Earlier in the week I received my order of Ecto Cooler cans (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, June 13, 2016) from Amazon. I thought the following day I’d have my first taste of real (in packaging/branding) Ecto Cooler in at least 25 years. Compared to when I was 8, a few decades later I felt I should wait at least one more day. Both Wednesday and Thursday prior to lunch I was out. When I came back my beverage priority was Coca~Cola.
Today I washed a Coke glass from the era and opened a can of Hi-C Ecto Cooler! :O
Hi-C instructs consumers to “shake can gently before enjoying.” Probably so the 41g of sugar can settle. 😀 I did that and as I pulled back the tab I heard one of those perfect refreshing sounds that seemed to be in most beverage commercials during the ’80s and ’90s.
Almost instantly a familar citrus scent wafted into my olfactory receptor neurons. I’ve haven’t smelled this citrus scent since Hi-C Shoutin’ Orange Tangergreen in the early 2000s.
I poured Ecto Cooler into one of the smallest Coke glasses I own. Their it was, ectoplasm colored juice. I can’t confirm the color is exactly the same as the original Ecto Cooler. Others have talked about or seem to remember a slight color variation. For appearance, looking like ectoplasmic residue is what counts here.
While I can’t personally say 21 Century Ecto Cooler tastes the same as it did in the 80s, I’m 99.9% sure it does.
I probably really liked Ecto Cooler back then. I like it today.
I think how much ghostheads enjoy Ecto Cooler in 2016 depends on their ages and experiences with Ecto Cooler from the 1980s-2000s. Which ghostheads are also sharing with a younger generation of fans as they experience Ghostbusters together.