SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Prairie Farms Limited Edition Chiller Bear Ice Cream

Prairie Farms Limited Edition Chiller Bear Ice Cream

Do the Albanese Gummy Bears maintain their soft selves in the ice cream? Or do they get Haribo-hard? (Spotted by Rachel T at Woodman’s Markets.)

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REVIEW: Limited Edition PB&J Oreo Cookies

Limited Edition PB J Oreo Cookies

If you’re holding a grudge against Oreo for temporarily ruining your taste buds with its Swedish Fish flavor or turning your poop pink with Peeps Oreo, Limited Edition PB&J Oreo might be the olive branch that causes you to forgive.

The sandwich cookie features a creme layer that’s half peanut butter-flavored and half raspberry jelly-flavored between two Golden Oreo wafers. It’s disappointing Nabisco didn’t use their Oreo Thins technology to stack two thin creme layers on top of each other to make it look more like a PB&J sandwich and less like Grimace lying on top his own filth after drinking too many McDonald’s chocolate shakes.

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The peanut butter creme has a pleasant balance of sweet and salty. I haven’t had Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies in a long time, so I’m not sure if this one tastes similar. But when I lick the creme and eat the cookie, Nutter Butter pops into my head. The jelly creme tastes like the same one used in the Limited Edition Jelly Donut Oreo. While I didn’t care for it with that cookie, I like it in this one. While it has an artificial raspberry flavor when eaten alone, it’s turns into a generic berry flavor when eating a whole cookie.

When the two cremes come together in one bite, it brings a smile to my face because the cookie hits the PB&J flavor target. There’s the right balance between the two cremes, one flavor doesn’t overwhelm the other. These cookies make Smuckers Uncrustables seem more like Unbearables. The Golden wafers are great as the “bread” for these cookies because, while sweet, they’re also mild enough to allow the cremes to shine.

These cookies are delightful, so much so that I’d bet money we’ll be seeing these as a permanent or returning flavor in the future. Also, let me include more praise by stating this is one of my Top 5 favorite limited edition Oreo cookies.

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While wonderful, I do have some minor issues with it. The way the creme layer is forces us to bite into a particular side to get both flavors in our mouths. Approach it from the wrong side and you end up with all peanut butter or all jelly. Of course, one can overcome that by shoving the whole cookie into your mouth like a competitive Oreo eater.

Also, raspberry jelly is an odd choice. If I was playing Family Feud and Steve Harvey asked me “Name me a jelly flavor you’d put on a PB&J sandwich,” I’m sure answering “raspberry” wouldn’t be any help towards getting to 200 points.

So to all who have been burned by previous Oreo flavors, the Limited Edition PB&J Oreo is one helluva “I’m Sorry” card from Nabisco.

(Nutrition Facts – 2 cookies – 140 calories, 50 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 95 milligrams of sodium, 25 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.)

Purchased Price: Too much from eBay
Size: 10.7 oz. package
Purchased at: Kroger (by eBay seller)
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Does PB&J well. Peanut butter reminds me of Nutter Butter. Jelly creme works better with this cookie than Jelly Donut Oreo. Possible future varieties, like strawberry jelly, grape jelly, or crunchy peanut butter creme.
Cons: Raspberry jelly seems like an odd choice for jelly. Creme is half peanut butter and half jelly, not two layers on top of each other. Currently a Kroger-exclusive.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 8/10/2017

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.

Project 7 Mojito Mambo Gourmet Gummies

Project 7 Mojito Mambo Gourmet Gummies

(Spotted by Sylvia at Starbucks.)

Good Food Made Simple Breakfast Enchiladas  Chipotle  Poblano and Huevos Rancheros

Good Food Made Simple Breakfast Enchiladas (Chipotle & Poblano and Huevos Rancheros)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Limited Edition Chek Blue Raspberry and Mango Sodas

Limited Edition Chek Blue Raspberry and Mango Sodas

Limited Edition Chek Watermelon Soda

Limited Edition Chek Watermelon Soda

(Spotted by Jillian W at Winn-Dixie.)

Simply Balanced Organic Multigrain Oatmeal  Maple Brown Sugar and Cranberry Apple

Simply Balanced Organic Multigrain Oatmeal (Maple Brown Sugar and Cranberry Apple)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Grape Value Grape Fruit Spread

Grape Value Grape Fruit Spread

Great Value Fruit Spreads  Raspberry and Peach

Great Value Fruit Spreads (Raspberry and Peach)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 8/9/2017

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.

Dean s Limited Edition Candy Jar Crunch Ice Cream

Dean’s Limited Edition Candy Jar Crunch Ice Cream

Dean s Limited Edtion Lemon Ice Box Pie Ice Cream

Dean’s Limited Edtion Lemon Ice Box Pie Ice Cream

(Spotted by Raveen at Walmart.)

Kodiak Cakes Power Waffles  Buttermilk  Vanilla and Dark Chocolate

Kodiak Cakes Power Waffles (Buttermilk & Vanilla and Dark Chocolate)

Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Chia Energy Waffles

Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Chia Energy Waffles

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Lance Limited Edition Salted Caramel Peanuts and Tabasco Extra Spicy Peanuts

Lance Limited Edition Salted Caramel Peanuts and Tabasco Extra Spicy Peanuts

(Spotted by Breanna B at BP.)

Victor Allen s Cold Brew Coffee Kit

Victor Allen’s Cold Brew Coffee Kit

(Spotted by Carla at Fred Meyer.)

Sprouts Coconuts Rolls

Sprouts Coconuts Rolls

(Spotted by Rachel C at Sprouts.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: White Pumpkin Pie M&M’s

White Pumpkin Pie M M s

The look on the M&M’s face is what I’d have on mine if these came out in July. (Spotted by Sarah D at Dillions.)

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