SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Serious Bean Co Dr Pepper Baked Beans

Serious Bean Co Dr Pepper Baked Beans

Don’t want eat canned Dr Pepper baked beans? Here’s a gazillion recipes to make your own. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Sonic Cookie Jar Shakes

Sonic CJ Shake

Nutter Butter and Chips Ahoy showing up on fast food menu boards twice in one month? That’s got to be a record.

Earlier this month, Krispy Kreme started selling doughnuts with the classic cookies. Now, Sonic Drive-In is using them, along with Oreo cookies, in a new line of shakes.

Here’s the Cookie Jar Shake lineup:

Nutter Butter Banana Cookie Jar Shake – Real ice cream with a sweet banana flavor, blended with Nutter Butter cookie pieces, finished with a whipped topping and a cherry.

Oreo Caramel Cookie Jar Shake – Real ice cream with caramel flavor and blended with Oreo cookie pieces, finished with whipped topping and a cherry.

Chips Ahoy! Choco Chunky Chocolate Cookie Jar Shake – Real ice cream with chocolate flavor blended with Chips Ahoy! Choco Chunky cookie pieces, topped with whipped topping and a cherry.

Sonic’s Cookie Jar Shakes are available for a limited time and for half-price after 8 p.m. every night during Sonic’s Summer Nights promotion.

If you’ve tried any of them, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Sonic.)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Sonic Chocolate Shake and Strawberry Shake Instant Pudding Mixes

Sonic Chocolate Shake Instant Pudding Mix

Sonic Strawberry Shake Instant Pudding Mix

The only non-frozen Sonic-branded item that’s come out. Too bad there aren’t packaged Sonic Chocolate Shake and Strawberry Shake Pudding Pops. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

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REVIEW: My Oreo Creation Cherry Cola Oreo Cookies

My Oreo Creation Cherry Cola Oreo Cookies

Oreo cookies are kind of like the Barbie doll of mass-produced cookies.

They’re simple, but never convincingly imitated. Just like how a Dollar Tree “Fashion Doll” is a poor imitation of the real thing and a Great Value Twist ‘N Shout would never be mistaken for a real Oreo cookie.

At the same time, though, they’re both also flexible enough to become anything imaginable. Just like how you can buy a Barbie that’s a veterinarian, astronaut, president, or whatever else, you can get your Oreo double-stuffed, thin, chocolate-covered, in ice cream, in Cool Whip, AND in any kind of off-the-wall flavor the mad scientists over at Nabisco can dream up!

Three varieties were released from the Flavor Lab this time around: Cherry Cola, Kettle Corn, and Pina Colada. Being that I hate kettle corn and I don’t know what a real pina colada tastes like, the Cherry Cola one ended up in my cart.

My Oreo Creation Cherry Cola Oreo Cookies 2

Breaking open the seal, I instantly picked up on a distinct cherry aroma with a few hints of cocoa coming through. I don’t think many people take the time to fully appreciate the smell of deliciousness when they first tear into a bag of junk food, but that’s a mistake. Just think: all that flavor has been sealed inside for a while, waiting for you to enjoy! Wouldn’t it be a terrible waste to not savor every part of it?

My Oreo Creation Cherry Cola Oreo Cookies 3

The cookies themselves use standard chocolate Oreo wafers with a red and white filling to carry the cherry cola flavor across. The filling has little popping candies inside, which I guess is to mimic the carbonation aspect of soda.

At first, the Dutched cocoa in the wafers dominated my palate, but the fruity flavor popped in after a minute, and the whole cookie actually tasted like a cherry cola.

My Oreo Creation Cherry Cola Oreo Cookies 4

And by “popped in,” I mean the cherry flavor popped in! The popping candies in the crème are cherry flavored, and they start popping all over the place once you really get to chewing. You can’t wolf these down if you want to get the full effect, but they’re awesome if you take the time to savor each bite and let all the little candies mirror the bubbliness of soda.

While munching on them, they got me thinking: If Oreo is Milk’s Favorite Cookie, is this one cherry cola’s favorite?

My Oreo Creation Cherry Cola Oreo Cookies 5

After dunking a few into some Cherry Coke Zero, I think the two are better enjoyed apart from one another. Dunking them ruins the popping candies, which makes them tastes less like the beverage, weirdly enough. They do make pretty good buddies, though. So while I wouldn’t recommend you dunk your Cherry Cola Oreo Cookies into actual cherry cola, having a glass on the side complements it perfectly!

(Nutrition Facts – 2 cookies – 140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 13 grams of sugars, and less than 1 gram of protein.)

Purchased Price: $2.98
Size: 10.7 oz.
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Actually tastes like a cherry cola! Cherry cola flavor doesn’t overpower the Oreo-ness of the Oreo wafers. Super fun popping candies to imitate carbonation!
Cons: Dunking ruins the popping candies. Most likely only available for a limited time. A whole row isn’t considered a proper “serving”.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 4/25/2018

Here are some interesting new and limited edition 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.

Starbucks Vanilla  Fig Cold Brew Coffee

Starbucks Vanilla & Fig Cold Brew Coffee

(Spotted by Crystal N on a college campus.)

New and Improved Junior Caramels

New and Improved Junior Caramels

(Spotted by Sylvia at Dollar Tree.)

Birch Benders Homestyle Toaster Waffles

Birch Benders Homestyle Toaster Waffles

Birch Benders Protein Toaster Waffles

Birch Benders Protein Toaster Waffles

Birch Benders Buttermilk Toaster Waffles

Birch Benders Buttermilk Toaster Waffles

Birch Benders Paleo Toaster Waffles

Birch Benders Paleo Toaster Waffles

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Central Market.)

Zero Sugar Kool Aid Mix  Cherry and Tropical Punch

Zero Sugar Kool-Aid Mix (Cherry and Tropical Punch)

(Spotted by Carla at Walmart.)

Tyson Tomato Herb Chicken  Vegetable Pasta Dinner Kit

Tyson Tomato Herb Chicken & Vegetable Pasta Dinner Kit

Tyson Four Cheese Chicken  Broccoli Pasta Dinner Kit

Tyson Four Cheese Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Dinner Kit

Tyson Sweet Chipotle Chicken Vegetable Hash Dinner Kit

Tyson Sweet Chipotle Chicken Vegetable Hash Dinner Kit

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Folders 1850 Trail Blazer Ground Coffee and Pioneer Blend Whole Bean Coffee

Folders 1850 Trail Blazer Ground Coffee and Pioneer Blend Whole Bean Coffee

Folgers 1850 Black Gold and Lantern Glow Ground Coffee

Folgers 1850 Black Gold and Lantern Glow Ground Coffee

Folgers 1850 Lantern Glow and Pioneer Blend K Cups

Folgers 1850 Lantern Glow and Pioneer Blend K-Cups

Folgers 1850 Black Gold and Trail Blazer K Cups

Folgers 1850 Black Gold and Trail Blazer K-Cups

(Spotted by @TheJoshCatlett at Target.)

Kingsford Seasoned Pork Carnitas

Kingsford Boneless Pork Steak Cuts with Korean Style BBQ Sauce

Kingsford Boneless Pork Steak Cuts with Korean Style BBQ Sauce

Kingsford Seasoned Pork Carnitas

(Spotted by Deborah S at Randall’s.)

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