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

Autumn Leaves

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

Yoplait Smoothie Chocolate Banana in Freezer

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

cinnamon sticks

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.

NEWS: Nabisco Is Makin’ It Rain New Ritz Cracker Varieties

Ritz Garlic Butter on Shelf

Geez, the people in the Ritz Cracker Division at Nabisco have been busy.

During my last trip to the store, I counted three new Ritz products, and when I did a little more digging on the internet I found out there were two other new Ritz varieties.

Regular Ritz Crackers have two new flavors: Garlic Butter and Honey Wheat. The Garlic Butter is naturally flavored, while Honey Wheat is naturally and artificially flavored, but contains five grams of whole grain per five cracker serving.

Ritz Honey Wheat on Shelf

A serving of Garlic Butter Ritz has 80 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 110 milligrams of sodium, 10 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein.

A serving of Honey Wheat Ritz has 80 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 110 milligrams of sodium, 10 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

Ritz Bitz Kickin' Cheddar on Shelf

The other new Ritz cracker product I found while shopping was the Ritz Bits Kickin’ Cheddar. The mini Ritz sandwiches have a cheddar cheese filling with a spicy kick. If you buy a lot of products with the word “Kickin'” in its name, you know that it’s either meant for kids or its spicy, but the Ritz Bits Kickin’ Cheddar is the first product I’ve seen that incorporates both meanings.

The other two Ritz cracker products I learned about via the internets are the Ritz Crackerfuls BIG STUFF Colossal Cheddar and Ritz Munchables Buttery Thins Original Flavor.

If you’re not familiar with Ritz Crackerfuls, you can read our review. Basically, the Ritz Crackefuls BIG STUFF Colossal Cheddar is the Double Stuf Oreo version of a regular Ritz Crackerfuls Classic Cheddar. According to Nabisco, it has 75 percent more filling. I guess that mean there’s more cushion for the pushin’…in my mouth.

One Ritz Crackefuls BIG STUFF Colossal Cheddar has 190 calories, 11 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 300 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Finally, there’s the Ritz Munchables Buttery Thins Original Flavor, which I thought was a product we already reviewed. But, it appears they made some changes to the Ritz Munchables line so they’re no longer a Frankensnack that combines Ritz crackers with pretzels.

*made with partially hydrogenated oil

NEWS: Kleenex Advances Facial Tissue Technology With Their Cool Touch Tissues

Whenever I need to wipe my nose, I use my sleeve or, if I’m topless or wearing just a vest, the sleeve of the person nearest to me.

So I don’t think I’m the targeted consumer for Kleenex’s new Cool Touch Tissues, which have coconut oil, aloe extract, and stuff found in anti-aging creams to soothe sore, dry noses.

Also, I don’t think I’m willing to pay a roughly 65 percent premium over regular Kleenex tissues for the Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues. Although, I have to admit, even if I did use Kleenex, I’d probably just steal wads of it whenever I’m at a friend’s house or in the lavatory of an airplane.

It’s just like when I steal wads of napkins from the self-serve napkin dispensers at Costco and certain fast food restaurants. I haven’t bought paper napkins in years.

According to Kleenex, when a Cool Touch tissue comes in contact with a person’s skin, body heat activates the formula of cooling moisturizers and aloe to release a cool sensation.

Kleenex Cool Touch tissues are available now and have a suggested retail price of $2.19 for a box of 50.

NEWS: Nabisco Expands Wheat Thins Line With Smoky BBQ Version

Wheat Thins Smoky BBQ on shelf

Update: Click here to read our Wheat Thins Smoky BBQ review

You know what the world needs?

More Wheat Thins flavors…and Wheat Thins coming in a box size that’s as large as a Cheerios box. Perhaps a 32 ounce box of Wheat Thins.

While a large Wheat Thins box may never happen, a new Wheat Thins flavor will soon be hitting shelves. According to the super food blog, Foodbeast, Nabisco will be releasing Smoky BBQ Wheat Thins later this month.

A serving size of 14 pieces has 140 calories, 45 calories from fat, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 65 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. A serving also has 10 grams of whole grain.

Smoky BBQ Wheat Thins will be available in 9.5 ounces boxes.

Source: Foodbeast