NEWS: Get Ready to Hoard Pumpkin Spice VIA Ready Brew Packets Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Fans

Starbucks Pumpkin?

Update: Click here to read our Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Pumpkin Spice review

There are many people out there who wish the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte was available year round. Heck, I’m pretty sure if some of them could control the weather they would maintain fall/winter weather year round if it meant they could enjoy their beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte throughout the year.

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is returning September 4, but this year it’s also bringing Pumpkin Spice Starbucks VIA Ready Brew packs with it. So if you have enough cupboard space, you can stockpile those puppies like you were preparing for shadows to be seen on Groundhog Day.

Each Pumpkin Spice Starbucks VIA Ready Brew box comes with five single serve packets, much like other Starbucks VIA products. Each packet contains an Arabica instant coffee blend with natural flavors and cane sugar. Just add hot milk and, after you’ve stirred it, you’ll have yourself a Pumpkin Spice Latte to enjoy and laugh with as you think of all those poor souls braving horrible weather conditions in order to get their own Pumpkin Spice Latte from a Starbucks.

Much like the original Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, the Pumpkin Spice Starbucks VIA Ready Brew will be available for a limited time.

Source: Starbucks Melody

Image via flickr user Chris Breeze / CC BY 2.0

NEWS: Show Your School Pride With College-Branded Limited Edition Printed Fun Pop-Tarts

Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts Innards

Remember when you used to paint a body part in your college’s colors to show your school pride?

Yeah, I never did that. But if you did, I bet you’d be willing to do almost anything for your alma mater, even eat the upcoming school-branded Kellogg’s Limited Edition Printed Fun Pop-Tarts.

Kellogg’s has teamed up with the University of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and North Carolina to create a new line of Pop-Tarts that will have their logos printed on Pop-Tarts frosting. Yes, there isn’t a wide selection of schools to choose from, but don’t feel bad because the school participating didn’t have a wide selection of flavors to choose from. Actually, it appears they didn’t have a choice because these school-inspired Pop-Tarts come in one flavor — strawberry.

However, each school’s Pop-Tart has a unique name. Well, not all of them. The University of Florida’s Florida Gators Strawberry was the least creative of all the names. But there’s also the University of North Carolina’s Tar Heel Berry, University of Arkansas’ Razorback Red, University of Georgia’s Bulldog Berry, and University of Michigan’s Go Blue Strawberry.

Yes, North Carolina and Michigan, which are known for their blue colors, are forced to have strawberry flavored Pop-Tarts instead of the more appropriate blueberry. Go Blue!

Update: Kellogg’s has done this before.

These Limited Edition Printed Fun Pop-Tarts will be available in early September and only sold in the states where the universities are located. They will also be available online at

Source: CBS Sports

WEEK IN REVIEWS – 8/25/2012


Here are a few product reviews posted this week from other blogs we follow.

Squirrel Nut Zippers: good candy, good band, and, I believe, good pants brand for squirrels. (via Candyblog)

I ate a lot of this while growing up on another rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And it’s one of the reason why I had to wear husky-sized Sears Toughskins. (via Junk Food Guy)


It looks like someone’s growing a garden on top of this pizza. Or someone threw up on top of a salad. (via The Review Addict)

Image via flickr user likeaduck / CC BY SA 2.0

PRIZE DRAWING: Because We Like Doing Something Nice For You Folks Once In A While

McDonald's sunset

I’m a bit late with this month’s prize drawing, so without further ado, here’s what you need to do:

To enter The Impulsive Buy’s $25 McDonald’s gift card prize drawing, leave a comment with THIS post. Your comment MUST INCLUDE one of the following:

1. Your favorite Happy Meal toy of all time.

2. Your favorite Chicken McNuggets sauce of all time.

3. A 200-word letter addressed to the McDonald’s Hawaii corporate offices that shows your disgust about Hawaii McDonald’s locations not offering the S’mores Pie.

4. The words, “robble robble.”

Please don’t forget to fill out the email field because I’ll be emailing the randomly selected winner for his or her mailing address. The Impulsive Buy will stop accepting entries on Friday, August 31, 2012 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents who are at least 18 years old.

For those of you who have a Twitter account, you can get an additional entry by tweeting the following by Friday, August 31, 2012 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time:

Hey @theimpulsivebuy! ROBBLE ROBBLE! #gonnastealmesomecheeseburgers

So just copy, paste, and tweet. Only one tweet per Twitter account.

Good luck!

Fine Print: McDonald’s is not affiliated with this prize drawing. The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you anything about generic Canadian prescription drugs. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you AARP notices, even though you’re under 40 years old. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail, or your decision to purchase 100 Chicken McNuggets using the gift card.

Image via flickr user Håkan Dahlström / CC BY 2.0