SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Kit Kat Ice Cream

Kit Kat Ice Cream

According to our pal, Candy Hunting, this is just a repackaged Edy’s/Dreyer’s Kit Kat Ice Cream that debuted in 2016. (Spotted by Chris N at Meijer.)

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REVIEW: Kellogg’s Birthday Cake and Cookies ‘n’ Creme Rice Krispies Treats

Kellogg s Cookies  n Creme and Birthday Cake Rice Krispies Treats

Both Birthday Cake and Cookies ‘n’ Creme Rice Krispies Treats look good.

Sure, the colorful sprinkles on top of the birthday cake version appears as if it was subjected to unicorn spittle as the magical beast recited “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” several times. And, sure, the cookies ‘n’ creme one appears to have been under a leaky laser printer toner cartridge. But, if you don’t have an imagination like mine, they look tasty.

With that said, if you’re expecting them to taste like birthday cake and cookies ’n’ creme, I’m going to snap, crackle, and pop your dreams because they don’t.

Kellogg s Birthday Cake Rice Krispies Treats

The underside of the Birthday Cake Rice Krispies Treat is dipped in a white confection and topped with a sugary drizzle and colorful sprinkles that add a crunchy texture to the party. Having consumed a number of artificially flavored birthday cake snacks that equal the years I’ve been alive, this doesn’t have that familiar flavor. It doesn’t taste like yellow cake with frosting. It doesn’t taste like chocolate cake with frosting. It’s basically a sweeter Rice Krispies Treat with sprinkles.

Kellogg s Cookies  n Creme and  Rice Krispies Treats

Cookies ’n’ Creme also has a white confection bottom and a sugary drizzle, but comes topped with something that looks similar to chocolate cookie bits. I’m not sure they’re actual cookie crumbs because they seem to have a texture that’s more like sprinkles than cookies. The rectangle treat has a whisper of cocoa flavor, but it doesn’t scream cookies ’n’ cream like its appearance does. It tastes like a normal Rice Krispies Treat with several rogue Cocoa Krispies.

Last year, we saw Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats jump on the pumpkin pie bandwagon. While it didn’t have a strong flavor, it didn’t taste like a regular Rice Krispies Treat either. I was hoping for, at least, the same result with these, but it didn’t happen. That’s disappointing.

Even though there’s nothing on the boxes to indicate this, these are for the Valentine’s season. But the wrapper around each crispy marshmallow bar has a heart shaped white space with the words “So much to love about—“ printed on it.

Thanks for doing that, Kellogg’s! It allows me to use the wrapper to show how I feel about Birthday Cake and Cookie ’n’ Creme Rice Krispies Treats.

Kellogg s Cookies  n Creme and Birthday Cake Rice Krispies Treats 4

Disclosure: I received free samples of these from Kellogg’s, but that didn’t influence my review in any way.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 bar – Birthday Cake – 90 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein. Cookies ‘n’ Creme – 100 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 90 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein.)

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 10.9 oz. box/14 bars
Purchased at: Received from Kellogg’s
Rating: 5 out of 10 (Birthday Cake)
Rating: 5 out of 10 (Cookies ‘n’ Creme)
Pros: They look tasty. Can give out on Valentine’s Day.
Cons: Doesn’t taste like birthday cake or cookies ‘n’ creme. Both taste too much like original Rice Krispies Treats.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES (YOGURT EDITION) – 1/12/2018

Here are some interesting new yogurts found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Yoplait FruitSide Yogurt  Mixed Berry and Peach

Yoplait FruitSide Yogurt (Mixed Berry and Peach)

Yoplait FruitSide Yogurt  Blueberry and Cherry

Yoplait FruitSide Yogurt (Blueberry and Cherry)

(Spotted by @goatheadjp at Winn Dixie.)

Oui by Yoplait Mango French Style Yogurt

Oui by Yoplait Mango French Style Yogurt

(Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

Oui by Yoplait Blackberry French Style Yogurt

Oui by Yoplait Blackberry French Style Yogurt

(Spotted by David L at Walmart.)

Noosa Raspberry Lemonade Yoghurt

Noosa Raspberry Lemonade Yoghurt

(Spotted by Keifer A at Target.)

Happy Baby Baby s First Banana  Sweet Potato Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Baby Baby’s First Banana & Sweet Potato Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Baby Baby s First Peach  Mango Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Baby Baby’s First Peach & Mango Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Baby Baby s First Blueberry Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Baby Baby’s First Blueberry Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Baby Baby s First Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Baby Baby’s First Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Tot Strawberry Banana Oats  Chia Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Tot Strawberry, Banana, Oats & Chia Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Tot Apple Mango  Carrot Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Tot Apple, Mango & Carrot Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Tot Apple  Pear Whole Milk Yogurt

Happy Tot Apple & Pear Whole Milk Yogurt

(Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

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BACK ON SHELVES: Doritos Blazin’ Buffalo & Ranch (2018)

Doritos Blazin Buffalo  Ranch  2018

It’s back again! Two straight years! Just make it a regular flavor already! Here’s our review. (Spotted by Chris N at Walmart.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Snickers Peanut Butter Crisper

Snickers Peanut Butter Crisper

If it had some caramel, it could’ve been Mars’ Whatchamacallit. (Spotted by RaveGyrl at Love’s.)

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