SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 6/4/2014

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.

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Night Time Cereal

They made limited edition nighttime packaging to encourage something I already do, which is eat sugary cereals before bedtime because I ran out of chips and ice cream. (Spotted by Dubba and Brian at Walmart.)

Kellogg's Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes

Do these snap, crackle, and pop? Because, in the morning, when it’s quiet and calm, all I want to hear are birds chirping and my cereal reacting to the milk its sitting in. It’s the only thing that quiets the demons inside my head. (Spotted by Jaclyn at ShopRite.)

Old El Paso Microwaveable Bowls

Flour tortilla…meet Old El Paso Microwaveable Bowls. (Spotted by Emily at Pick N Save.)

Kid's Kitchen Instant Pudding (Orange Creme, Birthday Cake, Cookie Dough)

Kid's Kitchen Instant Pudding (Chocolate Peanut Butter, S'mores)

It’s nice to know our pudding technology has caught up with our Oreo technology. (Spotted by Erin at Walmart.)

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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

GLOBAL GRUB – Kellogg’s Vector Meal Replacement (Canada)

Kellogg's Vector Meal Replacement

It looks like breakfast cereal, but Kellogg’s Canada calls it a “meal replacement.” Don’t believe me? Here’s its page on the Kellogg’s Canada website. Vector Breakfast Cereal Meal Replacement has been around for years in Canada and consists of crunchy flakes and granola clusters, and Kellogg’s considers it to be a meal replacement because a serving with milk proves 13 grams of protein, 54 grams of carbohydrates, and 22 vitamins and minerals. Vector also has a line of protein bars, but they don’t seem to be meal replacement bars. Well, I guess if one eats enough of them, they could be a meal replacement.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES – General Mills Cheerios Protein Cereal

General Mills Cheerios Protein Cereal

A serving of Cheerios Protein with milk has 11 grams of protein, but if your inconsiderate roommate drank all the milk and put the empty carton back in the fridge, you can still get 7 grams of protein, which should still be enough protein to build some muscle to kick some manners into your dumbass roommate. The new variety will come in two flavors, Cinnamon Almond and Oats & Honey. (Spotted by Dan at Meijer.)

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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 6/2/2014

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.

Hostess Blue Raspberry Twinkies

Hostess Strawberry Twinkies

2015 prediction: Star Wars Hostess Extreme Creme Twinkies with blue raspberry and strawberry creme. (Spotted by James at Walmart.)

Kellogg's Limited Edition Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts

I didn’t know Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts were gone. I just thought the stores I visit didn’t carry them anymore. But now they’re back for a limited time and now I want to stack one on top of a Peanut Butter Pop-Tart and then eat the two at the same time. (Spotted by Brian at Walmart.)

Jolly Rancher Lemon Lime Bites

How sour are these? Are they duck face sour? (Spotted by Bree at Target.)

Hillshire Snacking

These are part of the new Hillshire Snacking line. When did grilled chicken become a snack? (Spotted by Amanda at Target.)

Duncan Hines Limited Edition Summer Velvets Cake Mix

Dear Duncan Hines and Brach’s: STOP IT! STOP IT! Enough with the different color velvet cake mixes and candy corn. Other countries are probably making fun of us. (Spotted by Sylvia at Ralphs.)

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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

GLOBAL GRUB – Heinz Sauces (Germany)

Heinz Curry Mango Sauce

Heinz Sweet & Fruity Exotic Sauce

Heinz Tomaten Oliven Sauce Heinz Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Thanks to Google Translate I learned Heinz Curry Mango Sauce can be used for grilled turkey and steaks, Heinz Sweet & Fruity Exotic Sauce is sweet and fruity thanks to pineapple chunks and is used for white meat and rice dishes, Heinz Tomaten Oliven Sauce is a tomato and spicy olive sauce for meat and Mediterranean dishes, and Heinz Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce is not called Heinz Sonne Getrockneten Tomaten Sauce in Germany. (Thanks for the photos Paul!)

Hey international readers (or people on vacation)! Want to share interesting products that are unique to your country! If so, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with “GG” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Global Grub post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 5/30/2014

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.

Crystal Farms French Toast Batter

I could buy Crystal Farms’ French Toast Batter to make French toast. Or I could buy Crystal Farms Scrambled Eggs to make French toast AND scrambled eggs. (Spotted by Jamie at Walmart.)

Morningstar Farms Breakfast Sandwiches

Morningstar Farms breakfast sandwiches I can enjoy in the morning. Thank goodness they didn’t make a sandwich with their awful fakon. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Patriotic Vanilla Creme Peeps

Patriotic Peeps. (Spotted by Alex at Jewel-Osco.)

YoCrunch Cereal Bowl with Kellogg's Froot Loops

This makes me wonder if Kellogg’s Rice Krispies can snap, crackle, and pop in low fat vanilla yogurt. (Spotted by Ayumi at Walmart.)

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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.