COMING SOON: Limited Edition Honey Nut Cheerios with Happy Heart Shapes

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For the first time ever, Cheerios is changing the shape of its O’s.

To celebrate the cereal’s new heart health campaign and to get that sweet, sweet Valentines money, Honey Nut Cheerios is offering limited edition boxes with heart-shaped cereal pieces. According to General Mills, the boxes have already shown up at select retailers, but they will be available nationwide in January.

The boxes will be come in two sizes — a 10.8 oz. box that has a suggested retail price of $3.99 and a 19.8 oz. box with a $4.99 price tag.

(Image via General Mills.)

COMING SOON: Special Edition Rick and Morty Pickle Rick Pringles

News Pickle Rick Pringles

For the third year in a row, Pringles will have a commercial during the Super Bowl. While the first one starred comedian Bill Hader and the second one centered around a sad smart speaker, the Pringles commercial for the upcoming game will feature Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.

The Kellogg’s and Rick and Morty partnership will also give us a special edition, collectable Pickle Rick flavor that’s inspired by the “Pickle Rick” episode which involves mad scientist Rick Sanchez turning himself into a pickle to avoid family therapy. If you’re unfamiliar with the episode or Rick and Morty, there are several clips on YouTube. Viewer discretion is advised.

According to the press release, Pickle Rick Pringles will be available nationwide beginning in early February. The Rick and Morty Pringles ad will be shown during the second quarter of the Super Bowl.

To be honest, I imagine these taste like previous pickle Pringles. Also, while I’m being truthful, I really want these just for the can design.

(Image via Kellogg’s.)

SPOTTED: Oikos Blended with Almond Butter Greek Yogurt

Oikos Blended with Almond Butter  Berries Greek Yogurt
Oikos Blended with Almond Butter & Berries Greek Yogurt
Oikos Blended with Almond Butter  Maple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt
Oikos Blended with Almond Butter & Maple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt
Oikos Blended with Almond Butter  Coconut Greek Yogurt
Oikos Blended with Almond Butter & Coconut Greek Yogurt
Oikos Blended with Almond Butter  Sweetened Plain Greek Yogurt
Oikos Blended with Almond Butter & Sweetened Plain Greek Yogurt

(Spotted by Tommy at Stop & Shop.)

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REVIEW: Burger King Rodeo Stacker King

Burger King Rodeo Stacker King

Anybody who’s been following my reviews for a while knows that I am just about the biggest fan out there of “western” themed cheeseburgers. Indeed, many nights I have lamented the loss of my beloved Checker’s Wild West Bacon Cheeseburger, to the point I’m *this* close to starting a national petition to bring it back a la Crystal Pepsi and McDonald’s limited-time-only Szechuan dipping sauce.

So, despite the colossal calorie-count, I went into Burger King’s newfangled Rodeo Stacker King with a tune in my heart and a rumbling in my stomach. A short-lived test-market item from earlier this year, the Rodeo Stacker King has officially gone nationwide, and if you have a hankering for hefty hamburgers, you definitely ought to lend me your ears right about now.

The towering, edible monument of meat-stuff comes in three tiers; the single patty variety, the double-patty variety, and the virtually health insurance-policy canceling triple stacker permutation, whose caloric payload HAS to be teetering on the brink of 2,000.

As for the burger itself, you’re getting all of the expected ingredients. There’s BK’s iconic flame-grilled beef patties shellacked with a nice, molten American cheese blanket, topped with a hearty handful of crispy smoked bacon, sprinkled with a handful of deep-fried onion rings, and doused, naturally, in a generous dollop of sweet-and-tangy BBQ sauce with a little bit of the proprietary Stacker Sauce smeared on the sesame seed buns for good measure.

Burger King Rodeo Stacker King Bacon Closeup

Well, needless to say, this thing is INSANELY filling. I opted for the single-patty version, and about halfway through it, I was feeling the dreaded “itis” taking effect. You are getting a ton of food with this thing even in its economy-class format, and if you have a fondness for beef and/or bacon, you will probably adore this one.

Of course, the big selling point of the burger is its smattering of BBQ sauce, and this stuff is undeniably excellent. Some may not like its sugariness, but I thought it complemented the rest of the sodium-encrusted contents rather well. And that admixture of the BBQ sauce and the Stacker Sauce takes this to another level. I can’t describe the combination in one or two words, but it has a taste and texture you usually don’t experience in big chain fast food places.

And perhaps best of all? As sloppy as the product looks, it’s nowhere near as messy as you might think. I don’t think I got spatter anywhere on my khakis, which might be a first for any visit I’ve had at the King over the last three or four years.

Burger King Rodeo Stacker King Onion Rings Closeup

The burger does have its drawbacks, however. For one thing, I thought the volume of crispy onion rings was a little low, and they do tend to get a tad too soggy underneath that deluge of sauces. Furthermore, for north of $6, I don’t feel like I got something all that revolutionary when it comes to western-themed burgers. Yes, it’s quite tasty and satisfying, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t necessarily provide you with a gustatory experience you’ve never had before.

Burger King Rodeo Stacker King Bites

Overall, I’d say it’s probably on par with Hardee’s Six Dollar Western X-Tra Bacon Thickburger. But sadly, it doesn’t quite live up to the lofty standards set by Checker’s undeservedly discontinued “western” burger from yesteryear. You know exactly what you’re getting with an LTO burger like this one — and that’s both its greatest attribute AND its biggest weakness.

Purchased Price: $5.99
Size: Single patty
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: Not listed on the official Burger King website, but here’s the stats for the fairly similar BK Rodeo King sandwich — 1,250 calories, 738 calories from fat, 82 grams of fat, 31 grams of saturated fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 3.5 grams of trans fat, 2,270 milligrams of sodium, 69 grams of carbs, 14 grams of sugar, 60 grams of protein.

SPOTTED – 12/12/2019

Here are some interesting new 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.

Sweet Earth Figgy PoGo
Sweet Earth Figgy PoGo!
Sweet Earth Chai PoGo
Sweet Earth Chai PoGo!
Sweet Earth Chocolate PoGo
Sweet Earth Chocolate PoGo!

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Green Giant Veggie Tots Cauliflower Cheese  Bacon
Green Giant Veggie Tots Cauliflower, Cheese & Bacon
Green Giant Cauliflower Gnocchi Cauliflower  Spinach
Green Giant Cauliflower Gnocchi Cauliflower & Spinach

(Spotted by Dorothy at Giant Eagle)

Tic Tac X Freeze Wintergreen
Tic Tac X-Freeze Wintergreen
Tic Tac X Freeze Strong Mint
Tic Tac X-Freeze Strong Mint

(Spotted by DJ at Turkey Hill.)

Pillsbury Funfetti Sugar Cookie Mix with Candy Bits
Pillsbury Funfetti Sugar Cookie Mix with Candy Bits

(Spotted by Robbie at Dollar Tree.)

Emporium Selection Vintage Cheddar Cheese
Emporium Selection Vintage Cheddar Cheese
Emporium Selection What a Bright Time It s the Right Time to Eat Cheese All Day
Emporium Selection What a Bright Time, It’s the Right Time to Eat Cheese All Day
Emporium Selection Champagne Cheddar Cheese
Emporium Selection Champagne Cheddar Cheese

(Spotted by Alisa P at Aldi.)

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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SPOTTED: Limited Edition Planters Chocolate & Nut Bark

Limited Edition Planters Chocolate  Nut Bark

These look like what would happen if I tried to make homemade Mr. Goodbars. (Spotted by Colleen H at Walmart.)

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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