SPOTTED ON SHELVES (CANADIAN EDITION) – 10/31/2012

Written by | October 31, 2012

Topics: Spotted on Shelves

Yup, it’s a Canadian version of Spotted on Shelves. Here are some new and limited edition products found on Canadian store shelves by TIB reader Darren. All products were spotted at his local Calgary Co-op.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts (Canada)

Holy Canadians! They’re only now getting Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts! If I knew they didn’t have them earlier and lived near the US-Canada border, I would’ve smuggled them into the country and traded them for cheap generic Canadian pharmaceuticals or maple syrup. But now that Canada has them, that plan goes out the window.

Limited Edition Fudge Covered Ritz (Canada)

I’ve seen these for several years in the US and I imagine they’ve also been in Canada for a while. They keep coming back, so people must like them. But me, I don’t think they’re anything special. Here’s a review from Junk Food Guy. Or if you want a review from a Canadian, here’s one.

Campbell's Stock First (Canada)

Cans are so 2000-and-late. It’s all about boxes, baby. Along with this beef stock, there are also chicken and cream stocks to allow Canadian to use their culinary creativity or follow the recipes on Campbell’s Canadian website. They contain no additional colours or flavours. They also sound better than bouillon cubes.

Ahoy! Extras (Canada)

Along with the Classic Dark Chocolate you see above, these Ahoy! Extras are also available in Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter and Roasted Almond and Chocolate. They appear to be pudgy little cookies with their respective “extras” baked in. I could see myself accidentally eating a bag of these in one sitting. Or “accidentally” stealing it from someone else.

Hey, international TIB readers! If you see a new product on the shelf while you’re out shopping, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next international Spotted on Shelves post.






6 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Grocery Gems says:

    I’m so happy, there is something on “Spotted” that I have actually tried here in the UK! Thanks to Kelloggs and their travelling Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts :)

  2. Mr. Fed Up says:

    I am pretty sure there are move flavors of Poptarts then there are people on the planet…and Now I think there are even bite-sized poptarts…

  3. Darmund says:

    Christ. Brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts have been out in the us for at least 20 years, probably longer. And there are getting to be too many varieties of the damn things. I demand they bring back Pop tarts cereal. BEST. CEREAL. EVER.

    NO ONE DENIES THIS.

  4. Linda says:

    I grew up in Vancouver and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts were one of the original flavors available there when they first came out. Maybe they stopped selling that flavor in Canada and are now reintroducing it.

  5. you don't say? says:

    Bingo, Linda! I remember seeing them as a kid and they vanished. I guess their popularity peaked and the Canadian Market figured it’d be a just cause to bring it back over the boarder. But it looks like they over-stocked. There’s tons and TONS of this flavour @ every Walmart I go too! They actually brought the Rainbow Cookie Sandwich flavour over as well, but unfortunately for me I hardly ever see em’.

  6. you don't say? says:

    Oh, and I like to add that I saw the chocolate-flavoured Ritz @ Walmart but was reluctant to pick em’ up. I saw one bad review of them and it just killed my craving for it. Even though I was standing in the aisle looking at it for 5-7 minutes.



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