FAST FOOD NEWS: Dairy Queen Chips Ahoy! Blizzard

Dairy Queen Chips Ahoy Blizzard

Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month for August 2014 is the new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard (although DQ started selling them on July 28th). It features Chips Ahoy cookie chunks, a chocolaty topping, and choco chunks blended with vanilla soft serve.

A small serving has 740 calories, 28 grams of fat, 17 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 grams of trans fat, 82 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, leave your thoughts in the comments.

FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Jalapeño Double

McDonald's Jalapeno Double

Update: Click here to read our McDonald’s Jalapeño Double review

The McDonald’s Jalapeño Double, which was being tested earlier this year, is now being rolled out nationwide. The newest Dollar Menu & More member features two beef patties, white Cheddar cheese, ranch sauce, jalapeño crisps, and pickled jalapeños.

The two dollar burger has 430 calories, 23 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 1030 milligrams of sodium, 35 grams of carbohydrates, and 22 grams of protein.

(Thanks for the photo, Stuart!)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Papa John’s Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza

Papa John s Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza

Are you tired of eating rib meat off of bones? If you are, Papa John’s has a new pizza without pesky bones. Papa John’s Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza has a hand-tossed crust and is topped with slow cooked pork with a sweet Kansas City-style barbecue sauce, a blend of spicy pepper jack and mozzarella cheese, and crushed red pepper. The new pizza is available for a limited time at participating locations for $12 for a large pizza.

A slice from a large Papa John’s Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza has 330 calories, 11 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 1000 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, and 10 grams of protein.

(Image via Papa John’s website)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 7/30/2014

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.

Nestle Toll House Cookie of the Year German Chocolate Cookie Dough

Here’s Nestle Toll House’s Cookie of the Year! If you’re not keeping track at home, which I’m 100 percent sure you’re not, here’s last year’s Cookie of the Year. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Skippy Singles

I think my dogs will like licking peanut butter out of these. (Spotted by Lindsay at Target.)

General Mills Go Diego Go! Cereal

Go Diego Go! Go get me some marshmallows for this cereal! (Spotted by Troy A at Woodmans.)

Dannon Oikos Caramel on Top

Dannon Oikos Chocolate on Top Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Poor fruit. Never on top. Always on the bottom. (Spotted by Sylvia at Ralphs and Carla at Fred Meyer.)

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 and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger Potato Chips

Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger Potato Chips

I expect an American sushi chef to crush these and then sprinkle them on top of a sushi roll, which will be called something like Snapping Dragon Ginger Roll. (Spotted by Ryan M at Haggen.)

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 and the hashtag #spotted. If you’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.