SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 7/19/2016

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.

Philadelphia Mashed Potatoes (Original and Chive & Onion)
Philadelphia Mashed Potatoes (Original and Chive & Onion)

Hmmm. I never thought about adding cream cheese to mashed potatoes. Sour cream, yes. Whipped cream, yes. Shaving cream, yes. But not cream cheese. (Spotted by Lindsay A at Meijer.)

Maruchan Chipotle Chicken Instant Lunch
Maruchan Chipotle Chicken Instant Lunch

If I was a 1950s jingle writer, the jingle I’d write for this would be, “If you’re looking for something quick to munch. Try Chipotle Chicken Maruchan Instant Lunch.” (Spotted by Melody at Meijer.)

Balance Dulce de Leche & Caramel Nutrition Bar
Balance Dulce de Leche & Caramel Nutrition Bar

Balance Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Nutrition Bar
Balance Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Nutrition Bar

Balance Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle Nutrition Bar
Balance Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle Nutrition Bar

Balance Chocolate Peppermint Patty Nutrition Bar
Balance Chocolate Peppermint Patty Nutrition Bar

I could use some nutrition bars. My diet recently has consisted of s’mores-flavored products and Tiny Toast cereal. (Spotted by Rachel T at Woodman’s Markets and Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Annie's Brownie, Baking, and Cookie Mixes
Annie’s Brownie, Baking, and Cookie Mixes

I’ve gotten so used to Annie’s making stuff for me that it’s weird that I might have to make Annie’s products for myself. Maybe it’s just Annie’s looking out for me, making sure I eat organic and not be couch potato stuffing my face with Annie’s pre-made cookies. (Spotted by Blaire at Target.)

Revolution Foods Granola Bundles (Peanut Butter, Chocolatey Chip, and Yogurty Berry)
Revolution Foods Granola Bundles (Peanut Butter, Chocolatey Chip, and Yogurty Berry)

Chocolatey. Yogurty. But no peanut buttery. (Spotted by Carla at Safeway.)

Welch's Strawberry Banana and Apple Cinnamon Fruit Spreads
Welch’s Strawberry Banana and Apple Cinnamon Fruit Spreads

My peanut butter and bread can’t wait. (Spotted by Vanessa B at Meijer.)

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4 thoughts on “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 7/19/2016

  1. Ok I MUST have that Welch’s Strawberry Banana spread and I will be looking for it at a fever pitch! I have been looking for a banana flavored jelly ever since Smuckers discontinued their mail-order strawberry banana jam in the 90s! It was amazing and a lot less messier than dealing with real bananas.
    The Philadelphia mashed potatoes also look very interesting!

  2. Cream cheese in mashed potatoes is SO good! I have a make ahead mashed potato casserole recipe that uses it. I’ll have to check those out!

  3. Probably because it’s actually made with barely any chocolate or yogurt. Like Kraft Singles is barely any cheese so they have to call it “Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product”. While the peanut butter is actually made with peanut butter.

  4. I don’t like this website.. there are so many products I want to find now!!!

    I love Cream Cheese in mashed potatoes.

    I don’t like jelly very much, but I do like finding interesting flavors and trying them once. I’m sure the other person in my house will like them.

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