FAST FOOD NEWS: Popeyes Spicy Garlic Butterfly Shrimp and Banana Pudding Parfait

Popeyes Spicy Garlic Butterfly Shrimp

Popeyes’ latest limited time offering is the new Spicy Garlic Butterfly Shrimp.

According to the press release, the shrimp is, “marinated in authentic Louisiana seasonings with just the right combination of fried onions, bold garlic and cayenne.” The seafood dish is served with a buttermilk biscuit, a signature side (Cajun Fries, Red Beans and Rice, Mashed Potatoes and Cajun Gravy, Green Beans, Cole Slaw or Cajun Rice), and the chain’s new Dill Tartar Dipping Sauce.

Popeyes Spicy Garlic Butterfly Ships is available until November 29.

Popeyes Banana Pudding Parfait

The chicken chain is also offering a new dessert. Their Banana Pudding Parfait features banana pudding, whipped cream, and…I have no idea what that is in the middle.

If you’ve tried either, let us know what you think of it in the comments. And if you’ve tried the Banana Pudding Parfait, please let us know what that thing is in the middle.

(Images via Popeyes website.)

PODCAST: Candyology 101 #25 Halloween Candy 2015

Candyology101 25

In this year’s Halloween episode, Maria and Cybele talk about new and returning Halloween candy, share what we’re giving out to Trick-or-Treaters, and spend some time on candies to pass out for those who have food allergies.

Links to the products they talk about are available at www.candyology101.com/25/.

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Arby’s A.1. Special Reserve Steak Sandwich

Arby s A 1 Special Reserve Steak Sandwich

There have been many new Oreo varieties this year. But it doesn’t come close to all the new menu items Arby’s has pumped out this year. I’d list them all, but it might make you really hungry for sliced meat. The latest from the fast food chain that knows meats is the A.1. Special Reserve Steak Sandwich.

It comes with sliced Angus steak, natural cheddar cheese, a crispy thick-cut Steakhouse onion ring, and A.1. Special Reserve Sauce on a star cut bun. What’s so special about the A.1. Special Reserve Sauce? I have no idea, but let’s make something up. It’s made with unicorn tears instead of water.

The sandwich has 470 calories, 16 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 65 milligrams of cholesterol, 1660 milligrams of sodium, 51 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 32 grams of protein.

The steak sauce seasoned sandwich is available for a limited time.

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

(Image via Arby’s website.)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 10/29/2015

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.

Fun Sweets Hot Cocoa Cotton Candy
Fun Sweets Hot Cocoa Cotton Candy

I wonder how fast a bit a cotton candy will melt when placed on top of hot cocoa. (Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Giant Limited Time Originals Peppermint & Chocolate Bagel
Giant Limited Time Originals Peppermint & Chocolate Bagel

Mmmm…peppermint bagels. No wait. Ummm…peppermint bagels? (Spotted by Debra at Stop & Shop.)

California Pizza Kitchen Limited Edition Queso Fundido with Chorizo Crispy Thin Crust Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen Limited Edition Queso Fundido with Chorizo Crispy Thin Crust Pizza

Mmm…chorizo. (Spotted by Kevin G at Walmart.)

Yoplait Star Wars Go-Gurt
Yoplait Star Wars Go-Gurt

Am I the only one who wants to freeze these and then recreate the lightsaber duel in The Empire Strikes Back in a dark room? (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

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.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Nabisco Limited Edition Hot Cocoa Chip Ahoy Cookies

Nabisco Limited Edition Hot Cocoa Chip Ahoy Cookies

The package says, “Heat for a treat.” But can I also, “Chill for a thrill”? (Spotted by Dubba 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.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Hostess Liminted Edition Merry Minty Holiday Cakes and Limited Edition Peppermint Ho Hos

Hostess Liminted Edition Merry Minty Holiday Cakes

Hostess Limited Edition Peppermint Ho Hos

The Merry Minty Holiday Cakes are a “LiMINTed Edition,” but the Peppermint Ho Hos are not? That’s criMINTal. (Spotted by Michael W 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.