SPOTTED – 6/18/2021

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.

Just Crack an Egg Omelet Rounds  Broccoli Cheddar and Classic
Just Crack an Egg Omelet Rounds (Broccoli Cheddar and Classic)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Tom Thumb.)

Bob Evans Egg Bites  Sausage and Bacon
Bob Evans Egg Bites (Sausage and Bacon)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Tom Thumb.)

Bob Evans Spinach  Herbs Omelet Rolls
Bob Evans Spinach & Herbs Omelet Rolls
Bob Evans Salt  Pepper Omelet Rolls
Bob Evans Salt & Pepper Omelet Rolls
Bob Evans Cheddar  Parmesan Cheese Omelet Rolls
Bob Evans Cheddar & Parmesan Cheese Omelet Rolls

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Tom Thumb.)

Good Catch Plant Based Fish Fillets
Good Catch Plant-Based Fish Fillets
Good Catch Plant Based Crab Cakes
Good Catch Plant-Based Crab Cakes
Good Catch Plant Based Fish Sticks
Good Catch Plant-Based Fish Sticks

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Tom Thumb.)

Gardein Ultimate Black Bean Burger
Gardein Ultimate Black Bean Burger

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Tom Thumb.)

Conscious Caveman Garlic Lover Almond Dip
Conscious Caveman Garlic Lover Almond Dip
Conscious Caveman Fresh Basil  Lemon Almond Dip
Conscious Caveman Fresh Basil & Lemon Almond Dip
Conscious Caveman Original Almond Dip
Conscious Caveman Original Almond Dip

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

Pillsbury Pull Apart Kit  Garlic Bread and Monkey Bread
Pillsbury Pull-Apart Kit (Garlic Bread and Monkey Bread)

These say they’re new, but how are they different than the Pillsbury Pull-Apart Bites that came out last year. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

REVIEW: Lucky Charms Marshmallow Clusters Cereal

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Clusters Cereal Box

What is Lucky Charms Marshmallow Clusters Cereal?

Rice Krispies Treats Cereal’s reformulation is one of the most controversial topics in cold breakfast history.

Introduced in 1993 and taken away for seemingly no reason in 2018, the cereal delivered an extra crunchy version of a Rice Krispies Treat that could hold up in milk and still provide a super sweet spoonful of satisfaction.

Kellogg’s brought the cereal back in 2019 and replaced the chunks of treats with sweetened puffed rice and marshmallows. The new version wasn’t awful, but a far cry from its former self, which is why I was ecstatic when I saw the latest release from General Mills: Lucky Charms Marshmallow Clusters. Did Lucky swoop in and save Snap, Crackle, and Pop from themselves? I sure hope so!

How is it?

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Clusters Cereal Dry

Well, it isn’t Rice Krispies Treats Cereal. I try to go into every new product with an open mind, but the comparison was inevitable and set me up for a bit of a disappointment. But it’s not all bad.

The sweetened corn and rice clusters remind me of a crunchier version of Kix, and despite their pleasantly mild vanilla taste, they aren’t nearly sweet enough to remind me of a marshmallow treat.

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Clusters Cereal Milk

The mild flavor gets even milder, almost extinct when added to milk. I also find their size kind of bizarre. They aren’t quite big enough to dominate a spoon like Frosted Mini-Wheats, but they’re far from Cap’n Crunch territory too, making the proper spoon balance tricky. There’s a reason most rectangular cereal pieces aren’t this big and flat.

Anything else you need to know?

The Lucky Charms marshmallows are excellent. Vibrantly colored and full of crunchy-yet-soft freeze-dried splendor, their pronounced sweetness brings a very welcome balance to the unfortunately bland clusters. Although Lucky Charms isn’t one of my favorite cereals, I prefer its normal Cheerios-adjacent glazed oat pieces to these new hypothetically sweeter and more fun clusters.

Conclusion:

Whether or not I had inflated expectations, this cereal would have been a letdown. Between its odd shape and texture and too mild flavor, this just makes me miss the 90s classic even more.

DISCLOSURE: I received a free product sample. Doing so did not influence my review.

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 11.2 oz. box
Purchased at: N/A
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup/37 grams) 150 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein.