SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 1/1/2016

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.

New Mello Yello Logo

New Mello Yello Logo

Hello, new Mello Yello logo. (Spotted by Andrew at Exxon.)

Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar and Caramel Brownie Bar

Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar and Caramel Brownie Bar

Do you know what’s a sweeter reward? The end result of taking the time and putting in the work to make these from a Betty Crocker mix. (Spotted by Marc C at Walmart.)

Kellogg's Special K Red Velvet Pastry Crisps

Kellogg’s Special K Red Velvet Pastry Crisps

Red Velvet is the pumpkin spice of winter. (Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

Luden's Green Apple and Strawberry Banana

Luden’s Green Apple and Strawberry Banana

These flavors make Ricola seem more like Rico-blah. (Spotted by Amanda at Target.)

Noosa Vanilla Yoghurt 4-Pack

Noosa Vanilla Yoghurt 4-Pack

Noosa Vanilla Yoghurt isn’t noo, but the 4-pack is noo. (Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

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5 thoughts on “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 1/1/2016

  1. No slams against my beloved herbal Ricola please. May be boring but actually works! I keep some in my backpack in case I start coughing uncontrollably at the cashier’s…. Likewise by my bed. Can start out of the blue, but Ricola fixes it right away. Hardly ever need it, but when I do – magical.

    I once knew a rat who was hooked on Ricola. Really. This little rat was trying to set up housekeeping in my crawlspace. Must have been female (let’s call her Minnie) since after their first pregnancy, female rats are fearless while male rats tend to be cautious. She got bolder when the cat was on his last legs, kept coming into the office area and he would just watch her. Kept him distracted a little in his last days, and after he went to watch that Great Mousehole in the Sky, she actually kept me company as I waited for a couple of new feline staff members. I found myself telling her “I’ll be back soon” when I went out the door …. I fear Minnie met a bad end at the paws of a raccoon or possum since she just disappeared one day and was gone when the new staff finally arrived. Good thing, they were both experienced adult cats and she wouldn’t have lasted long anyway. But once I found Minnie hunched over something on top of the stove. I politely suggested that she go home to the crawl space, but she wouldn’t move. Had to prod her gently a few times with a broomstick before she would budge. (Can you tell I’m a rodent lover?) Turned out she was munching happily on a Ricola that had dropped there (I had a bad cold). Googled and found somebody with a pet rat (of the caged variety, not feral like Minnie) who also had taken a liking to Ricola and survive don’t, so no call to poison control was needed . I had Ricola stashed all over the place, so I had to put all my stashes in secure glass containers after that. A previous rat tenant in the crawlspace had been addicted to poptarts (would chew through the bags), ignoring much more appropriate rodent food more easily available. But Ricola addiction beats that.

  2. Are those Kellogg’s Special K Pastry Crisps just pop-tarts directed at “young” women who want something “healthier” than pop-tarts?

    And what is it with the noosa jogurt? What’s special/different about it?

  3. The new Mello Yello label looks okay, but not better than the last one. it looks generic. The logo looks good though.

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