Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Ghostbusters Candy Proton Beams


The 1984 Ghostbusters movie became a cultural phenomenon, even back in the 1980s. In today's society, it's considered a pop culture phenomenon, 


In 2016, the same year as the reboot, UK Confectioner, World of Sweets had obtained the license from Sony/Columbia to produce sweets for the UK market, themed around Ghostbusters. Here, we have Proton Beams. Unlike the others, which were themed around the 2016 movie, these, like the jellies are themed around the 1986 movie. The packaging is slightly different here. It's open, where you can see the candy inside and the bottom section has the silhouettes of the original team crossing the streams.


The back of the packaging however, follows on from the others by reusing the black background with hazard stripes on the top and bottom. Nothing on the left side, The right hand side has all the ingredients and nutritional information.


Once they're out of the package, many British people will notice that they are the classic fizzy fruit flavoured laces, that many of us grew up with throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. They were a mainstay of our childhoods, where we could buy loads of them, as they only cost a penny. In this bag, they come in many colours and assorted fruit flavours, as they're simulating the proton beams from the movie.