Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by your fellow readers in other countries. If you’re Canadian or British and tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Hellmann's Mayonnaise with a Hint of Wasabi

Ugh! I’m disappointed the U.K. gets wasabi mayonnaise in a squeeze bottle before the U.S. does. I could really use this to help my Subway sandwiches taste better. (Spotted by Kelly at Sainsbury’s.)

Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo

Oh, Cadbury! What can’t you do with chocolate? (Spotted by Kelly at Sainsbury’s.)

Phileas Fogg Cool Sour Cream & Onion Mexican Style Taco Rolls

I didn’t read Around the World in Eighty Days so I didn’t know who Phileas Fogg was. I also didn’t read Journey to the Center of the Earth. I also didn’t watch any of the movie adaptations of the books. I’m sorry, Mr. Verne. (Spotted by Kelly at Sainsbury’s.)

French's Flavour Infusers

It’s kind of strange to see a bottle of French’s with French on it. I wonder if it’s equally as strange for a Canadian visitor to see a French-less French’s bottle when in the U.S. (Spotted by Darren at Calgary Co-op.)

Tetley Vanilla Bean Chai Tea

Did you know Tetley is the world second largest manufacturer and distributor of tea and Canada’s largest tea company? Well, now you do. So go impress your friends with that knowledge while sipping a cup of tea with your pinky sticking out. (Spotted by Darren at Calgary Co-op.)

Kellogg's Mini-Wheat Centres

That mascot looks either overly excited about the fruit filling or overly excited about the fiber. If it’s the fiber, I totally understand. I get that bonkers whenever I see a Fiber One product with over 40 percent of my daily fiber in it. (Spotted by Darren at Calgary Co-op.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email ([email protected]) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.


  1. “I wonder if it’s equally as strange for a Canadian visitor to see a French-less” –> yes. It’s like visiting a parallel universe where things seem familiar, but on closer inspection, _everything_ is a bit off.

    Lipton Noodles-n-Sauce — er, sorry, Knorr Sidekicks — tell you to use 1c milk and 1c water in Canada, but 1.5c water and .5c milk in the US. Special K flakes are a different shape (and, I feel, a different taste, though much of this may be down to the mouthfeel of the flakes?) in the US — they are fairly uniform concave ovals in Canada, but just flake flakes Stateside. Canada has Alphagetti, US has Spaghetti-Os. It’s all very disorienting.

    (Cdn Special K
    US )

  2. What the heck is that French’s flavour enhancer thingy? Is it some sort of injector?

    @KM — Special K used to be like that in the US years ago, but then they introduced Special K Flakes which then became the standard.

  3. We have the French’s gimmick at our local Wal-Mart, here in South Florida… I was tempted, but resisted – lol

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