SPOTTED: Hidden Valley Ranch Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Hidden Valley Ranch Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Huh. Who would’ve thought I’d be posting a second new pepperoni pizza flavored dip shortly after the first. I didn’t have that on my processed foods bingo card.

I got a press release regarding this, so I just regurgitate some of what it says. It includes a creamy blend of cheese, zesty pepperoni, and signature Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning that that tastes great warmed up in the microwave or oven and dipped with chips, crackers, or even spread on a bagel.

Hidden Valley Ranch Pepperoni Pizza Dip is a Sam’s Club exclusive and comes in a 15 lb container. Oops. I forgot a decimal point. It comes in a 1.5 lb tub with an $8.48 price tag. (Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

SPOTTED – 7/22/2021

Here are some interesting new 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.

Blue Diamond Almond Flour Yellow Cake and Brownie Mixes
Blue Diamond Almond Flour Yellow Cake and Brownie Mixes
Blue Diamond Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie and Chocolate Cake Mixes
Blue Diamond Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie and Chocolate Cake Mixes

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Tom Thumb.)

Hostess Limited Edition Chocolate CupCakes and Star Gazer Ding Dongs Variety Pack
Hostess Limited Edition Chocolate CupCakes and Star Gazer Ding Dongs Variety Pack

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

The Worthy Crumb Pastry Co Oreo Two Bite Muffins Box
The Worthy Crumb Pastry Co. Oreo Two-Bite Muffins Box

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Hershey s Halloween Shapes Assortment 120 Pieces
Hershey’s Halloween Shapes Assortment 120 Pieces

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Turkey Hill Seasonal Favorite Strawberry Marshmallow Swirl
Turkey Hill Seasonal Favorite Strawberry Marshmallow Swirl

(Spotted by Robbie at Randall’s.)

Sprinkles Chocolate Assorted Bars
Sprinkles Assorted Gift Box of Chocolate Bars Cover
Sprinkles Chocolate Assorted Bars 2
Sprinkles Assorted Gift Box of Chocolate Bars

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprinkles.)

Truth  Dairy Fresh Mint with Chocolate Pieces Gelato
Truth & Dairy Fresh Mint with Chocolate Pieces Gelato
Truth  Dairy Cracked Coconut Gelato
Truth & Dairy Cracked Coconut Gelato
Truth  Dairy Indonesian Vanilla Gelato
Truth & Dairy Indonesian Vanilla Gelato
Truth  Dairy Creamy Orange Gelato
Truth & Dairy Creamy Orange Gelato
Truth  Dairy Pure Pistachio Gelato
Truth & Dairy Pure Pistachio Gelato
Truth  Dairy Deep Chocolate with Chocolate Pieces Gelato
Truth & Dairy Deep Chocolate with Chocolate Pieces Gelato
Truth  Dairy Caramel Cookies  Cream Gelato
Truth & Dairy Caramel Cookies & Cream Gelato

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

REVIEW: All Lime Skittles

Limited Edition All Lime Skittles Share

What are Limited Edition All Lime Skittles?

It’s all lime all the time in this Lim(e)ited Edition Skittles release.

How are they?

I was never a big fan of the great Skittle switch of 2013. That’s when lime was unceremoniously replaced by apple. They just kept green, swapped the flavors, and acted like it was no big deal.

Limited Edition All Lime Skittles Pour

I’ll assume the higher-ups figured “citrus” was already well represented by lemon and orange, so no one would miss lime. After eating this bag, I realized how much I missed lime. I’m clearly not the only one, otherwise this All Lime release wouldn’t exist, right?

Limited Edition All Lime Skittles Original

In fairness to apple, and just to make sure my memories were correct, I also bought a regular bag of Skittles so I could compare the flavor combinations.

Apple is just too sweet.

I mean, these are Skittles, they’re supposed to be sweet, but I definitely prefer the overabundance of that slightly sour and sharp citrus bite to the sweetness of the strawberry and grape. With apple, the sweeter flavors outcandy the citrus, and it’s a weaker end product. Lime is just the superior green Skittle.

Anything else you need to know?

Limited Edition All Lime Skittles Guns Out

I’m technically rating the All Lime bag alone, so I can’t pretend I’m a huge fan of eating the same flavor over and over no matter which flavor it is. I’ll always prefer a mix. Even the best flavors get old after a few handfuls… of which there are many because these – like wayyyyyy too many candies these days – only seem to be available in Share Size.

[rant] Can we chill with the King/Share Sizes? It could just be my crippling loneliness speaking, but when I buy a Share Size, I usually eat it myself. I don’t wanna share, and half the candies on the racks these days only come in these giant portions. Stop making me eat so much. [/rant]

Conclusion:

Maybe it’s the fact Sour Skittles are my all-time favorite mix, but I want the citrus flavors to reign supreme in my red Skittles bag. Apple doesn’t even shine. It’s easily the worst flavor in the current lineup.

I think we should go back to the good old days and just put lime back in its rightful home… then maybe in 8 years I can come back and review “All Apple” Skittles and probably change my tune.

Purchased Price: $2.19
Size: 4 oz. Share Size
Purchased at: Wawa
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 oz) 110 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 5 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of total carbohydrates, 21 grams of total sugars, 0 grams of fiber, and 0 grams of protein.

SPOTTED: New and Improved Coca-Cola Zero Sugar (2021)

New and Improved Coca Cola Zero Sugar Can

New and Improved Coca Cola Zero Sugar Case

I’m not sure what needed to be improved with Coca-Cola Zero Sugar because I think the previous formulation was super tasty. Although, I did prefer the name Coca-Cola Zero over Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. However, I do like the look of the red can. I want to stick a Ferrari logo on it. Wait a minute. Is this going to be a New Coke all over again? (Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

SPOTTED – 7/21/2021

Here are some interesting new 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.

Bubly Coconut Pineapple Sparkling Water
Bubly Coconut Pineapple Sparkling Water

(Spotted by Sarah R at Safeway.)

Gardein Ultimate Plant Based Chick n Filets
Gardein Ultimate Plant-Based Chick’n Filets
Gardein Ultimate Plant Based Chick n Tenders
Gardein Ultimate Plant-Based Chick’n Tenders

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

Mission Original Almond Tortilla Wraps
Mission Original Almond Tortilla Wraps
Mission Original Cauliflower Tortilla Wraps
Mission Original Cauliflower Tortilla Wraps

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

Sprouts Sliced Croissant Bread
Sprouts Sliced Croissant Bread
Sprouts 100 Delicious Cinnamon Bread
Sprouts 100% Delicious Cinnamon Bread

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

Sprouts Plain Unsweetened Vegan Yogurt Alternative
Sprouts Plain Unsweetened Vegan Yogurt Alternative
Sprouts Vanilla Vegan Yogurt Alternative
Sprouts Vanilla Vegan Yogurt Alternative

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

H E B Mi Tienda Maiz Con Nopal Tortillas
H-E-B Mi Tienda Maiz Con Nopal Tortillas

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