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.)

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.

 

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something or if the product is old, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.

SPOTTED: JJ’s Bakery Fruit Punch Crispy Rice Treats

JJ s Bakery Fruit Punch Crispy Rice Treats

Well, it sounds more appealing than fruit punch-flavored cheese. (Spotted by Amanda Y 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.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something or if the product is old, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.

FAST FOOD NEWS: Burger King Big King XL

BKBKXL

Burger King has rolled out another variation for its King’s Collection line of burgers — the Big King XL.

The menu item features more than 1/2 lb. of flame-grilled 100 percent beef, American cheese, sliced onions, pickles, lettuce, and Burger King’s Stacker sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun.

The Big King XL is available at select restaurants nationwide for a limited time only with a recommended price of $5.59.

The burger has 980 calories, 63 grams of fat, 27 grams of saturated fat, 3.5 gram of trans fat, 215 milligrams of cholesterol, 1660 milligrams of sodium, 51 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 56 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Burger King.)

SPOTTED: Chocolove Ruby Cacao Bar

Chocolove Ruby Cacao Bar

If you’ve been wanting to try ruby chocolate without having to get it shipping from another country, you can pick this up in the U.S. (Spotted by Sylvia at Vons.)

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.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something or if the product is old, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.

REVIEW: Jello Play Monster Slime and Unicorn Slime

Jello Play Monster Slime and Unicorn Slime

I remember slime back in the ’90s when every kid’s dream was to be covered in it on national television or when you had it at home and it was called GAK.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that slime has made a comeback in a big way. So big it’s even jumping to entirely different parts of the store. Forget the toy aisle and please welcome slime to the food aisle! It’s 100 percent edible and from Jello Play the makers of, well, Jello.

There are two versions available. There is the Monster version that is neon green and lime flavored. And, Jello managed to loop in another trend with a unicorn version that is bright pink and strawberry flavored.

Jello Play Monster Slime and Unicorn Slime 2

The super fine powders are white with just the slightest tinge of green and pink and have a noticeable smell of their associated flavor. However, as the canister alludes to the creation will be neither solid nor liquid as it shifts back and forth between the two.

Jello Play Monster Slime 1

Jello Play Unicorn Slime 1

For example “Its firm if you squeeze it, but it can also pour and drip like a liquid!” My thoughts are similarly on different sides of the spectrum in that I was both wowed with this product but also horribly disappointed. Let inner child Leonard and current adult Leonard share more about how this went down:

Inner child Leonard: “Ooooh, monsters and unicorns, so fun!! Look it comes with its own scoop and you just add water. WOW, this is SO EASY to make. It’s turning a bright green and pretty pink, how cool!!! OMG MOM, look at THIS. It breaks apart when you pull on it, OMG!!!!!!!!! It’s melting and dripping!!! Now, it’s tough and firm as I’m pushing on it. MOM, feel it, this is SO NEAT. OMG, WOW, SO FREAKING COOL!!!!!!!! And you can eat it. I can’t wait to TRY IT!!!!!”

(Plays with it for another hour)

Jello Play Monster Slime 2

Current adult Leonard: “Wow, this is incredibly messy. The powder is getting everywhere. Let’s try the directions. It seems to be too thick, let’s add more water. Now it’s too runny, add some more powder. This is kind of more like oobleck, that stuff they make for science experiments, rather than slime. I wish it was more translucent and slimy. Now I have to eat it when my hands have been literally all over it? Oh boy.”

Jello Play Unicorn Slime 2

“Yikes, this is disgusting, like pretty gross. It does have a faint lime (or strawberry) flavor, but I thought it would taste better coming from Jello. It tastes like crushed up chalk or a pastry where I hit a large pocket of nothing but unbleached flour. The sweetness of the strawberry definitely fares better than the sourness of the lime with the starchy vehicle. What do I do with it now?”

(Proceeds to dispose of it in the trash can.)

Jello Play Monster Slime 3

I had a lot of fun with these as it’s not every day you get to play with your food and even if you are not a kid the kid in you will surely get immense pleasure out of it. The execution, though, isn’t 100 percent there and don’t expect your guests to fill up on it as your next party’s DIY dessert.

Purchased Price: $5.49 each
Size: 14.8 oz. canister
Purchased at: Giant
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1/2 cup prepared) Monster – 290 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 115 milligrams of sodium, 70 grams of carbohydrates, 20 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. Unicorn – 290 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 105 milligrams of sodium, 70 grams of carbohydrates, 20 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein

SPOTTED – 1/18/2019

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.

Tostitos Hint of Lime Bite Size

Tostitos Hint of Lime Bite Size

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

365 Everyday Value Buffalo Wing Almonds

365 Everyday Value Buffalo Wing Almonds

365 Everyday Value Smoky BBQ Mixed Nuts

365 Everyday Value Smoky BBQ Mixed Nuts

365 Everyday Value Sweet  Tangy Barbecue Snack Mix

365 Everyday Value Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Snack Mix

365 Everyday Value Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

365 Everyday Value Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

365 Everyday Value Thai Curry Cashews

365 Everyday Value Thai Curry Cashews

(Spotted by Sarah R at Whole Foods.)

Quest Snickerdoodle Protein Cookie

Quest Snickerdoodle Protein Cookie

(Spotted by Sarah R at Vitamin Shoppe.)

Palacios Spicy Ground Chorizo

Palacios Spicy Ground Chorizo

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

Dannon Light  Fit Berries  Cream Original Greek

Dannon Light & Fit Berries & Cream Original Greek

(Spotted by Sylvia at Ralphs.)[

Dannon Light  Fit Original Greek Winter Limited Release Strawberry Cheesecake and Creme Brulee

Dannon Light & Fit Original Greek Winter Limited Release Strawberry Cheesecake and Creme Brulee

(Spotted by Sarah R at Safeway.)

Perfectly Delicious Pumpkin Loaf Cake and Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Perfectly Delicious Pumpkin Loaf Cake and Gingerbread Loaf Cake

(Spotted by Sarah R at Whole Foods.)

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.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something or if the product is old, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.