SPOTTED ON SHELVES (HOLIDAY EDITION) – 11/21/2012

Here are some new and limited edition holiday 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.

Peeps Sugar Cookie

I guess if I pit two milk chocolate dipped Sugar Cookie Peeps against each other in a Peeps War, the milk chocolate would act as armor. (Spotted by Alexis at Target.)

Häagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark Bars

Häagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark Ice Cream

Häagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark Ice Cream is back for a limited time in ice cream bar and almost-a-pint forms. Here are reviews of the ice cream from Junk Food Guy and On Second Scoop. (Ice cream bars spotted by Tracy at Safeway. Ice cream spotted by Nick at Price Chopper.)

Holiday Chips Ahoy

Oooh, Holiday Chips Ahoy! Christmas has come early! Geez, I haven’t had such fake enthusiasm for a product since Halloween Chips Ahoy. And prior to that, it was for American Summer Chips Ahoy. Yay for colors allowing Nabisco to make Chips Ahoy cookies for any situation! (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

3 Musketeers Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows

If I ask for hot cocoa when it’s chilly and someone gives me a bunch of these 3 Musketeers Hot Cocoa with Marshmallow Minis in a mug, I’ll laugh at first. Then I’ll say, “No, seriously. Where’s my hot cocoa? It’s freezing. If I don’t have a mug of hot cocoa in my hands in 60 seconds, someone is going to end up like Han’s tauntaun.” Here are reviews from Foodette Reviews and Spoil Your Dinner. (Spotted by Laura at Walmart.)

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Awesome! Folks can put cookies, leftovers, or lots of cocaine or marijuana in really cute limited edition holiday Ziploc bags. (Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

If you’re out shopping and see a 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 (HOLIDAY EDITION) – 11/19/2012

Here are some new and limited edition holiday 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.

Sugar Cookie Pop-Tarts

Limited Edition Printed Fun Sugar Cookie Pop-Tarts are back…as a consolation prize for not finding Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts. (Spotted by Troy at Walmart.)

Betty Crocker Hot Chocolate Brownie Mix

This box of Betty Crocker Hot Chocolate Brownie Mix with Marshmallow Swirls made me super hungry for a molten marshmallow cake. Then I Googled “molten marshmallow cake” and got a bunch of recipes. After reading all the recipes, I decided it was too hard to make molten marshmallow cake. So I did something much easier to end my desire for a molten marshmallow cake. I drank a glass of water and took a nap. (Spotted by Kelly at Walmart.)

Hood Limited Edition Pumpkin Eggnog

Hood Limited Edition Pumpkin Eggnog is “Made with real pumpkin.” Well, it better be. It also better be made with real eggs. Oh, it should also be made with real carrageenan and real guar gum to thicken it. (Spotted by Audrey at Food Lion.)

Jello Pumpkin Spice Pudding

So let me get this straight. Jello has a pumpkin spice pudding, which basically means it’s pumpkin pie flavored. And I can use this pumpkin spice pudding as a pie filling. So if my logic is correct, I can make a pumpkin pie-flavored pie with this pudding. (Spotted by Nicole at ShopRite.)

Butter Sculptures

It looks like someone watched the film Butter one too many times. Although I have to admit this butter sculpture is quite awesome. So much so that I wouldn’t want to ruin it by carving it with a hot knife. (Spotted by Nicole at ShopRite.)

If you’re out shopping and see a 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 – 11/16/2012

Here are some new and limited edition 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.

Trix 3 New Swirls

Oooh. Three new swirls. I’m as excited as the Trix Rabbit on the front of the box. It’s so hard for me to hold back my excitement. Three new swirls are the greatest things to happen to Trix cereal. Can’t you tell how excited I am by the lack of exclamation points in this paragraph? Also, why does the Trix Rabbit look like he’s going to sexually harass someone? (Spotted at Target.)

Progresso Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese

Progresso’s Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese is like a black Snuggie. Both warm me up and both are slimming. (Spotted at Target.)

Minute Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice

BOOM! Fragrant Jasmine rice in 60 seconds. Now all I need to do is learn how to make a Thai dish to go with the rice. (Spotted at Target.)

Renuzit Tempting Indulgences

You can smell red velvet cake, creme brûlée, or chocolate covered cherries when you eat them, and now, thanks to these Renuzit Tempting Indulgences, you can smell red velvet cake, creme brûlée, or chocolate covered cherries while the red velvet cake, creme brûlée, or chocolate covered cherries you ate comes out of the opposite end of your digestive system. (Spotted by Rob at Stop & Shop.)

If you’re out shopping and see a 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 – 11/14/2012

Here are some new and limited edition 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.

Pop-Tarts Oatmeal Delights

There were once Pop Tarts that provided 20 percent of our recommended fiber. They’ve been discontinued, but the fiber lives on in these new Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights, although only 10 percent. These new Pop-Tarts have an oatmeal crust topped with cinnamon oat clusters and drizzled with frosting. (Spotted by Cortney at Walmart.)

Campbell's Chunky Jammin' Jerk Chicken

Ooh, yeah! All right! We’re jammin’. I wanna jam it with you. We’re jammin’. Jammin’. And I hope you like jammin’, too. Ain’t no rules, ain’t no vow, we can do it anyhow. I’n’I will see you through. ‘Cos everyday we pay the price with a little sacrifice. Jammin’ till the jam is through. (Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

Pillsbury Special Edition Cinnamon Rolls with Hershey's Icing

Why would I want to ruin cinnamon rolls with Hershey’s chocolate icing? Just kidding, Hershey’s! Don’t drown me in melted chocolate and then turn me into a giant chocolate bar. I know you have the technology to. (Spotted by Lauren at Safeway.)

Planters Snack Mix

Hey look! It’s Planters Snack Mix. Or as Chex calls it, Chex Mix. Or as no one calls it, Crunchy Salmagundi. (Spotted by Adam at Walmart.)

Kellogg's Breakfast to Go

What the what!?! I thought Pop Tarts were considered to be Kellogg’s breakfast to go. (Spotted by Adam at Walmart.)

If you’re out shopping and see a 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 (HOLIDAY EDITION) – 11/12/2012

Here are some new and limited edition holiday 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.

Limited Edition Muddy Buddies Peppermint Bark

There are two different Limited Edition Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Peppermint Bark bag designs — red and green. I’m thinking the red one is the green one’s evil twin brother. (Red one spotted by Courtney at Kroger. Green one spotted by Richard at Target.)

Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Peeps

Is it just me or does that Peep on the packaging look like a chick that had all of its feathers plucked and it’s using a candy cane to support itself? (Spotted by Kenneth at Walmart)

Nogs

Soy nog. Coconut milk nog. Come on, Blue Diamond! Where’s the Almond Breeze Almond Milk Nog? Come on, Meyenberg Goat Milk Products! Where’s goat milk nog? Come on, Rice Dream! Where’s rice milk nog? Come on, eccentric chef with an equally eccentric lactating wife! Where’s the human breast milk nog? (Spotted at Safeway)

Cap'n Crunch's Christmas Crunch

This Limited Edition Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch is the lamest limited edition holiday product ever. It has green snowmen, it probably tastes exactly like Cap’n Crunch’s Halloween Crunch, and it will rip up my upper palate while eating it. (Spotted by Britt at Shaw’s)

Limited Edition Ziploc Containers

Hey. Remember when I said Limited Edition Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch was the lamest limited edition holiday product ever? I take it back. These Ziploc Limited Edition containers are the lamest limited edition holiday products ever. (Spotted at Target)

If you’re out shopping and see a 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 – 11/9/2012

Here are some new and limited edition 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.

Earth Balance Coconut & Peanut Spread

Despite their names, both coconuts and peanuts aren’t nuts. Coconuts are drupes, while peanuts are legumes. So I find it fitting that the two find themselves together in a coconut and peanut butter spread. (Spotted at Whole Foods. Spotted by Audrey.)

Rice-A-Roni Cups

Is Rice-A-Roni still the “San Francisco Treat”? Because I’ve never considered rice to be a treat. When has rice ever been a treat? Well, now that I think about it, I guess if I was held captive somewhere and fed only water and bread, rice would be a treat. (Spotted at Safeway)

Heinz 57 Sauce with Honey

It’s rare to see another Heinz 57 Sauce variety. I can’t wait to use Heinz 57 Sauce with Honey to make the steak, chicken, and pork I overcook in my George Foreman grill taste a little better. (Spotted at Safeway)

Pillsbury Fudge Truffle Supreme Collection

Pillsbury Red Velvet Supreme Collection

As someone who has trouble baking a cake from a regular boxed cake mix, these, with their filling and need for a bundt pan, look really scary to me. (Spotted at Safeway)

Hormel Black Label Real Bacon Snackin' Nuggets Jalapeno

Hormel is the king, THE KING I say, of shelf stable meat products. Also, I find their SPAM Museum in Minnesota to be very interesting. Here’s a Hormel Black Label Real Bacon Snackin’ Nuggest Jalapeño review. (Spotted at Walmart. Spotted by Carrie.)

If you’re out shopping and see a 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.