ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re Looking For a Dairy Queen Blizzard Reviewer

Are you a card carrying member of the Dairy Queen Blizzard Fan Club? Do you eat EVERY Blizzard of the Month? Is there DQ vanilla soft serve running through your veins? Would you like to be paid to share your thoughts about every new Blizzard?

If that sounds like you, then maybe you should apply to be The Impulsive Buy’s DQ Blizzard reviewer.

Yes, we are hiring a contributor to write only DQ Blizzard reviews.

If you’d like to apply, this is what you need to send:

  1. One sample review of the newest Dairy Queen Blizzard in TIB format (nutrition facts, rating, price, pros, cons, etc at the bottom). The sample review length MUST be no more than 300 words and no less than 250 words (not including nutrition facts, rating, price, pros, cons, etc at the bottom of TIB reviews).
  2. Multiple photos of the Blizzard you reviewed. (Full resolution versions, please!)
  3. A bio that includes why you want to write DQ Blizzard reviews for The Impulsive Buy.

A Few Notes:

  1. We’re not only judging you on your review, but also your photos to see your photography skills (Tip: Light will help your photos a lot.) and how you write your bio (Tip: show your personality in it).
  2. We’re looking for a contributor who can do a quick turnaround with the review (2-3 days after new Blizzards are released).
  3. The writer will be paid for each review. It’s not much, but it’s enough to buy yourself a meal after eating a Blizzard.
  4. Due to legal reasons, we can’t hire anyone under the age 18.

To apply, please email your sample review, pictures, and bio to theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR” in the subject line. We will stop accepting applicants on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. HST.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

Thank you.
Marvo
Editor

SPOTTED ON SHELVES (YOGURT EDITION) – 7/21/2017

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.

The Greek Gods Seriously Indulgent Yogurt  Marionberry and Raspberry Ginger

The Greek Gods Seriously Indulgent Yogurt (Marionberry and Raspberry Ginger)

The Greek Gods Seriously Indulgent Yogurt  Tart Cherry and Lemon

The Greek Gods Seriously Indulgent Yogurt (Tart Cherry and Lemon)

(Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

Noosa Mates  Banana Chocolate Peanut and Maple Ginger

Noosa Mates (Banana Chocolate Peanut and Maple Ginger)

(Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

Horizon Organic Whole Milk Yogurt  Blueberry Strawberry and Vanilla

Horizon Organic Whole Milk Yogurt (Blueberry, Strawberry, and Vanilla)

Horizon Organic Whole Milk Yogurt  Raspberry and Key Lime

Horizon Organic Whole Milk Yogurt (Raspberry and Key Lime)

(Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

Yoplait Mix Ins Coconut Chocolate Almond

Yoplait Mix-Ins Coconut Chocolate Almond

Yoplait Mix Ins Salted Caramel Pretzel

Yoplait Mix-Ins Salted Caramel Pretzel

Yoplait Mix Ins Cherry Chocolate Almond

Yoplait Mix-Ins Cherry Chocolate Almond

Yoplait Mix Ins Very Berry Crisp

Yoplait Mix-Ins Very Berry Crisp

(Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.

REVIEW: Post Shredded Wheat Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cereal

Post Shredded Wheat Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cereal

I can’t help but stare at the Post Shredded Wheat Frosted Cinnamon Roll Cereal box for two reasons.

  1. From afar the cereal pieces look as if they’re the children of a block of dried packaged ramen noodles and a Twinkie.
  2. The white creamy centers in those cereal pieces on the box do not show up in the actual cereal pieces. In tiny print, it says, “enlarged to show detail.” Unfortunately, a detail is wrong.

What’s not wrong is the aroma that comes out after opening the package. It’s a nice sweet cinnamon smell that I’d love to wake up to every morning. However, the cereal itself is not one I’m sure I’d wake up for.

As you can read on the box, the part of a complete breakfast has whole grain wheat, no synthetic colors, and is “bursting with vanilla flavored chips.” It’s frosted on one side and cinnamon is an ingredient. Now, this sounds like this could be a decent cereal, and, I’ll be honest, it is when eaten dry.

The cinnamon flavor isn’t as pronounced as its aroma, but the frosting, vanilla-flavored chips, and cinnamon do a great job at acting as the Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac to deal with the depressing blandness of the shredded wheat.

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But I do wish Post upped the cinnamon dosage. It’s not Cinnabon level of cinnamon, it’s more like licking the bottom of the box a Cinnabon came in after someone else licked it. The frosting and vanilla chips add a generic sweetness and artificial vanilla-ness that help the insoluble fiber go down. The chips aren’t like what’s shown on the box, they’re more like white blobs with a texture that’s more crunchy than creamy.

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While fine when eaten dry, a problem arises when it sits in milk for a few moments, which is a situation cereal finds itself in 9 out of 10 times. The dairy bath causes the pieces lose ALL THEIR FLAVOR and turn a decent cereal into a depressing one. Now you’d think those vanilla chips might save it, but even their flavor disappeared. Actually, my mouth couldn’t even feel those chips in the soggy pieces. It’s as if they dissolved in milk.

If you’re going to eat these as a dry snack, you’ll enjoy them. They have a hearty crunch and a decent, sweet flavor. But, while milk helps strengthen bones, it hurts this cereal by washing those good things away.

(Nutrition Facts – 22 biscuits – 220 calories, 2 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 10 milligrams of sodium, 49 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 16 grams of sugar, 5 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $2.98
Size: 15.5 oz. box
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Tastes good dry. Uses actual cinnamon.
Cons: Flavor washes off when sittin in milk for a few moments. Could use more cinnamon flavor. Deceptive image of cereal pieces on box. Looks like a dried ramen block and a Twinkie had a child.