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.

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The first food I learned to make as a child was the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, followed by Cup Noodles. PB&J sandwiches are extremely easy and quick to make, yet kids today have Smucker’s Uncrustables and now these peanut butter and jelly Kid Cuisine Snack Stix. Today’s kids are so spoiled with their iPads, Xbox, and peanut butter and jelly snacks that need to be thawed before eating. Thanks for the photo, Nicole!

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You know when you get a card in the mail…Oh wait. No one mails stuff anymore. Let me rephrase. Remember when you got a card in the mail and the person who sent you the card stuffed the envelope with glitter and sparkly things. You could feel the added crap and you knew it was there, but when you opened the envelope and the card, the glitter and sparkly things fell out anyway and on to the floor. Well, these Jell-O pudding cups look like the snack equivalent of those messy pieces of mail. Thanks for the photos, Nicole!


For years, I’ve been hoping that someday there would be limited edition frozen hash browns so I could make fun of the fact there are limited edition frozen hash browns. We’re not quite there yet, but I hope these limited edition waffle cut fries bring us a step closer. Thanks for the photo, Peter!


Cracked Black Pepper and Tomato Basil? Well, I guess having fancy flavors is one way to make eating string cheese somewhat classy. Thanks for the photos, Lauren!


Marie Callender’s is known for their pies, but I have yet to try any of them. That will soon change since I purchased the Chocolate Satin flavor. These pies are mini, about 4 inches in diameter, but their nutrition facts aren’t. One Chocolate Satin mini pie has 24 grams of fat (37 percent DV), 11 grams of saturated fat (55 percent DV), and 2 grams of trans fat. Wow. It looks like Marie Callender’s is trying to Marie Killender’s me.

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.

4 thoughts to “SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 8/15/2012”

  1. Those Kid Cuisine things just look like crappy ‘Hot Pockets’ … BUT I did used to love Kid Cuisine TV dinners. The desserts were always amazing if they were unidentifiable.

  2. I’ve had the Tomato Basil string cheese. It was okay, but I probably wouldn’t get it again. Kraft does an excellent string cheese, with just the right amount of salt and squeak. (Really, the best does have a bit of squeak to it.) But, if I remember correctly, the tomato and basil really overpowered the mozzarella flavor. Tomato and basil is an incredibly tasty combo, but I like cheese with my cheese, too.

  3. Oh, I admit it, I fell for the lure of the new Jell-O, though my walmart only had two of them… the strawberry shortcake is kind of disgusting, I didnt even finish it (keep in mind it’s pretty tiny, the packaging makes them feel big until you pull one out). Hope the oreo dirt cup is better.

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