SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 2/17/2016

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.

Kellogg's Exclusive Edition Justice League Frosted Strawberry Printed Fun Pop-Tarts
Kellogg’s Exclusive Edition Justice League Frosted Strawberry Printed Fun Pop-Tarts

I have an idea, Kellogg’s. Come up with food grade inks that change when heated and then put them on Pop-Tarts. Use those inks to print Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne on Pop-Tarts and then after they’re heated in the toaster they turn into Superman and Batman. Get on that! (Spotted by Amanda at Walmart.)

Limited Edition Yoplait Light Chai Latte Yogurt
Limited Edition Yoplait Light Chai Latte Yogurt

Limited Edition Yoplait Light Chai Latte Yogurt 4-Pack
Limited Edition Yoplait Light Chai Latte Yogurt Multi-Pack

Yoplait has released A LOT of limited edition flavors this year, and it’s only February. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw another one really soon. (Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart and Chris B at Walmart.)

Limited Edition Yoplait Original Grapefruit Yogurt
Limited Edition Yoplait Original Grapefruit Yogurt

See, really soon. I guess now I can cut a grapefruit in half, scoop out the insides, and turn the grapefruit skin into a bowl for grapefruit yogurt. (Spotted by Chris B at Walmart.)

Snyder's of Hanover Zesty Ranch 50% Less Fat Pretzel Pieces
Snyder’s of Hanover Zesty Ranch 50% Less Fat Pretzel Pieces

Snyder's of Hanover Everything 50% Less Fat Pretzel Pieces
Snyder’s of Hanover Everything 50% Less Fat Pretzel Pieces

I didn’t know pretzels were one of those snacks that needed to have a reduction in fat. (Spotted by Chris B at Harris Teeter.)

Snyder's of Hanover Fudge Brownie Pretzel Sandwiches
Snyder’s of Hanover Fudge Brownie Pretzel Sandwiches

Oh, I guess the 50% less fat pretzels are to make up for these. (Spotted by Chris B at Redner’s.)

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8 thoughts on “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 2/17/2016

  1. I think the pretzel pieces are fried or baked with oily flavorings. They’re higher calorie and greasy compared to plain pretzels. The fudge ones are a take on fudge combos I guess; I dunno the raspberry version wasn’t very good.

  2. Noooo not grapefruit Yoplait! I hate Yoplait, but grapefruit yogurt is delicious.

    As far as the lower fat pretzels, the regular ones are very greasy/oily. I might have to try the everything ones, and I hope they don’t make a honey mustard and onion version. I got fat on those. 🙁

  3. It’s impossible to see the “stats” on the pretzels, but the little * mark and comparing to potato chips may just make it a marketing scheme vs actually being “50% lower-fat pretzel pieces” than say.. the regular pretzel pieces. Or regular pretzels.

    I’m going to get all up on those Fudge Brownie pretzels if I can find them. Never did find the Raspberry ones (maybe a positive thing? I dunno).

  4. I’ve only had the cheddar pretzel pieces, unless those wonderful salted caramel or cinnamon ones were of the same line (maybe they were), but generally any Snyder’s of Hanover junk food is worth a try. Unless you are seriously trying to lose weight. This week. Or this month.

    1. The honey mustard & onion pieces are probably my favorite of the line. (Well, yeah, unless the salted caramel ones and cinnamon ones count. In which case it’s a three-way tie.)

      Having munched my way through quite a few of the Everything pieces, however, they’re some fierce competition. Nice balance of flavors. Their aroma is of caraway, which is interesting given the onion and garlic content. The onion and garlic are the strongest flavors, but they don’t completely dominate the others. These are *good.* Just don’t eat them if you have to take a drug test or something, because poppy seeds are involved.

  5. I want everything flavor regular thin pretzels! I really dislike how hard and greasy those pretzel pieces are, i thought i was going to break a tooth!

  6. I was really intrigued at the idea of a grapefruit flavored yogurt. I wanted to like it but the flavor is way too subtle. It just had a vanilla taste with a slight tang. Bummer.

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