SPOTTED (STORE BRANDS EDITION) – 10/16/2019

Here are some new store brand products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of them, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Central Market H E B Limited Edition Italian Anise Cookie Organic Italian Soda
Central Market H-E-B Limited Edition Italian Anise Cookie Organic Italian Soda

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Trader Joe s Non Dairy Oat Beverage
Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Oat Beverage

(Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

Kroger Private Selection Deep Dish Cookies
Kroger Private Selection Deep Dish Cookies

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Kroger Private Selection Roasted Garlic  Parmesan Cauliflower
Kroger Private Selection Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Cauliflower

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Kroger Private Selection Mexican Inspired Elote Street Corn
Kroger Private Selection Mexican Inspired Elote Street Corn
Kroger White Cheddar Bacon Mashed Cauliflower
Kroger White Cheddar Bacon Mashed Cauliflower

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Simple Truth Organic Panko Crumbs
Simple Truth Organic Panko Crumbs
Kroger Simple Truth Organic Gluten Free Yellow Cake Baking Mix
Kroger Simple Truth Organic Gluten Free Yellow Cake Baking Mix

(Spotted by Rachel J at Fred Meyer.)

Hill Country Fare Sweet Cream Non Dairy Coffee Creamer
Hill Country Fare Sweet Cream Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer
Hill Country Fare Hazelnut Coffee Creamer
Hill Country Fare Hazelnut Coffee Creamer

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

H E B Simple Chocolate Flavored Syrup
H-E-B Simple Chocolate Flavored Syrup

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Buc ee s Jalapeno Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc-ee’s Jalapeno Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc ee s Sea Salt  Cracked Pepper Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc-ee’s Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc ee s Mesquite BBQ Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc-ee’s Mesquite BBQ Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc ee s Zesty Dill Pickle Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc-ee’s Zesty Dill Pickle Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc ee s Salt  Vinegar Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc-ee’s Salt & Vinegar Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc ee s Sour Cream  Onion Kettle Style Potato Chips
Buc-ee’s Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Style Potato Chips

(Spotted by Robbie at Buc-ee’s.)

Safeway Signature Reserve European Cookie Collection
Safeway Signature Reserve European Cookie Collection

(Spotted by Rachel J at Safeway.)

H E B Beef Bone Broth
H-E-B Beef Bone Broth
H E B Chicken with Lemongrass Jalapeno Bone Broth
H-E-B Chicken with Lemongrass Jalapeno Bone Broth
H E B Chicken Bone Broth
H-E-B Chicken Bone Broth
H E B Chicken with Turmeric Bone Broth
H-E-B Chicken with Turmeric Bone Broth
H E B Chicken with Rosemary Lemon Bone Broth
H-E-B Chicken with Rosemary Lemon Bone Broth

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

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: Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Mexican Hot Chocolate Almondmilk

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Mexican Hot Chocolate Almondmilk

Maybe it’s just me, but every dairy-free milk needs to have a Mexican hot chocolate flavor. Come on, Silk. Come on, Ripple. Come on, Oatly. Come on, So Delicious. Come on, Califia Farms. (Spotted by @ReneBarba89 at FoodMaxx.)

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.

If you’ve seen the product, help out your fellow readers by letting them know in the comments what city and store you found it in.

SPOTTED: Sonic Root Beer Float and Banana Shake Instant Pudding Mixes

Sonic Root Beer Float Instant Pudding

Sonic Banana Shake Instant Pudding

I’d like to see Sonic Blasts in ice cream pint form next. (Spotted by Lisa D at Walmart.)

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.

If you’ve seen the product, help out your fellow readers by letting them know in the comments what city and store you found it in.

REVIEW: Mountain Dew Maui Burst

Mountain Dew Maui Burst

I’ve openly expressed my desire for a pineapple-flavored Mountain Dew for years to anyone who would listen and to stationary objects. I’ve thought about how it would look, smell, and taste. And I’ve dreamed about what would happen if that Dew became a reality. I imagined celebrating by slow dancing with a giant pineapple, squeezing it hard with so much joy that it explodes and makes it rain pineapple juice.

Well, I’m ready for my dance, giant pineapple! And that violent fruit dream is the reason why I don’t eat spicy pineapple salsa before going to sleep anymore.

Mountain Dew Maui Burst is currently an exclusive variety at Dollar General. Its can describes it as, “Dew with a blast of pineapple flavor. With other natural flavors.”

Mountain Dew Maui Burst Can Closeup

But before I get into how it tastes, I’m pretty sure many of you Dew Dew Heads, like myself, are wondering what kind of sweeteners are used. Well, I’m happy to report it’s good ol’ high fructose corn syrup, and that’s it. No sucralose. No acesulfame potassium. No stevia. No aspartame. No saccharin. No mogrosides. No beet sugar. No sugar alcohols. No cane sugar. Just H-F-C and S.

What I can detect with my nose and taste buds is that the pineapple is the star of the show, while the citrus Dew flavors take a backseat. Maui Burst’s flavor is like what I imagined it would be — a Mountain Dew that tastes like it’s been mixed with some pineapple juice. It’s simple, but I love it.

For me, it has easily jumped into my top five favorite Dew varieties of all time, which include Pitch Black, Code Red, and, of course, the original one. Also, I imagine this would go great with some Taco Bell.

Although I think it’s wonderful, I can see how some might feel the pineapple is a little too heavy-handed, like they’ve bear-hugged a giant pineapple while dancing with it, causing it to explode, and making it rain juice into their open mouths.

Mountain Dew Maui Burst Closeup

In my pre-Maui Burst dreams, I thought a pineapple Dew would be bright yellow. Fortunately, for Mtn Dew’s social media person, who would’ve been blasted with thousands of notifications with the word “pee” in them, it’s not. Instead, it’s a lighter shade of regular Mtn Dew.

Again, it’s a Dollar General exclusive, and, unfortunately, there are no Dollar General stores in Hawaii (hence the reason why I bought it on eBay). So folks on the island of Maui can’t get their hands on Mtn Dew Maui Burst, which is sad because it’s a great flavor.

Purchased Price: Too much on eBay
Size: 16 fl. oz. can
Purchased at: Dollar General
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (16 fl. oz.) 220 calories, 0 grams of fat, 75 milligrams of sodium, 59 grams of carbohydrates, 59 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

SPOTTED – 10/15/2019

Here are some interesting new 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.

Hershey s No Bake Chocolate Mousse Dessert Kit
Hershey’s No Bake Chocolate Mousse Dessert Kit

(Spotted by Sarah R at Walmart.)

McCafe Chocolate Mocha K Cups
McCafe Chocolate Mocha K-Cups

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Voortman Bakery Chocolate Hazelnut Wafers
Voortman Bakery Chocolate Hazelnut Wafers

(Spotted by Rachel C at Target.)

Pure Farmland Maple Plant Based Breakfast Patties
Pure Farmland Maple Plant-Based Breakfast Patties
Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant Based Meatballs
Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs
Pure Farmland Homestyle Plant Based Meatballs
Pure Farmland Homestyle Plant-Based Meatballs
Pure Farmland Savory Original Plant Based Breakfast Patties
Pure Farmland Savory Original Plant-Based Breakfast Patties

(Spotted by Jarred at Publix.)

Farm Dog Juices Cold Pressed Pomegranate Juice
Farm Dog Juices Cold-Pressed Pomegranate Juice
Farm Dog Juices Cold Pressed Orange Juice
Farm Dog Juices Cold-Pressed Orange Juice
Farm Dog Juices Cold Pressed Pineapple
Farm Dog Juices Cold-Pressed Pineapple

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Dare Ultimate Cookie Butter Creme
Dare Ultimate Cookie Butter Creme

(Spotted by Sylvia at Real Canadian Superstore.)

Hunts San Marzano Style Garlic Olive Oil  Basil Tomatoes
Hunts San Marzano Style Garlic, Olive Oil & Basil Tomatoes
Hunts San Marzano Style Garlic  Crushed Red Pepper Tomatoes
Hunts San Marzano Style Garlic & Crushed Red Pepper Tomatoes
Hunts San Marzano Style Tomatoes
Hunts San Marzano Style Tomatoes

(Spotted by Rachel J at Safeway.)

Campbell s Condensed Sweet Potato Cooking Soup
Campbell’s Condensed Sweet Potato Cooking Soup
Campbell s Condensed Mushroom Cooking Soup
Campbell’s Condensed Mushroom Cooking Soup

(Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

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.

BACK ON SHELVES: Hershey’s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate

Hershey s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate

I didn’t know this existed before. Also, I wonder if R.M. Palmer will ever come out with Extra Chalky Milk Chocolate Bars. (Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

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.

If you’ve seen the product, help out your fellow readers by letting them know in the comments what city and store you found it in.