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QUICK REVIEW: Aquafina Flavorsplash Sparkling (Berry Loco, Peelin’ Good, and Color Me Kiwi)

Written by | December 3, 2013

Topics: 4 Rating, 5 Rating, Water

Aquafina Flavorsplash Sparkling (Berry Loco, Peelin' Good, and Color Me Kiwi)

Purchased Price: $1.00 each
Size: 16.9 fl oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 4 out of 10 (Berry Loco)
Rating: 5 out of 10 (Peelin’ Good)
Rating: 4 out of 10 (Color Me Kiwi)
Pros: I don’t love them, but I don’t completely hate them. No calories or sugar. 20 percent of your daily niacin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. Peelin’ Good is the most tolerable of the three, even though it has a generic orange drink flavor. Color Me Kiwi smells like strawberry candy with a light artificial strawberry flavor. Berry Loco smells like strawberry Jello and has a slightly pleasing berry flavor that leans towards raspberry.
Cons: Slight mineral water flavor or that could be the artificial sweeteners. I can’t say they’re refreshing. The warmer they get, the worse they taste. Why don’t they make my mouth happy? I’d rather drink VitaminWater Zero. Actually, I think I’d rather drink plain water than these.

Nutrition Facts: Berry Loco – 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 95 milligrams of sodium, 40 milligrams of potassium, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, 20% niacin, 20% vitamin B6, and 20% pantothenic acid. Color Me Kiwi – 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 95 milligrams of sodium, 45 milligrams of potassium, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, 20% niacin, 20% vitamin B6, and 20% pantothenic acid. Peelin’ Good – 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 95 milligrams of sodium, 40 milligrams of potassium, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, 20% niacin, 20% vitamin B6, and 20% pantothenic acid.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES (SEASONAL FROZEN TREATS EDITION) – 12/3/2013

Written by | December 3, 2013

Topics: Spotted on Shelves

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.

United Dairy Farmers Special Recipe Homemade Brand Santa's Cookies Ice Cream

Kids. Just because it’s Santa’s Cookies-flavored ice cream, doesn’t mean you can leave it out. Because if you do, it will melt and that may make Santa mad. You don’t want to make Santa mad, do you? Unless you love coal. (Spotted by Molly at Kroger.)

Safeway Select Limited Edition Flavors (Egg Nog, Pumpkin Pie, Spiced Apple Pie, Peppermint)

It’s a potpourri of Safeway Select Limited Edition Seasonal Ice Cream Flavors! If I buy them all and eat them all at the same time, it’ll be like a Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas party in my mouth. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Limited Edition Pepperming Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Fat Boy Egg Nog Ice Cream Sandwiches and Fat Boy Peppermint Sundae on a Stick

I didn’t know Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwiches came in other flavors. My tongue has been deprived. (Spotted by Kassie at King Soopers.)

Kroger Seasonal Celebrations Ice Cream Snowmen

Kroger Seasonal Celebrations Ice Cream Holiday Trees

The image of those ice cream snowmen are going to haunt me every time I close my eyes. Maybe if I draw in pupils, they won’t look so creepy. Nope. Made them scarier. (Spotted by Kassie at King Soopers.)

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. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nosh Show Episode 18

Written by | December 2, 2013

Topics: Announcement

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In this episode, we discuss fictional products we’d like made, Jelly Belly milkshakes, a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor, and a product which can’t be named.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES – Milk Chocolate Mega M&M’s

Written by | December 2, 2013

Topics: Spotted on Shelves

Milk Chocolate Mega M&M's

These aren’t available in stores yet, but they’ll be hitting shelves soon. Also, I learned Mars sold Mega M&M’s eight years ago, which were discontinued. Sooo…welcome back, Mega M&M’s. May you stick around on shelves longer this time. (Spotted by Kassie.)

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. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 12/2/2013

Written by | December 2, 2013

Topics: Spotted on Shelves

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.

Dannon Light & Fit Greek Blends Caramel Macchiato

Because this Dannon Light & Fit Caramel Macchiato Greek Blends Yogurt is a Target exclusive, I’d like to purchase one, drive over to Walmart, stick it on their yogurt shelf, and freak people out. (Spotted by Ayumi at Target.)

Heinz Homestyle Beans

BEANS!!! (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Rosarita Microwaveable Beans

MORE BEANS!!! (Spotted by Charmi at Walmart.)

Limited Edition Jagermeister Spice

ALCOHOL!!! (Spotted by Charmi at Walmart.)

Crown Royal Maple Finished

MORE ALCOHOL!!! (Spotted by Charmi at Walmart.)

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. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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