SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Trolli Sour Gummi Crunchers

Trolli Sour Gummi Crunchers

Hey Trolli! How about a liquid or gel center inside a gummi and then put that inside a crunchy shell. You could call it Gummi Crunch Gushers. You’re welcome! (Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Magnum Double Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bars

Magnum Double Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bars

Magnum has more Doubles varieties than “classic” varieties. Not including this one, there’s Double Caramel, Double Raspberry, Double Chocolate Vanilla, Double Peanut Butter, and Double Chocolate ice cream bars. I guess you could say Magnum is doubling down on Doubles bars. (Spotted by Dorothy M at Giant Eagle.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Häagen-Dazs Trio Ice Cream

Ha?agen-Dazs Trio Salted Caramel & Chocolate Ice Cream

Ha?agen-Dazs Trio Salted Caramel & Chocolate Ice Cream

Ha?agen-Dazs Trio White & Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Ha?agen-Dazs Trio White & Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

There are also Vanilla & Blackberry and Coffee & Vanilla varieties. (Spotted by Sascha at Meijer and Sylvia at Vons.)

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REVIEW: KFC Georgia Gold Chicken

KFC Georgia Gold Chicken

Recently, I’ve been referring to KFC as Kan’t Figure (out the) Colonel because of its revolving door of portrayals that started off as confusing and is now weirdly entertaining. The latest Colonel Sanders made his debut along with the chicken chain’s new Georgia Gold Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken.

Let me preface by saying I’m a connoisseur of anything honey mustard-flavored. Amongst the fast food landscape there is the full gamut of choices, from Chick-fil-A’s non-creamy offering to Papa John’s liquid euphoria that I would very much like to bathe in.

That’s the thing about honey mustard and its flavor profile, it’s all over the place. As Forrest Gump’s mom would say, “Honey mustard is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Is it cream based? What’s the honey-to-mustard ratio? How seedy is it? Let’s see where Georgia Gold lies.

(Side note – KFC, how bout Tom Hanks as the next colonel? I BET HE WOULD CRUSH IT.)

KFC Georgia Gold Chicken 2

The chicken tenders I got came in an order of three in their own little container with some pickles for good measure. While I do love a good pickle, I’m not a huge fan when they are hot as they lose some of their gratifying crunch. They were marginal at best. I ate them first just so I could move quickly on to the stars of the dish, the tenders themselves, which were fantastic.

KFC Georgia Gold Chicken 3

The meat inside was juicy, like insanely juicy, which I definitely was not expecting. The breading was, as I like to call it, Goldilocks-style. Not too crunchy or too mushy, it was juuuuuussssssst right.

KFC Georgia Gold Chicken 4

With the perfect meat and breading I was excited for some intense flavor. However, it never materialized. It was hard to distinguish any flavor at all actually. As I looked to the bottom of the container, I saw what had happened. It had all pooled to the bottom grooves of the container so I decided to scoop up the concoction with my spork.

Once in my mouth, I got all the flavors I was hoping for. Hints of mustard and honey, a slight BBQ essence, even a little bit of heat towards the end, and all surprisingly well balanced. All notes could have been a bit stronger and I wish it was more of a smooth sauce rather than being slightly clumpy and oily, but regardless it was tasty!

I remedied the rest of my meal by adding the mixture right on top of the remaining tenders. After I was finished, forget my fingers, I wanted to lick those grooves. Yum, this was CONTAINER LICKIN’ GOOD!

(Nutrition Facts – 3 Tenders – 410 calories, 22 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 75 milligrams of cholesterol, 940 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 29 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $5.49
Size: N/A
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Goldilocks-style breading. Insanely juicy white meat chicken. Tom Hanks as the new Colonel. A bathtub full of your favorite condiment.
Cons: Trying out a new honey mustard = taste bud Russian roulette. Georgia Gold sauce fleeing the tenders for the safety of the container grooves.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 2/22/2017

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.

Snyder's of Hanover Wholey Cheese Mild Cheddar Crackers

Snyder’s of Hanover Wholey Cheese Mild Cheddar Crackers

Snyder's of Hanover Wholey Cheese Smoked Gouda Crackers

Snyder’s of Hanover Wholey Cheese Smoked Gouda Crackers

Snyder's of Hanover Wholey Cheese Swiss & Black Pepper Crackers

Snyder’s of Hanover Wholey Cheese Swiss & Black Pepper Crackers

Wholey cow! Snyder’s of Hanover has been really busy! (Spotted by Rachel C at ShopRite.)

Krave Bar Wild Blueberry Beef

Krave Bar Wild Blueberry Beef

Krave Bar Cranberry Thyme Turkey

Krave Bar Cranberry Thyme Turkey

Krave Bar Mango Jalapeno Pork

Krave Bar Mango Jalapeño Pork

Krave Bar Chipotle Cherry Beef

Krave Bar Chipotle Cherry Beef

The Cranberry Thyme Turkey Bar is almost like a Thanksgiving bar. It could use mashed potatoes as a dipping sauce. (Spotted by Rachel T at Hy-Vee.)

Theo Salted Almond Chocolate Clusters

Theo Salted Almond Chocolate Clusters

Theo Coconut Turmeric Chocolate Clusters

Theo Coconut Turmeric Chocolate Clusters

There’s also a Lemon Hemp flavor. With a Coconut Turmeric, of course, there’s a Lemon Hemp! (Spotted by Rachel T at Hy-Vee.)

Muscle Milk Cookies 'n Cream and Peanut Butter Cookies Bars

Muscle Milk Cookies ‘n Cream and Peanut Butter Cookies Bars

Muscle Milk Double Rocky Road and Mint Cookie Crunch Protein Bars

Muscle Milk Double Rocky Road and Mint Cookie Crunch Protein Bars

Muscle Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter and Almond Cookie Protein Bars

Muscle Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter and Almond Cookie Protein Bars

Muscle Milk Double Fudge Brownie and Salted Caramel Protein Bars

Muscle Milk Double Fudge Brownie and Salted Caramel Protein Bars

(Spotted by Rachel T at Hy-Vee.)

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