NEWS: Stacy’s Pita Chips Simply Cocoa and Simply Gingerbread Sound Simply Seasonal

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I remember when pita chips first became popular. It was marketed as a healthier alternative to potato chips and I ate a lot of them at first. However, I have to admit since then I’ve eaten way more potato chips than pita chips. But, I do like them for their flavor, hearty crunch, and the way shoppers in Whole Foods nod at me with approval when they see it in my smaller than normal green shopping cart.

Although it’s been awhile since I’ve had pita chips, it looks like Stacy’s Pita Chips might get me to eat more with their limited edition Simply Cocoa and Simply Gingerbread flavors.

According to Stacy’s Pita Chips Facebook page, Simply Gingerbread is flavored using a blend of brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. As for Simply Cocoa, there isn’t much information about it. Like all Stacy’s Pita Chips, both flavors are all-natural and have no trans fat.

An ounce serving of Simply Gingerbread has 140 calories, 45 calories from fat, 5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 90 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Source: Stacy’s Pita Chips Facebook Page and jojonewfood.blogspot.com

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NEWS: Keep Santa Jolly By Leaving Him Frosted Sugar Cookie Pop-Tarts On Christmas Eve

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Update: Click here to read our Frosted Sugar Cookie Pop-Tarts review

Over the past few years, Kellogg’s has been producing their Limited Edition Printed Fun Gingerbread Pop-Tarts for the holiday season. These Pop-Tarts have images of what appears to be spray tan addicted folks skiing and snowboarding.

This holiday season, Kellogg’s is not only re-releasing Gingerbread Pop-Tarts, it’s also introducing the Limited Edition Printed Fun Frosted Sugar Cookie Pop-Tarts. According to the Kellogg’s website the limited edition Pop-Tart is, “Topped with white icing and fun, wintery pictures of decorated cookies, these pastries have delicious sugar cookie dough baked inside a sugar cookie crust.”

The “wintery pictures” on the Frosted Sugar Cookie Pop-Tarts don’t consist of spray tanned skiers or snowboarders. Instead, they have slightly less creepy images like a polar bear ice skating and a penguin wearing earmuffs and a scarf.

A Kellogg’s Printed Fun Frosted Sugar Cookie Pop-Tarts have 200 calories, 50 calories from fat, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 200 milligrams of sodium, 35 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, and a bunch of vitamins and minerals.

Source: Kellogg’s website

NEWS: Celebrate National Noodle Day With P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Noodle Entrees

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Today, is National Noodle Day.

For realsies.

You could celebrate by going to your favorite ramen place, having the workers yell “irasshaimase” to you when you enter, and slurp noodles to your heart’s content.

Or you could visit your local Italian restaurant, share a plate of spaghetti with your significant other, and recreate the famous scene in Lady and the Tramp.

Or you could spend 75 cents, boil some water, and spend your evening with a Cup Noodles. Or you could eat P.F. Chang’s new Home Menu Noodle Entrees.

The new frozen entrees come in four varieties:

Garlic Chicken with Dan Dan Noodles – White meat chicken with a savory garlic sauce, bell peppers, bok choy and yakisoba noodles

PF Chang s home menu pepper steak noodlesPepper Steak with Chow Fun Noodles – Steak with a sweet and peppery sauce, bell peppers, onions and chow fun noodles

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles – Grilled chicken with a teriyaki sauce, pineapple, red bell peppers, onions and lo mein noodles

Firecracker Shrimp with Yakisoba Noodles – Lightly battered shrimp with spicy sauce, carrots, edamame, onions and yakisoba noodles

P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Noodle Entrees feature robust sauces, marinated meats, and unique “noodle nests” that unravel in the skillet midway through cooking as the noodles get coated in a flavor-packed sauce. Each package serves two and are available now in a frozen aisle near you.

NEWS: Kellogg’s Releases Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Eggo Waffles

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Update: Click here to read our Pumpkin Spice Eggo Waffles review

I hope the new Kellogg’s Limited Edition Eggo Pumpkin Spice Waffles aren’t good. Because if they are, I’m going to WANT them throughout the year, just like I’ve been YEARNING for the Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts ever since I ate my last one over 365 days ago.

The new limited edition Eggo waffles have a “flavor inspired by autumn.” Those inspirational flavors are pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Each box comes with 10 waffles and they’re a Target exclusive available at Target and other fine stores. Here’s someone’s review of these seasonal frozen waffles.

A serving of two waffles has 210 calories, 9 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 3.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 2 grams of monounsaturated fat, 380 milligrams of sodium, 60 milligrams of potassium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, 22 grams of other carbohydrates, 4 grams of protein, 20% vitamin A, 10% calcium, and 25% iron.

If you’ve tried them, let us know what you thought about them in the comments.

Source: Eggo Facebook Page

NEWS: Yoplait Adds Chocolate Banana To Their Smoothie Line

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Yoplait’s Smoothies have been around since 2009 and I gave them a extremely positive review. Although it wasn’t my intent, I thought the high scores would’ve encourage Yoplait to send me yogurt for life or, at least, a beautiful woman in a French maid outfit armed with a Swiffer to clean my place, but that didn’t happen.

Anyhoo, Yoplait expanded their smoothie line with a Chocolate Banana flavor. Each package contains chocolate flavored frozen yogurt pieces and bananas. Just pour everything into a blender, pour some skim milk, blend, and in no time you’ll have a refreshing chocolatey smoothie filled with live and active cultures and 50% of your daily recommended amount of calcium.

Each package makes two 8-ounce servings and have a suggested price of $3.49. A serving using skim milk has 130 calories, 10 calories from fat, 1 gram of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, less than 5 milligrams of sodium, 80 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.

NEWS: Limited Edition Sweet Cinnamon Wheat Thins Will Sweeten My Holiday Season and Ruin All Following Seasons When They Disappear

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Since 2009, I have lamented the discontinuation of my beloved Lightly Cinnamon Wheat Thins, which were introduced in 2008. I gave them a 9 out of 10, but Nabisco gave me heartache when they stopped producing them.

I thought I would get over those sweetened Wheat Thins when Nabisco released a cinnamon version of their Wheat Thins Crunch Stix, but they just weren’t the same.

However, this holiday season, Nabisco plans to release the Limited Edition Sweet Cinnamon Wheat Thins.

Yes! They’re coming back.

No! They’re limited edition.

Bastards!

Limited Edition Sweet Cinnamon Wheat Thins will use real cinnamon and provide 10 grams of whole grain per serving. A serving of 14 pieces also has 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 90 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Limited Edition Sweet Cinnamon Wheat Thins will be available in 9.5 ounce boxes.