SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 10/21/2014

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.

Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Toffee Cupcake Mix Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cupcake Mix

Archer Farms Limited Edition Pumpkin Caramel Streusel Blondie Mix

Archer Farms has been harvesting a lot of limited edition products this season. (Spotted by Ryan at Target.)

Duncan Hines Decadent German Chocolate Cake Mix

So is the pouch of pecan and coconut the only difference between this and the pouch-less Duncan Hines’ Signature German Chocolate Cake Mix? (Spotted by Nick at Walmart.)

Project 7 Sour Caramel Apple Gourmet Gum

I don’t care if it’s gourmet. It better not end up under my shoes or under the school desk I’m sitting at. (Spotted by Lindsay at Meijer.)

Taipei Szechuan Beef

Taipei Chicken & Wide Rice Noodles

Wait. Only now Taipei has Szechuan Beef? I thought they always had Szechuan Beef. (Spotted by Nick 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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo 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: POP! Gourmet Popcorn The Original Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Popcorn

The Original Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Popcorn

I think this is the first or one of the first products Huy Fong Foods has attached their famous sriracha to, but I see many Huy Fong Foods partnerships in the near future. Get ready to see that cock EVERYWHERE. Chip Review tried them. (Spotted by Dustin at Pete’s Fresh Market.)

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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

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REVIEW: Limited Edition Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice

Jif Whips Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Spice

Plunging pretzels, crackers, and yes, even fingers into the peanut butter jar have always been saved only for the dead of night while shooting paranoid, cautionary looks over each shoulder.

That is, of course, until Jif Whips came along.

Jif knew our secret all along, and last year they finally acknowledged that PB&Js aren’t the only things that the good people of the world have been gracing with the spreadable goodness of everyone’s favorite legume. Now, the inviting wide-mouthed tub of Jif’s Whips welcomes those same activities that once made us feel so dirty inside. George Washington Carver would have been proud.

With the warmest days of summer behind us and the flashing lights of the Christmas season already looming in the back room of every Target, Walmart, and dollar store, the brief(ish) window we call the “Fall Season” is finally, and thankfully, upon us. To celebrate, Jif Whips has whipped up something special for us (and it’s way better than my puns): A limited edition Pumpkin Pie Spice flavor of their crowd-pleasing whipped peanut butter.

To get myself in the mood, I grabbed a warm chai and put on my most autumnal sweater. I would have carved a ceremonial pumpkin too, but I didn’t really feel like moving. Also, I was itchy from the sweater.

Fixed in my chair, I decided that the best vehicle to deliver the peanut butter concoction into my mouth, without overshadowing the Pumpkin Pie Spice, would be graham crackers, a snack so boring on its own that they were actually invented to make everyone masturbate less. The outcome was definitely spectacular.

Jif Whips Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Spice Closeup

The texture of Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice is much creamier and palpably sweeter than traditional ol’ PB. It’s also much lighter, making dipping with even the most flimsy cracker possible. While maintaining that base peanut butter flavor of brown-bagged happiness Jif is known for, the cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice work cohesively to bring back cozy memories of last fall.

Unlike many seasonal products that feel like someone at corporate just checking off the typical flavors, the pumpkin pie spice (despite being the king of obligatory seasonal flavors) complements the robustness of Jif’s whipped peanut butter. From all angles, Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice is a great combination of two beloved flavors. And while you’re welcomed to follow my graham cracker example, scooping with your fingers work just as well.

(Nutrition Facts – 2 Tbsp – 140 calories, 100 calories from fat, 12 grams of total fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 6 grams of total carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.)

Item: Limited Edition Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice
Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 15 oz. tub
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Combining pumpkin pie and peanut butter. Very spreadable. Not having to feel bad about using your fingers to eat peanut butter.
Cons: Probably shouldn’t be used to replace all peanut butter. Getting caught dipping your fingers in the peanut butter jar.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 10/20/2014

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.

Foster Farms Sweet & Salty Kettlecorn Chicken

I hope this brings us one step closer to Foster Farms Cracker Jack Chicken. (Spotted by Chris at Walmart.)

Naked Chia Cherry Lime and Chia Sweet Peach

Naked Protein & Greens

With all the chia products that have come out over the past few years, I no longer associate chia with the lamest Christmas gift one could receive. Ch-ch-ch-chia. (Spotted by Kyle at Safeway.)

Chef Boyardee Chicken Penne

Adding penne pasta makes this Chef Boyardee a little classy, but now makes penne pasta a bit trashy. (Spotted by Nick at Walmart.)

Betty Crocker Decadent Supreme Sprinkles

I could see myself shaking these into my mouth. (Spotted by Kelly at Redner’s.)

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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you’re wondering if we’ve already covered something, search our Flickr photos to find out.