SPOTTED – 1/23/2019

Here are some interesting new and limited edition 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.

Nestle Coffee mate Natural Bliss Plant Based Half  Half  Unsweetened and Vanilla
Nestle Coffee mate Natural Bliss Plant Based Half & Half (Unsweetened and Vanilla)

(Spotted by Sarah R at Safeway.)

Nestle Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Toasted Coconut Creamer
Nestle Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Toasted Coconut Creamer

(Spotted by Jim P at Target.)

Nestle Coffee mate Maple Latte Creamer
Nestle Coffee mate Maple Latte Creamer

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Kashi by Kids Organic Super Food Bites  Chocolate and Mixed Berry
Kashi by Kids Organic Super Food Bites (Chocolate and Mixed Berry)

(Spotted by Noreen at Wegmans.)

Darigold Fit
Darigold Fit

(Spotted by Carla at Safeway.)

Lenny  Larry s The Complete Cookie Chocolate Donut
Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie Chocolate Donut

(Spotted by Rebecca at Vitamin Shoppe.)

Larabar Kid Cinnamon Swirl
Larabar Kid Cinnamon Swirl

(Spotted by Noreen at Wegmans.)

Perfect Fit Meals Paleo Beef 3 Pepper Mole and Tomatillo Pork
Perfect Fit Meals Paleo Beef 3-Pepper Mole and Tomatillo Pork

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Luna Minis Lemonzest
Luna Minis Lemonzest

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Ling Ling Pork  Vegetable Egg Rolls
Ling Ling Pork & Vegetable Egg Rolls

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Wegmans Peanut Butter  Cocoa Corn Crunch
Wegmans Peanut Butter & Cocoa Corn Crunch

(Spotted by Noreen at Wegmans.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

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SPOTTED: Non-Dairy Chobani

Non Dairy Chobani Slightly Sweet Plain

Non Dairy Chobani Mango Drink

The Non-Dairy Chobani Cups also come in the following flavors: blueberry, peach, strawberry, and vanilla. The Non-Dairy Chobani Drinks also come in the following varieties: slightly sweet plain and strawberry. (Spotted by Sara F at Hy-Vee.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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REVIEW: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Epic Crunch

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Epic Crunch

Do the kiddos still use the word “epic”? I’m asking for a friend because, obviously, I know the answer because I’m totally cool. Wait. Do the kiddos still use the word “cool”? Anyhoo, Pepperidge Farm is using the word that may or may not be hip to help name its latest crunchy fish-shaped snack —- Goldfish Epic Crunch.

According to the packaging, the snack has a tortilla crunch and big flavor, and that “big flavor” is available in three varieties — Ranch, Nacho, and Honey BBQ. While Ranch and Nacho have graced the surface area of previous Goldfish, Honey BBQ appears to be a first for the snack.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Epic Crunch Hollow

The hollow pieces are more massive than regular Goldfish, and they do have an epic crunch that reminds me of rolled tortilla chips, but they don’t have epic flavor.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Epic Crunch Ranch Closeup
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Epic Crunch Ranch

They’re not completely tasteless, but the seasonings are light in flavor, and they fade quickly, leaving behind mostly the whole grain tortilla base to torture my taste buds until I eat more.

The reason why these don’t do it for me is because, with all three varieties, they’re like diet versions of some of my favorite snacks. Ranch reminds me of Cool Ranch Doritos; Nacho evokes Nacho Cheese Doritos; and Honey BBQ brings to mind Fritos Honey BBQ Flavor Twists (the best Fritos, IMO). I’d rather have the tasty goodness of the originals than diet versions.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Epic Crunch Nacho Closeup
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Epic Crunch Nacho

However, much like Cool Ranch and Nacho Cheese Doritos, eating Goldfish Epic Crunch will lead to getting the seasoning on your fingers, which will turn your digits into savory suckers after you’re done eating. Although, it’s not as potent as what you’d get from Doritos. But, if you think about it, whatever seasoning ends up on your fingers won’t be on the Goldfish, which is where it needs to be.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Epic Crunch Honey BBQ Closeup
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Epic Crunch Honey BBQ

My unscientific guess at how much lighter the taste is to those classic snacks would be about 50 percent, which is not strong enough to compel me to keep sticking my hand into the bag to catch more of these Goldfish. I wish they were, to use a Pepperidge Farm trademark, Flavor Blasted.

Overall, Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish Epic Crunch is something I wouldn’t try again. With regular cheddar Goldfish, the salty and cheesiness makes me want to keep stuffing my mouth with them. But I don’t want to do that with these. They do have an epic crunch, but their flavor is wiggity wiggity wack.

Do the kiddos still use “wiggity wiggity wack”?

DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample of the product. Doing so did not influence my review in any way. Although, you probably guessed that while reading this review.

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 5.5 oz. bags
Purchased at: Received from Pepperidge Farm
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (26 pieces) Ranch – 130 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. Nacho – 130 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. Honey BBQ – 130 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

SPOTTED: Magnum Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars

Magnum Non Dairy Classic Frozen Dessert Bars
Magnum Non-Dairy Classic Frozen Dessert Bars
Magnum Non Dairy Almond Frozen Dessert Bars
Magnum Non-Dairy Classic Frozen Dessert Bars

Welcome to the non-dairy party, Magnum! If these do well, I hope we see Magnum Non-Dairy Tubs that I can wrap my hands around and strangle. (Spotted by Lisa D at Dillons.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something or if the product is old, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.

SPOTTED – 1/22/2019

Here are some interesting new and limited edition 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.

La Colombe Cold Brew Shandy Lemonade
La Colombe Cold Brew Shandy Lemonade

(Spotted by @theericschuman at Old Nelson Food Co.)

Limited Edition Heluva Good French Onion Dip Foot Bowl
Limited Edition Heluva Good French Onion Dip Foot Bowl

(Spotted by DJ at Redner’s.)

Archer Farms BBQ Recipe Chicken Thin Crust Pizza
Archer Farms BBQ Recipe Chicken Thin Crust Pizza
Archer Farms Mushroom  Truffle Oil Thin Crust Pizza
Archer Farms Mushroom & Truffle Oil Thin Crust Pizza
Archer Farms Pepperoni Self Rising Crust Pizza
Archer Farms Pepperoni Self-Rising Crust Pizza
Archer Farms Four Cheese Self Rising Crust Pizza
Archer Farms Four Cheese Self-Rising Crust Pizza
Archer Farms Chicken Bacon Ranch Self Rising Crust Pizza
Archer Farms Chicken Bacon Ranch Self-Rising Crust Pizza

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Private Selection Cuban Inspired Ham  Swiss Thin Crust Pizza
Private Selection Cuban Inspired Ham & Swiss Thin Crust Pizza

(Spotted by Alan D at Kroger.)

Kimberley s Bakeshoppe Two Bite Football Sugar Cookies
Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe Two-Bite Football Sugar Cookies

(Spotted by Sylvia at Vons.)

Starbucks Sparkling Strawberry Flavored Lollipop
Starbucks Sparkling Strawberry Flavored Lollipop

(Spotted by Sylvia at Starbucks.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something or if the product is old, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.

SPOTTED: Taco Bell Shredded Cheeses

Taco Bell Zesty Ranch Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Zesty Ranch Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Breakfast Fiesta Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Breakfast Fiesta Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell 7 Layer Blend Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell 7-Layer Blend Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Salsa Verde Shredded Cheese
Taco Bell Salsa Verde Shredded Cheese

For all the things Taco Bell has done with corn and tortilla shells for its restaurants, I’m really surprised it hasn’t done more with the cheeses it offers. Maybe these will convince them otherwise. (Spotted by Karri F at Meijer.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something or if the product is old, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.