SPOTTED – 5/20/2022

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.

Turkey Hill Seasonal Favorite Glazed Lemon Pound Cake Frozen Dairy Dessert
Turkey Hill Seasonal Favorite Glazed Lemon Pound Cake Frozen Dairy Dessert

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Tom Thumb.)

Jones Special Release ICEE Cherry soda
Jones Special Release ICEE Cherry soda

(Spotted by Robbie at Kroger Marketplace.)

Kemps Limited Edition Orange Dream
Kemps Limited Edition Orange Dream

(Spotted by Erin K at Byerlys.)

A M RXBar Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter
A.M. RXBar Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter
A M RXBar Chocolate
A.M. RXBar Chocolate

(Spotted by Sarah R at Whole Foods.)

The Ice Cream Party Box 2022 Version
The Ice Cream Party Box 2022 Version

Gone are the Nerds candy, but they’ve been replaced with Sanders caramel topping. (Spotted by Robbie at Costco.)

Lindt Classic Recipe OatMilk Bars  Original and Salted Caramel
Lindt Classic Recipe OatMilk Bars (Original and Salted Caramel)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Creative Snacks Co Birthday Cake Yogurt Pretzels with Sprinkles
Creative Snacks Co. Birthday Cake Yogurt Pretzels with Sprinkles

(Spotted by Robbie at Costco.)

Kool Aid Candy Fan
Kool-Aid Candy Fan
Kool Aid Character Case
Kool-Aid Character Case

(Spotted by Robbie at It’sugar.)

REVIEW: Sour Patch Kids Cola Bubbles

Sour Patch Kids Cola Bubbles Pouch

What are Sour Patch Kids Cola Bubbles?

It’s Sour Patch minus the Kids, and this time they’re soda flavored.

How are they?

Sometimes I eat a new snack and genuinely enjoy it, but it still ends up bumming me out for reasons beyond its control. I’ll get to that later, but first? These are really good.

I can go in-depth about the flavor, but it just kinda boils down to “Sour Coca-Cola.” They’re exactly as advertised.

Everyone knows Sour Patch Kids start sour and become sweet, and these are no different. The initial sour sensation is very similar to that of a lemon or lime SPK, but it mellows into a moderate level of sweetness that I’d compare to watered-down cola.

Sour Patch Kids Cola Bubbles Glass Wht

Both colored bubbles have the same flavor, which I thought would pop (no pun) a bit more, if I’m being honest. That’s not really a complaint, though.

It’s akin to when you pour Coke over ice and take that first foamy sip as the bubbles settle around the cubes. Am I making sense? I find that to be the best and least cola flavor heavy sip. There’s obviously no effervescence here, but the taste gives off that sensation.

I couldn’t help but wonder how successful a “Sour Cola” would be after eating these. Maybe Pepsi could give that a trial run. I think it would be good, especially for a cocktail mixer.

Anything else you need to know?

So, I mentioned earlier how bummed these made me, and I’m probably dating myself here, but they reminded me of a candy that hasn’t existed in close to two decades – Betty Crocker Sodalicious Fruit Snacks.

If you know, you know.

I won’t dwell on that too much, and I encourage you to Google ’em because, man, they were an elite childhood snack, and these were semi-close to what I remember Sodalicious tasting like.

I also think Sour Patch Kids Cola Bubbles are better than Haribo Happy Cola gummies.

Conclusion:

Sour Patch Kids Cola Bubbles Glass Bag

These are legit, and I’d argue the little bubble form is a more satisfying bite than the usual flat kid shape.

I think these could and really should become standard movie theater candy. You can sub ’em in for the massive Coke and family-sized bag of Sour Patch Kids you usually get and just focus on your garbage can full of popcorn.

Purchased Price: $1.25
Size: 3.61 oz
Purchased at: Dollar Tree
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (24 pieces) 110 calories, 0 grams of fat, 25 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of total carbohydrates, 23 grams of total sugars, and 0 grams of protein.

SPOTTED – 5/19/2022

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.

Hostess Crispy Minis Mint Chocolate
Hostess Crispy Minis Mint Chocolate

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart Neighborhood Market.)

Member s Mark Place  Bake Churro Style Cookie Dough
Member’s Mark Place & Bake Churro Style Cookie Dough

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Kit Kat Milk Chocolate White Creme and Blueberry Muffin Assortment
Kit Kat Milk Chocolate, White Creme, and Blueberry Muffin Assortment

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Flipz Stuff d White Fudge Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
Flipz Stuff’d White Fudge Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

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

The Original Cakebites Jurassic World T Rex Party Cakebites and Blue Berry Apple Cakebites
The Original Cakebites Jurassic World T-Rex Party Cakebites and Blue Berry Apple Cakebites

(Spotted by Bob K at Walmart.)

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(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Fannie May Mint Chocolate Cookie Clusters
Fannie May Mint Chocolate Cookie Clusters

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Private Selection White Chocolate Coconut and White Chocolate Blonde Swiss Bar
Private Selection White Chocolate Coconut and White Chocolate Blonde Swiss Bar

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Kroger Sweet Spring Trail Mix
Kroger Sweet Spring Trail Mix
Kroger S mores Spring Trail Mix
Kroger S’mores Spring Trail Mix

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Joffrey s Disney Mickey and Minnie S mores Adventure Ground Coffee
Joffrey’s Disney Mickey and Minnie S’mores Adventure Ground Coffee

(Spotted by @DaleMethod at TJ Maxx.)