Move over, Grape-Nuts – it there's another cereal poised to become an inexplicable pandemic hit, this time, appealing to nostalgic Gen X-ers as opposed to people who just love eating sawdust-coated cardboard.
General Mills, fresh off of its “Cinnamon Shrimp Crunch” scandal, recently released a new promotional cereal in anticipation of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Hitting shelves roughly seven months prior to the flick's November premiere, the breakfast cereal is comprised of “fruity-flavored sweetened corn puffs with ghost and ectoplasm-shaped marshmallows," according to Comic Book Review.
Although answering the centuries-old question of what would happen if you used your proton pack to store Trix, Lucky Charms, and perhaps some shrimp, this cereal is not the first time the beloved ‘80’s franchise has had a commemorative cereal. In the years following the first film's release, the now-defunct cereal/dog food corporation Ralston dropped a similar cereal, which changed its name depending on the film it was promoting, featuring a very catchy take on the film's classic theme song – "What ya gonna crunch? Ghostbusters!""
So folks, if you'll excuse me, I'll be eating the real breakfast of champions – overnight oats.