BACK ON SHELVES: Keebler Special Batch Dark Chocolate Fudge Stripes Cookies

Keebler Special Batch Dark Chocolate Fudge Stripes Cookies

I forgot this existed before. Thank goodness there’s a site out there that’s kept track of most of the new products released over the past seven years. It’s called The Impulse Buy. Oh wait, I mean, The Impulsive Buy. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

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SPOTTED: Sun Chips Zesty Queso

Sun Chips Zesty Queso

If it’s a Costco-sized bag, these better be damn good. (Spotted by Lisa D at Costco.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Carl’s Jr. Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight (CBD)

Carl s Jr Rocky Mountain High

Carl’s Jr.’s newest test item, the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight (CBD), celebrates 4/20, features CBD oil, and is extremely elusive. The $4.20 cheeseburger is only available for one day (4/20) in one state (Colorado, where recreational marijuana use is legal) at one location (4050 Colorado Blvd. in Denver, which I assume got chosen because it has a 4 and 0 in its address).

The burger features two 100% charbroiled beef patties, pickled jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, Crisscut fries, and Carl’s Jr.’s signature Santa Fe Sauce infused with CBD oil all between a premium bun.

CBD oil is made from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. It does not cause people to get high, but it is used to help with pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Carl’s Jr. is getting hemp-derived CBD oil from Bluebird Botanicals, a Colorado company.

The burger will be available while supplies last on 4/20. Although, if Carl’s Jr. is trying to lure the cannabis crowd, I imagine their collective munchies might make the supply dwindle quickly.

If you’re lucky enough to try it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Carl’s Jr.)

BACK ON SHELVES: Reese’s Chocolate Lovers and Peanut Butter Lovers Peanut Butter Cups

Reese s Chocolate Lovers Peanut Butter Cups

Reese s Peanut Butter Lovers Peanut Butter Cup

Welcome back, Reese’s Chocolate Lovers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Lovers! Elvis’ 85th birthday will be next year, so how about bringing back the Elvis Peanut Butter and Banana Creme Cups, Hershey’s? (Spotted by Robbie at Stripes and Bob K at Wegmans.)

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REVIEW: Blueberry Cheerios Cereal

Blueberry Cheerios Cereal

What are Blueberry Cheerios?

After decades of Honey Nut and the occasional new flavor of Cheerios, it seems like we’ve gotten at least 20 new varieties in the past couple years, with Blueberry being the latest to hit shelves.

How are they?

Blueberry Cheerios are not quite up to snuff with the previous fruit inspired flavors, but that’s not to say they’re bad.

Blueberry Cheerios Cereal Dry

First off, the scent is pitch perfect. I bet you could name this cereal in a blind sniff test with no hesitation. The cereal pieces appear to be caked with a purplish dust with little bits of actual pureed blueberry.

The flavor is not as strong as I expected. The first few bites give you a quick blueberry hit, but it soon fades as the dust dissipates into the milk.

Blueberry Cheerios Cereal Games

There are no artificial flavors, which I assumed and appreciated. That said, when it comes to blueberry, I think I prefer a regrettable sugary start to my morning. This is the adult’s Blueberry Toast Crunch, which is odd considering a toddler could master the games on the box.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Blueberry Cheerios Cereal Wet

It’s almost two cereals in one. You start with purple o’s and white milk, but within a minute you have an almost normal looking bowl of Cheerios floating in a purplish run-off.

The milk ends up being the tastiest part as the cereal pieces get blander. I drank the second half of the bowl, cereal pieces and all.

Conclusion:

I’ve tried most of the fruit Cheerios (Banana, Peach, Berry, etc.) and I honestly think they’re all superior. Blueberry is still a solid cereal, but I’d put it near the bottom in terms of Cheerios flavors.

I know we’ve had Fruity Cheerios in the past, but I would love a “Fruit Medley” mix consisting of all the previously mentioned flavors. Blueberry would make a great supporting player.

Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: 10.9 oz
Purchased at: Shop Rite
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (3/4 cup) 110 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 125 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

SPOTTED – 4/19/2019

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.

Trader Joe s Georgia Pecan Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Trader Joe’s Georgia Pecan Butterscotch Chip Cookies
Trader Joe s Jerk Style Plantain Chips
Trader Joe’s Jerk-Style Plantain Chips

(Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

Kool Aid Sour Jammers Zappin Tropical Punch
Kool-Aid Sour Jammers Zappin’ Tropical Punch
Kool Aid Sour Jammers Shockin Blue Raspberry
Kool-Aid Sour Jammers Shockin’ Blue Raspberry
Kool Aid Sour Jammers Snappin Green Apple
Kool-Aid Sour Jammers Snappin’ Green Apple

There are two other flavors: Electric Lemon Lime and Watermelon Slam. (Spotted by Carla at Walmart.)

7 Select Dragon Fantasy and Gamer Gummies
7-Select Dragon, Fantasy, and Gamer Gummies

(Spotted by Rachel C at 7-Eleven.)

Rana Organic Roasted Tomato Mozzarella Tortelloni
Rana Organic Roasted Tomato Mozzarella Tortelloni
Rana Organic Broccoli  Fontina Cheese Ravioli
Rana Organic Broccoli & Fontina Cheese Ravioli
Rana Organic Asparagus  Mozzarella Ravioli
Rana Organic Asparagus & Mozzarella Ravioli
Rana Organic Baby Spinach  Roasted Garlic Tortelloni
Rana Organic Baby Spinach & Roasted Garlic Tortelloni

(Spotted by Sarah R at Safeway.)

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