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.

Trader Joe's Sticky Toffee Cheddar Cheese
Trader Joe’s Sticky Toffee Cheddar Cheese

I’ve heard of stinky cheese, but not sticky cheese. Thank goodness there’s no such thing as sickly cheese. What’s Good at Trader Joe’s has a reviEww. (Spotted by Kathleen at Trader Joe’s.)

Trader Joe's Winter Wassail
Trader Joe’s Winter Wassail

This is a sweetened blend of black currant, apple, and lemon juices, with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, and orange peel. It can be served over ice, warmed in a mug, or chugged straight from the bottle. (Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

Trader Joe's Shrimp & Grits Bites
Trader Joe’s Shrimp & Grits Bites

Kiss my shrimp and grits bites! Yes, that’s an old reference that 75 percent of you won’t know. (Spotted by Amy B at Trader Joe’s.)

Trader Joe's Cranberry Gingerbread Granola
Trader Joe’s Cranberry Gingerbread Granola

The G’s look like smiling faces and the C looks like my former bosses giving me a stern look. (Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

Trader Joe's Organic Triple Ginger Instant Oatmeal
Trader Joe’s Organic Triple Ginger Instant Oatmeal

Triple Ginger Snaps. Triple Ginger Brew. And now Triple Ginger Instant Oatmeal. But what if all these years they’ve really just been double ginger? Who’s keeping track of the gingers? (Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

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

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9 thoughts on “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 12/3/2015

  1. I wonder if TJ’s will still have any of these by this weekend. It seems every time I see something I’d like to try from TJ’s on The Impulsive Buy, all of the stores in Phoenix tell me, “Oh, no, we ran out of that immediately and it’s done for the season. Try again next year.” It’s enough for me to not even bother going to TJ’s anymore.

    1. My thoughts exactly!! I really wanted some of those advent calendars for my kiddos. I went in just a day after I received the fearless flyer, and…..none left! They said they sold out over the weekend. Whaaaat????

  2. I got to try the Christmas Wassail – delicious!! I liked it so much I went back to buy some more for our party at work and already sold out and was told they are not getting any more in and it’s two weeks before Christmas!

    1. This kind of stuff really irritates me. TJ’s is pretending like Thanksgiving ended in October and Christmas ended in November. Better stock up on your Valentine’s Day stuff now because come January you’ll be SOL.

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