Your Childhood Just Exploded With This Ecto Cooler Fried Twinkie Recipe

Some good did come from that awful-looking Ghostbusters remake, as without its heavy promotion, the Key Lime Slime Twinkies and Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler drinks would have never made their way back on store shelves and into our 80s-loving hearts.

The green slime-inspired products look like they’d make a perfect couple on Love Connection, so our buddy Nick Chipman from Dude Foods found a way to masterfully mix the two for a ghastly recipe that’ll leave your tongue green with envy, and food coloring.

We first saw this recipe come to life on Tastemade’s All Nighter show, as our own Elie Ayrouth strolled into Chipman’s Wisconsin home and watched the man put it together. As Elie spent the night trying to figure out what the night life is like in Milwaukee, it only seemed natural to visit the Frankenfood King at 4 a.m.

Chipman essentially made a neon green Ecto Cooler batter, dumped some Key Lime Slime Twinkies in it, and dropped it into the fryer like my mixtape. As an added bonus, Chipman added some mint custard, seeing how it’s a big deal in Wisconsin.

Sure this dessert looks a little gnarly, but it beats out that garbage Ghostbusters trailer, any day.


First Look: This Is What The New Hi-C ECTO COOLER Looks Like

A couple months ago Coca-Cola casually scooped up the trademark rights to the 80s favorite Hi-C Ecto Cooler drink. Well, now we’ve got a visual as a prototype was spotted on E-Bay, with “Ghostbusters. Only in Theaters” printed right on the can.

While that might mean that the drink will only be around to promo the new Movie, at least we’re getting the classic citrus-flavored drink back into our 80s-loving hearts.

The can itself still rocks the classic highlighter green, yellow and orange that was prominent in the original drink.


As visible in the nutritional facts, it will contain 10 percent juice, 100 percent vitamin C, with a total of 150 calories per can.


Hopefully they’ll make some last minute adjustments and throw the cartoon Slimer on the can, just to fully represent the old school feel.

We’ll let you all know when we get word on an official release for this flashback drink.

h/t distractify