SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Nissin Cup Noodles Lemon Pepper Chicken and Teriyaki Beef

Nissin Cup Noodles Lemon Pepper Chicken

Nissin Cup Noodles Teriyaki Beef

I’m posting this for all the poor college students who read this site who, I imagine, are tired of the same old Cup Noodles flavors. So dine on these, my friends, and be glad you didn’t have only three Cup Noodles flavors to choose from like I did. (Spotted by Paul at Market Basket.)

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PUMPKINUNDATION 2018 – 10/16/2018

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

Dunkin Donuts Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee

Dunkin’ Donuts Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee

(Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

Giant Limited Time Originals Pumpkin Hummus

Giant Limited Time Originals Pumpkin Hummus

(Spotted by John R at Hannaford.)

Member s Mark Limited Time Pumpkin Pie

Member’s Mark Limited Time Pumpkin Pie

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Safeway Signature Select Seasons Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Sandwich Cookie Cremes

Safeway Signature Select Seasons Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Sandwich Cookie Cremes

(Spotted by Carla at Safeway.)

Stone Hedge Pumpkin Spice Caramel Popcorn

Stone Hedge Pumpkin Spice Caramel Popcorn

(Spotted by Sylvia at Dollar Tree.)

Erin Baker s The Original Breakfast Cookie Minis Pumpkin Spice

Erin Baker’s The Original Breakfast Cookie Minis Pumpkin Spice

(Spotted by Sylvia at Big Lots.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Ben & Jerry’s Exclusive Flavor Minter Wonderland

Ben  Jerry s Exclusive Flavor Minter Wonderland

If Target gets this, does Walmart get something like White Mintmas? (Spotted by @SnackForagers at Target.)

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REVIEW: Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Thins

Dunkin' Coffee Thins

Caffeine helps with mental focus, and you can tell when someone needs some. For example, I can tell the folks who designed the packaging for Dunkin’ Donuts’ Coffee Thins didn’t get enough.

How do I know?

On the back of the packaging, it says, “Each individually wrapped coffee thin has 60 calories.” But, according to the nutrition facts on the packaging, under that disclosure, a serving of THREE pieces has 170 calories. I dusted off the math portion of my brain and determined that 60 times 3 does not equal 170.

Just kidding. I used the calculator app on my phone. Who does math in their head nowadays?

I imagine caffeinated minds would’ve caught this discrepancy. Or maybe the folks who came up with the packaging got their caffeine from a serving of Dunkin’ Donuts’ Coffee Thins, which doesn’t have a lot. The amount in each one is a more surprising number than the inconsistent calorie total presented in the nutrition facts.

There are 7 milligrams of caffeine per piece. It’s not missing a digit. It’s not a typo.

7.

Okay, that might not be a surprising number to you, but it is to me because I’ve tried other coffee thins that claim a serving of three has the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee (85-95 milligrams). The only way a person could get that much with these would be by eating the entire bag of twelve, which would give them (checks calculator app on phone) 84 milligrams and, maybe, a stomachache. But, the weird thing is, one company, Tierra Nueva, makes all coffee thins, so it’s strange the caffeine content differs.

Dunkin' Coffee Thins 2

However, the lack of caffeine might explain why these are less bitter than the others I’ve tried. If you’re not familiar with coffee thins, they have the consistency of chocolate, but are made from coffee beans. With these, they taste as if there’s less coffee in them. It’s more like sweetened coffee with a little bit of cream, making them easier to eat and tasty.

I know I spent a lot of time writing about the Dunkin’ Coffee Thins’ caffeine content, but that’s the most disappointing aspect of this treat. It creamy, sweet, and has a flavor that I enjoy, but the lack of caffeine makes it hard to me to recommend. The whole point of it is to get an energy boost, which I didn’t get after eating a serving. Seven milligrams might do it for some people, but not for me.

Purchased Price: $6.99 (on sale)
Size: 4.2 oz. bag/12 pack
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (3 pieces) 170 calories, 11 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 30 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 10/16/2018

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.

Super Snack Time Bacon in a Bottle  Original and Cheesy

Super Snack Time Bacon in a Bottle (Original and Cheesy)

(Spotted by Carla at Walmart.)

S W New Orleans Style And Southwest Style Savory Sides

S&W New Orleans Style And Southwest Style Savory Sides

S W Tuscan Style Savory Sides

S&W Tuscan Style Savory Sides

(Spotted by Rachel J at Safeway.)

Safeway Signature Select Sriracha Tomato Ketchup

Safeway Signature Select Sriracha Tomato Ketchup

Safeway Signature Select 50 Less Sodium 50 Less Sugar Tomato Ketchup

Safeway Signature Select 50% Less Sodium 50% Less Sugar Tomato Ketchup

(Spotted by Sarah R at Safeway.)

Marion s Kitchen Coconut Sriracha

Marion’s Kitchen Coconut Sriracha

Momofuku Ssa?m Sauce Original

Momofuku Ssa?m Sauce Original

Momofuku Ssa?m Sauce Spicy

Momofuku Ssa?m Sauce Spicy

(Spotted by John R at Walmart.)

Juanita s Foods Extra Hot Menudo

Juanita’s Foods Extra Hot Menudo

(Spotted by Deborah S at Walmart.)

Taylor Farms Bistro Box Rise  Shine

Taylor Farms Bistro Box Rise & Shine

Taylor Farms Bistro Box Keto Kit

Taylor Farms Bistro Box Keto Kit

Taylor Farms Bistro Box Fruit  Brie

Taylor Farms Bistro Box Fruit & Brie

Taylor Farms Cheddar Crunch with Apples

Taylor Farms Cheddar Crunch with Apples

Taylor Farms Snappy Trails with Grapes

Taylor Farms Snappy Trails with Grapes

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

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