The new blended Oreo Coolattas beverages are available for a limited time.
A small (16 ounce) Oreo Coffee Coolatta with cream has 480 calories, 26 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 80 milligrams of cholesterol, 210 milligrams of sodium, 64 grams of carbohydrates, 49 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fiber, and 4 grams of protein. If you think the fat totals are a bit too high, you can make it better for you by swapping the cream with milk or skim milk.
A small Oreo Vanilla Bean Coolatta has 420 calories, 9 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 88 grams of carbohydrates, 75 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. If you think the sugar total is a bit too high, you can make it better for you by pouring half of the frozen beverage on the ground.
Dunkin’ Donuts also has new Oreo donuts, but I’m too Oreo-ed out to explain them.
(Thanks to TIB reader Christopher for the heads up!)
Here are some new products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up. We’ll also occasionally throw in an unusual product.
Over the years I’ve been jealous of Canadians because they have ketchup potato chips readily available. Sure, a few companies here in the States make them, but it’s not as if I can walk into almost any store and pick them up like Canadians can. However, the new Lay’s Spicy Ketchup potato chips, which have been appearing on shelves here in the United States, give me hope that someday all Americans can have easy access to ketchup flavored potato chips. (Thanks Peter for the photo!)
To enjoy the flavors of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, and Reese’s Puffs, I can either pour any of the cereals into a bowl and add milk. Or I can preheat my oven, make the muffin mix batter, pour the batter into the individual cups in a muffin pan, place the pan in the oven, wait a bunch of minutes while it bakes, pull the pan out of the oven, and let them cool before eating. Or I can have someone else make the muffins for me. (Thanks Adam for the photo!)
Also, if I want to enjoy the flavor of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I can eat one of these Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal bars. Hey, General Mills! I’m still waiting for Cinnamon Toast Crunch flavored milk. Oooh, two Box Tops for Education! (Thanks Adam for the photo!)
To enjoy a birthday cake, I can either buy birthday cake flavored Italian ice. Or I can preheat my oven, make cake batter, pour the batter into a cake pan, place the pan in the oven, wait a bunch of minutes while it bakes, pull the pan out of the oven, let it cool, spread a layer of frosting on top of the cake, and then cut a piece to enjoy. Or I can have someone else make the cake for me. (Thanks anonymous person for the photo!)
SQUEEE!!! Hello Kitty hand wash!
If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.
According to the blog, Starbucks Melody, Starbucks VIA Refreshers will be hitting stores on July 10 and come in two flavors: Very Berry Hibiscus and Cool Lime. Making one is as easy as making a regular VIA coffee–just add water and stir. A Starbucks VIA Refreshers package will contain five mix packets, each of which will make a 16-ounce serving.
If you’ve sampled a Starbucks VIA Refresher, let us know what you thought of it in the comments below.
According to the Option Pitch and Waffle Crisp blog (our reviewer Adam’s blog), Post has pushed out a whole line of breakfast cereals called Good Morenings. Before you scroll down and leave a comment about how I spelled “Morenings” wrong, let me stop you and tell you that’s how Post spells it.
Thanks, Post and other companies that make up their own spelling of words! I bet teachers everywhere can’t wait to correct the following sentence: I’m xtremely sorry I didn’t say “Good Morening” 2 the studentz.
The Post Good Morenings cereal line comes in a number of flavors:
Cocoa Cinnamon Crunch
Strawberry and Creme
For those of you who believe HFCS not only stands for High Fructose Corn Syrup, but also Heavy Fat Causing Sweetener, you’ll be happy to know the cereals don’t contain high fructose corn syrup. However, according to the website My Fitness Pal, the cereal line’s sugar content ranges between 9-13 grams.
If breakfast cereals are one of your main sources of vitamins and minerals, each serving of Good Morenings is an excellent source of B vitamins and a good source of other vitamins and minerals.
If you’ve tried any of the Post Good Morenings cereals, let us know what you think of them in the comments section below.
Unless, you’re allergic to strawberries, then stick with your usual scoop of Rum Raisin.
The dessert, or mid-mall shopping spree treat, is constructed of two scoops of strawberry ice cream with a drizzle of handmade tangy balsamic strawberry sauce, and topped with whipped cream. The ice cream and sauce creates a sweet, tangy, and creamy combination.
According to this story on the QSR website, Häagen-Dazs’ strawberry ice cream uses only Hood and Totem strawberries. This blew my mind because I thought there was only one type of strawberries — strawberries. I am now educated. Thanks, Häagen-Dazs!
The Sweet Balsamic Strawberry Sundae will be available at Häagen-Dazs shops for a limited time.