SPOTTED ON SHELVES IN CANADA: Nestle Cookie Dough Kit Kat Chunky (Canada)

Nestle Cookie Dough Kit Kat Chunky (Canada)

Give me a break. Give me a break. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar. No, seriously. I REALLY want a piece of that Cookie Dough Kit Kat bar. (Spotted by Cavan at London Drugs in Canada.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Arby’s To Bring Venison Sandwich To Nebraska

Arby s Venison Sandwich

Did you miss Arby’s Venison Sandwich when it was available at specific locations on specific days in specific states last year? If so, you have a chance to try the sandwich if you live near specific locations on specific days in a specific state. That state, my deer eating friends, is Nebraska — the Cornhusker State.

The hard-to-get sandwich features a thick-cut venison steak topped with crispy onion strings and juniper berry sauce on a toasted roll. We gave it a positive review last year.

The two following Nebraska locations will be offering the Venison Sandwich:

Wednesday, Jan. 18
5540 O ST
Lincoln, NE 68510

Thursday, Jan. 19
13610 W MAPLE RD
Omaha, NE 68164

Since the sandwich sold out in minutes at other locations, we’d highly suggest you go early to wait in the guaranteed line of people that’ll be waiting for those two Arby’s locations to open.

Good luck, Nebraskans!

(Image via Arby’s)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Limited Edition H-E-B Slam Duncan O’s Cereal

Limited Edition H-E-B Slam Duncan O's Cereal

H-E-B should’ve done a whole line of products to honor Tim Duncan. Slam Duncandy Bar? Slam Duncantaloupe? Slam Duncan of Soup? (Spotted by Tiffany at H-E-B.)

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REVIEW: Keebler Limited Batch Cinnamon Roll Fudge Stripes Cookies

Keebler Limited Batch Cinnamon Roll Fudge Stripes Cookies

Those funny little tree dwelling elves at Keebler really caught my attention last year. After being pushed to the back of my junk food brain, they officially put Fudge Stripes back on the map with killer Birthday Cake and Peppermint flavors that stood up to all of the limited release cookies I had in 2016.

To the resounding excitement of cinna-sluts like myself all across the nation, they’re kicking off 2017 with a Cinnamon Roll rendition of their famous striped confections.

Keebler Limited Batch Cinnamon Roll Fudge Stripes Cookies 2

Immediately the rich robust smell of cinnamon and vanilla icing float out of the cool brown package. The aroma mimics that unmistakable head-turning scent that wafts out all Cinnabon’s in the finest shopping malls of America, resulting in the starry-eyed activation of the salivary glands.

The crunchy snap of the cookie is more pronounced than your average Fudge Stripe, which tends to occupy that space right between a soft and hard cookie. Leading the flavor is a soft cinnamon rush that is beautiful and balanced by the the thick and smooth vanilla glaze. It has a little bit less of a buttery taste than the usual Stripes’ shortbread base, and the dark tan cookie is speckled with brown giving an even and full cinnamon burst in every bite.

Keebler Limited Batch Cinnamon Roll Fudge Stripes Cookies 3

The overall flavor is less sweet than their standard cookie but also not too aggressively spiced. For people who love cinnamon, like myself, there’s enough to satisfy, but not so much that they would turn someone off who may be more adverse to a strongly spiced cookie. Taste-wise the product they are most reminiscent of are cinnamon Teddy Grahams.

Keebler Limited Batch Cinnamon Roll Fudge Stripes Cookies 4

Unlike an Oreo, there’s no real way to separate the baked base from the coating, but it’s pretty apparent that the cinnamon comes from the brown speckled cookie and the sweetness driven by the glaze. Surprisingly, the frosting flavor comes across much sweeter in the smell than it does on the tongue, which makes me feel like I could eat approximately 45 of these before any kind of “stop” registers in my brain.

For cookies that were baked inside of a tree, these are an impressive and satisfying take on one of Saturday morning’s greatest indulgences. Hopefully the Keebler clan can continue to channel their elfin voodoo and crank out a pancakes and syrup flavor so I will never have to cook breakfast again.

(Nutrition Facts – 2 cookies – 140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 7 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $2.49
Size: 11.5 oz package
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Perfect cinnamon bun smell. Amazing cookie crunch. Balanced cinnamon and vanilla flavor. Potential to save breakfast cooking time in the future.
Cons: Could use some yeasty bread “roll” flavor.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES (VALENTINES EDITION) – 1/17/2017

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.

Kraft Jet-Puffed Jumbo Heartmallows Conversation Hearts

Kraft Jet-Puffed Jumbo Heartmallows Conversation Hearts

Bloody hell! There aren’t any words on these conversations hearts. These are the conversation hearts you give if you’re mad at each other on Valentine’s Day and giving each other the silent treatment. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Dove #1 Teacher Happy Valentine's Day Solid Milk Chocolate Heart

Dove #1 Teacher Happy Valentine’s Day Solid Milk Chocolate Heart

If you’re a mean person, give your elementary son or daughter this to give to their teacher. Then instruct your child to say the following, “You’re my #1 teacher. (Have them pause for a moment.) But you’re my only teacher so by default you have to be my #1 teacher.” (Spotted by Rachel C at WinCo Foods.)

Cadbury Royal Dark Sold Dark Chocolate Hearts

Cadbury Royal Dark Sold Dark Chocolate Hearts

Cadbury Royal Dark Dark Chocolate with Caramel & Sea Salt Hearts

Cadbury Royal Dark Dark Chocolate with Caramel & Sea Salt Hearts

Cadbury Royal Dark Dark Chocolate with Caramel & Sea Salt in a Heart

Cadbury Royal Dark Dark Chocolate with Caramel & Sea Salt in a Heart

These seem new-to-the-U.S.-ish. (Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

Maud Borup Beary Sweet Blue Raspberry and Cherry 1 LB Gummy Bears

Maud Borup Beary Sweet Blue Raspberry and Cherry 1 LB Gummy Bears

Roses are red. Violets are blue. I hope our relationship lasts longer than it takes for you to finish this one pound gummy bear. (Spotted by Jenna L at Target.)

Hammond's Raspberry Jam Bars

Hammond’s Raspberry Jam Bars

Hammond’s might be too classy for this, but somewhere on this bar it should say, “You’re my jam!” (Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

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