SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 10/12/2012

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.

Taco Bell Bottled Sauces

I guess Taco Bell didn’t want to bottle their regular Mild, Hot, and Fire sauces because they know every regular Taco Bell eater has a stockpile of those packets somewhere. I swear every Taco Bell I’ve gone to has given me a handful of sauce packets, which ends up being twice as many as I need. (Thank you for the picture, Peter!)

Milano Slices

Pepperidge Farm Milano Slices are available in Sweet Toffee, Crunchy Almond, and Salted Pretzel. But it would’ve been super meta if they also had a Crumbled Milano variety. (Thanks for the photo, Kenneth!)

Betty Crocker White Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie Mix

Homemade cookies in 20 minutes? Well, I’m a guy, which means I don’t read instructions. So, for me, ruined cookies in 20 minutes is a lot more accurate.

Method Fabric Softener Spray

Ditch the dryer sheet! Forget the dryer sheet! Down with the dryer sheet! Let’s get that dryer sheet! Burn the dryer sheet! Murder the dryer sheet!

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We reviewed the Penne Pasta in Alfredo sauce variety, but as you can see there are more. And now, here are some rap lyrics. Give me a sister, I can’t resist her. Red beans and rice didn’t miss her. Sorry, thanks to the top photo, I had to quote Sir Mix-a-Lot. (Thanks for the pics, Troy!)

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 theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

16 thoughts to “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 10/12/2012”

  1. the taco bell creamy sauces have been around for years but I can personally attest that they are so good! also that spam pasta Looks like vomit. Down the spam pasta burn the spam pasta

  2. The funny thing about the Milano slices is that the original cookie (the Naples) was a vanilla cookie topped with chocolate… and it kept sticking together in the package when the chocolate melted.

    1. I’m sorry. We currently aren’t looking for new reviewers. But when we are, I usually post something about it, which involves sending in a sample review to see if your writing style would fit. I usually do an open call for writers once a year, but we had our open call a few months ago.

  3. Marvo,

    Just as an FYI, they do sell bottled versions of the Mild, Medium, and Hot sauces. I usually have a bottle in my pantry.

  4. I picked up the Milano Salted Pretzel Slices … which seemed more like Genevas, but whatever.

    Anyway, they were far too salty. So salty that I’ve eaten two and not touched the bag since. The nutrition panel says that it’s only 100mg of salt or something like that, but I have to wonder if there was some sort of a manufacturing error on my package.

    I’ll stick to double chocolate Milanos from now on.

  5. I too have been using those Taco Bell sauces for at least a year or two. With the ranchero sauce, I can almost recreate Del Taco’s Spicy Southwest Shrimp tacos. Almost.

  6. Since becoming vegetarian–> vegan, I haven’t had fast food in like 5 years. But for some reason several months ago I had a severe craving for taco-bells mild sauce and Sugar-Free Hawaiian Punch Green Berry burst, go figure. So I ordered them off Amazon, only to discover them on the shelf at my local Walmart. Good old Walmart, providing the people with the “good” food they seek 😉 *(But i seriously did contemplate just wandering into taco bell and hoarding a whole bunch of those packets lol…)

  7. i am with the others that mentioned it, those sauces have been rocking the shelves for a goodly amount of time. i am always tempted to try one, but have not yet. that method spray fabric softener is a worry to me. i use all of their products and i LOVE their pump laundry soap and pump softener. i am worried that they are going to get rid of the pump softener since they are introducing that spray. bah. but aside from that, the spray seems like an expensive waste. if you have to spray every item of clothing the bottle would be gone after one load?

  8. The Taco Bell chipotle sauce is very good, however it has a very limited shelf-life. I have yet to finish one before the printed date on the bottle, despite how good it is.

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