SPOTTED: Krispy Kreme Mini Crullers and Doughnut Bites

Krispy Kreme Mini Crullers Original Glazed
Krispy Kreme Mini Crullers Original Glazed
Krispy Kreme Mini Crullers  Limited Time Lemon and Blueberry
Krispy Kreme Mini Crullers (Limited Time Lemon and Blueberry)
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Bites Original Glazed
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Bites Original Glazed
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Bites Limited Time Strawberry
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Bites Limited Time Strawberry

There are also Chocolate and Apple Cinnamon Doughnut Bites. All are available at Walmart. (Spotted by Bob K at Walmart. Also, hat tip to Melody T for pointing me to all the flavors.)

REVIEW: Pepsi Pineapple

Pepsi Pineapple U S Cans

Pineapple is considered a summer fruit, but it’s offered all year long here on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Well, technically, it’s offered year-round in every state since everyone can buy it canned.

But here I can buy fresh pineapple, cut up or whole, in almost every store I walk into. I can also easily purchase a cocktail served in a hollowed-out pineapple with paper umbrellas and orchids as decorations around its rim.

What I’m trying to say is that they’re plentiful here. I mean, it’s not like I can throw a pineapple in a random direction and there’s a good chance I’ll hit another. Although, now that I think about it, that’s actually true for me since my neighbor has four pineapple plants.

Anyhoo, while the delectable yellow treat is considered a summer fruit, Pepsi Pineapple should be a flavor that’s available year round because it’s now my favorite fruit-flavored Pepsi. It edges Pepsi Wild Cherry. Heretic, I know. But the fruit flavor is more natural tasting, while the cherry is more artificial.

Pepsi Pineapple was available in Japan last summer, which I reviewed. In that review, I wrote that Pepsi in the U.S. should offer the flavored cola here in the States for Summer 2020. So here it is, maybe or maybe not, thanks to yours truly.

You might think that the two beverages taste the same, but they aren’t. If they were, I would’ve copy and pasted my other review here, dusted off my hands, and sat on a beach with a cocktail that’s served in a hollowed-out pineapple with paper umbrellas and orchids as decorations.

Pepsi Pineapple U S Closeup

I also wrote in my review of the Japanese version that the fruity flavor was a bit too faint for my liking. This one doesn’t have that problem. Sweet pineapple flavor hits hard from beginning to end (oddly, its aroma is not as fruity). I imagine if I were offered a Pepsi served in a hollowed-out pineapple (paper umbrellas and orchids optional), it would taste similar.

The beverage is described as a Pepsi with a splash of pineapple juice. The can also says it contains 1% juice, but it sure tastes like it has a lot more than that. Maybe that’s where the “other natural flavors” kick in.

Pepsi Pineapple U S

While the Japanese version came in 490 ml bottles (around 16.5 ounces), the American version is not available in bottles. Instead, they come in 8-packs of 12-ounce skinny cans. Oh, speaking of skinny, there isn’t a diet version.

Pepsi Pineapple is a simple soda. It’s pretty much a combination of Pepsi and juice from the golden fruit. But it’s also simply delicious.

Purchased Price: Way too much of eBay
Size: 8-pack of 12-ounce cans
Purchased at: eBay (available at Walmart)
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (12 fl oz) 150 calories, 0 grams of fat, 95 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates, 41 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

SPOTTED – 6/24/2020

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.

Nature Valley Packed Almond Butter  Blueberry Sustained Energy Bar
Nature Valley Packed Almond Butter & Blueberry Sustained Energy Bar
Nature Valley Peanut Butter  Cranberrry Sustained Energy Bar
Nature Valley Peanut Butter & Cranberrry Sustained Energy Bar

(Spotted by Tiffany at Meijer.)

Ortega Cauliflower  Corn Taco Shells
Ortega Cauliflower & Corn Taco Shells
Ortega Cauliflower  Flour Tortilla
Ortega Cauliflower & Flour Tortilla

(Spotted by Leonard G at Shoprite.)

Ortega Street Taco Sauce  Asada and Tinga
Ortega Street Taco Sauce (Asada and Tinga)

(Spotted by Leonard G at Shoprite.)

Skittles Pride Pack 2020 2
Skittles Pride Pack 2020
Skittles Pride Pack 2020 2
Skittles Pride Pack 2020 2

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.com.)

Little Debbie Sparkling Strawberry Unicorn Cakes
Little Debbie Sparkling Strawberry Unicorn Cakes

Still cakes, but now in bar shape. (Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

SPOTTED: Del Monte Veggieful Pocket Pies

Del Monte Veggieful Plant Based Philly Cheesesteak Pocket Pies
Del Monte Veggieful Plant-Based Philly Cheesesteak Pocket Pies
Del Monte Veggieful Spinach Artichoke Parmesan Pocket Pies
Del Monte Veggieful Spinach Artichoke Parmesan Pocket Pies
Del Monte Veggieful Broccoli Potato Cheddar Pocket Pies
Del Monte Veggieful Broccoli Potato Cheddar Pocket Pies
Del Monte Veggieful Rosemary Garlic Plant Based Chicken Pocket Pies
Del Monte Veggieful Rosemary Garlic Plant-Based Chicken Pocket Pies

Update: We tried them! Click here to read our review.

These look like Hot Pockets, but they’re more like hot pockets without crisping sleeves. (Spotted by Leonard G at Shoprite. Rosemary Garlic Plant-Based Chicken photo taken by me. Del Monte sent me samples.)

SPOTTED: Old El Paso World Taco Kits

Old El Paso Japanese Inspired Teriyaki World Taco Kit
Old El Paso Japanese Inspired Teriyaki World Taco Kit
Old El Paso Korean Inspired BBQ World Taco Kit
Old El Paso Korean Inspired BBQ World Taco Kit
Old El Paso Caribbean Inspired Jerk World Taco Kit
Old El Paso Caribbean Inspired Jerk World Taco Kit

I’ve never seen a taco that uses teriyaki sauce. I’ve never seen a Japanese-inspired taco. Does it exist? Oh no, my foodie cred is going to be lower than it already is. (Spotted by Leonard G at Shoprite.)