SPOTTED: Breyers Limited Edition Caramel Apple Pie

Breyers Limited Edition Caramel Apple Pie

Here’s the description, if you have nothing against frozen dairy dessert: vanilla with apples between two layers of caramel with shortbread pie crust pieces. (Spotted by Sylvia at Vons.)

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SPOTTED: Brach’s Peppermint Candy Corn & Buncha Crunch

Brach s Peppermint Candy Corn  Buncha Crunch

This got me wondering if there has ever been a mint Crunch bar. There was this Crunch Thin Mints bar, but not a mint version of the regular Crunch bar. The reason why my mind went down that snack rabbit hole is because I think mint Buncha Crunch would’ve been nice with this. (Spotted by Rachel C at Harmons Grocery.)

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REVIEW: Dunkin’ Merry Mocha Mint Signature Latte

Dunkin Merry Mocha Mint Signature Latte 1

Peppermint and chocolate make a magical team. Their combination is my most treasured flavor of the holiday season and one of my favorites year-round. Nothing makes me feel like everything is as right with the world as peppermint and chocolate when they’re doing their thing.

After taking a year off, Dunkin’ has brought back their peppermint mocha with a new name: The Merry Mocha Mint Signature Latte. It’s a peppermint mocha topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, dusted with hot cocoa powder. It’s available hot or iced, and since it was nearly 90 degrees when I ordered it, I opted for the iced version.

Dunkin Merry Mocha Mint Signature Latte 2

Being that it’s been a couple of years since I’ve had Dunkin’s peppermint mocha, I couldn’t remember if it always came with a sprinkle of hot cocoa powder on the whipped cream. This sounded really promising to me, but, unfortunately, the one I received had such little powder that it didn’t impact the taste of the whipped cream in any noticeable way.

Dunkin Merry Mocha Mint Signature Latte Top

The chocolate in the latte was decadent, with a sweetness level was on par with semi-sweet chocolate. The syrup on top tasted exactly as I hoped it would. It was just as rich as the what’s in the drink and didn’t have that typical synthetic chocolate syrup flavor.

The peppermint level was perfectly balanced. It danced around with the chocolate and delicately enhanced the drink. It was strong enough to be prominent, but it didn’t feel like I had ravenously sucked down an entire tin of Altoids.

All this positivity aside, I was disappointed for one very important reason: I could not taste any form of coffee in the latte at all. The drink tasted like a delicious minty chocolate milk on ice, but not any type of legitimate mocha or latte.

I can’t be certain if the Merry Mocha Mint Signature Latte was supposed to taste like this or if I got a dud. Judging by the simple discrepancy between the cocoa powder on my drink and the promo photographs, I’m leaning towards the latter.

This time around, Dunkin’ failed to give me the full “warm and fuzzy” experience that I was craving. Taking a year off from the peppermint mocha has clearly made them a little rusty.

Purchased Price: $4.29
Size: Medium
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 340 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 62 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 56 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of protein.

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Impulsive Buy Reviewer Dustin

“Allow myself to introduce…myself.”

Hey everybody! My name is Dustin and I’m here to join you on this wild ride of all things sweet, savory, and, all-too-frequently, not very good for you. I’m a new reviewer here at The Impulsive Buy and we’re going to have some fun together.

I am a fan of all foods that are limited edition, seasonal, hard-to-find, or just plain delicious. This is largely because so many of my childhood favorites got ripped away from me prematurely. Daydreams of Josta and Ecto Cooler parade around in my mind regularly. I would do morally questionable things for a package of Keebler Magic Middles or a bag of Planters P.B. Crisps. Doritos 3D and I used to have an unbreakable bond. Taco Bell has been lackluster since they banished the Chili Cheese Burrito. Many of the beloved cereals from my childhood have evolved into mental myths as they’ve been gone for so long.

Suffice it to say, I have a bit of a complex. I’m always on a mission to find something amazing, knowing full well that it will likely be gone as soon as I become attached.

This relationship with food led me to The Impulsive Buy a few years ago. I’ve been a regular reader and I consider myself quite fortunate to get to write content for the site. Plus, it’s yet another way to let my self-indulgent creativity flow.
I’ve lived nearly my whole life in the sweltering Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Because of that, Sonoran hot dogs are my life-blood and I highly recommend trying them if you can find one.

My absolute favorite thing to consume is ice cream, so you could say that it’s my “niche.” Consider me an equal opportunity eater when it comes to ice cream: I’ll eat everything from the cheapest, most synthetic ice cream in large, plastic gallon tubs to much higher-end, decadent offerings. I love it all.

I’m excited to share my affinity for junk food with you all and, fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), you’ll be getting to know me just a little bit in the process. Cheers!

SPOTTED – 11/20/2019

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.

Realgood Broccoli  Cheddar Cheese Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Realgood Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Realgood Pepperjack Cheese Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Realgood Pepperjack Cheese Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Realgood Roasted Poblano Chile  Creamy Jack Cheese Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Realgood Roasted Poblano Chile & Creamy Jack Cheese Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Realgood Mozzarella Parmesan  Fontina Cheese Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Realgood Mozzarella Parmesan & Fontina Cheese Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Tasty Chicken Carnitas
Tasty Chicken Carnitas
Tasty Chicken Teriyaki
Tasty Chicken Teriyaki

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Farm to Fork Spicy Marinara Sauce
Farm to Fork Spicy Marinara Sauce

(Spotted by Dorothy at Target.)

Cuisine Solutions Sous Vide Celebration Platter Sliced Beef Sirloin
Cuisine Solutions Sous Vide Celebration Platter Sliced Beef Sirloin

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Alouette Garden Vegetable Soft Spreadable Cheese
Alouette Garden Vegetable Soft Spreadable Cheese

(Spotted by Dorothy at Giant Eagle)

Lactaid Limited Edition Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lactose Free Ice Cream
Lactaid Limited Edition Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lactose Free Ice Cream

(Spotted by Tommy at Big Y.)

Alli  Rose Crispy Honeycomb with Sea Salt
Alli & Rose Crispy Honeycomb with Sea Salt

(Spotted by Sylvia at Dollar Tree.)

Sherwood Feisty Nut Clusters Chili Lime
Sherwood Feisty Nut Clusters Chili Lime
Sherwood Sweet Habanero Feisty Nut Clusters
Sherwood Sweet Habanero Feisty Nut Clusters

(Spotted by Sylvia at Dollar Tree.)

Greenside Kombucha Detox Green Tea
Greenside Kombucha Detox Green Tea
Greenside Kombucha Detox Hibiscus
Greenside Kombucha Detox Hibiscus

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

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: Chobani Limited Batch Caramel Mocha Layered Greek Yogurt

Chobani Limited Batch Caramel Mocha Layered Greek Yogurt

(Spotted by Tommy at Price Chopper.)

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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