ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nosh Show #36 Looks Like Underwear


In this episode, Ryan, Eric, Dubba, and I review the 2014 Lay’s Do Us a Flavor flavors: Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Mango Salsa, Wasabi Ginger, and Cappuccino. We also get excited about Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream, less so about Walker’s Do Us a Flavour Ranch Raccoon Crisps, and even less so about Candy Apple Milk Chocolate M&M’s. Links to the products we talk about during the episode can be found on The Nosh Show blog.

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10 Years

The Impulsive Buy turned 10 years old today.

Here are other numbers that might interest you: 3,306 posts, 1,671 reviews, and 30 pounds gained over the past 10 years. Man, if only I took pictures of my belly every day for the past 10 years, it would’ve made a great YouTube video. And when I say “great,” I mean “gross.”

With 10 years under my belt, which after putting on 30 pounds has turned into 10 years over my belt, I’ve decided to hang that belt up…

…And replace it with a longer belt that fits better and, perhaps, has some stretch to it. With that longer belt, The Impulsive Buy will continue to pump out junk food and fast food news and reviews to break the monotony of your workday, give you something to read while waiting in line, or encourage you to procrastinate.

The Impulsive Buy wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for all of you readers out there. TIB’s readership has grown a lot over the past 10 years, more than I thought was possible. So from the bottom of my, possibly, cholesterol clogged heart, I say thank you. I’d also like to apologize for any weight you may have gained from eating products we’ve covered that made you feel great while eating, but later made you feel guilty.

The Impulsive Buy also wouldn’t be what it is today if if weren’t for the talented writers who, combined, have contributed hundreds of reviews and consumed thousands of calories. So I’d like to thank every former and current reviewer for writing the most entertaining junk food and fast food reviews on the internet.

Now that The Impulsive Buy is 10 years old, I decided to redesign the site. Okay, “redesign” makes it sound like I spent a lot of time and/or money building a new look from scratch, but it’s more like I downloaded a free WordPress theme and tweaked it to my liking. So you will definitely find other blogs that look like what TIB looks like now.

Even though the look has changed, it’s still laid out the same. There’s the full content when you visit the site, full content in the RSS feed, and a whole bunch of ads in the right column. The site is now mobile responsive, which means if you’re viewing it on a smartphone or tablet, you’ll get a version of the site that will look good on them.

If you’re a long time reader, you might remember a section of the site called “Complete Review Archive.” It was a chronological list of every review posted. In 2012, I got rid of it because the blogging software I used would choke on the long list. Well, I decided with the redesign, I would bring the Complete Review Archive back, but split the list into smaller ones that would have reviews from each year. You’ll see these lists under the “Reviews” link in the menu at the top of the page. The lists for 2013 and 2014 aren’t up, but will be up soon-ish. However, the lists for 2004-2012 are up, so if you want to read up on many discontinued products, then you will find hours of enjoyment within those lists.

Enjoy the new look and, once again, thank you for reading The Impulsive Buy.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nosh Show #35 Noshing on Hope

Noshing on Hope

In this episode, we discuss ANOTHER new Oreo flavor that’ll hit stores soon, ANOTHER new Taco Bell product, Tofu McNuggets from Japan, Reebok-branded bacon, new deep fried fair foods from around the country, and more. Links to the products we talk about during the episode can be found on The Nosh Show blog.

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PRIZE DRAWING: Carl’s Jr. Texas BBQ Burger Coupons


The nice folks at Carl’s Jr. sent us four coupons for their new Texas BBQ Thickburger, so we’re giving them away to four lucky Impulsive Buy readers. The burger features smoked beef brisket, spicy mesquite BBQ sauce, crispy jalapeño and onion strips, American cheese, and a charbroiled 100 percent Black Angus beef patty on a Carl’s Jr. Fresh Baked Bun


To enter The Impulsive Buy’s Carl’s Jr. Texas BBQ Burger Coupon Giveaway, leave a comment with THIS post. You can write whatever you want. Please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winners for their mailing addresses.

We will stop accepting entries on Friday, August 8, 2014 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

Coupons are only good at participating Carl’s Jr. locations and expire on 8/31/2014

Good luck!


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