QUICK REVIEW: Burger King Frosted Frozen Fanta Orange

Burger King Frosted Frozen Fanta Orange

What is it?

In case the name didn’t give it away, it’s Burger King’s new summer drink blending Frozen Fanta Orange with vanilla soft serve.

How is it?

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Decent, adequate, ordinary.

Grab a thesaurus, or use that Google thing, and pick your favorite adjective for average. Mine is fair to middling. With a simple concoction such as this, it would be hard to envision it being incredible or terrible. And it’s not; it’s just okay.

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I was expecting more of an orange Creamsicle/Dreamsicle taste. This will remind you of that, but only faintly. There just wasn’t much tang from the Fanta and not much sweetness from the soft serve. Also, the consistency was a touch gritty — not quite a milkshake and not quite a slush.

Maybe the BK soft serve is to blame (after all, Dairy Queen and McDonald’s are known for their soft serve; BK not so much). I’m not sure I even knew BK had soft serve before having this.

Is there anything else I need to know?

One caveat about this review: upon ordering I was given the dreaded “let me see if the machine is working” response. After a less-than-confident “I think so” from the manager, my order proceeded. And the Burger King I patronized did not have Fanta of any variety at the soda fountain, so that made me wonder where said Fanta came from for my drink. Unfortunately, the machine that might or might not have been working properly was located out of view, so the mystery endures.

Conclusion:

If you are having one of those blah days where you don’t want to be too excited about something or too disappointed, this might be the drink for you.

Purchased Price: $2.00
Size: 16 oz.
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 180 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 grams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 42 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 41 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Cookie Pop Mrs. Fields Cookies & Cream and Chocolate Chip Popcorn

Cookie Pop Mrs Fields Cookies  Cream Popcorn

Cookie Pop Mrs Fields Chocolate Chip Popcorn

Wait a minute. Are these just the old Cookie Pop Popcorn with Mrs. Fields slapped on the packaging? (Spotted by RaveGyrl at Menard’s.)

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REVIEW: International Delight Oreo Coffee Creamer

International Delight Oreo Coffee Creamer

I like my coffee how I like my superheroes — masked and from far away lands.

How masked do I like my daily cup of Joe?

Well, here’s my coffee-to-creamer ratio that some of you will ridicule me for — for every cup of coffee, I add 1/4 cup of creamer. The beverages I make this way, hot or cold, have just enough coffee flavor to peek through the clouds of sugar and natural and artificial flavors in the creamer.

However, even at that sweet, sweet ratio, with International Delight’s new Oreo Creamer, I can taste the java more than I can taste anything that reminds me of Oreo’s dark cocoa flavor.

But that distinct chocolate wafer flavor does come out when drinking it by itself. When pouring it into my mouth, it tastes as if International Delight used whatever process non-dairy milk producers took to make cashew and almond milk and applied it to Oreo cookies. There aren’t any cookies crumbs floating in it, but I recommend shaking it very well every time you pour it because there are some sweet dregs at the bottom of the bottle.

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But who drinks creamer straight from the bottle?

(Looks out into the internet.)

Okay, a few of you.

But for most, it’s mixed with coffee, and this is where it becomes not s-Oreo impressive.

There are moments when I think I’m about to get to the distinct dark cocoa, but then it disappears. And to get to that point, I have to focus super hard, like trying to bend a spoon with my mind. Even adding a few more splashes of creamer doesn’t turn the Oreo dial up a notch.

Instead, the medium roast coffee I poured it in has a mild generic mocha flavor. It’s tasty, but not what I was hoping for. It’s astounding to me how it strongly tastes like liquid Oreo when consumed by itself, but there’s no trace of that signature cookie when combined with coffee.

International Delight’s Oreo Creamer is fine, but, again, it’s not what I expected or wanted, and it’s no International Delight Reese’s Creamer, which makes coffee taste Reese’s-y and I’ve bought more times than I’d like to admit. Although, since you know I use 1/4 cup of creamer for every cup of coffee, I drink coffee daily, and the Reese’s one has been out for a year, you can do the math.

DISCLOSURE: I received a sample from International Delight, which did not influence my review.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 Tbsp – 35 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 25 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 32 fl. oz. bottle
Purchased at: Received from International Delight
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Tastes like Oreo when consumed by itself. May not give coffee an Oreo vibe, but it does give it a mocha vibe.
Cons: Oreo not noticeable when added to coffee. How quickly I go through bottles of creamer.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 7/19/2018

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Heinz Bacon  Brown Sugar Kansas City Sytle and Bold  Spicy Texas Style BBQ Baked Beans

Heinz Bacon & Brown Sugar Kansas City Sytle and Bold & Spicy Texas Style BBQ Baked Beans

Heinz Sweet  Spicy Memphis Style BBQ Baked Beans

Heinz Sweet & Spicy Memphis Style BBQ Baked Beans

Heinz Bourbon  Molasses Kentucky Style BBQ Baked Beans

Heinz Bourbon & Molasses Kentucky Style BBQ Baked Beans

(Spotted by Rachel J at Safeway.)

Great Value Chili Cheese Bites

Great Value Chili Cheese Bites

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Old El Paso Stand n Stuff White Corn Taco Shells with a Hint of Lime

Old El Paso Stand n’ Stuff White Corn Taco Shells with a Hint of Lime

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Quaker Chewy Bites Peanut Butter  Honey

Quaker Chewy Bites Peanut Butter & Honey

(Spotted by Elizabeth L at Target.)

Trader Joe s Manyberry Apple Pie with Rhubarb

Trader Joe’s Manyberry Apple Pie with Rhubarb

(Spotted by Bob K at Trader Joe’s.)

Eagle Brand Borden Sweetened Condesned Milk Squeeze Bottle

Eagle Brand Borden Sweetened Condesned Milk Squeeze Bottle

(Spotted by Tracy G at Hy-Vee.)

Clif Kid Organic ZBar Filled Banana Filled with Chocolate Peanut Butter

Clif Kid Organic ZBar Filled Banana Filled with Chocolate Peanut Butter

(Spotted by Elizabeth L at Target.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new 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, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: YQ by Yoplait

YQ by Yoplait  Blueberry and Vanilla

YQ by Yoplait (Blueberry and Vanilla)

YQ by Yoplait  Peach and Strawberry

YQ by Yoplait (Peach and Strawberry)

YQ by Yoplait  Strawberry and Mango

YQ by Yoplait (Strawberry and Mango)

YQ by Yoplait  Coconut and Plain

YQ by Yoplait (Coconut and Plain)

The milk used in these go through an ultra-filtered process that removes 99 percent of the lactose. So I guess it’s like yogurt made with Fairlife milk. There’s also more protein and less sugar than Yoplait’s regular yogurt. Also, they come in normal looking yogurt containters. (Spotted by Sylvia at Vons and Bob K at Giant Eagle.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new 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, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

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