WEEKEND GIVEAWAY: A Pound of Laffy Taffy + More

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Laffy Taffy sent me a box of taffy because the wrappers have a new design and new jokes. Some were written by Nick Cannon, others were written by people from across the country.

Anyhoo, I have a lot of Laffy Taffy. I gave some away with last week’s giveaway, but I still have more. So I’m giving more away, plus a bunch of other stuff.

So for this prize drawing, one lucky reader will receive:

  • 1 pound of Laffy Taffy
  • 2 Packs of Pop-Tarts Splitz Sugar Cookie and Brownie Batter
  • 1 Pack of Pop-Tarts Splitz Strawberry and Cheesecake
  • 4 Nestle Butterfinger Dark Bars
  • 1 Package of Trolli Deadpool 2 Sour Brite Tiny Hands
  • 1 Coupon for One FREE Multi-Pack Three Twins Ice Cream Novelty

RULES:

To enter The Impulsive Buy’s A Pound of Laffy Taffy + More Prize Drawing, leave a comment with THIS post. You can write whatever you want, but please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winners for his or her mailing address.

We will stop accepting entries on Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

Good luck!

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QUICK REVIEW: Mtn Dew Berry Monsoon

Mtn Dew Berry Monsoon

What is it?

Mtn Dew Berry Monsoon is quite possibly the most exclusive soda in stores right now!

Oh, wait, I mean store.

That’s right because it’s available only at Sam’s Club — and, even then, only at the soda fountain. Luckily for me, I happen to be a member of The Club, so I grabbed a cup of this ultra-exclusive, berry lime-flavored soda during my last Sam’s run.

How is it?

Coming from someone that drinks enough Mtn Dew to have a lucrative Dew Nation Rewards account, pretty good! The berry flavor is definitely more prominent here, but the hint of lime provides a nice countenance for the fizz, which is a bit on the lighter side.

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If you can imagine mixing together three-fourths of a cup of Mountain Berry Blast Powerade with one-fourth of a cup of 7Up, then you would get a pretty accurate representation of what Mtn Dew Berry Monsoon tastes like. You’d even replicate the color, which is nearly identical to that of Berry Powerade.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This stuff is a great deal if you have a Sam’s Club membership, or if you know someone with one that you’re able to drag along with you to get you in the door. I paid less than a dollar for my 24-ounce cup, and, yes, you can get refills. You’re probably going to want to because Berry Monsoon’s likeness to carbonated Powerade makes it particularly satisfying after shopping and hauling cases of chips and toilet paper around the store.

Conclusion:

If you shop at Sam’s Club, like Mountain Dew, and are looking for something a little lighter to quench your thirst over the summer, then I think that Mtn Dew Berry Monsoon is something you’ll enjoy! Hopefully, PepsiCo will incorporate this flavor into its regular selection, because I’ll be sad to see this one go.

Purchased Price: 89 cents
Size: 24 oz.
Purchased at: Sam’s Club
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (8 fl oz.) 60 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 calories from fat, 35 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of total carbohydrates, 16 grams of sugar, 0 grams of dietary fiber, and 0 grams of protein.

FAST FOOD NEWS: Dunkin’ Donuts Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Batter Donuts

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Dunkin’ Donuts is filling its menu with two new filled donuts.

The Chocolate Cake Batter Donut is stuffed with chocolate buttercreme filling, frosted with chocolate icing, and topped with colorful confetti sprinkles. It has 370 calories, 19 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 400 milligrams of sodium, 45 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 24 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Its equally sweet sibiling, the Vanilla Cake Batter Donut, features vanilla-flavored cake batter filing, a layer of white icing, and confetti sprinkles. It has 370 calories, 18 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 390 milligrams of sodium, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 27 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

Both will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations nationwide for a limited time starting on Monday, May 28.

Oh, speaking of Dunkin’ Donuts dates, the donut chain is celebrating National Donut Day on Friday, June 1 by offering customers a free classic donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day at participating locations.

(Image via Dunkin’ Donuts.)

REVIEW: Post Golden Oreo O’s Cereal

Post Golden Oreo O s Cereal

I’ve got to be honest, if/when Post’s Golden Oreo O’s Cereal gets discontinued, I don’t think there will the same upswell of support to bring it back like there was with the original Oreo O’s Cereal after it disappeared from shelves.

Because Oreo > Golden Oreo.

So no Bring Back Golden Oreo O’s Cereal Facebook pages to like that’ll cause your Facebook timeline to suddenly have more junk food and weight loss ads. And there won’t be folks who will buy boxes on eBay from sellers in South Korea.

But, even though I feel that way, it’s a decent breakfast cereal.

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The round corn pieces with white sprinkles look like the bleached version of Oreo O’s Cereal. Taking a whiff of the cereal in the bag, it does remind me of the cookies, but its flavor makes me think of another cereal. I can’t put my tongue on what it is, but there’s a part of me that wants to believe it’s C-3PO’s Cereal. That’s probably not the case, and I’m sorry to anyone whose hopes I got up with the previous sentence.

Although I can’t figure out which cereal it’s similar to, its flavor is what I imagine the textbook taste definition of sweet corn-based breakfast cereal would be. It’s a combination of artificial vanilla, sugar, and the sweetness of corn.

Post’s Golden Oreo O’s tastes as much like Nabisco’s Golden Oreo as Post’s Oreo O’s tastes like Nabisco’s Oreo, which means not a whole lot. But I’m fine with that because I’ve been happily filling my bowl with it over the past few days, mindlessly munching on it as I try to figure out what frickin’ cereal it’s like. Some of the sweetness does wash off into the milk, so expect a treat when you slurp it up.

To be honest, much like my position with the cookies, Oreo O’s Cereal > Golden Oreo O’s Cereal. I’m not saying this belongs on a lower tier by any means, but I prefer the chocolate version. It comes in a family-sized box from Walmart, so if you hate it, although I imagine you won’t, it’ll last you for a while.

DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample of the product. Doing so did not influence my review in any way.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 cup – 120 calories, 15 calories from fat, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 115 milligrams of sodium, 25 milligrams of potassium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.)

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 19 oz. box
Purchased at: Received from PR people
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: The textbook taste definition of sweet corn-based breakfast cereal. Smells like Golden Oreo Cookies in the bag. Sweetness washes off into milk.
Cons: Doesn’t taste Golden Oreo Cookies. Kind of generic cereal flavor. Probably not C-3P0’s Cereal. Can’t figure out what cereal it tastes like.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES (SNACK EDITION) – 5/25/2018

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

Lotus Biscoff  Go Cookie Butter and Breadsticks

Lotus Biscoff & Go Cookie Butter and Breadsticks

(Spotted by Sylvia at Vons.)

Trader Joe s Berry Flavored Soft Licorice Twists

Trader Joe’s Berry Flavored Soft Licorice Twists

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

Chocolove Filled Strawberry in Dark Chocolate

Chocolove Filled Strawberry in Dark Chocolate

Chocolove Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee

Chocolove Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee

Chocolove Dark Chocolate Salted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Pretzels

Chocolove Dark Chocolate Salted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Pretzels

(Spotted by Rachel C at Jensen’s Foods.)

365 Everyday Value Limited Edition Gochujang Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

365 Everyday Value Limited Edition Gochujang Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

(Spotted by Marvo at Whole Foods.)

Private Selection Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Toffee Truffles and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Truffles

Private Selection Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Toffee Truffles and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Truffles

(Spotted by Rachel C at Ralphs.)

Baron Chocolatier Premium Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate

Baron Chocolatier Premium Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate

(Spotted by Rachel C at Ralphs.)

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