SPOTTED: Ben & Jerry’s Limited Batch Cherry Crumble Ice Cream

Ben  Jerry s Limited Batch Cherry Crumble 5

Ben  Jerry s Limited Batch Cherry Crumble 1

Ben  Jerry s Limited Batch Cherry Crumble 7

Ben  Jerry s Limited Batch Cherry Crumble 3

Ben  Jerry s Limited Batch Cherry Crumble 2

Ben  Jerry s Limited Batch Cherry Crumble 4

Ben  Jerry s Limited Batch Cherry Crumble 6

You might be wondering why I’ve posted SEVEN photos of the same product. Well, a few weeks ago, our writer Sean came upon this new Ben & Jerry’s flavor at his local Safeway and sent me a photo. Actually, I should back up a little and mention that Ben & Jerry’s has had some distribution issues or something this year. Because almost all of their new flavors this year have ended up on store shelves weeks before the company announces them, and that’s also the case with Cherry Crumble. I messaged my contact at Ben & Jerry’s about the flavor and was asked to postpone posting anything about it until its announcement. Because I like Ben & Jerry’s PR folks and have had a great relationship with them for around a decade, I agreed to it. While I waited for its official announcement, I received six other photos of the ice cream but couldn’t post them. But now I can. So here you go. (Spotted by Brandon, Rachel C at Walmart, Sean at Safeway, Geoffrey at Save Mart, Bob K at Giant Eagle, Michael K at Wegmans, and Jennifer at Market 32.)

SPOTTED – 5/17/2022

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

Popcorn Indiana Cheese Pizza Popcorn
Popcorn Indiana Cheese Pizza Popcorn

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Michelina s Grande Kung Pao Chicken
Michelina’s Grande Kung Pao Chicken
Michelina s Grande Cheesy Chipotle Beef Nacho Style Pasta
Michelina’s Grande Cheesy Chipotle Beef Nacho Style Pasta
Michelina s Grande Feta Pasta Bake
Michelina’s Grande Feta Pasta Bake
Michelina s Grande Bacon Parmesan Linguine
Michelina’s Grande Bacon Parmesan Linguine
Michelina s Grande Rigatoni Alfredo with Chicken  Broccoli
Michelina’s Grande Rigatoni Alfredo with Chicken & Broccoli

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Member s Mark Hawaiian Style Chicken Teriyaki
Member’s Mark Hawaiian Style Chicken Teriyaki

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Old El Paso Tortilla Pockets
Old El Paso Tortilla Pockets

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Whisps Tangy Ranch Cheese Crisps  Nuts
Whisps Tangy Ranch Cheese Crisps & Nuts
Whisps Smoky Barbeque Cheese Crisps  Nuts
Whisps Smoky Barbeque Cheese Crisps & Nuts
Whisps Garlic Herb Cheese Crisps  Nuts
Whisps Garlic Herb Cheese Crisps & Nuts

(Spotted by Robbie at Kroger Marketplace.)

Member s Mark Red White  Blue Tortilla Chips
Member’s Mark Red White & Blue Tortilla Chips

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Somos Cuatro Chiles Taqueria Salsa Jalapeno Pepper Salsa Verde and Pasilla Pepper Salsa Ranchera
Somos Cuatro Chiles Taqueria Salsa, Jalapeno Pepper Salsa Verde, and Pasilla Pepper Salsa Ranchera
Somos Cilantro Lime White Rice and Mexican Brown Rice
Somos Cilantro Lime White Rice and Mexican Brown Rice

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Sprouts.)

REVIEW: DiGiorno Eggs Benedict Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza

DiGiorno Eggs Benedict Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Box

My background with breakfast pizza is best described as inexperienced. I’ve had it, both fresh and frozen, but if I had to estimate how many times, I’d say six. Compare that with how many times I’ve had pizza (964) and how many times I’ve eaten breakfast (12,573), and you have a pretty insignificant number relative to breakfast and pizza consumption. In other words, cheese=MC2.

This is DiGiorno’s maiden voyage into breakfast pizza, and it’s doing it with three new varieties -— Sausage and Gravy, Cinnamon Roll, and Eggs Benedict. All are served on a croissant crust, something the brand has previously employed on regular pizzas. (But I haven’t had.)

DiGiorno Eggs Benedict Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Frozen

Here’s my next startling confession: I’ve never had eggs Benedict. The thing is, I don’t like English muffins. Like, at all. Their texture is abrasive, they smell like feet, and biscuits exist. I mean, there’s just no earthly reason to eat them. And seeing as how I’ve never encountered eggs Benedict involving anything but, well, here we are.

DiGiorno Eggs Benedict Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Flaky

But again, the base layer of this pizza is a croissant. And how is DiGiorno’s croissant? It’s decent. It’s a little buttery and a little flaky, but it’s not on par with Pillsbury croissants from a can. But it makes a sturdy base and is marginally more interesting than DiGiorno’s traditional crust.

On top of the OK Croissant (my favorite Radiohead cover band composed entirely of pastry chefs), you’ve got “cheddar and mozzarella cheese, scrambled eggs, diced ham and hollandaise style sauce.”

DiGiorno Eggs Benedict Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Cooked

So, there was some cheese, but not as much as on a normal pizza, and that’s fine because of the “hollandaise style sauce” I mentioned previously. It tasted like cheese sauce. And as established, I’ve never had eggs Benedict. So it should come as no surprise that I don’t really know what hollandaise tastes like. Then I Googled it up, just to see what hollandaise is supposed to be. And most things I read describe it as a “rich and decadent egg based sauce” with a “buttery flavor” that can range from “sweet to tangy” preparation depending. Or, in DiGiorno’s case, “cheese sauce.” And don’t get me wrong — I love cheese sauce! But if you’re looking for a true hollandaise, this probably isn’t it.

DiGiorno Eggs Benedict Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Slice

The ham was good. Smoky, evenly distributed bite-sized rectangles. My only complaint is that I could have used twice as much. The eggs were a bit rubbery and indistinctive. At one point, I said, “I wish this thing had more egg,” but then I remembered the whole “rubbery and indistinctive” thing and wondered why I’d want more of that.

As I was typing this out just now, I was wondering if I should give this a 7 or an 8, and I was also kind of wondering how I could justify an 8 when most of the review seemed to suggest that I didn’t like it; but that’s not the case. I really liked it, despite the sad egg and “meh” crust. This thing shined on the totality of its parts instead of failing on the weakness of its pieces. Did it taste like eggs Benedict? I mean… I don’t know. I suspect not. Did it taste like someone turned a Ham and Cheese Hot Pocket into a pizza? Weirdly, yes. But I kind of love that. And in that spirit, I kind of loved this. (Except for the price tag. $10 is insane for a frozen pizza, inflation or not.)

Purchased Price: $9.99
Size: 23.4 oz
Purchased at: Hy-Vee
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1/5th of the pizza) 330 calories, 14 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 40mg of cholesterol, 690 mg of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of sugar (including 1 gram of added sugars), and 10 grams of protein.

SPOTTED (STRANGER THINGS EDITION) – 5/16/2022

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

Stranger Things Surfer Boy Pizza Pineapple Jalapeno PIzza
Stranger Things Surfer Boy Pizza Pineapple Jalapeno Pizza

(Spotted by Jason B at Walmart.)

Limited Edition Doritos 3D Crunch Three Cheese
Limited Edition Doritos 3D Crunch Three Cheese
Limited Edition Doritos 3D Crunch Chili Cheese Nacho Stranger Things Design
Doritos 3D Crunch Chili Cheese Nacho Stranger Things Design

Three Cheese flavor is new. Chili Cheese Nacho flavor is not new. (Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Skinny Butcher Stranger Things Crazy Crispy Chick n Nuggets
Skinny Butcher Stranger Things Crazy Crispy Chick’n Nuggets
Skinny Butcher Stranger Things Crazy Crispy Chick n Nuggets Box Back
Skinny Butcher Stranger Things Crazy Crispy Chick’n Nuggets Box Back

(Spotted by Holly at Walmart.)

Stranger Things Nacho Cheese Doritos
Stranger Things Nacho Cheese Doritos
Stranger Things Cool Ranch Doritos
Stranger Things Cool Ranch Doritos

(Spotted by James D at Walmart.)