SPOTTED ON SHELVES (FALL EDITION) – 9/22/2017

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

Entenmann s Limited Edition Minis Pecan Tarts

Entenmann’s Limited Edition Minis Pecan Tarts

(Spotted by Meagan T at Safeway)

Peeps Delights Caramel Apple

Peeps Delights Caramel Apple

(Spotted by JoAnna B at Target.)

Peeps Delights Candy Corn

Peeps Delights Candy Corn

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Hammond s Apple Spice Toffee Peanuts

Hammond’s Apple Spice Toffee Peanuts

(Spotted by Rachel C at World Market.)

Hammond s Hot Chocolate Dunking Spoon  S mores Sea Salt Caramel and Mocha

Hammond’s Hot Chocolate Dunking Spoon (S’mores, Sea Salt Caramel, and Mocha)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Fall Harvest Salted Caramel Blonde Bar  Glaze Mix

Fall Harvest Salted Caramel Blonde Bar & Glaze Mix

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Big Lots.)

Dilettante Chocolates Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Apples

Dilettante Chocolates Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Apples

(Spotted by Carla at Costco.)

Candy ville Harvest Marshmallows  S mores Dark Sea Salt Caramel and Salted Caramel

Candy-ville Harvest Marshmallows (S’mores, Dark Sea Salt Caramel, and Salted Caramel)

(Spotted by JoAnna B at Target.)

Archer Farms Limited Edition Apple Chips and Cinnamon Apple Chips

Archer Farms Limited Edition Apple Chips and Cinnamon Apple Chips

Archer Farms Apple Cinnamon Pretzels

Archer Farms Apple Cinnamon Pretzels

(Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

365 Everyday Value Limited Edition Apple Pecan Strudel Trail Mix

365 Everyday Value Limited Edition Apple Pecan Strudel Trail Mix

(Spotted by Rachel C at Whole Foods.)

Sprouts Orange Cranberry Turkey Jerky

Sprouts Orange Cranberry Turkey Jerky

Sprouts Cranberry Jalapeno Beef Jerky

Sprouts Cranberry Jalapeno Beef Jerky

(Spotted by Rachel C at Sprouts.)

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.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.

REVIEW: Limited Edition Cookie Butter Oreo Cookies

Limited Edition Cookie Butter Oreo Cookies

I begin this review with an urgent request.

Run, don’t walk, to your nearest grocery store/megamart/convenience store/bodega/Nabisco factory to get your hands on a pack of Cookie Butter Oreo Cookies.

And I’m not joking. After personally eating the first package I bought (and upon realizing that I probably needed at least one cookie to take a picture of for this review), I went to Target the very next day to procure another bag. Upon arriving, I found the Oreo shelf decimated, but managed to grab the last package on the shelf. Apologies in advance to anyone who shops at my local Target.

Nabisco’s newest limited edition Oreo flavor features two graham flavored cookies with cookie butter crème sandwiched between them. I’m going to assume that most TIB readers are well versed in the flavor of cookie butter, but here’s a crash course for those who haven’t: cookie butter is a spreadable concoction popularized by Trader Joe’s featuring the flavor of speculoos, a spiced shortcrust biscuit popular in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. It’s good on waffles, toast, pretzels, and (obviously) cookies.

Limited Edition Cookie Butter Oreo Cookies 2

When I opened my package, I was immediately overwhelmed by beige. While the packaging suggests that the cookies should have some definition against the darker brown cookie butter filling, they instead all blend together into an amorphous tan extravaganza. To be fair, the appearance doesn’t affect the taste, but it wouldn’t have hurt if the cookies got a little bit more time in the tanning bed before packaging.

Limited Edition Cookie Butter Oreo Cookies 3

Similar to the cookie butter’s indiscernibility visually, the graham scent of the cookie masks most of the spicy cookie butter smell. The taste, however, is a different story. Per usual, the filling is the star of the show, with a strong gingerbread and molasses flavor evident throughout the cookie sandwich. The texture of the cookie butter is on-point as well, and when eaten independent of the cookie base you can really feel the familiar grit of the crushed speculoos biscuits mixed within the crème.

If there’s any area these Oreo cookies fall short in, it’s in the durability of the cookies themselves. With one bite, the cookies shatter quite noticeably and coat your cookie-eating-surface with a shower of graham sand. I’d imagine that the non-traditional graham cookie base has something to do with this, and it makes me wonder how these would have tasted with Oreo’s original chocolate cookie (*makes note for next visit to the Target cookie war zone*).

All in all, these cookies are excellent. While some previous limited edition Oreo flavors have fallen flat, these sandwiches reign supreme over the cookie kingdom. They’re speculoos-tacular!

(Nutrition Facts – 2 cookies – 140 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.).)

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 10.7 oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Burning off the Oreo cookies by running to the store. Amazing flavor. Visions of Franken-Oreo creations.
Cons: Needs a few more minutes out in the sun. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

PUMPKINUNDATION 2017 – 9/22/2017

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

Trader Joe s Pumpkin Ginger Mini Hold the Cone Ice Cream Cones

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Ginger Mini Hold the Cone Ice Cream Cones

(Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

Alden s Organic Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Alden’s Organic Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

(Spotted by Bob K at Wegmans.)

Peeps Delights Pumpkin Spice Latte

Peeps Delights Pumpkin Spice Latte

(Spotted by Sylvia at Target.)

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Dairy Whipped Topping

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Dairy Whipped Topping

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Belgian Waffles

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Belgian Waffles

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Real Premium Ice Cream

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Real Premium Ice Cream

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Cookie Dough

Giant Limited Time Originals Fall Favorites Pumpkin Cookie Dough

(Spotted by DJ and Blaire at Giant.)

Foodstirs Organic Chocolate Chippy Pumpkin Bread Mix and Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix

Foodstirs Organic Chocolate Chippy Pumpkin Bread Mix and Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix

(Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

Sprouts Pumpkin Spice Pepitas

Sprouts Pumpkin Spice Pepitas

(Spotted by Rachel C at Sprouts.)

The Bakery Pumpkin Cookie Sandwich

The Bakery Pumpkin Cookie Sandwich

(Spotted by Stephanie A at Walmart.)

365 Everyday Value Pumpkin Spice Bites

365 Everyday Value Pumpkin Spice Bites

365 Everyday Value Pumpkin Pie Popcorn

365 Everyday Value Pumpkin Pie Popcorn

365 Everyday Value Organic Limited Edition Pumpkin  Sage Farro Pilaf

365 Everyday Value Organic Limited Edition Pumpkin & Sage Farro Pilaf

(Spotted by Rachel C at Whole Foods.)

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.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.