick for the upcoming Ghostbusters film, which I’m totally fine with and am hopeful that Ecto-Cooler may make another appearance this decade as well! The site also revealed that confirmation appeared on the Walmart website– which is expected to go live at a time yet to be determined.
In related Ghostbusters snack news, Hostess is bringing back a new version of the Twinkie. As of course Sir Egon made infamous with using the delightful treat in a now, infamous analogy in the first film. However, in lieu of Key Lime Slime or White Fudge Marshmallow as we’ve seen in marketing campaigns prior, it looks like the center filling will be an electric blue and fruit flavored!
Keep an eye out for these nostalgic ringing treats hitting store shelves soon! And for old times sake, let’s just revisit the Ralston cereal commercial for shits and giggles.
I think I speak for a bulk of 90’s kids when I say during that early era, we had four basic food groups on which we derived the energy from to play outdoors until those street lights flipped on: Cereal, Fruit Juice Boxes, Pizza Bites, and of course the ever so versatile Fruit Snacks. Of course, in the Summer, I ran over my little brother to get to the Ice Cream truck to nab my WWF Ice Cream bar with a collectible card upping my food group count to a respectable five. However, the illustrious fruit snack was a mainstay all-year long and made for a great pool-side snack! Even when the hellish rays of the sun would melt those little shapes of sharks or dinos into a glob of sugary corn syrup heaven, it was better! Wash that glob of glory down with some Ecto-Cooler and you’re good to go!
One of the greatest aspects of the delightful fruit snack, (and a brilliant marketing move mind you) is that the little bundles of juice from concentrate often came in forms of our childhood relics. Icons such as TMNT, Garfield, and of course The Ghostbusters were all molded into bite-sized images of deliciousness. Our friends over at Horror Decor have long understood the importance of keeping memories of our childhood alive and with the recent celebrations of National Ghostbusters Day, the company has released a limited edition candle ringing the retro scents of the packaged citric acid of Slimer and The Real Ghostbusters Fruit Snacks! But you have to hurry because this limited edition is just that! After today they will be GONE! So hurry and snatch one up now before the clock runs out!
3.5″ Tall x 3.15″ Wide. Approximately 9 ounces of red colored scented soy wax. Candle weighs 1.3 pounds total. The label is high gloss, waterproof, and suitable for high heat conditions. 25 Hour Burn Time. Medium candles do not come with a lid, they come shrink wrapped.