SPOTTED ON SHELVES: M&M’s Flavor Vote (Coffee Nut, Honey Nut, and Chili Nut)

M&M's Flavor Vote (Coffee Nut, Honey Nut, and Chili Nut)

Go vote! Or don’t vote! Whatever. It’s your life. (Spotted by Becky at CVS.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Midnight Moonshine Burger

Carls Jr Midnight Moonshire Burger

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have done beer-flavored fish sandwiches and burgers with a bourbon sauce, but their newest alcohol-flavored menu item has them teaming up with Midnight Moon Moonshine to create the Midnight Moonshine Burger.

It comes with a charbroiled 100 percent Black Angus beef patty, pepper jack cheese, crispy garlic-pepper onion straws, thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon, and a sweet Midnight Moon Moonshine-flavored glaze on a Fresh Baked Bun. The burger is available with various patty sizes starting at $4.39.

The Carl’s Jr. Midnight Moonshine Burger with a 1/3 lb. patty has 910 calories, 49 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 grams of trans fat, 100 milligrams of cholesterol, 1670 milligrams of sodium, 77 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 26 grams of sugar, and 35 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Carl’s Jr.)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Limited Edition Ritz Ultimate Butter Crackers

Limited Edition Ritz Ultimate Butter Crackers

Even Thinner Wheat Thins. Even butterier Ritz crackers. What’s next? Even Chippier Chips Ahoy? (Spotted by Carla at Winco.)

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’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 3/24/2016

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.

Cheez-It Snack Mix Sweet & Salty made with Milk Chocolate M&M's
Cheez-It Snack Mix Sweet & Salty made with Milk Chocolate M&M’s

Why would one ruin Cheez-Its with M&M’s? Why would one ruin M&M’s with Cheez-Its? (Spotted by Chris B at ShopRite.)

Star Wars Fla-Vor-Ice
Star Wars Fla-Vor-Ice

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Fla-Vor-Ice
Disney Pixar Finding Dory Fla-Vor-Ice

Thank you, Fla-Vor-Ice. Without you, and dozens of other products with movie tie-ins, I wouldn’t know what movies are coming out. Okay, that’s a lie. I know what movies are coming out because my friends post the trailers on Facebook. (Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Limited Edition Clear American Orange Cream
Limited Edition Clear American Orange Cream

That’s right, plastic bottle. America. (Spotted by Breanna at Walmart.)

Hot Tamales Licorice Bites
Hot Tamales Licorice Bites

Sour Punch Bites Tropical Blends
Sour Punch Bites Tropical Blends

Would someone like to buy both of these and eat them at the same time? I want to know how hot and sour they’d be together. (Spotted by Breanna at Walmart.)

Greek Gods Strawberry and Vanilla Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds
Greek Gods Strawberry and Vanilla Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds

Greek Gods Peach and Blackberry Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds
Greek Gods Peach and Blackberry Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds

“Chia” is one of my favorite words to say. It’s also fun to say backwards. Aihc. (Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

JC's Nudies Peanut Butter & Fudge
JC’s Nudies Peanut Butter & Fudge

I know. I know. Five of you sent in photos for JC’s Nudies recently. They’re new to your area, but they’re not new new. But, according to JC’s, this flavor is new. Well, actually, it was announced with the other flavors, but it was released later. (Spotted by Elizabeth L at Stop & Shop.)

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.

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PODCAST: Candyology 101 #33 Snickers vs Milky Way

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In this episode, Maria and Cybele debate which is better, Snickers or Milky Way?

Links to the products they talk about are available at www.candyology101.com/33/.

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Starbucks Caramelized Honey Latte and Frappuccino

Caramel Honey Trio

Starbucks’ new Honey Caramelized Honey Latte was created with the moody nature of the spring season in mind. Sometimes it’s cold, wet, and the sun is being antisocial by hiding behind clouds. When there are days like that, you can get a hot Caramelized Honey Latte. And sometimes it’s hot, sunny, and you wish the sun would turn it down a bit. For those days, you can get the beverage in iced or Frappuccino form.

What makes these beverages special is the caramel honey sauce that’s been slow-cooked for 45 minutes, which is 12 hours and 15 minutes less than the last fast food product that shared how long it was cooked for. All three versions feature the slow-cooked sauce, Starbucks’ espresso, and milk. The Frappuccino is also topped with whipped cream and honey sugar sprinkles.

A grande Caramelized Honey Latte with 2% has 340 calories, 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 45 grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein, and 150 milligrams of caffeine. A tall Caramelized Honey Frappuccino with whole milk and whipped cream has 300 calories, 12 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 45 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein, and 65 milligrams of caffeine.

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

(Image via Starbucks)