SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 1/22/2016

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.

Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Bars
Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Bars

Weight Watchers Snack Size Salted Caramel Ice Cream Bars
Weight Watchers Snack Size Salted Caramel Ice Cream Bars

Weight Watchers Snack Size Mocha Latte Ice Cream Bars
Weight Watchers Snack Size Mocha Latte Ice Cream Bars

I have a new Weight Watchers program too. One part of it involves eating all three of these, but only counting 3 SmartPoints. (Spotted by Amanda at Kroger.)

Pringles Lightly Salted Cheddar Cheese
Pringles Lightly Salted Cheddar Cheese

I didn’t realize Cheddar Cheese Pringles was popular enough to warrant a lightly salted version. How many of you really like Cheddar Cheese Pringles? (Spotted by Kelsey at Dillons.)

Log Cabin Vanilla Flavor Syrup
Log Cabin Vanilla Flavor Syrup

Oooh, vanilla! Living’ on the edge, Log Cabin! (Spotted by Amanda at Walmart.)

Torani Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce
Torani Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce

Hey, Log Cabin! This is how you do it! (Spotted by Amanda at Kroger.)

Cadbury Dairy MIlk Marvellous Creations Strawberry Cookie Sundae
Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Strawberry Cookie Sundae

I want some parfait aux fraises et aux biscuits! (Spotted by Joelle at Superstore in Canada.)

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8 thoughts on “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 1/22/2016

  1. Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Mint will be a purchase (at least once) when I see it in a store.

    Are those Weight Watchers flavors replacing some of the existing bars, like the Divine Triple Chocolate (the WW website still lists it as a flavor)? One of my stores hasn’t had DTC in a while, and the other store had several WW products (including DTC) on closeout, perhaps in preparation for the new flavors.

    1. I have been a loyal weight watchers toffee crunch bar and mint chocolate bar patron for the last couple of years. However, the “new” versions are horrible! Very tasteless, not worth buying or eating!!

  2. The Dark Chocolate Mint “popsicle” is a solid addition to the Weight Watchers lineup; the mint is refreshing, and the chocolate covering provides a nice, basic flavor combo. Won’t make you forget Cold Stone’s Mint Mint Chocolate Chip, but it’s still good.

    As for the Ice Cream Bars, note that they are snack size, and (based on the difference between the Divine Triple Chocolate that I still had in the freezer and the new “snack size” version now appearing on shelves) are about 20% smaller (52g vs. 42g; the visual difference seemed larger than that, like an ice cream Mini-Me), so that is where at least some of the reduced calories comes from (110 to 90 or 80). But I still was charged the same price for smaller bars (both the old larger ones and the snack size each have six bars per box).

    The Dark Mint Chocolate “popsicles” (they are also labelled ice cream bars, but to distinguish them from the “snack size” ice cream bars) didn’t seem that different in size than Weight Watchers’ other popsicles (e.g. English Toffee Crunch).

    1. The “popsicles” also weigh slightly less; a serving size (2 popsicles) of the English Toffee Crunch is now 68g, as opposed to 76g for the earlier version. Whether that is due to the chocolate coating no longer covering the entire popsicle and/or the popsicle being smaller, I’m not sure.

      And, yes, I’ve spent far too much time on this.

  3. The new ice cream bars are horrible. Especially the mint ones. The mint tastes like medicine. Total disappointment; and less chocolate covering. Also, the tiny snack size is a joke. No thanks.

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