SPOTTED ON SHELVES IN CANADA: Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Mix and Oh Henry! Mix

Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Mix and Oh Henry! Mix (Canada)

Oh Henry, indeed! (Spotted by Joelle at Co-op in Canada.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Burger King’s New Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Burger King s New Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Goodbye, Burger King Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich!

Although I’m pretty sure I’ve never eaten you, I’m sure you were tender, grilled, had chicken, and were a sandwich. But you’re in a better place now with friends like the YUMBO, Burger Shots, and BK Fire-Grilled Ribs. You were a slightly healthier option than your Tendercrisp brother, who will live on longer than you. But your spirit lives on with Burger King’s new Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

It’s made with white meat chicken marinated and seasoned with pepper and herbs, which you weren’t. It’s topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise on a potato bun.

The sandwich has 470 calories, 19 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 850 milligrams of sodium, 39 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, and 37 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments. Or if you want to share your memories of the Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich, do so below.

(Image via Burger King’s website)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Kellogg’s Disney Princess Cereals

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Kellogg's Disney Princess Cereal 1

Kellogg’s Disney Princess Cereals

Wait. Wait. Don’t tell me. Ariel. Jasmine. The beauty in Beauty and the Beast? And Rapunzel? (Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

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REVIEW: Limited Edition Watermelon and Cherry Haribo Gold-Bears

Limited Edition Haribo Watermelon and Cherry Gold-Bears

What is it about Haribo gummies?

They’re always especially fruity. It’s as if a Fruit Roll-Up got bitten by a mutant Gusher, morphed into a carnivorous mammal, and had its DNA enhanced with fruity powers that allow it to shoot delicious, sugar-laden laser beams from its squishy eyes.

So mark me excited when I saw that there were not one, but THREE new flavors out: Cherry, Green Apple, and Watermelon, all in a race to be the next Haribo Bear.

Now, before we get into tasting, I would regret not mentioning how difficult these gummies seem to be to find. The Green Apple? Seems to not even exist within a 30-mile radius from Los Angeles, proving itself more obscure and elusive than a 1979 Boba Fett action figure. If you find them, stock up and watch as you make yourself a mini fortune on eBay. (Yes, I will be your customer.)

In good fortune, I finally tracked down the Watermelon and Cherry at the checkout aisle of a fringe Walgreens. Let’s see how they stack up.

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Right out of the package, the beary gems have a perfect stretchy, squishy bounce. For a second there, I wasn’t sure if I should eat them or pile them together and make a mattress to sleep on.

(You should eat them. Just FYI.)

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Behold! The Watermelon bear!

This guy tumbles from the pack, pinker than a flamingo wearing a cotton candy muumuu in the Barbie aisle. A little sour, a little tart, a little flowery, and a little I-don’t-knowy, the taste of this bear must be what happens when a Watermelon Jolly Rancher gets squishified with a Strawberry Starburst.

It’s got a bit of sourness without veering into the “Warhead” zone and has a lightness, sweetness, and unseasonal summery joy that’s welcome in this January chill. Good show, Watermelon bear!

Now, to our next contender: Cherry.

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Witness the Cherry. He is a simple fruity ursine. Squidgy and soft like his Watermelon brethren, he comes in a humble shade of mahogany that would make Franken Berry blush. The taste is reminiscent of what might happen if a bottle of grandma’s cranberry juice got sneezed on by a box of Cherry Jell-O: extremely tart, a little bitter, a smidge cough-syrupy, and barely sweet.

I had been hoping for a brighter, more sugary riff closer to a Sonic Cherry Limeade or a Cherry Jolly Rancher, so this version hinges toward being too tart for my tastes. I’d also like to pretend I have a more sophisticated palate than someone who adores sugary, maraschino-laden flavors, but who am I kidding? I’m more likely to have a flying magical moose drop a diamond-encrusted Dyson vacuum on my head.

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So, at the end of the day, while the Cherry did fine, I’m giving my vote to Watermelon. It’s a bright, summery flavor, doesn’t taste like cough syrup, and will go smashingly with the lemon, raspberry, orange, strawberry, pineapple, and, lime they’ve already got rolling in the line.

But I also have an astronomically high tolerance for sugar. At $1 per package, I say give them a go and see what you think. You may love them. You may throw them against the wall. You may have profound revelations equivalent to kissing the philosophy of Albert Camus in the candy aisle. Who knows? Go forth! Find out! The great unknown awaits!

(Nutrition Facts – 17 pieces – 140 calories, 0 calories from fat, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 20 milligrams of sodium, 33 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 18 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $1 each (on sale)
Size: 4 oz. bag
Purchased at: Walgreens
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Watermelon)
Rating: 4 out of 10 (Cherry)
Pros: Squishy enough to make a mattress with. Cherry could make Franken Berry blush. Watermelon is sweet enough to provide summer in the middle of January. Fruitiness is equivalent to a Fruit Roll-Up bitten by a mutant Gusher.
Cons: Cherry tastes like Cherry Jell-O and grandma’s cranberry juice. Being unable to find Green Apple. Realizing that I have the palate of a 3-year-old. Having a flying magical moose drop a diamond-encrusted Dyson vacuum on your head.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 1/20/2017

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Pecan & Maple Brown Sugar Cereal

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Pecan & Maple Brown Sugar Cereal

Yeah, Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches wasn’t very good. (Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

Limited Edition Dreyer's Touchdown Sundae (2017)

Limited Edition Dreyer’s Touchdown Sundae (2017)

Old flavor. New packaging design. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Ella's Gluten Free Chocolate Silk Pie and Peach Berry Pie

Ella’s Gluten Free Chocolate Silk Pie and Peach Berry Pie

(Spotted by Carla at Walmart.)

Smash Mallow (Toasted Coconut Pineapple and Cinnamon Churro)

Smash Mallow (Toasted Coconut Pineapple and Cinnamon Churro)

Smash Mallow (Mint Chocolate Chip and Strawberries & Cream)

Smash Mallow (Mint Chocolate Chip and Strawberries & Cream)

I want to put those cinnamon churro ones in my hot cocoa, Rice Krispies Treats, and mouth. (Spotted by Carla at Fred Meyer.)

Jelly Belly Trolls Hugfest Mix

Jelly Belly Trolls Hugfest Mix

(Spotted by Rachel C at Macey’s.)

Noosa Cherry Vanilla Yoghurt

Noosa Cherry Vanilla Yoghurt

I thought we already covered this flavor, but I was confusing it with Noosa’s Tart Cherry Yoghurt. (Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

Dole Organic Salad Kits (Apple Dijon and Caesar)

Dole Organic Salad Kits (Apple Dijon and Caesar)

(Spotted by Blaire at Giant.)

Jason's Deli (Tomato Basil Soup, Broccoli Cheese Soup, and Southwest Chicken Chili)

Jason’s Deli (Tomato Basil Soup, Broccoli Cheese Soup, and Southwest Chicken Chili)

I’ve never heard of Jason’s Deli, but now I know it’s a chain that has 260 delis in 29 states. Thanks, photo of packaged Jason’s Deli soups that are an H-E-B exclusive. (Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

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