SPOTTED: Simply Cheetos Crunchy White Cheddar Jalapeno

Simply Cheetos Crunchy White Cheddar Jalapeno

For those of you who prefer Crunchy over Puffs, your wait that started in 2017 is over. (Spotted by Melody at Kroger.)

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SPOTTED: Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso Americano Black

Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso Americano Black

(Spotted by Leonard G at Target.)

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SPOTTED: Jelly Belly Sparkling Water

Jelly Belly Orange Sherbet Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Orange Sherbet Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly French Vanilla Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly French Vanilla Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Very Cherry Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Very Cherry Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Tangerine Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Tangerine Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Watermelon Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Watermelon Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Lemon Lime Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Lemon Lime Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Pina Colada Sparkling Water
Jelly Belly Pina Colada Sparkling Water

These are currently only available at Hy-Vee and, according to Candy Hunting, will be for sale on the Jelly Belly website. (Spotted by Sarah D at Hy-Vee.)

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REVIEW: General Mills Jolly Rancher Cereal

General Mills Jolly Rancher Cereal

What is Jolly Rancher Cereal?

Regular readers of The Impulsive Buy will have noticed in recent years the bounty of breakfast cereals based on other sweet confections. Whether it be Twinkies, Pop-Tarts, or Dippin’ Dots, there seems to be no limit to manufactures’ desire to rebrand known properties into something that will fit in a bowl.

The latest is General Mills’ Jolly Rancher Cereal. A hard candy doesn’t seem like a natural candidate to convert to breakfast time (we get these before Ding Dong or Ho Hos cereal?), but let’s see if The Big G can move these from the office candy bowl to the kitchen cereal bowl.

How is it?

General Mills Jolly Rancher Cereal Dry

Upon opening, I can tell these are going to be more than a rebranded Trix. There’s a tangy scent that I’ve never encountered in a cereal before. I pour a measured 36 gram portion into my bowl and am once again disappointed at how small a suggested serving of cereal is.

General Mills Jolly Rancher Cereal Wet

As I pour in the milk, I notice that the cereal pieces are more pillow-shaped than the spherical pieces on the front of the box. The flavor has some of the tang I detected, and that really works to remind me of the cereal’s candy namesake. Each different fruit piece has a distinct flavor, though you can’t really tell in a mixed spoon. The green apple has an especially nice green apple flavor.

Is there anything else you need to know?

I have to admit I’ve never really cared for the original Jolly Rancher candy. It’s amazing how they manage to take an ordinary flavory like “cherry” and make it taste just a little bit weird, like the manufacture gave free rein to the guy who designed the artificial watermelon flavor.

Still, I have to admit this cereal somewhat won me over. Most fruit cereals only manage to be overly sweet and generically “fruity.” These manage to offer a more distinct fruit flavor, at least if you manage to get a spoonful of a single flavor. Which I did. Multiple times. Because I live a full and interesting life.

Conclusion:

I’m not going to wake up excited to have my bowl of Jolly Ranchers, but it’s a good option if you’re looking to change things up. I have a feeling that we’re at peak novelty cereal, so I don’t know how long these will last on store shelves. Give them a try.

Purchased Price: $3.64
Size: 18.7 oz. box
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (36 grams) 140 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

SPOTTED – 1/24/2020

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

The Hampton Popcorn Company Champagne Crunch Popcorn
The Hampton Popcorn Company Champagne Crunch Popcorn
The Hampton Popcorn Company Berry Margarita Crunch Popcorn
The Hampton Popcorn Company Berry Margarita Crunch Popcorn
The Hampton Popcorn Company Lime Margarita Crunch Popcorn
The Hampton Popcorn Company Lime Margarita Crunch Popcorn

(Spotted by Alisa P at World Market.)

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Garden Vegetable
Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Garden Vegetable

(Spotted by John W at Giant Eagle.)

Huy Fong Food Sriracha Flavored Almonds
Huy Fong Food Sriracha Flavored Almonds

(Spotted by Robbie at Costco.)

Lorissa s Kitchen Pineapple Teriyaki Whole Made Medley Bars
Lorissa’s Kitchen Pineapple Teriyaki Whole-Made Medley Bars
Lorissa s Kitchen Blueberry Fusion Whole Made Medley Bars
Lorissa’s Kitchen Blueberry Fusion Whole-Made Medley Bars

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Seattle Chocolate Winter Orange Spice and Peanut Butter Crisp
Seattle Chocolate Winter Orange Spice and Peanut Butter Crisp

(Spotted by Sylvia at Stumps Family Market.)

Wholesome Allulose
Wholesome Allulose

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

Velamints Expressions Cool Berries
Velamints Expressions Cool Berries

(Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

Bob Evans Egg Whites
Bob Evans Egg Whites

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Prommus Bold Traditional Hummus
Prommus Bold Traditional Hummus
Prommus Bold Traditional and Roasted Red Pepper
Prommus Bold Traditional and Roasted Red Pepper
Prommus Spicy Avocado Hummus
Prommus Spicy Avocado Hummus
Prommus Olive Tapenade Hummus
Prommus Olive Tapenade Hummus

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

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SPOTTED: Dunkin’ Donuts Boston Kreme and Coffee Cake Coffee Creamers

Dunkin Donuts Boston Kreme Coffee Creamer

Dunkin Donuts Coffee Cake Coffee Creamer

(Spotted by Leonard G at Shoprite.)

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