SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 4/19/2013

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

Hot Pockets Limited Edition Cuban Style

There are Mexican-style Hot Pockets, Italian-style Hot Pockets, and now there are Cuban-style Hot Pockets. I hope Hot Pockets bastardizes Asian food next. (Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

Glaceau FruitWater

Hey! It looks like Glaceau was inspired by the graphics found in condom instructions. (Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

French's Flavor Infuser

With that pointy tip, I’m not going to call them Flavor Infusers. I’m gonna call them Meat Stabbers. (Spotted by Paige at Kroger.)

Lay's Wavy Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt

Awesome! Chips that possibly give me two ways to annoy those around me. A crunch that everyone can hear if I chew with my mouth open and a flavor everyone can smell if I chew with my mouth open. (Spotted by Adam at Weis Markets.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition 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. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 4/17/2013

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

Tastykake Dreamies Creme Kakes

When Twinkies come back, I wonder if it’ll go around cutting in half all the golden cream cakes and yelling, “In the end, there can be only one.” (Spotted by Adam at Walmart.)

Kellogg's Limited Edition Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Chocolatey Almond

Kellogg’s partnering up with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory was a combination I didn’t see coming. Mainly because I didn’t know there’s a company called Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. (Spotted by Adam at Wegman’s.)

Pillsbury Limited Edition S'mores Toaster Strudel

I wonder how this would taste if I poke a stick through it, toast it over an open fire, let it catch on fire, blow it out, and let it cool a little. (Spotted by Andrew at Harris Teeter.)

Retro Cocoa Puffs Box

After looking at this retro box of Cocoa Puffs, I have to say, 1970s Sonny looks like he goes wayyyy cuckoo-er for Cocoa Puffs than 2012 Sonny. (Spotted by Troy at Target.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition 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. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES (INTERNATIONAL EDITION) – 4/15/2013

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by your fellow readers in other countries. If you’re Canadian or British and tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Hellmann's Mayonnaise with a Hint of Wasabi

Ugh! I’m disappointed the U.K. gets wasabi mayonnaise in a squeeze bottle before the U.S. does. I could really use this to help my Subway sandwiches taste better. (Spotted by Kelly at Sainsbury’s.)

Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo

Oh, Cadbury! What can’t you do with chocolate? Chocolate Mission and Grocery Gems have Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo reviews. (Spotted by Kelly at Sainsbury’s.)

Phileas Fogg Cool Sour Cream & Onion Mexican Style Taco Rolls

I didn’t read Around the World in Eighty Days so I didn’t know who Phileas Fogg was. I also didn’t read Journey to the Center of the Earth. I also didn’t watch any of the movie adaptations of the books. I’m sorry, Mr. Verne. (Spotted by Kelly at Sainsbury’s.)

French's Flavour Infusers

It’s kind of strange to see a bottle of French’s with French on it. I wonder if it’s equally as strange for a Canadian visitor to see a French-less French’s bottle when in the U.S. (Spotted by Darren at Calgary Co-op.)

Tetley Vanilla Bean Chai Tea

Did you know Tetley is the world second largest manufacturer and distributor of tea and Canada’s largest tea company? Well, now you do. So go impress your friends with that knowledge while sipping a cup of tea with your pinky sticking out. (Spotted by Darren at Calgary Co-op.)

Kellogg's Mini-Wheat Centres

That mascot looks either overly excited about the fruit filling or overly excited about the fiber. If it’s the fiber, I totally understand. I get that bonkers whenever I see a Fiber One product with over 40 percent of my daily fiber in it. (Spotted by Darren at Calgary Co-op.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition 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. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 4/12/2013

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

Talenti Gelato Pops

If these are gelato pops, why is there a spoon graphic on the front of the packaging? (Spotted by Eric at Publix.)

Hormel Rev 1

Hormel Rev 2

Hormel Rev 3

Hormel Rev 4

Meat and cheese. Meat and cheese. Meat and cheese. Meat and cheese. Meat and cheese. Meat and cheese. Meat and cheese. (Spotted by Andrew at Wegmans.)

King's Hawaiian Original Sweet Bread Hot Dog Buns

Because I live in Hawaii, I’m required by state law to promote anything that has the word “Hawaiian” on it, even though the company is now located in California. (Spotted by Lauren at Walmart.)

Taipei Asian Garden

Now I know four things named Asian Garden — these frozen entrees, a Chinese restaurant, a buy-me-drinkie bar, and a late night massage parlor. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 4/10/2013

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

Doritos Locos Tacos Chips

Now that Taco Bell has their Doritos Locos Tacos and Frito-Lay makes chips that taste like Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos, the next logical step would be Taco Bell making a Doritos Locos Taco using a shell that’s made out of Frito-Lay’s Doritos Locos Tacos chips. My head hurts. (Spotted by Seth at Walmart.)

Chewy Chips Ahoy Chocolate with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

It all started with this. Then Nabisco made a chewy version. So these Chewy Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Made With Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the logical next step. And after these cookies, it’s probably world domination. (Spotted by Marvo at Walmart.)

Dreyer's Outshine Coconuts Waters with Banana

Dreyer’s is changing the name of their fruit bar line to Outshine. The previous name? Dreyer’s Fruit Bars. So yeah, any name would’ve been an improvement.
(Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Simply Orange with Banan

Do you know what would be a great way to wash down a coconut and banana fruit bar? An orange and banana juice, of course. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Banquet Deep Dish Sausage & Gravy

With Banquet’s Deep Dish Sausage & Gravy Pie, I’ve got all my meals covered if I want to eat nothing but pies all day and do it for around five dollars. I can eat this pie for breakfast; their Chicken Pot Pie for lunch; their Turkey Pot Pie for dinner; and their Apple Pie for dessert. BBQ & More has a review. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.