Voting on this match-up is now closed. Ecto-Cooler (57%) defeats Fruitopia (43%) to advance to the Final Four.

Elite Eight voting in the Discontinued Foods Bracket continues! Vote early and often through the weekend. Winners will be announced Monday morning, when voting on the Final Four will begin.

Fruitopia was created by Coca-Cola in 1994 and was intended to compete with Snapple and other increasingly popular fruit flavored beverages. In 2003 it was discontinued in the United States, although it still lives on in Australia & Canada as a juice brand. So far in the tournament it has defeated Orbitz 64%-36% and Snapple Elements 65%-35%.

Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler was released in 1987 as a product tie-in with the cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters. It was discontinued in 2001  and renamed Shoutin’ Orange Tangergreen…then renamed Crazy Citrus Cooler in 2006 and finally killed off in 2007. So far in the tournament it has defeated Squeezeit 53%-47% and Zima 83%-17%.

Fruitopia vs. ecto

(Elite Eight Bracket, Click to Enlarge)

Discontinued Foods Bracket Elite Eight

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