SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 4/19/2016

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.

Hi-Chew Bites Grape & Strawberry

Hi-Chew Bites Grape & Strawberry

I want to point out two things. The Hi-Chew Bites also come in Mango and Orange. And this was spotted at Forever 21. I didn’t know Forever 21 carried candy. The only C-things Forever 21 is known for is clothing and copying fashion designers. (Spotted by Rene B at Forever 21.)

Ragu Homestyle Sauce (Thick & Hearty Meat, Thick & Hearty Traditional, and Thick & Hearty Mushroom)

Ragu Homestyle Sauce (Thick & Hearty Meat, Thick & Hearty Traditional, and Thick & Hearty Mushroom)

What if Homestyle Ragu is like regular Ragu, but with an updated label? (Spotted by Breanna at Food Lion.)

Quaker Gluten Free Quick 1-Minute Oats

Quaker Gluten Free Quick 1-Minute Oats

I wonder if this has microwave instructions that turns my microwave into a mess like the instructions for regular Quaker Oats does. (Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

Mike and Ike Sour-licious (Fruit Punch and Green Apple)

Mike and Ike Sour-licious (Fruit Punch and Green Apple)

Mike and Ike sure have a lot of flavors & mixes. I mean, flavors AND mixes. (Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

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2 thoughts on “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 4/19/2016

  1. Oats are often grown so close to wheat fields that they can be contaminated by some stray wheat grains. Some people are so sensitive that this can be enough for them to react, and some celiacs can be dealing with painful effects for days, weeks, or even months after a single exposure. One very sensitive celiac said he solved the problem by buying whole oat grains, spreading them out in a single layer, and removing any stray wheat he found before cooking or grinding the oats. People with milder wheat intolerances or allergies usually don’t have to be so careful and can consider any old oats as sufficiently gluten free.

    If they have “gluten-free” placed so prominently on the label, they must be using certified oats that have been tested for gluten and possibly grown in fields isolated enough from gluten grains.

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