SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Concord Foods Caramel Apple Kit with M&M’s

Concord Foods Caramel Apple Kit with M M s

How many M&M’s would it take to cover an entire caramel apple? (Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Heinz Mayochup Saucy Sauce

Heinz Mayochup

Mayochup? I think Keyo would’ve been a much catchier name than Mayochup. Or Cayo, if you’re one of those folks who spell it catsup. Or fry sauce, if you’re someone who spells this concoction fry sauce. (Spotted by Bob K at Giant Eagle.)

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COMING SOON: Dunkin’ Donuts Shot in the Dark

Dunkin' Donuts Shot in the Dark Lifestyle Image

Dunkin’ Donuts Shot in the Dark line is a new ready-to-drink beverage from the donut chain. It’s the first canned coffee drink from the brand, and it follows the bottled iced coffee line it released about two years ago. Like the bottled line, the Coca-Cola Company will manufacture and distribute the canned coffee.

Shot in the Dark features Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee with a touch of cream and sugar that’s combined with espresso. The line has three flavors –- Caramel, Mocha, and Vanilla. Each variety comes in an 8.1-ounce can that has 80 calories and 13 grams of sugar.

For you caffeine-heads, the caramel one has 134 milligrams of caffeine, while the mocha has 128 milligrams, and vanilla has 127 milligrams.

The Dunkin’ Donuts Shot in the Dark line is available now at select retail locations. It will continue to expand through 2019 at convenience and grocery stores across the United States.

(Image via Dunkin’ Donuts.)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Starbucks Limited Edition Smoked Butterscotch Latte

Starbucks Limited Edition Smoked Butterscotch Latte

Buttery. Savory. Coffee-ry. (Spotted by RavyGyrl at Jewel Osco.)

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QUICK REVIEW: Starbucks Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro

Starbucks Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro

What is the Starbucks Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro?

I’m convinced the reason Starbucks keeps coming up with new cold foam beverages is to drive home the idea of the strawless lids. I don’t hate it! The latest is the Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro, which adds cocoa cold foam on top of the tried-and-true Nitro Cold Brew. In the in-app description of the drink, Starbucks says the cold foam is “bringing out the coffee’s natural chocolate notes.”

How is it?

Two words: Slam Dunk.

I usually prefer my cold brews to have a little cream in them, a la the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. That’s why I love cold brew on nitro – it adds a creaminess to the drink. This Dark Cocoa Nitro does not disappoint in terms of creaminess and flavor.

Starbucks Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro 2

There’s a slight cocoa taste when you get your first sip of cold foam and the cold brew, and it is just enough to sweeten it without being overpowering. The subtleness of the cocoa is a delight. I also got a whiff of cinnamon – it smells like fall in a cup. (Don’t tell the Pumpkin Spice Latte I said that!) And the caffeine is strong enough to power you through your afternoon or snoozefest of meetings at work.

Is there anything else I need to know?

If you go searching for this puppy, make sure your friendly Starbucks has the nitro tap. Not all of them do, so I suggest checking your Starbucks mobile app to see which nearby locations carry the drink.

Conclusion:

The Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro is officially my favorite cold foam beverage from Starbucks. I can only hope it sticks around long enough for me to get my fill!

Purchased Price: $4.45
Size: Tall
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: Tall 12 fl oz – 60 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 15 milligrams of sodium, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of sugars, 1 gram of protein, and 215 milligrams of caffeine.