SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 3/13/2012

New products are released all the time and here are some we found on our most recent shopping trips. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up on store shelves.

Triscuit Dill on shelf

There’s a new Triscuit flavor and it’s called Dill Sea Salt & Olive Oil. Mmm…dill pickles. I looked all over the box and I couldn’t find the word Dill-icious anywhere. I am disappointed, Nabsico Packaging Copywriter! However, on the back of the box there were ideas on how to top these Triscuit crackers and the wines that would go well with them. Oooh, middle-class fancy. Junk Food Guy has a review of them.

Keebler Dark Chocolate Fudge Stripes on shelf

I grew up with the original Keebler Fudge Stripes. They were my third favorite cookie to eat while watching Tiny Toon Adventures, right behind Oreo and Chips Ahoy! Now they come in a Dark Chocolate variety that consists of a chocolate cookie dipped in dark chocolate and drizzled with dark fudge. They are probably hard to find if you drop them in a poorly lit room.

Smart Ones Waffles with Turkey sausage on shelf

Weight Watchers Smart Ones recently released a whole bunch of new frozen breakfast entrees. We reviewed their new Turkey Sausage English Muffin Sandwich, but there’s also Waffles and Turkey Sausage (shown above), Pancakes with Turkey Sausage, and Three Cheese Omelet. Also, according to the Smart Ones website there are two new lunch/dinner entrees: Chicken in Spicy Peanut Sauce and Chicken Mesquite.

Jimmy Dean Quesadilla on shelf

Jimmy Dean Delights Quesadilla on shelf

Jimmy Dean now has breakfast quesadillas and they come in a regular pork sausage version and a healthier Delights version that uses turkey sausage. How much healthier? Well, the regular Jimmy Dean Quesadilla has 290 calories, 16 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, and 550 milligrams of sodium, while the Delights version has 250 calories, 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, and 510 milligrams of sodium. The Delights version is better for you, but more importantly, Jimmy Dean has stopped calling their lite products D-Lights, which was a silly way to spell it.

Blue Bunny 24 Karat Carrot Cake on shelf

Blue Bunny I Do, I Do Wedding Cake on shelf

Blue Bunny has teamed up with Duff Goldman again and released two new ice cream flavors based on cakes: 24 Karat Carrot Cake and I Do, I Do Wedding Cake. 24 Karat Cake is made up of carrot cake flavored ice cream swirled with cream cheese frosting flavored ice cream and carrot cake pieces. I Do, I Do Wedding Cake consists of buttercream frosting flavored ice cream with white cake pieces and ribbons of raspberry sauce. I really hope the next flavor they come up with is fruitcake or one that taste like fondant.

Blue Bunny Cadbury Ice Cream Bars on shelf

Finally, Blue Bunny has also collaborated with Cadbury to come up with a line of ice cream bars. The Blue Bunny Cadbury bars come in four varieties: Double Chocolate, Vanilla Chocolate, Caramello, and Chocolate Almond. All varieties consist of reduced fat Blue Bunny ice cream and a thick Cadbury milk chocolaty coating. There are eight bars that, according to the packaging, come in a snack size. Snack size, really? So does that mean there’s a meal size as well?

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

WHAT’S NEW – 3/2/2012

New products are released all the time and here are some we found on our most recent shopping trips. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up on store shelves.

V8 V-Fusion Sparkling

V8 continues to try and get us to consume fruits and vegetables in liquid form with their new V8 V-Fusion Sparking beverage. The lightly carbonated fruit juice comes in packs of four and in three flavors: Tangerine Raspberry, Black Cherry Pomegranate, and Strawberry Lemonade. One can has 60 calories, 0 fat, and provide one combined serving of vegetables and fruit. Drink What reviewed the Tangerine Raspberry and Black Cherry Pomegranate flavors.

Kashi Steam Meals

First, it was Lean Cuisine. Then, Weight Watcher Smart Ones. Now, Kashi is throwing their hat into into microwaveable bagged meal ring with their Steam Meals line. There are four varieties: Chicken Fettuccine, Roasted Garlic Chicken Farfalle, Sesame Chicken, and Spinach & Artichoke Pasta. The bagged entrees don’t contain any artificial ingredients, but do contain Kashi’s obligatory 7 Whole Grains.

Tostitos Artisan Recipes Baked Three Cheese Queso

Tostitos has expanded their Artisan Recipes tortilla chip line with a new flavor — Baked Three Cheese Queso. The three cheeses are Cheddar, Swiss, and Monterey Jack. The chips are made with 100 percent natural ingredients and are made using a 9 grain blend (take that Kashi and your 7 grains!). I didn’t see them during my trip to the store, but according to the Frito-Lay website, there’s another new Tostitos Artisan Recipes flavor — Toasted Southwestern Spices.

Egg-Land's Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs

Finally, I saw these Egg-Land’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs and thought to myself that these are perfect for those who don’t know how to boil water. But not only are they already hard-boiled, they’re also pre-peeled. This product has to be the easiest and cleanest way to eat an egg. Time to celebrate lazy egg eaters!

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com, and you might see it in our next What’s New post.

NEWS: Kellogg’s Festival Fun Frosted Vanilla I-Scream Cone Pop-Tarts Sound Like The Greatest Pop-Tarts Ever

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On the Kellogg’s website, they describe their new Limited Edition Festival Fun Frosted Vanilla I-Scream Cone Pop-Tarts as follows: “Vanilla ice cream-flavored filling surrounded by a waffle cone-flavored crust, topped with chocolatey icing and rainbow sprinkles.”

Holy hell! I don’t know about you, but that sounds frickin’ awesome, especially the waffle cone-flavored crust. I don’t have a glucose monitor, but believe my blood sugar level has risen by just thinking about this new Pop-Tarts variety.

One Festival Fun Frosted Vanilla I-Scream Cone Pop-Tart has 190 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 220 milligrams of sodium, 37 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 16 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Kellogg’s Limited Edition Festival Fun Frosted Vanilla I-Scream Cone Pop-Tarts are available in boxes of eight.

[via Kellogg’s website]

NEWS: Ritz Crackerfuls To Be Filled With Peanut Butter and/or Chocolate

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We’ve reviewed several Ritz Crackerfuls varieties over the past few years and they’ve all been filled with cheese. But Nabisco is stuffing their oversized Ritz crackers with something sweet instead of savory.

Ritz Crackerfuls will come in three new varieties: Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter & Chocolate, and Ritz Crackerfuls Big Stuff Extreme Peanut Butter, which has 75 percent more filling than the regular Peanut Butter Ritz Crackerfuls. Ooooh, 75 percent more peanut butter is sooooo “extreme.”

A pack of Peanut Butter Ritz Crackerfuls has 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 190 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein. A pack of Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ritz Crackerfuls has 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 160 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. A pack of Extreme Peanut Butter has 180 calories, 9 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 220 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

*made with partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil

NEWS: Canada Now Enjoying Kellogg’s Cinnamon Corn Pops

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It’s rare for Kellogg’s to release a different variety of their Corn Pops.

The last and only time they did it was in 2007 when they introduced Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops, which disappeared from store shelves, not because they were popular, but because they were discontinued. Kellogg’s has recently released a new Corn Pops flavor, but it’s only available in Canada.

According to this post over at the Cereal Bits forum, Kellogg’s Cinnamon Pops has started appearing on stores shelves. You can read more about the cereal on Kellogg’s Canadian website.

To be honest, I’m not a fan of Corn Pops. They don’t hurt my teeth the way I like them to be hurt like with other sugary cereals. I also tried Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops and I didn’t care for it either, so I’m not at all eager to see these Cinnamon Pops cross the border into the United States.

A cup of Kellogg’s Cinnamon Pops has 120 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 20 milligrams of potassium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 1 grams of protein.

If any of our Canadian readers have given it a try, let us know what you thought of it in the comments below.

Source: Cereal Bits

NEWS: Post Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends To Smack Your Mouth With Two Fruit Flavors In One Cereal

Update: Click here to read our Post Honey Bunches of Oats Banana Blueberry Fruit Blends review

When I want to be smacked in the face with a combination of fruit flavors, I usually crash into an unmanned fruit stand without my seat belt on or have an Edible Arrangement catapulted at me. If I want a less bloody option, I’ll grab a box of Post Fruity Pebbles. But the folks at Post are now giving me another alternative with their new Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends.

The new cereal comes in two varieties — Peach Raspberry and Banana Blueberry. Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends combines the two flavors by including the peach and banana flavors on the crispy flakes and baking the blueberry and raspberry into the granola bunches.

A 3/4 cup serving of both varieties have 120 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 135 milligrams of sodium, 55 milligrams of potassium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, 18 grams of other carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, and provides nine essential vitamins and minerals.

Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends are available nationwide in 14.5- and 18-ounce boxes.

Thanks to our friend Roddy over at Rodzilla Reviews for the tip and image.