NEWS: Nabisco Expands Wheat Thins Line With Smoky BBQ Version

Wheat Thins Smoky BBQ on shelf

Update: Click here to read our Wheat Thins Smoky BBQ review

You know what the world needs?

More Wheat Thins flavors…and Wheat Thins coming in a box size that’s as large as a Cheerios box. Perhaps a 32 ounce box of Wheat Thins.

While a large Wheat Thins box may never happen, a new Wheat Thins flavor will soon be hitting shelves. According to the super food blog, Foodbeast, Nabisco will be releasing Smoky BBQ Wheat Thins later this month.

A serving size of 14 pieces has 140 calories, 45 calories from fat, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 65 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. A serving also has 10 grams of whole grain.

Smoky BBQ Wheat Thins will be available in 9.5 ounces boxes.

Source: Foodbeast

NEWS: Snapple’s ‘Tea Will Be Loved’ Is Made From The Best Stuff Maroon 5 Picked

Maroon 5 live @ WSU.

Next month, Snapple will be releasing a limited edition flavored tea called, Tea Will Be Loved, which was created with Grammy award-winning band Maroon 5. The beverage will benefit the hunger relief organization Feeding America, which helps to provide 1,750,000 meals to those in need.

The limited edition flavor is a blend of green and black teas with, according to its bottle, a “Maroon 5 Fruit Mash-Up.” What that means is each band member chose their own flavor to add to the tea. The five flavors are pomegranate, orange, blackberry, raspberry, and hibiscus. I’m guessing Adam Levine chose hibiscus. I’d guess what the other band members chose, but, to be honest, without looking at Wikipedia, I can’t name the other members of Maroon 5.

Tea Will Be Loved will also feature specially marked gold Snapple caps with Real Facts about the band and Feeding America. Although, I’m pretty sure if you read Maroon 5’s Wikipedia page, you’ll know more Real Facts than those bottle caps.

Snapple’s Tea Will Be Loved will be available for a limited time at participating retailers nationwide starting on September 1, 2011.

Image via flickr user Kyle McCluer / CC BY ND 2.0

NEWS: Stab Your Butter Knife Into Land O’Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread STAB! STAB! STAB!

Cinnamon

Did you know Land O’Lakes makes hot cocoa mixes?

Well, they do.

And that was your Land O’Lakes Lesson of the Day.

Here’s a bonus lesson.

Land O’Lakes now has a cinnamon sugar butter spread that you can use on pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Or spread some on an English muffin, bagel, or a piece of toast. Or entice your kids to eat vegetables by using it to cook carrots, squash, or sweet potatoes. Or if you just don’t give a damn, you can eat it straight out of the container.

(NOTE: Please give a damn and DON’T eat it straight out of the container.)

The sweet spread contains no artificial ingredients and is made using only seven ingredients: cream, sugar, canola oil, water, cinnamon, salt, and citric acid.

A tablespoon of Land O’Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread has 70 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 30 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein. The new Land O’Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread comes in a 6.5-ounce tub and has a suggested retail price of $2.49.

Source: Land O’Lakes website

Image via flickr user nathanmac87 / CC BY 2.0

NEWS: Kellogg’s March To Pop-Tartize Every Dessert Continues With Frosted Confetti Cake Pop-Tarts

Confetti Cake Pop-Tarts on Shelf

Update: Click here to read our Limited Edition Frosted Confetti Cake Pop-Tarts review

With the release of the new Limited Edition Frosted Confetti Cake Pop-Tarts, I now realize Kellogg’s has an almost endless supply of desserts they can choose from to create new Pop-Tarts flavors that are poor representations of the actual desserts. I can imagine Custard Pie Pop-Tarts, Red Velvet Cupcake Pop-Tarts, Strawberry Cheesecake Pop-Tarts, Tiramisu Pop-Tarts, and Fruitcake Pop-Tarts.

With all of these Pop-Tarts dessert flavors, I can also imagine someone making a parody of those Yoplait Light Yogurt commercials with women bragging about how they’re eating all these desserts and losing weight, but they’re really eating Yoplait yogurt.

According to the Kellogg’s website, the Limited Edition Frosted Confetti Cake Pop-Tarts consist of “colorful confetti sprinkles on top of the white-frosted, buttery crust and inside the cake-flavored filling.”

One Frosted Confetti Cake Pop-Tart has 190 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 1.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 0.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, and fortified with 8 vitamins and minerals.

Source: Kellogg’s website

NEWS: Totino’s Creates A New Way To Stuff Your Face With Their Pizza

Totino's Pizza Stuffers

The new Totino’s Pizza Stuffers look like Totino’s took their Party Pizza, folded one end over the other, and then used a mad scientist’s shrink ray to get it down to a size slightly bigger than two or three of their Pizza Rolls.

Or if you eat a lot of Pizza Hut, they look like mini P’Zones.

Or if you eat a lot dim sum, they look like pizza potstickers.

Totino’s Pizza Stuffers come in three varieties: pepperoni, combination, and cheese. Each box contains four Pizza Stuffers and are microwaveable, but, disappointingly, don’t come with crisping sleeves.

A Pepperoni Pizza Stuffer has 280 calories, 15 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 760 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 7 grams of protein. A Combination Pizza Stuffer has 270 calories, 14 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 700 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 7 grams of protein. Both were made using partially hydrogenated soybean oil.