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From: Ralston
Introduced in 1985

To get the most out of their rights to use the Ghostbusters brand, Ralston introduced three cereals over the course of a few years: Ghost Busters, The Real Ghost Busters and Slimer! And The Real Ghostbusters. All three cereals appear to have been the same cereal repackaged.

When this cereal - the first of the three - first hit shelves, an ad with the following song hit television:

There's a new cereal in the neighborhood
with O's and ghosts
(Tastes real good... Ghostbusters!)
Marshmallow ghosts... fruit flavored O's
Ghostbusters taste great with milk and juice and toast
(a nutritious breakfast with the ghost... Ghostbusters!)
What you gonna crunch? (Ghostbusters!)

The following text is from the Ghostbusters cereal box and coupons for the cereal:
  • four-grain goodness
  • natural fruit flavors
  • fortified with 9 essential vitamins and minerals
  • bigger box, better value
  • no tropical oils
  • with Slimer marshmallows

Ghostbusters Cereal Box (Front)

Known Premiums: Glow In The Dark Slimer Door Hanger; "Back Off! I'm a Ghostbuster" Flip-Open Identification Badge; Limited Edition Hologram Series Cereal Boxes; "I've Been Slimed" Button, Ghost Flyer Glowing Disk

Ghostbusters Cereal Box (Back)

In 1989, Ralston introduced Ghostbusters II cereal as a tie-in with the release of the film Ghostbusters II. Once again, the actual cereal appeared to be the same.

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This cereal belongs to the following Mr Breakfast Cereal Families:
  • The Movie Cereals Cereal Family
  • The Marshmallow Madness Cereal Family

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    Ghost Busters Ghost Flyer
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    Ghost Busters Ghost Flyer

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    Uploaded: 10/30/2010

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    1988 Ghostbusters Cereal Box
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    1988 Ghostbusters Cereal Box

    Submitter: Mr Breakfast
    Uploaded: 10/7/2008

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    Comments About This Cereal
    What do you think of Ghostbusters?

    Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

    View all 16 comments for this cereal.

    By The Ritty

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Loved this cereal. The commercial song is so bad and I remember it's the same one for Ghost Busters II - just the logo ghost is updated. I wonder if those kids got PAID again? ;)

    Comment submitted: 1/2/2017 (#21183)

    By Willie-11

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I'd like a case delivered to my house ASAP. So get busy making some more of the Ghostbusters cereal. It was my favorite. Thank you. Now get busy! Wink!

    Comment submitted: 3/19/2016 (#20082)

    By Blueberry M.

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I had an allergic reaction to this cereal (and to Rainbow Brite cereal too). Despite my allergic reaction, it was still delicious!

    Comment submitted: 10/25/2014 (#17904)

    By Geckograph

    Three years ago I wrote the first review on these cereals as I have a vivid memory of eating "Ghostbusters" cereals with "glow in the dark" marshmallows as a kid, around 1985-1987... Maybe was it a "special edition"? I'm wondering if anyone else remembers eating glow in the dark marshmallows?

    Comment submitted: 6/28/2013 (#12580)

    By Tex4

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I miss this cereal! It was my favorite for the relatively short time it was available!

    Comment submitted: 4/20/2013 (#11781)

    By Jeff O.

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I have great memories of this cereal. In my opinion, it was the best tasting cereal ever and I don't think there has been another that I've had that has tasted as good. There was something very special about Ghostbusters cereal!

    Comment submitted: 2/18/2013 (#10887)

    By McFlyJr1979

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Who ya gonna Call when you're cereal tries to eat YOU? Fantastic! This was as crazy as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cereal... although green milk was... odd. :-)

    Comment submitted: 5/2/2012 (#7509)

    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy mrPibb7781 (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I was an enormous fan of this cereal when I was a kid, mostly because I loved the movie and Saturday morning cartoon. But it tasted great and as a kid, enabled me to think I was a Ghostbuster (because all REAL Ghostbusters eat their own cereal).

    Comment submitted: 12/22/2011 (#6019)

    By Co4rocks

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    This cereal rocked... was my favorite. It sucked that it went away. They should bring it back. There was something extra good about even the fruity bit s- like they had extra yum fruit flavor in them. And the marshmallows rocked. Ghost Busters was the greatest.

    Comment submitted: 12/2/2011 (#5869)

    By Cereal Person

    How did this cereal get get 841 votes yesterday and 22 votes today. It only had a total of 69 votes to begin with and was in 200th place. Now in 2 days it in 20th place.I thought it was a fair place to vote for your favorite cereal, but I must be wrong.

    Note From Mr Breakfast: Thanks for pointing this out. We look for unusual variations in (or entering into) the top 10 daily, but the rest of the list weekly. We'll run a search for multiple votes from single voters during single days and remove any unfair votes. Thanks again.

    Comment submitted: 10/20/2011 (#5534)

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