BACK ON SHELVES: Limited Time Only Doritos Roulette (2016)

Limited Time Only Doritos Roulette (2016)

Doritos Roulette is back! So gather your friends, purchase cartons of milk, have ice cold pitchers of water ready, open the bag, and let’s find out who sweats. Here’s our review from 2014. (Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Testing Toppings for their Hotcakes

McDonald's Hotcake Toppings

For decades the only two toppings you were given for your McDonald’s Hotcakes were butter and pancake syrup. But the fast food chain is now testing other toppings. Impulsive Buy reader Brad H sent in this photo taken at a McDonald’s in Naperville, IL.

The options include whipped cream with strawberries or chocolate chips, or just whipped cream. They are also topped with a cherry. The ingredients appear to be items that are normally found in McDonald’s kitchens. The whipped cream and cherries are used as toppings for the chain’s milkshakes, the chocolate chips are from the McCafé Frappé Chocolate Chip, and the strawberry topping might be the same stuff on the strawberry sundae.

These are ingredients that McDonald’s have had for a while, so I’m surprised the chain hasn’t done this sooner.

If you’ve seen these topping at a McDonald’s near you, let us know in the comments.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/26/2016

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.

Pillsbury Spooky Bat Cutout Sugar Cookies
Pillsbury Spooky Bat Cutout Sugar Cookies

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple Snack Bites
Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple Snack Bites

Archer Farms Limited Edition Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn
Archer Farms Limited Edition Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Glazed Pepitas
Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Glazed Pepitas

Archer Farms Limited Edition Apple Cider Granola
Archer Farms Limited Edition Apple Cider Granola

Archer Farms Limited Edition Apple Fritter Quick Bread Mix
Archer Farms Limited Edition Apple Fritter Quick Bread Mix

Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Almonds
Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Almonds

Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Glazed Pecans
Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Glazed Pecans

Archer Farms Limited Edition Apple Cinnamon Trail Mix
Archer Farms Limited Edition Apple Cinnamon Trail Mix

(Spotted by Amanda Y, Carla, and Rachel C at Target.)

Hammond's Caramel Apple Toffee Peanuts Sea Salt Caramel Double Ups
Hammond’s Caramel Apple Toffee Peanuts Sea Salt Caramel Double Ups

Hammond's S'mores Lollipops
Hammond’s S’mores Lollipops

Hammond's Caramel Apple Lollipops
Hammond’s Caramel Apple Lollipops

Hammond's Pecan Pie Lollipops
Hammond’s Pecan Pie Lollipops

(Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

Sprouts Cranberry Pumpkin Crisps
Sprouts Cranberry Pumpkin Crisps

(Spotted by Sylvia at Sprouts.)

Gabi & Lisette Milk Chocolate Spiced Pumpkin and Vanilla Cream Caramels
Gabi & Lisette Milk Chocolate Spiced Pumpkin and Vanilla Cream Caramels

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you’re wondering if we’ve already covered something, search our Flickr photos or use the search box on the right (or below if you’re on a mobile device) to find out.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/23/2016

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.

Cold Stone Creamery Peanut Butter Cup Perfection Hot Cocoa
Cold Stone Creamery Peanut Butter Cup Perfection Hot Cocoa

Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Cake Remix Flavored Hot Beverage
Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Cake Remix Flavored Hot Beverage

I guess this is how Cold Stone Creamery is going to make money when most people don’t want to eat ice cream because the weather’s too cold. (Spotted by Carla at Walmart.)

Pillsbury Pumpkin Cutout Sugar Cookies
Pillsbury Pumpkin Cutout Sugar Cookies

Why doesn’t Pillsbury make Pillsbury Doughboy shaped precut cookies? (Spotted by Sylvia at Vons.)

Limited Edition Dr. Oetker Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Limited Edition Dr. Oetker Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

Limited Edition Dr. Oetker Apple Spice Mug Cake
Limited Edition Dr. Oetker Apple Spice Mug Cake

I only know about Dr. Oetker because of Mug Cake. I have no idea what other products they offer. (Spotted by Robbie at Big Lots.)

Limited Edition ThinkThin Coconut Pecan Pie Protein & Fiber Bars
Limited Edition ThinkThin Coconut Pecan Pie Protein & Fiber Bars

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the fall season than by eating a coconut pecan pie protein and fiber bar. (Spotted by Ben P at Target.)

Clear American Organic Sparkling Water (Lime and Lemon)
Clear American Organic Sparkling Water (Lime and Lemon)

Please don’t tell me the water is “organic.” (Spotted by Breanna B at Walmart.)

Limited Edition Nestle Coffee-mate Espresso Chocolate
Limited Edition Nestle Coffee-mate Espresso Chocolate

I liked this better when it was dressed up as Darth Vader. (Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

Snyder's of Hanover Itty Bitty Minis Pretzels
Snyder’s of Hanover Itty Bitty Minis Pretzels

The itty bitty pretzel climbed up into my mouth. It made me thirsty and I washed it down with stout. (Spotted by Rachel C at Macey’s.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you’re wondering if we’ve already covered something, search our Flickr photos or use the search box on the right (or below if you’re on a mobile device) to find out.

FAST FOOD NEWS: Arby’s Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich and Smoke Mountain Sandwich

Arby s Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich

Arby’s is known for their meats. And when you think the chain can’t add another, the chain adds another. Arby’s is now offering pork belly, which is featured in two new sandwiches — the Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich and Smoke Mountain Sandwich.

The Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich has hickory smoked pork belly that’s topped with smoked cheddar, BBQ sauce, crispy onions, and mayonnaise on a star cut bun. It has 860 calories, 61 grams of fat, 23 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 105 milligrams of cholesterol, 1540 milligrams of sodium, 49 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 29 grams of protein.

Arby s Smoke Mountain Sandwich

The Smoke Mountain Sandwich combines all of Arby’s slow-smoked meats — pork belly, brisket, and turkey — into one sandwich. It also comes with crispy onions strings, smoked cheddar cheese, and BBQ sauce on a star cut bun. The mini meat mountain has 800 calories, 46 grams of fat, 18 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 135 milligrams of cholesterol, 1910 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 49 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried either, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Images via Arby’s website)