NEWS: Lean Pockets Goes Limited Edition With a Three Cheese Tomato Melt Variety

Limited Edition Lean Pockets

Since 2011, there have been several limited edition Hot Pockets. There’s the Spicy Hawaiian Style Pizza, Four Cheese Garlic Pasta Bake, Chili Sauce Cheese Dog, and BBQ Recipe Bacon Burger. After the last two Limited Edition Hot Pockets releases, I began to wonder what new Hot Pockets varieties they could surprise us with next year (I hope it’s spaghetti and meatballs) and why there weren’t Limited Edition Lean Pockets.

Well, I no longer need to wonder about Limited Edition Lean Pockets, because, during a trip to Target, I discovered the Lean Pockets Limited Edition Three Cheese Tomato Melt. This particular Lean Pocket is made up of tomatoes, low fat mozzarella, reduced fat cheddar and provolone cheese with a creamy sauce in a seasoned crust.

So how lean are these Lean Pockets? One has 230 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 420 milligrams of sodium, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein.

I’m not sure if this is the only Limited Edition Lean Pockets available right now. If you’ve seen others, let us know in the comments below.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/21/2012

Here are some new products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up. We’ll also occasionally throw in an unusual product.

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I’m extremely disappointed there isn’t a bottle of vodka on the label. There are images of cream, tomatoes, and garlic on the label, but not the featured ingredient. There isn’t even a picture of a potato or a shirtless Vladimir Putin. (Thanks for the photo, Aaron!)

Lunchables Snackers

Fully cooked. Ready to eat. No need to heat. Yeah, that how chicken nuggets should be. Cooked, cold, and from a resealable bag. I don’t think McDonald’s can beat that with their hot, slightly crispy McNuggets that come with a dipping sauce. (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

DiGiorno Bacon Blitz

This isn’t a new pizza. Here’s a Freezer Burns review. It’s been around for two years, but now it’s a limited edition. It’s also available for GAME TIME! Watch men play with the pigskin while eating meat that came from under a pig’s skin. Yeah! (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

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I don’t know who Orla Kiely is, but I think with these bottles she has made my Softsoap, Dawn, and Lysol bottles extremely self-conscious.

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Since these are a Target exclusive, I’d like someone to do the opposite of shoplifting (shopdropping?) with these and stick them on one of the cereal shelves at a Walmart.

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/18/2012

It’s a holiday themed Spotted on Shelves this week. Here are some festive (new and old) products found on store shelves. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what items are popping up.

Yoplait Pumpkin Pie

Oh, Yoplait. You’re so proficient at making dessert flavored yogurt. It’s a gift. I hope you never ever lose it. (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

Coffeemate Pumpkin Spice

Is your coffee creamer not festive enough? Does it match the Halloween/Thanksgiving decorations around your office/cubicle? If not, Coffeemate has your back with a Pumpkin Spice flavored creamer. Coffeemate also has your backside in mind because it’s also sugar free. (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese

Is your bagel not festive enough? Try spreading on some Philly Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese. Or make any spoon festive by using it to eat the pumpkin-flavored cream cheese straight out of the tub. Here’s Clearance Cuisine’s review. (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

Hershey's Kisses Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses have been available for years and they’re back again. People must really like them. Or Hershey’s made trillions of them and have yet to sell them all. Here’s a 2008 Candyblog review and here’s a 2011 Foodette Reviews review. (Thanks for the photo, Chris!)

Milky Way Caramel Apple

Hey look! It’s something new for trick-or-treaters and office candy jars at the receptionist’s desk. Here’s a review from Mmm…Deliciousness. (Thanks for the photo, Chris!)

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/14/2012

Here are some new products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up. We’ll also occasionally throw in an unusual product.

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Eating full cooked breaded chicken straight out of a microwaveable bag? It’s as if Tyson has been reading my dream journal. But I have a feeling preparing them in a microwaveable bag won’t make their breading crispy. (Thanks for the photos, Adam!)

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This sounds much more exciting than the previous Limited Edition Classico Seasonal Selections Garden Vegetable.

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I’m surprised no one thought about topping a cake with crumbled Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies before this. Oooh, speaking of crumbled Milano cookies, do you know what I’d like to see next? A Dairy Queen Pepperidge Farm Milano Blizzard.

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In the past, I made my Kraft Macaroni & Cheese a little classy by adding bacon and bread crumbs. But now Kraft does that for me. How am I going to impress the ladies now?

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Really? Super hydrating water? So does this “super hydrating water” make my pee super too? Will I need a special toilet to contain my super pee?

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/12/2012

Here are some new products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up. We’ll also occasionally throw in an unusual product.

Keebler Cinnamon Roll

The Keebler elves bake their cookies in a tree, but why doesn’t the tree catch on fire? I swear Keebler made cinnamon roll cookies before. Or maybe I’m confusing Keebler with another snack company since Cinnabon is willing to put their cinnamon in anything.
Junk Food Guy and Option Pitch and Waffle Crisp reviewed these cookies. (Thanks for the photo, Andrew!)

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Oh, Special K. When you started off as a horribly bland cereal, did you ever imagine yourself in every grocery store aisle possible? You’re prominent in the cereal and snack aisles, and with these Flatbread Breakfast Sandwiches, you’re slowly expanding your presence in the frozen food aisle. (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

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Because I love Red Velvet Cupcakes but hate baking, I’m so looking forward to having someone else buy and bake these for me.

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Sure, it’s nice that Progresso is making meal preparation a little easier with their Recipe Starters, which comes in Fire Roasted Tomato, Creamy Portabella Mushroom, Creamy Three Cheese, Creamy Parmesan Basil, and Creamy Roasted Garlic. But why would I start a recipe if I can just not start one at all by heating up a can of Progresso soup? Easy-peasy.

Smirnoff Kissed Caramel

I’ve been watching a show on Spike TV called Bar Rescue which involve a bar expert fixing money losing establishments. Every episode has a segment that involves an expert mixologist who comes up with new drinks. This segments are also basically Smirnoff ads, so I expect to see the new Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodka to end up on the show in the future. But this isn’t the only new sweet Smirnoff vodka. There’s also an Iced Cake vodka, which joins the Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow flavors. (Thanks for the photo, Lauren!)

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.