The rumors were true. We’ve just received the official word from Coca-Cola that Hi-C Ecto Cooler is making a comeback to coincide with the upcoming release of the new Ghostbusters film.
This cult favorite beverage from the ’80s and ’90s (not to mention the favorite choice of my mother for school lunches) will be available nationwide in 6 oz juice boxes and 11.5 oz cans (with “thermal ink that turns an eerie shade of slime green when the product inside is cold”) starting on May 30th. You can follow Ecto Cooler on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win it before it’s available to purchase.
So, mark your calendar and stock up—because it will only be available for a limited time.
Check out the full press release below.
HI-C ECTO COOLERTM RETURNS IN A STARRING ROLE – JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER SEASON
Fan favorite refreshing citrus juice drink graces stores nationwide for a limited time.
HOUSTON – April 25, 2016 – Fans of the ghoulish green goodness of Hi-C Ecto Cooler have one more reason to celebrate the return of the Ghostbusters franchise to the silver screen. This summer, the juice drink of choice for those nostalgic for the ‘80s and ‘90s will officially return to store shelves for a limited time. Its resurgence comes after a 15-year hiatus, much to the delight of fans everywhere. Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15, 2016.
“Hi-C Ecto Cooler fueled a pop culture phenomenon that is well remembered and beloved by fans to this day,” said Charles Torrey, Vice President, Minute Maid/Hi-C Brands, Coca-Cola North America. “Sony Pictures was extremely enthusiastic about bringing it back for this special occasion, and the timing of the upcoming Ghostbusters film made this the exact right time.”
Hi-C Ecto Cooler became a cultural mainstay in 1987 as a tie-in with the original Ghostbusters franchise. The drink’s immense popularity kept it around for more than a decade and kept people deliciously hydrated until it was discontinued in 2001.
Since then, popular online sites have cited Hi-C Ecto Cooler fondly in articles on ‘90s nostalgia, and have inspired vocal online fan groups. Those groups, along with some lobbying support from Sony Pictures, spurred The Coca-Cola Company to bring Hi-C Ecto Cooler back, just in time for the new Ghostbusters theatrical release this summer.
Fans who can’t wait to get their hands on Hi-C Ecto Cooler until May 30 can enter for a chance to win it before it is available for purchase. To enter and learn more about the Sweepstakes, fans can follow @Ectocooler on Twitter and Ecto Cooler on Facebook. Visit: http://bit.ly/HiCEctoCoolerSweeps to read official Hi-C Social Sweepstakes rules and entry details.
Hi-C Ecto Cooler will be sold in 10-packs of 6-ounce juice boxes and in 6- and 12-packs of 11.5-ounce aluminum cans. The cans are specially printed using thermal ink that turns an eerie shade of slime green when the product inside is cold.
Hi-C Ecto Cooler fans can follow the brand on social media at Facebook.com/ectocool and Twitter.com/EctoCooler or learn more at www.ecto.cool.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. (OR D.C.), 18 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 5/9/16 at 11:59pm ET. For Official Rules, prize description, odds disclosure, and complete details, visit http://bit.ly/HiCEctoCoolerSweeps. Sponsor: The Coca Cola Company, One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30313.