FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Fruit-Inspired Collection

Krispy Kreme Fruit Inspired Collection

Krispy Kreme has introduced its Fruit-Inspired Collection, which will be available on Monday, May 6. There will be three fruit-flavored varieties:

Pineapple Doughnut: This is stuffed with pineapple-flavored filling and decorated with icing to make it look like the tropical fruit. While new to the U.S., the doughnut was available in Australia a few years ago.

Key Lime Doughnut: This doughnut features a Key Lime Kreme filling and should not be confused with Krispy Kreme’s previous Key Lime Pie Doughnut, which had graham cracker crumbles on it.

Strawberry Doughnut: This is packed with strawberry filling and decorated to resemble the fruit. But let’s be honest and point out that this is just Krispy Kreme’s heart-shaped donut in strawberry clothing.

Krispy Kreme’s Fruit-Inspired Collection will be available through Sunday, June 16 at participating shops across the U.S.

Prior to the release of those doughnuts, Krispy Kreme will be bringing back its Lemon Glazed Doughnut for one week only, from April 22 through April 28, at participating shops in the U.S. We reviewed it a year ago. Click here to read it. To find locations that will offer the doughnut, visit www.krispykreme.com/promos/lemon-glaze.

If you try any of the new summer doughnuts, let us know what you think of them in the comments.

(Image via Krispy Kreme.)

SPOTTED: Enlightened Bakeshop Collection Ice Cream

Enlightened Bakeshop Collection Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream
Enlightened Bakeshop Collection Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream
Enlightened Bakeshop Collection Triple Berry Cobbler Ice Cream
Enlightened Bakeshop Collection Triple Berry Cobbler Ice Cream

Enlightened could’ve had a Bakeshop Collection a long time ago with its Glazed Donut, Snickerdoodle, Red Velvet, Birthday Cake, and Strawberry Cheesecake flavors. (Spotted by Megan D at ShopRite.)

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REVIEW: Ben & Jerry’s Snackable Dough Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chunks

Ben  Jerry s Snackable Dough Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chunks Pouches

What are the Ben & Jerry’s Snackable Dough Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chunks?

They’re the same gritty and chewy globs of deliciousness that are in Ben & Jerry’s classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream. It’s also available in vegan form, which is in the ice cream company’s somewhat new Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frozen Dessert. There’s also a peanut butter cookie dough version. Unfortunately, Ben & Jerry’s didn’t send that to me. Sad panda.

The most noticeable ingredient differences between the vegan and regular versions are the use of coconut oil instead of butter, and there are no eggs in the vegan one.

With most other edible cookie dough out there, you need utensils to eat them, but these chunks are completely snackable.

How are they?

Wonderful.

Ben  Jerry s Snackable Dough Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chunks

I should preface that by saying Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is one of my top five favorite B&J’s flavors. To be honest, I’ve never taken the time to think of and write down what my favorite five varieties are, but CCCD would definitely on the list. I love the brown sugar and chocolate of every cookie dough chunk. I also love the gritty and soft texture with the snap of the chocolate chips.

Ben  Jerry s Snackable Dough Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chunks

While the regular cookie dough chunks vary in size, the vegan ones are more uniform and slightly firmer, but they’re just as snackable.

Actually, I don’t believe that with every fiber of my being. If I had to choose between the two, I’d prefer the regular one. It tastes a little bit better, but that’s because my taste buds think it has more chocolate flavor than the vegan one, which has a more noticeable brown sugar flavor. A stronger chocolate kick is what I prefer, but I wouldn’t complain if I won a sweepstakes for a lifetime supply of the vegan one. Both make me want to stick my hands into them repeatedly like I’m an OCD kangaroo.

Is there anything else you need to know?

If you want to upgrade crappy frozen dairy dessert **cough**Breyers**cough**, this will do it. If you’d like to create Ben & Jerry’s Xtreme Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, this will do it.

These have to be kept frozen, but if you let the regular one thaw for a few minutes, it’ll have a pleasant cookie dough-like squishy texture.

I do wish the pouches they came in were larger or had more. A serving is approximately 10-14 pieces, and there are only eight servings per bag, which doesn’t seem like much to me. I found myself quickly blowing past the serving size right after opening them.

Conclusion:

If you’re like me who goes digging into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream like an archeologist to obtain the glob of cookie dough safely, then these pouches of snackable cookie dough are a no brainer. No digging necessary.

DISCLOSURE: I received free samples from Ben & Jerry’s. Doing so did not influence my review in any way. Yes, this very positive review might make you skeptical. But I rest assured, I have given you my honest thoughts about them.

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 8 oz. pouches
Purchased at: Received from Ben & Jerry’s
Rating: 9 out of 10 (Regular)
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Vegan)
Nutrition Facts: (28 grams) Original – 110 calories, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein. Vegan – 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 30 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

SPOTTED – 4/18/2019

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.

Trolli Sour Brite All Star Mix
Trolli Sour Brite All Star Mix
Trolli Sour Brite All Star Mix 2
Trolli Sour Brite All Star Mix Varieties

(Spotted by Sylvia at Dollar Tree.)

Morinage Hi Chew Sweet  Sour Mix
Morinage Hi-Chew Sweet & Sour Mix

As pointed out by the photo’s contributor, this seems to be a replacement for Hi-Chew’s Sours Mix which had lime instead of watermelon. (Spotted by Eden W at Winco.)

Cosmos Creations Sweet Maui Onion Rings
Cosmos Creations Sweet Maui Onion Rings

(Spotted by Rachel C at Macey’s.)

Earthbound Farm Kabocha Squash
Earthbound Farm Kabocha Squash
Earthbound Farm Carrot Linguine
Earthbound Farm Carrot Linguine

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

Sparkling Teavana Blackberry Lime Green Tea
Sparkling Teavana Blackberry Lime Green Tea

These were originally only available at a handful of Northeast and Midwest chains last year, but they’re now expanding to other parts of the country. (Spotted by Liza M at Walmart.)

Friggin Fruit Blueberry Acai  Fig
Friggin’ Fruit Blueberry, Acai & Fig
Friggin Fruit Strawberry Chia  Fig
Friggin’ Fruit Strawberry, Chia & Fig
Friggin Fruit Turkish Fig
Friggin’ Fruit Turkish Fig

(Spotted by John R at Walmart.)

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SPOTTED: Rockstar Baja Guava and Baja Mango Energy Drinks

Rockstar Baja Guava and Baja Mango Energy Drinks

I find it a little funny that these lime-enhanced energy drinks are next to a stack of Corona. (Spotted by Aaron S at a 76 Gas Station.)

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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SPOTTED: 7-Select Pokemon Detective Pikachu Candy Bars

7 Select Pokemon Detective Pikachu Candy Bars

Hmmm, Bolt’n Banana and Psyched-Up Orange are 2-ounce bars, while Roaring Raspberry is 1.75 ounces. It appears Snubbull is getting snubbed. (Spotted by Rachel T at 7-Eleven.)

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