SPOTTED: Taco Bell Shredded Cheeses

Taco Bell Zesty Ranch Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Zesty Ranch Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Breakfast Fiesta Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Breakfast Fiesta Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell 7 Layer Blend Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell 7-Layer Blend Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Salsa Verde Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Salsa Verde Shredded Cheese

For all the things Taco Bell has done with corn and tortilla shells for its restaurants, I’m really surprised it hasn’t done more with the cheeses it offers. Maybe these will convince them otherwise. (Spotted by Karri F at Meijer.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Burger King Vanilla Shake with M&M’s

BK Shake with MMS

Burger King has a new shake to cool you down even more this winter — the Vanilla Shake Made With M&M’s Chocolate Candies. But let’s call it the Vanilla Shake with M&M’s for short.

Just like the number of words in its actual name, the amount of M&M’s swimming in the vanilla soft serve used for this shake is plentiful. Along with the candy and soft serve, the treat also has vanilla syrup and whipped topping.

The sweet drink has 780 calories, 22 grams of fat, 14 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 gram of trans fat, 70 milligrams of cholesterol, 490 milligrams of sodium, 128 grams of carbohydrates, 1 grams of fiber, 111 grams of sugar, and 17 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Burger King’s website.)

SPOTTED: Kellogg’s Limited Edition Peeps Cereal

Kellogg s Peeps Cereal

Prairie Farms Peeps Marshmallow Milk would go great with this marshmallow-flavored cereal with marshmallows. (Spotted by Elizabeth R at Target.)

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REVIEW: Post Hostess Honey Bun Cereal

Post Hostess Honey Bun Cereal

We seem to be in the midst of a cerealssance.

Not only are the permanent fixtures beefing up their flavor varieties, but brands not usually known for cereal keep sneaking their way into the aisle. Hell, at this rate of expansion, they may LITERALLY beef up the aisle with a McDonald’s hamburger flavored cereal soon.

You cringe, but you’d probably be morbidly curious enough to try a box. Don’t lie.

Anyway, the point is, new cereals be droppin’.

After its recent venture into the frozen section, Hostess has partnered with Post to transform two of its most iconic snack cakes into a different form of breakfast treat – Powdered Donettes and Honey Bun Cereal.

In an effort to stick to my “chill on the sweets” New Year’s resolution, I decided only to buy the flavor I’d prefer in snack cake form – Honey Bun.

Right from the jump, a pleasant and familiar scent hit me that I didn’t necessarily associate with Honey Buns, despite really trying. I did however immediately think of ripping the seal off a carton of fresh vanilla icing, so I wasn’t too disappointed.

Post Hostess Honey Bun Cereal Holes

The cereal pieces have an interesting shape completely authentic to the look of Honey Buns, except they’re holier. I’m not just referring to the holes, I also mean “holier” in the religious sense, because HOLY CRAP, this cereal is good!

I imagine some people might say it tastes a bit like sugar cookies, but I’m gonna throw a flavor combination at you because it’s all I could think about while eating these – General Mills Oh’s meets Waffle Crisp. (French Toast Crunch also works.)

Post Hostess Honey Bun Cereal in a Bowl

Oh’s are one of my favorite cereals of all time, but I always kinda hated the rough texture. Waffle Crisp was a cereal that laid dormant in my memory until now, because a nostalgia flavor wave, or “flave™” if you will, hit me as soon as I ate a spoonful of Honey Bun cereal. While there isn’t maple, something about the level of sweetness and the texture instantly brought Waffle Crisp right back into my brain.

Post Hostess Honey Bun Cereal Close Up in Milk

The odd shape of this cereal lends itself to an excellent textural experience. They aren’t teeth-shatteringly crispy while dry, but also don’t sog into mush as they settle in the milk.

Now with all this said, I do still think the flavor is true to the iced goodness of Honey Bun snack cakes, which just makes it all the better.

In case you are wondering, the cereal leaves behind a “Honey Nut Cheerio-esque” milk, which is a perfect capper to the experience.

In the end, Honey Bun cereal might be a little too sweet, but that’s me nitpicking and trying to find a negative.

I wasn’t excited about the prospect of a powdered donut cereal, but you better believe I’ll be snatching Donettes up soon. I cannot wait until every last Hostess snack cake becomes a cereal. At this point, that seems inevitable. Don’t miss out on these.

Purchased Price: $3.69
Size: 11.5 oz. box
Purchased at: ShopRite
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (3/4 cup) 110 calories, 2 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 115 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein.

SPOTTED (TRADER JOE’S EDITION) – 1/21/2019

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

Trader Joe s Strawberry Mango Peel Away Fruit Leather Buttons
Trader Joe’s Strawberry-Mango Peel Away Fruit Leather Buttons
Trader Joe s Grape Mango Peel Away Fruit Leather Buttons
Trader Joe’s Grape-Mango Peel Away Fruit Leather Buttons
Trader Joe s Mango Peel Away Fruit Leather Buttons
Trader Joe’s Mango Peel Away Fruit Leather Buttons
Trader Joe s Candy Coated Chocolate Peanuts

Trader Joe’s Candy Coated Chocolate Peanuts
Trader Joe s Corn Pea Bean  Quinoa Crisps
Trader Joe’s Corn, Pea, Bean & Quinoa Crisps
Trader Joe s Almost Sabich Pita Sandwich Kit

Trader Joe’s Almost Sabich Pita Sandwich Kit
Trader Joe s Blushing Apple Tart
Trader Joe’s Blushing Apple Tart

(Spotted by Sarah R, Sylvia, and Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

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SPOTTED (VALENTINES EDITION) – 1/19/2019

Here are some interesting new and limited edition 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.

Jack Links Sasquatch Crate
Jack Links Sasquatch Crate

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Project 7 Gourmet Chewies Valentine s Packs
Project 7 Gourmet Chewies Valentine’s Packs

(Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

Crafty Cooking Kits Love Shake Pre Baked Cookie Kit
Crafty Cooking Kits Love Shake Pre-Baked Cookie Kit

(Spotted by Sylvia at Ralphs.)

Palmer Kissing You Makes Me Toadally Hoppy Card with Candy
Palmer Kissing You Makes Me Toadally Hoppy! Card with Candy

(Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

I Heart You Twix Much Twix Yard
I Heart You Twix Much Twix Yard

(Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

Dove Pleased to Sweet You Milk Chocolate Hearts
Dove Pleased to Sweet You Milk Chocolate Hearts

(Spotted by Sarah R at CVS.)

Dove Be My Valentine Assorted Chocolate Hearts
Dove Be My Valentine Assorted Chocolate Hearts

(Spotted by Sarah R at CVS.)

Wild Ophelia Dark Chocolate Heart
Wild Ophelia Dark Chocolate Heart

(Spotted by Sylvia at Starbucks.)

Granny B s Valentine Frosted Sugar Cookies
Granny B’s Valentine Frosted Sugar Cookies

(Spotted by Rachel J at Safeway.)

Russell Stover Strawberries  Creme Flatback Heart
Russell Stover Strawberries & Creme Flatback Heart

(Spotted by Sylvia at Rite Aid.)

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