SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 3/13/2012

New products are released all the time and here are some we found on our most recent shopping trips. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up on store shelves.

Triscuit Dill on shelf

There’s a new Triscuit flavor and it’s called Dill Sea Salt & Olive Oil. Mmm…dill pickles. I looked all over the box and I couldn’t find the word Dill-icious anywhere. I am disappointed, Nabsico Packaging Copywriter! However, on the back of the box there were ideas on how to top these Triscuit crackers and the wines that would go well with them. Oooh, middle-class fancy. Junk Food Guy has a review of them.

Keebler Dark Chocolate Fudge Stripes on shelf

I grew up with the original Keebler Fudge Stripes. They were my third favorite cookie to eat while watching Tiny Toon Adventures, right behind Oreo and Chips Ahoy! Now they come in a Dark Chocolate variety that consists of a chocolate cookie dipped in dark chocolate and drizzled with dark fudge. They are probably hard to find if you drop them in a poorly lit room.

Smart Ones Waffles with Turkey sausage on shelf

Weight Watchers Smart Ones recently released a whole bunch of new frozen breakfast entrees. We reviewed their new Turkey Sausage English Muffin Sandwich, but there’s also Waffles and Turkey Sausage (shown above), Pancakes with Turkey Sausage, and Three Cheese Omelet. Also, according to the Smart Ones website there are two new lunch/dinner entrees: Chicken in Spicy Peanut Sauce and Chicken Mesquite.

Jimmy Dean Quesadilla on shelf

Jimmy Dean Delights Quesadilla on shelf

Jimmy Dean now has breakfast quesadillas and they come in a regular pork sausage version and a healthier Delights version that uses turkey sausage. How much healthier? Well, the regular Jimmy Dean Quesadilla has 290 calories, 16 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, and 550 milligrams of sodium, while the Delights version has 250 calories, 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, and 510 milligrams of sodium. The Delights version is better for you, but more importantly, Jimmy Dean has stopped calling their lite products D-Lights, which was a silly way to spell it.

Blue Bunny 24 Karat Carrot Cake on shelf

Blue Bunny I Do, I Do Wedding Cake on shelf

Blue Bunny has teamed up with Duff Goldman again and released two new ice cream flavors based on cakes: 24 Karat Carrot Cake and I Do, I Do Wedding Cake. 24 Karat Cake is made up of carrot cake flavored ice cream swirled with cream cheese frosting flavored ice cream and carrot cake pieces. I Do, I Do Wedding Cake consists of buttercream frosting flavored ice cream with white cake pieces and ribbons of raspberry sauce. I really hope the next flavor they come up with is fruitcake or one that taste like fondant.

Blue Bunny Cadbury Ice Cream Bars on shelf

Finally, Blue Bunny has also collaborated with Cadbury to come up with a line of ice cream bars. The Blue Bunny Cadbury bars come in four varieties: Double Chocolate, Vanilla Chocolate, Caramello, and Chocolate Almond. All varieties consist of reduced fat Blue Bunny ice cream and a thick Cadbury milk chocolaty coating. There are eight bars that, according to the packaging, come in a snack size. Snack size, really? So does that mean there’s a meal size as well?

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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