QUICK REVIEW: Herr’s Sweet ‘n Crunchy Funnel Cake Snack Balls

Herr s Sweet  n Crunchy Funnel Cake Snack Balls

What is it?

A crazy-sounding, state fair-inspired flavor of puffed corn balls that aren’t as crazy as they sound, considering they’re made by the same people who have previously brought us such delights as Kansas City Prime Steak Potato Chips and Birthday Cake Popcorn.

How is it?

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You know how funnel cakes have powdered sugar, whipped cream, and all kinds of other yummy toppings on them? Imagine one without any, and then translate that generic sweetness onto a ball of puffed corn. If you can imagine how sad that would taste, congratulations, you’ve just summed up the entire flavor profile of Herr’s Funnel Cake Snack Balls.

Yeah, it’s a pretty dull experience. Without the fun stuff, funnel cakes are a ho-hum mess of fried pancake dough, and these snack balls are proof that they don’t have enough taste on their own to successfully inspire any other kind of treat.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Honestly, I don’t feel these are so bad. They’re just incomplete. Like I said before, funnel cakes have toppings, right? Since Herr’s neglected to take care of that, I decided to take matters into my own hands and gussie up a few as though they were the belle of the state fair’s funnel cake ball.

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And, just as I expected, the toppings made all the difference. Even though this is never a flavor that’s going to be super exciting, the addition of some traditional funnel cake accoutrements make the experience seem more genuine by allowing the snack balls to act as little vehicles for delivering powdered sugar and whipped cream to your mouth, much like an actual funnel cake.

Conclusion:

Compared to other Herr’s creations, Funnel Cake Snack Balls look woefully beige and unexciting from the start, and their flavor is as bland as the naked funnel cakes they resemble. If you decide to buy a bag of these anyway, be prepared to dress them up because there’s not going to be enough flavor to keep you interested otherwise.

Purchased Price: $1.89
Size: 6 oz. bag
Purchased at: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (39 pieces) 140 calories, 70 calories from fat, 7 grams of total fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 15 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 9 grams of total sugars, 8 grams of added sugars, and 1 gram of protein.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Jif Poppers

Jif Peanut Butter Poppers

Jif Peanut Butter Poppers

Jif Strawberry Poppers

Jif Strawberry Poppers

(Spotted by Bob K at Giant Eagle.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 7/20/2018

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.

TGI Fridays Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas

TGI Fridays Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

InnovASIAN Cuisine Sizzling Garlic Rice

InnovASIAN Cuisine Sizzling Garlic Rice

(Spotted by Jarred at Walmart.)

Elmhurst Milked Peanuts

Elmhurst Milked Peanuts

Elmhurst Milked Cashews and Milked Oats

Elmhurst Milked Cashews and Milked Oats

(Spotted by Bob K at Giant Eagle.)

Tiesta Tea Blueberry Wild Child and Maui Mango Teas

Tiesta Tea Blueberry Wild Child and Maui Mango Teas

Tiesta Tea Lavender Chamomile Herbal Tea

Tiesta Tea Lavender Chamomile Herbal Tea

(Spotted by Jarred at Walmart.)

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted Granola

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted Granola

Yes, not a new product. But available in a box instead of a bag, and away from all the other granola. (Spotted by Bob K at Walmart.)

Nature s Earthly Choice Great Day Goji Berry Powder

Nature’s Earthly Choice Great Day Goji Berry Powder

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Pirate s Booty Incredibles 2 Aged White Cheddar Puffs

Pirate’s Booty Incredibles 2 Aged White Cheddar Puffs

Pirate s Booty Incredibles 2 Aged White Cheddar Puffs 2

Pirate’s Booty Incredibles 2 Aged White Cheddar Puffs 2

Two differents packages for the same product for Incredibles 2? Incredible! (Spotted by Sylvia at Vons.)

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Quest Thin Crust Pizzas

Quest Supreme Thin Crust Pizza

Quest Supreme Thin Crust Pizza

Quest Uncured Pepperoni Thin Crust Pizza

Quest Uncured Pepperoni Thin Crust Pizza

Quest 4 Cheese Thin Crust Pizza

Quest 4-Cheese Thin Crust Pizza

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

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.

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QUICK REVIEW: Burger King Frosted Frozen Fanta Orange

Burger King Frosted Frozen Fanta Orange

What is it?

In case the name didn’t give it away, it’s Burger King’s new summer drink blending Frozen Fanta Orange with vanilla soft serve.

How is it?

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Decent, adequate, ordinary.

Grab a thesaurus, or use that Google thing, and pick your favorite adjective for average. Mine is fair to middling. With a simple concoction such as this, it would be hard to envision it being incredible or terrible. And it’s not; it’s just okay.

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I was expecting more of an orange Creamsicle/Dreamsicle taste. This will remind you of that, but only faintly. There just wasn’t much tang from the Fanta and not much sweetness from the soft serve. Also, the consistency was a touch gritty — not quite a milkshake and not quite a slush.

Maybe the BK soft serve is to blame (after all, Dairy Queen and McDonald’s are known for their soft serve; BK not so much). I’m not sure I even knew BK had soft serve before having this.

Is there anything else I need to know?

One caveat about this review: upon ordering I was given the dreaded “let me see if the machine is working” response. After a less-than-confident “I think so” from the manager, my order proceeded. And the Burger King I patronized did not have Fanta of any variety at the soda fountain, so that made me wonder where said Fanta came from for my drink. Unfortunately, the machine that might or might not have been working properly was located out of view, so the mystery endures.

Conclusion:

If you are having one of those blah days where you don’t want to be too excited about something or too disappointed, this might be the drink for you.

Purchased Price: $2.00
Size: 16 oz.
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 180 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 grams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 42 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 41 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.