SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 1/24/2017

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.

Despicable Me Minion Made Brown Sugar Vanilla Cereal

Despicable Me Minion Made Brown Sugar Vanilla Cereal

Oh Kevin! It’s just a cereal with a movie tie-in and marshmallows. It’s nothing you need to hang overhead for. (Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Mann's Cauli-Rice Curry Nourish Bowls

Mann’s Cauli-Rice Curry Nourish Bowls

(Spotted by Anna I at Hannaford.)

Sprouts Organic Soups (Lentil, Kale, Potato and Kale, Quinoa, Minestrone)

Sprouts Organic Soups (Lentil, Kale, Potato and Kale, Quinoa, Minestrone)

Sprouts Organic Soups (Hearty Lentil and Corn, Poblano Chowder)

Sprouts Organic Soups (Hearty Lentil and Corn, Poblano Chowder)

Sprouts Salsa con Queso and Blanco Queso

Sprouts Salsa con Queso and Blanco Queso

Sprouts French Soda (Strawberry and Pomegranate Blueberry)

Sprouts French Soda (Strawberry and Pomegranate Blueberry)

Sprouts Farmers Market has 250 stores in 13 states. Ugh! Look at what you started, photo of packaged Jason’s Deli soups that are an H-E-B exclusive. (Spotted by Rachel C at Sprouts.)

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COMING SOON: Häagen-Dazs Trio Ice Cream

While Ben & Jerry’s will be coming out with new flavors this year, their not-quite-pint-sized competitor, Häagen-Dazs, will be offering a new line of ice cream. Häagen-Dazs’ Trio Ice Cream will feature pints that have layers of ice cream and layers of crispy Belgian chocolate.

There will be four flavor: Chocolate & Vanilla (not shown), Salted Caramel & Chocolate (not shown), Vanilla & Blackberry and White & Milk Chocolate. In order to taste all the layers, one must use their spoon to excavate into pint.

PODCAST: The Nosh Show #97: The Cinnamon Highway

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Hostess Limited Edition Twinkies and Sno Balls Ice Creams

Hostess Limited Edition Twinkies and Sno Balls Ice Creams

I’ll be impressed if this ice cream also captures the Twinkies’ greasiness. I’ll also be grossed out by that, but, again, it would be impressive. (Spotted by Matthew F at Riesbeck’s.)

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’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

Also, if you’re wondering if we’ve already covered something, search our Flickr photos or use the search box on the right (or below if you’re on a mobile device) to find out.

REVIEW: Keebler Cereal

Keebler Cereal

Those crafty Keebler elves!

Not content with just a good portion of the snack aisle (they make Town House crackers, too?!) or hollowing out trees for mass cookie production, they have decided to expand their reach by entering my morning time with the debut of their eponymous cereal. They are so excited by it, actually, it doesn’t need any wildly descriptive title as it is simply just called Keebler Cereal.

Thank goodness the packaging shows the actual product so you know that it is chocolatey cookie based like their Chips Deluxe line rather than Sandies shortbread. PHEW! However, there is a red flag on the top flap noting that I need to “SHAKE IT UP!” as the “Cookies may have settled.” Uh-oh. Upon opening the box it is worse than I imagined as there is nary a cookie in sight even after examining all sides of the inside bag.

Keebler Cereal 2

After a good, hearty shake the “real mini chocolate chip cookies” do reveal themselves as promised but the ratio is off. They are present but not predominantly and this is in addition to the fact that they are nearly half the size of the chocolatey puff pieces they are paired with. I wonder what kind of math curriculum the elves have in school because whatever it is it needs to be reevaluated.

Keebler Cereal 3

The taste of the cookies is okay with a nice milk chocolate richness that definitely comes through upon chewing, even though they are probably better suited for a snack mix than a breakfast cereal. The other pieces are mediocre, just kind of generic chocolate puffs that are very similar to those in other kid’s cereals. They remind me of the bagged bargain ones you have to buy on the bottom shelf while waddling like a penguin through the aisle as the memorable commercial dictated.

Eating the cereal with milk offers a better experience as you get a nice blast of chocolate every time you stumble upon one of the cookies amongst the puffs. However, I noticed that while eating my way through the bowl there seemed to be even fewer cookies than I had started with.

I did a test by putting one cookie and one puff in milk and stirring vigorously. Upsettingly, the cookie started to dissolve while the puff stayed intact. I was expecting Keebler magic, but not like this!!!

Better luck next time elves.

(Nutrition Facts – 3/4 cup – 130 calories, 30 calories from fat, 3.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 140 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 2 gram of protein.)

Purchased Price: $5.39
Size: 11.2 oz. box
Purchased at: ShopFoodEx.com
Rating: 3 out of 10
Pros: Rich chocolate flavor from real cookies. Keebler venturing into other grocery aisles.
Cons: Questionable elf math skills. Boring chocolate puff pieces that make me think about waddling like a penguin in a grocery store. Unintended cookie disappearing acts.