PODCAST: Introducing Let’s Talk TJ’s!

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Soooo…I think I might have a problem.

And that problem is creating new podcasts.

In 2013, The Nosh Show was launched. Last year, Candyology 101 made its debut. This year, I’ve teamed up with the staff at What’s Good at Trader Joe’s to create Let’s Talk TJs!

Yes, just like Chips Ahoy! the exclamation point is required.

Let’s Talk TJ’s is a supplement to What’s Good at Trader Joe’s. In each episode they’ll talk about what new products they’ve seen in stores, products they’ve tried, and a bit of Trader Joe’s culture.

You can listen to the first episode RIGHT NOW by using the player below:

Links to all the products they talk about are available at www.letstalktjs.com/1/.

You can also listen by downloading the MP3 file or subscribing to Let’s Talk TJ’s on iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS.

Thanks for listening!

COMING SOON: Limited Edition Brownie Batter Oreo Cookies

Nabisco Limited Edition Brownie Batter Oreo Cookies

Update: We reviewed it! Click here to read our review.

For those of you who aren’t keeping track at home, the list of new Oreo flavors introduced this year includes Red Velvet, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Lemon Twist, and S’mores.

However, Limited Edition Brownie Batter Oreo might soon be added to the list.

We do not have any information about when exactly these new cookies will hit shelves, but several photos of the flavor have popped up on social media and they were shown at last month’s Sweet & Snacks Expo in Chicago.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 6/3/2015

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.

Jalapeno Cheddar Bugles

Jalapeno Cheddar Bugles

I look forward to putting one of these Bugles on each of my fingers and then bite them off. (Spotted by Dustin at Mariano’s.)

Chipotle Harvest, Thai Coconut, and Indian Spiced Lentils Sautes by Green Giant

Chipotle Harvest, Thai Coconut, and Indian Spiced Lentils Sautes by Green Giant

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Sautes by Green Giant

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Sautes by Green Giant

I’m lazy. Three steps seem like it’s two steps too many, especially because many bagged meals involve just dumping their contents into a skillet. (Spotted by Carla and Kevin at Walmart.)

Libby's Microwaveable Sweet Peas, Carrots, and Sweet Corn Pouches

Libby’s Microwaveable Sweet Peas, Carrots, and Sweet Corn Pouches

Libby's Microwaveable Green Beans and Mixed Vegetables Pouches

Libby’s Microwaveable Green Beans and Mixed Vegetables Pouches

Cooks in less than a minute?! Geez, I can’t even open a can of vegetables, dump it into a pot, hit the bottom of the can several times to get out all the vegetables sticking to the inside of can, and turn on the stove in less than a minute. (Spotted by Adam at Tops Friendly Markets.)

Campbell's Grills Sauces (Cheddar Applewood Bacon Chicken and Grilled Teriyaki Chicken)

Campbell’s Grills Sauces (Cheddar Applewood Bacon Chicken and Grilled Teriyaki Chicken)

There’s also a Lemon Pepper Chicken variety to dump on your freshly grilled chicken. (Spotted by Adam at Tops Friendly Markets.)

McCormick Beef Stew, BBQ Pulled Pork, and Pot Roast Slow Cookers

McCormick Beef Stew, BBQ Pulled Pork, and Pot Roast Slow Cookers

When I see these, I can’t help but think to myself, “Sooo, it’s as if McCormick added water to their powdered sauce packets and then put them in a pouch.” (Spotted by Adam at Tops Friendly Markets.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition 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 Google Search box on the right (or below if you’re on a mobile device) to find out.

FAST FOOD NEWS: Wendy’s Orange Mango and Blueberry Pineapple FruiTea Chillers

Wendy's FruiTea Chillers

Last month, Wendy’s began offering a freshly brewed tropical green tea from Honest Tea. Well, they’ve taken that tropical tea and combined it with fruit purees and juices to create Wendy’s FruiTea Chillers.

The new fruity beverage comes in two flavors:

Orange Mango is a combination of tropical green tea, mango puree, orange juice, and carrot juice.

Blueberry Pineapple combines tropical green tea with blueberry puree, pineapple juice, and pomegranate juice. Thirsty Dudes tried this flavor.

A small Orange Mango has 170 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 25 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 42 grams of sugar, 80% vitamin A, 60% vitamin C. A small Blueberry Pineapple FruiTea Chiller has 170 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 10 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 41 grams of sugar, and 60% vitamin C.

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

(Thanks for the photo The Groove Machine)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: General Mills Special Edition Minions Cereal

General Mills Special Edition Minions Cereal

It wouldn’t be a computer animated blockbuster without its own cereal. (Spotted by Sarah at Walmart.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition 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’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

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