Here are some new products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up. We’ll also occasionally throw in an unusual product.


Only now Heinz has mayonnaise? I could’ve sworn I’ve eaten Heinz mayonnaise somewhere. Maybe it was in a dream? But then, why would the mayonnaise in my dream be so specific? Maybe my subconscious was trying to tell me something. Perhaps it was warning me that I may face a Heinz dilemma soon. Or maybe my subconscious was craving a chicken salad sandwich.


Yes, astute shopper, there’s already a frozen CPK White Pizza. Although, that one uses the crispy thin crust, which I’m not really a fan of. This one uses their restaurant style crust. Preparing it takes significantly less time than the wait time to get a table at a CPK restaurant during lunch and dinner time.


Usually, I’m excited about new products. Sometimes too excited, according to the strange looks on the faces of my fellow grocery shoppers. However, seasoned steamed Brussels sprouts that’s prepared in a microwaveable steamer bag that has the word “NEW” on it doesn’t at all excite me. I dislike Brussels sprouts that much.


I wonder if these Marie Callender’s Comfort Bakes warm me up by giving me a hug from the inside. The flavors Savory Chicken & Rice, Mac & Cheese, and Cheddar & Bacon Potato Bake sound like they could give me temporary comfort from life’s hurdles and then back to stress and sadness after I’ve eaten it all and licked the tray clean to prolong the comfort.


I really wish the bottle said, “Horny Goat Weed with Caca.” That would’ve been a more ridiculous name. What does horny goat weed do? The first word of its name says it all. What about the maca with it? It guess it makes one hornier. Personally, I don’t need an aphrodisiac. All it takes for me is a little bit of a bra strap and collarbone and I’m good to go. Thanks for the picture, Nancy!

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at [email protected] with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

12 thoughts to “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 8/8/2012”

  1. Heinz mayo “portion packets” are pretty rare in the wild but I’ve been handed a few over the years.

  2. EEW who wants to try brussel sprouts?! Unless there is bacon involved and not steamed they should be roasted with a touch of bacon.

    1. I think you’re right. Heinz also seems to be bringing their baked beans to the US.

  3. Uh oh, Hellman’s has A LOT to worry about now, lol.

    Hellman’s Ketchup to up the ante?

  4. Brussel Sprouts are very good for you. However, I would not buy them seasoned. They could be too salty and that compromises their health virtue.

  5. hmmm. maybe because i live in pittsburgh we have heinz mayo everywhere. those lil packets are in lots of businesses and the hospital cafs. i have tons in my fridge drawer.

  6. I can’t be the only one who giggles whenever I see those frozen veggies that say ‘steamers,’ can I?

  7. I have been trying to find Heinz “Salad Dressing” (Miracle Whip type stuff) in anything other than packets. I cannot find it anywhere. We have it at work in packets in the ready made sandwiches but that’s the only place I have ever spotted it. It is pretty good.

  8. I work at Safeway and every time I see these posts I always end up saying to myself “and as always thank you for shopping at Safeway”

    I’ve been brainwashed

  9. A long time ago (late 90s, early 2000) when I was young and ate fast food with reckless abandon, I always asked for mayo to dip my fries in. At Burger King, they give you Heinz packets. It’s much tangier than other mayonnaise varieties so I liked it with fries. I’ve seen it on the shelves, but it’s a rare sighting and I never bought any. Much more of a Duke’s fan.

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