SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Snickers & Hazelnut Bar

Snickers & Hazelnut Bar

I wish this had a chocolate hazelnut coating instead of it just having just hazelnuts inside it with a regular chocolate coating. Maybe Version 2.0? (Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

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WEEKEND READING – 9/17/2016

Bacon

Here are a few interesting junk food-related stories from the past week or so. Enjoy.

Via Bloomberg: Why Supermarket Bacon Hides Its Glorious Fat

Fat is flavor. But we’ve also been taught that fat is unhealthy and unappealing. And this tension may explain why bacon has one of the most unusual and underappreciated packaging formats of any supermarket product.

Via NBC News: Chips So Good You’ll Have to Go to Jail to Get Them

That’s because the chips — which taste like a combination of salt and vinegar, barbeque seasoning, and a little bit of every other flavor ever known — are not sold in stores. They’re “jail chips,” meaning they’re produced and sold exclusively for America’s prisoners.

Via Atlas Obscura: The Rise and Fall of Fruitopia, the Trippiest Beverage of the ’90s

If you were exposed to Fruitopia as a youth, chances are that you remember it vividly. The drink, with its day-glo colors and funny flavor names, was somehow both adult-approved and delicious.

Via The Atlantic: Can Fake Junk Food Truly Satisfy?

Healthy eaters, rather than just eating bland plates full of plants or completely cutting out foods they’ve deemed unhealthy, instead are using fruits and vegetables to create fake versions of the things they crave.

Image via flickr user Chris Yarzab / CC BY 2.0

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Hostess Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Twinkies

Hostess Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Twinkies

Another seasonal Twinkies flavor for your autumn enjoyment. Hey Hostess! How about Pumpkin Spice Latte Twinkies next year? (Spotted by Josh C at Kroger.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Giant-Stop & Shop S’mores Cookie Dip and Peanut Butter Cookie Dip

Giant-Stop & Shop S'mores Cookie Dip and Peanut Butter Cookie Dip

Soooo these exist. Three questions: What do you dip into these? Why do they need to be kept refrigerated? And, if I combined the two, what will it taste like? (Spotted by Trevor L at Stop & Shop.)

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