SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/19/2014

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.

Market Pantry Confetti Waffles

If I tore these Market Pantry Confetti Waffles into small pieces, I could make Market Pantry Confetti Waffles confetti. (Spotted by Michelle at Target.)

Palmer's Limited Edition Bakery Delights Pumpkin Pie Pretzels

Palmer Candy Company has these Bakery Delights Pumpkin Pie Pretzels and a caramel apple version with a green coating and a caramel drizzle that looks like a worm slithering around it. (Spotted by Kim at Royal Farms.)

Alexia Southern Sweet Potato Blend and Italian Herb Corn with Sundried Tomatoes

I thought Alexia made only potato products, like fries and tater tots. But it turns out they offer other frozen vegetables. If my eyes didn’t skip past the frozen vegetable section every time, they probably would’ve noticed them. (Spotted by Michelle at Giant.)

Entenmann's Apple Danish Twist

Obligatory weekly new Entenmann’s product photo. (Spotted by Nick at Walmart.)

Giant Limited Time Originals Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Giant Limited Time Originals Pumpkin Bisque

If someone poured the Giant Limited Time Originals Pumpkin Pasta Sauce into a bowl and the Giant Limited Time Originals Pumpkin Bisque into another bowl, I wonder if I could tell which is which via a blind taste test that involves me putting over my head an eyeless jack-o-lantern. (Spotted by Michelle at Giant.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

5 thoughts on “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/19/2014

  1. So Target’s very, very slow off the mark in bringing us what are essentially “birthday cake” waffles? Sprinkles are so last March.

    I was hoping they’d join the apple-cinnamon craze this fall, as I liked last year’s seasonal pumpkin waffles a lot but overdosed to the point where I’m not ready for another round yet.

    Clearly the pumpkin pasta sauce is what’s needed for Buitoni’s (I think?) squash ravioli.

    1. I don’t really understand the point behind ‘birthday cake’ themed foods….sprinkles don’t really have much taste, its not like it changes the flavor profile of whatever food its in

      1. It’s simple. Some company did a survey and those people liked birthday cake flavoring so naturally, they put it in EVERYTHING and saturated the market with it. Later, we will complain that there is too much birthday cake stuff and move on to the next big thing that ‘they’ say we should love.

      2. I’ve been assuming it was mostly because sprinkles look cute.

        There was a major Pinterest craze for “birthday cake” pancakes made with yellow cake mix and sprinkles, a year or so ago.

        I think the only “birthday cake” product I’ve tried was the Russell Stover birthday cake Easter egg, which fit the pattern of looking cute while being numbingly sweet.

  2. You shouldn’t skip past the frozen veggies so much, there is some interesting stuff there. Such as Allen’s battered green beans. Really. I once had a meal entirely of French fried potatoes, onion rings, and the battered green beans and counted it as a veggie triumph. Maybe I included sweet potato fries as well. Sweet potatoes are popping up all over the place now, and they really do jazz up a casserole. Don’t think I’d just add mundane peas and corn, though. Watch out for sweet potato fries, a lot of brands are blah. I saw something once that looked basically like sweet potato tater tots, that might be good.

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