SPOTTED: Trader Joe’s Light Ice Cream (Joe-Joe’s Cookies & Cream and Chocolate Peanut Butter)

Trader Joe s Light Ice Cream  Joe Joe s Cookies  Cream and Chocolate Peanut Butter

I thought this light ice cream trend would melt away, but its position near the top of the ice cream summit appears frozen for now. (Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

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BACK ON SHELVES: Ruffles Beer Battered Onion Rings Potato Chips

Ruffles Beer Battered Onion Rings Potato Chips

It’s back! It made its debuted in 2011. Then it came back in 2013. And now it’s out of the Frito-Lay Vault again. (Spotted by David P at Walmart.)

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SPOTTED: Kellogg’s Limited Edition Baby Shark Cereal

Kellogg s Limited Edition Baby Shark Cereal

Kellogg s Limited Edition Baby Shark Cereal Back of Box

Sam’s Club got it first with this two-pack, but Walmart will be selling individual boxes in September doo doo doo doo doo doo. (Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

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REVIEW: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I haven’t set foot in a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for around, sadly, a decade, since stopping at a Denver location that was a few blocks from my former favorite record store (Twist and Shout, if you’re interested). Even back then, however, I always thought that, when it comes to fried chicken, with its Louisiana-inspired seasonings and spices, Popeyes was the best in the biz.

When I received word that Popeyes was taking on Chick-fil-A with its own version of the heralded chicken sandwich that has made the Chick-fil-A so popular for so long, I knew it was finally time to rekindle my passionate taste for Popeyes once again.

Popeyes Chicken Sandwich 3

The sandwich is pretty basic, especially when you read about it in print: a large chunk of boneless fried chicken, placed on a “buttered bun” with a few pickles and (spicy) mayo. Of course, it comes in two variations, classic and spicy. I undoubtedly went the latter, as it was originally Popeyes spicy fried chicken that I had always devoured.

Popeyes Chicken Sandwich 2

Delivered to me in a foil-like silver bag, the first thing I noticed was how gratuitous this sandwich truly is. Popeyes already beats the chicken skin off of not only Chick-fil-A but just about every fast food chicken sandwich on the market with the sheer largesse of this New Orleans-style beast. I mean, it’s shocking how heavy the thing is. For only $3.99, even if the sandwich is just okay, you’re still getting your money’s worth.

But, you know, the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich is not okay… it’s mother-clucking fantastic!

It’s probably the best (non-gimmicky) chicken sandwich I’ve had in a long time. Every blessed bite is a mouthful of crispy fried skin and tender white meat, all coated with that special Popeyes seasoning that I have missed for so long. Every juicy sliver of meat is spiced with enough heat to not overdo it, but without that overly “greased” feeling that seems to buckle down a lot of fast food chicken.

(If I’m being honest though, I did squeeze a couple of packages of Louisiana Hot Sauce on top for a little additional down-home warmth.)

Popeyes Chicken Sandwich 4

With a couple of mild pickles and a small dab of spicy mayo for taste — not to mention the very firm, very plump, and very rich buttered buns — it doesn’t need all the unnecessary hoopla so many other sandwiches do and, maybe, that’s the thing I love so much about Popeyes Chicken Sandwich.

With basically a strongly empowered piece of fried chicken and very little else, Popeyes may have crafted the chicken sandwich of the year — and if you don’t believe me, well, then it’s your loss, champ. Cómpralo ya!

Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: N/A
Rating: 10 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: Not available on the Popeyes website that keeps crashing my browser.

SPOTTED – 8/19/2019

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.

Larabar Limited Edition Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Bars
Larabar Limited Edition Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Bars

(Spotted by Carla at Fred Meyer.)

GoodBelly Probiotics Peanut butter Crunch Cereal
GoodBelly Probiotics Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Pillsbury Pizza Crust Thin  Crispy Mix
Pillsbury Pizza Crust Thin & Crispy Mix

(Spotted by Sarah R at Walmart.)

Kodiak Cakes Cinnamon Oatmeal Unleashed Packets
Kodiak Cakes Cinnamon Oatmeal Unleashed Packets
Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Unleashed Packets
Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Unleashed Packets
Kodiak Cakes Maple  Brown Sugar Oatmeal Unleashed Packets
Kodiak Cakes Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal Unleashed Packets

(Spotted by Sarah R at Walmart.)

Famiglia Romana Original Alfredo Pasta Sauce
Famiglia Romana Original Alfredo Pasta Sauce
Famiglia Romana 4 Cheese Alfredo Pasta Sauce
Famiglia Romana 4 Cheese Alfredo Pasta Sauce
Famiglia Romana Light Alfredo Pasta Sauce
Famiglia Romana Light Alfredo Pasta Sauce
Famiglia Romana Roasted Garlic Alfredo Pasta Sauce
Famiglia Romana Roasted Garlic Alfredo Pasta Sauce

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

Voss Flavored Sparkling Water  Raspberry Rose and Strawberry Ginger
Voss Flavored Sparkling Water (Raspberry Rose and Strawberry Ginger)

(Spotted by Leonard G at Acme.)

Kernel Season s Popcorn Seasoning Flavor Pack
Kernel Season’s Popcorn Seasoning Flavor Pack

(Spotted by Erin K at Walmart.)

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SPOTTED – 8/17/2019

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.

Jimmy Dean Morning Combos Mini Maple Pancakes and Maple Sausage Bites
Jimmy Dean Morning Combos Mini Maple Pancakes and Maple Sausage Bites
Jimmy Dean Morning Combos Blueberry Muffin and Sausage Bites
Jimmy Dean Morning Combos Blueberry Muffin and Sausage Bites

(Spotted by @ReneBarba89 at Grocery Outlet.)

Paleo Powder Almond Flax Paleo Powder Herbed Salt
Paleo Powder Almond Flax Paleo Powder Herbed Salt Seasoned Coating Mix
Paleo Powder Almond Flax Paleo Powder Pink
Paleo Powder Almond Flax Paleo Powder Pink Seasoned Coating Mix
Paleo Powder Coconut Almond Paleo Powder Pink
Paleo Powder Coconut Almond Paleo Powder Pink Seasoned Coating Mix
Paleo Powder Pecan Flax Paleo Powder Pink
Paleo Powder Pecan Flax Paleo Powder Pink Seasoned Coating Mix

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

Extra Refreshers Tropical Mist
Extra Refreshers Tropical Mist

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Lightlife Plant Based Sausage
Lightlife Plant-Based Sausage

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

FBomb Keto Krunch Garlic  Herb High Fat Cheese Crisps
FBomb Keto Krunch Garlic & Herb High-Fat Cheese Crisps

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

Glutino Gluten Free Super Stuffed Cookies
Glutino Gluten Free Super Stuffed Cookies

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

Pamela s Vegan Mac
Pamela’s Vegan Mac
Pamela s White Cheddar Mac
Pamela’s White Cheddar Mac

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

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