SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Denny’s Pancake Mixes (Cinnamon Roll, Peanut Butter Cup, and Double Caramel)

Denny's Pancake Mixes (Cinnamon Roll, Peanut Butter Cup, and Double Caramel)

There’s already Denny’s Hash Browns, so all we need now are Denny’s branded sausages, bacon, and eggs to make Denny’s Grand Slams at home. (Spotted by Rebecca R at Walmart.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 7/22/2016

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.

Sabra Limited Edition Taco Inspired Hummus with Pico de Gallo
Sabra Limited Edition Taco Inspired Hummus with Pico de Gallo

This hummus was inspired by a taco. I’m inspired by this hummus that was inspired by a taco to make a Taco Bell Double Decker-like taco with this hummus that was inspired by taco in between the soft tortilla and crunchy taco shell instead of refried beans. Inspired. Taco. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Chocmeister Milk Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread
Chocmeister Milk Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread

Hey, what’s up, Chocmeister! Whoa, man! Did you know you have a dark chocolate cousin, Chocmeister? (Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Bestie Almond & Cashew Butter
Bestie Almond & Cashew Butter

Hey, Chocmeister! You wanna be besties with Bestie Almond & Cashew Butter? (Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Velveeta Dip Cups (Nacho Cheese and Chili Cheese)insertimg
Velveeta Dip Cups (Nacho Cheese and Chili Cheese)

Velveeta Original Mini Blocks
Velveeta Original Mini Blocks

If I want to go Velvee-xtreme, I’d dip the Velveeta Mini Blocks into the Velveeta Dip Cups. (Spotted by Deborah S at Brookshire Brothers.)

Heinz Savory Yellow Mustard with Garlic & Herb and Spicy Yellow Mustard with Jalapeno
Heinz Savory Yellow Mustard with Garlic & Herb and Spicy Yellow Mustard with Jalapeno

Heinz yellow mustard must’ve been green with envy to see Heinz ketchup get new flavors over the past few years. But now, that’s not the case. (Spotted by Deborah S at H-E-B.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Bacon 3-Way Burger

Carl s Jr and Hardees Bacon 3 Way Thickburger

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Bacon 3-Way Burger comes with three different bacon products. First, there’s Applewood-smoked bacon strips. Second, there’s bacon crumbles. Finally, there’s a sweet and savory bacon jam that’s a combination of bacon pieces, balsamic vinegar, caramelized onions, and molasses.

The non-bacon ingredients include lettuce, tomato, American cheese, a charbroiled beef patty, and a brioche-style bun.

The new menu item is available as a single patty for $4.49, a double patty for $5.49, and as a 100 percent Black Angus beef, 1/3-lb. Thickburger for $5.49, all of which can be ordered as a combo meal with fries and a drink starting at $6.99.

A Bacon 3-Way Burger with a 1/3 lb patty has 870 calories, 50 grams of fat, 18 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 grams of trans fat, 140 milligrams of cholesterol, 2230 milligrams of sodium, 65 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of fiber, 22 grams of sugar, and 44 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via CKE Restaurants)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Jif Crunchers

Jif Crunchers

Popcorn, pretzels, and peanuts combined and coated with natural peanut butter. That’s a lot of P’s. (Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

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REVIEW: Dairy Queen M&M’s Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Blizzard

Dairy Queen M&M's Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Blizzard

At first glance, it’s really easy to read Peanut Butter Monster Cookie as Peanut Butter Cookie Monster. That’s what I did, and the first thought that formed inside my Thunderdome of a mind was of Cookie Monster’s much less celebrated, but much more wholesome brother who Sesame Street forgets to talk about.

He’s a behind-the-scenes hero, taking care of Cookie Monster’s kids, consoling his distraught wife, just being the glue when his brother doesn’t come home at night because he’s fallen off the cookie wagon. Is he in jail? On the cookie version of Skid Row, snorting copious amounts of cookie crumbs? Nobody knows, but Peanut Butter Cookie Monster is there to pick up the pieces. What a stand up, made-up guy.

The Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Blizzard more than lives up to the imaginary character it isn’t named after. The word “monster” is appropriately used too since this Blizzard IS a monster…of peanut butter flavor.

Dairy Queen M&M's Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Blizzard 3

There are two peanut butter factors at play with P.B. cookie chunks and peanut butter being blended throughout the Blizzard. The sweet, nutty condiment is in every bite. It takes over the vanilla ice cream like some kind of edible symbiotic life form. You can try really hard to gather up the M&M’s and choco chunks but you’re still going to get a strong nutty presence.

I like how they put both the cookies and smooth peanut butter topping inside. It’s kind of like spreading some of the popular condiment on a P.B. cookie. You get the authentic peanut butter taste, and the more processed taste from the cookies, and the result is a heavenly combo, never an overkill.

Dairy Queen M&M's Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Blizzard 2

The M&M’s accent the P.B. The candy shells really jump out. Because of their surrounding, they basically turn into Peanut Butter M&M’s. But if the Blizzard scientists had tried to put actual Peanut Butter M&M’s inside, I think that would’ve been an overload. It would most likely result in an actual peanut butter monster being born, only it wouldn’t be friendly like P.B. Cookie Monster. Instead, it would be more like a boss from the Dark Souls game series.

I went to the drive-thru to get mine, and I have to say I really hate how they make it a point of handing you the Blizzard upside down now. The window guy looked so cocky when he did it, like he wanted to rub it in my face I wasn’t going to get a free Blizzard for giving it to me right side up.

Not that I would call them out on that anyways, but man, I wish the next Blizzard he handed out fell right out of the cup. Then he could go make himself a nice humble pie Blizzard.

(Nutrition Facts – small – 730 calories, 280 calories from fat, 31 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 340 milligrams of sodium, 98 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 79 grams of sugar, and 16 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $3.79
Size: Small
Purchased at: Dairy Queen
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Two different peanut butter tastes. Chocolate and M&Ms accent peanut butter nicely. Peanut Butter Cookie Monster holding his brother’s home together.
Cons: Cocky Blizzard passer-outers.