SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 5/16/2014

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Tastykake Peanut Butter Tastykrisps

Tastykake kreates another product that replaces the C with a K. I hope Tastykake Ice Kreme Kones are knext. (Spotted by Dubba at Stop & Shop.)

Velveeta Shreds Mozzarella and Cheddar

Velveeta offers other cheeses besides whatever the hell Velveeta is? (Spotted by Emily at Sentry.)

evol Breakfast Sandwiches

I wonder if the instructions for these evol breakfast sandwiches are like every other frozen breakfast sandwich: wrap in paper towel, put on microwaveable plate, heat in microwave for 90 seconds on 30 percent power, flip sandwich, and microwave on high for 60 seconds. (Spotted by Holly at Target.)

Yoplait Greek 100 Calories Boston Cream Pie Yogurt

I thought Yoplait already had this flavor in Greek yogurt form. I guess I got confused with the dozens of other Yoplait flavors on the shelf. (Spotted by Ryan at Walmart.)

Margaritaville Singles To Go

Margaritaville Liquid Water Enhancers

Powdered alcohol would’ve gone great with the Margaritaville Singles To Go. Mix the two together and we could’ve made adult Pixy Stix, Fun Dip, and regret. (Spotted by Michael at Schnucks.)

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8 thoughts to “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 5/16/2014”

  1. The Velveeta Shreds have been around for a while (at least here).

    Do not get the Mozzarella… It was cheaper than the other bags of shredded mozzarella. Vile, horrible… I can’t even describe the taste. But, I blame myself for buying mozzarella that had Velveeta on it.

    1. Yeah, it’s not actually mozzarella; the package reads “Mozzarella Flavor shredded pasteurized prepared cheese product”.

    2. They also have chipotle, queso blanco and cheddar shreds in addition to original. The chipotle is newer (my store just started carrying it a couple months ago anyway).

    3. Yeah, I’m seeing reviews at Walmart for Velveeta shreds going back to 2012.

      A look at the ingredient list makes me shudder and also indicates that they’ve tried to achieve the Velveeta texture with other cheese flavors. Apparently there are people out there who love Velveeta to death and want everything Velveeta-ized. (I am not being sarcastic. This is Kraft’s actual, successful marketing insight.)

      Now you know one of the vital lessons of the frugal shopper: there are cheese-like substances that are too cheap to be recognizable as cheese.

  2. Great more liquid water drink mixes! I blame MIO! Now more companies are jumping into the liquid water mix bandwidth

  3. The TastyKrisps appear to be a rip-off of Little Debby’s nutty bars. I endorse such theft in the interest of product competitiveness and making more wafer snacks with chocolate and peanut butter.

    I have to say that the appeal of those pre-made breakfast sandwich things mystifies me. With a microwave and a toaster or toaster oven, you can make a superior sandwich nearly as fast as thawing this type of thing out. Toast muffin and break egg into a dish (sprayed with Pam is best) and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave it for about 40 seconds and let it rest while the English muffins toasts. Add cheese and whatever else when the muffin is done. If you want to add sausage, toss a frozen pre-cooked one in the microwave and heat it up while the egg is finishing setting. It’s just not that hard and is a lot cheaper and the texture at the very least is much, much better.

  4. I tried the Margaritaville powdered mixes, and the strawberry’s not bad. The pina colada has a funny aftertaste, though.

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