NEWS: Japan-Only Pepsi Black Is Not Inspired By Men in Black 3

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Next month, Suntory, Japan’s only bottler, distributor, and licensee for Pepsi, will release the limited edition Pepsi Black. The dark colored soda will have 50 percent less sugar than regular Pepsi and a lemon flavor. It follows the bright colored Pepsi Pink, which was released in Japan last fall, and Pepsi Dry, which was released last summer.

Here’s the Google Translated press release, because the translations are sometimes funny.

Suntory International Food Co., Ltd., as a new lineup of PEPSI, will launch new nationwide from Tuesday, June 19, Coke “Pepsi Black” not sweet for adults.

The Company launched the “Pepsi dry” in May last year, has created a new genre in cola drinks market “not sweet” that Coke.

This time, it is intended to release new Coke “Pepsi Black” for adults in addition to the value “not sweet”, and reinforced a sense of satisfaction when drinking.

Awaiting, we have enhanced the aftertaste with suppressed sweetness is to receive 50% off the sugar compared to the “Pepsi Cola”, streamlined and made ​​with a sense of satisfaction when drinking by adding the scent of lemon fresh new . The package adopted for the first time the PEPSI logo black and white design was finished in classy black-toned.

In addition, we clearly express that be called “black” product name “not sweet” taste.

It should be noted, such as turning on the TV-CM from actively when released, will continue to appeal strongly the charm of the “Pepsi Black”.

Pepsi Black will be released in Japan on Tuesday, June 19th and will come in 490 ml bottles that retail for 140 yen. If you’re not in Japan, which 99 percent of you aren’t, you’ll probably be able to pick some up via eBay, J-List, or Napa Japan.

Source: Rocket News

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 5/1/2012

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.

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This is one of the most boring limited edition product I’ve ever seen. According to the Classico website, “Garden Vegetable is the selection for the spring and summer months – a rich and colorful sauce highlighted with tender zucchini and a medley of red, yellow and green peppers.” Yawn.

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More Limited Edition California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas! The Limited Edition Chicken Carbonara and Chipotle Roasted Vegetables are definitely more exciting than the Limited Edition Classico Garden Vegetable sauce above, but the CPK pizza I’d like to see in frozen limited edition form is their Habanero Carnitas. It’s the perfect pizza for those of us who like crying and sweating at the same time.

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The thing I don’t like about Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Touch of Fruit in the Middle is its long name, which I believe just gave me carpel tunnel by typing it. We reviewed the Mixed Berry variety last year. But there’s now a new flavor, Raspberry, which sounds like it should’ve been in the Mixed Berry.

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Oooh! Now I can make small s’mores with these, a Hershey’s Miniature bar, and Kraft Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows toasted with a Bic lighter.

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I did a quick Google search and found out Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita was not available during spring break. My goodness, Bud Light, you missed an opportunity to be the cause of bad choices for many college kids across the country. You can read more about Lime-A-Rita over at Foodbeast.

Hello Kitty Body Wash

During my most recent visit to Target, I found two new Hello Kitty body washes. Yup, two. Although, I have to admit these Hello Kitty body washes aren’t as compelling as other Hello Kitty products I’ve seen at Target, like the Hello Kitty Microwave Oven and Hello Kitty duct tape. The body wash on the right appears to be more for young children, while the one on the left is SUPER CUTE!

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.

NEWS: I Hope There Aren’t Any Golden Tickets Hidden in the New Wonka Ice Cream

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Before you get excited about the new Wonka Ice Cream, I should tell you that, currently, it’s only available at limited grocery stores in Northern California and Reno, Nevada. I’m sure that will eventually change and we’ll all be able to try one (or all) of Wonka Ice Cream’s seven flavors, which includes:

Kerfuffle Truffle – chocolate ice cream with chocolate truffles and swirls of fudge (1/2 cup serving – 260 calories, 15 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 28 grams of carbohydrates, and 22 grams of sugar).

Chipperberry Swirl – black raspberry and vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips (1/2 cup serving – 210 calories, 13 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 30 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, and 18 grams of sugar).

Chocolate Mintropolis – chocolate ice cream with peppermint patties and chocolate mint cookies (1/2 cup serving – 250 calories, 14 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 70 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, and 19 grams of sugar).

Caramel Nut Kadoozle – caramel ice cream with mixed nut brittle and walnut caramel swirl (1/2 cup serving – 250 calories, 14 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 135 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, and 26 grams of sugar).

Chocolate Chipper Chip – vanilla ice cream with chocolate and potato chip bark pieces (1/2 cup serving – 270 calories, 17 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 130 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, and 21 grams of sugar).

Chocolate Snowflakes – vanilla ice cream with chocolate flakes (1/2 cup serving – 220 calories, 14 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 30 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, and 18 grams of sugar).

Kernelpuff Caramelstuff – caramel corn ice cream with popped kernels, pecan pralines and salted caramel swirls (1/2 cup serving – 230 calories, 13 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 130 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, and 23 grams of sugar).

Yup, some of the flavors sound Ben & Jerry’s-like, but Wonka Ice Cream’s 14-ounce containers are definitely Haagen-Dazs-like. If you happen to get your hands on some, let us know what you think of them in the comments below.

NEWS: Fill Your Stolen IHOP Syrup Bottles With IHOP at HOME Syrups

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I once stole a syrup bottle from IHOP because I love making them talk or making them throw up syrup.

Since that spontaneous theft happened over 10 years, I believe the statute of limitations has passed, so it’s safe for me to admit I took a syrup bottle from IHOP. Besides, I don’t have the syrup bottle anymore, so I don’t know if IHOP could charge me with anything because without the bottle, no case can go full throttle.

Too bad I don’t have that syrup bottle anymore, because if I did, I could fill it up with one of the new IHOP at HOME Syrups, which come in five flavors: Original, Lite, Sugar Free, Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Strawberry, and Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Blueberry.

A 1/4 cup of Original Syrup has 220 calories, 0 grams of fat, 96 milligrams of sodium, 54 grams of carbohydrates, 28 grams of sugar. The Lite version has 110 calories, 0 grams of fat, 119 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, and 25 grams of sugar. Sugar Free has 15 calories, 0 grams of fat, 133 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of sugar alcohol. The fruit flavored syrups are made with real fruit and have 200 calories, 0 grams of fat, 15 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates, and 21 or 23 grams of sugar.

IHOP at HOME Syrups are available now. The Original, Lite and Sugar Free varieties come in 24-ounce bottles, while the fruity flavors are in a 12-ounce bottles.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 4/19/2012

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.

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Red Baron has a bunch of new frozen pizza products. First off, there’s Red Baron’s Pizza & Sides, which comes in four varieties: Pepperoni Pizza & Buffalo Wyngs, Pepperoni Pizza & Mozzarella Sticks, Cheese Pizza & Buffalo Wyngs, and Supreme Pizza & Mozzarella Sticks. Yes, DiGiorno did it first, but at least Red Baron didn’t combine pizza with cookies.

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Next up is Red Baron Feasts for One Thick Pan Pizza. It’s available in three varieties: Pepperoni, Supreme, and MEAT-TRIO. Don’t ask me why MEAT-TRIO is all in caps. But whenever I say Red Baron Thick Pan MEAT-TRIO Pizza, I’m going to shout the MEAT-TRIO part. It’s a personal pizza with a thick, chewy pan-style crust. It cooks in under five minutes. A whole Red Baron Feasts for One Thick Pan Pepperoni Pizza has 680 calories, 28 grams of fat, 14 grams of saturated fat, 1,220 milligrams of sodium, and 28 grams of protein.

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According to Red Baron’s website, there are other Red Baron Feasts for One varieties, like their Super Slice (no picture taken, but I did see them) and these Original Crust pizzas. These personal pizzas are significantly wider than the Red Baron Feasts for One Thick Pan Pizzas and come in three flavors: 4-Cheese, Pepperoni, and Supreme. No, I don’t know why there are Asian people on the front of the box. If you were to eat an entire Red Baron Feasts for One Original Crust Pepperoni Pizza you would have consumed 820 calories, 28 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 2,140 milligrams of sodium, and 34 grams of protein.

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Vitamin Squeeze Water Enhancer is like MiO Liquid Water Enhancer, except it comes in a huge ass bottle. It’s available in four flavors: Acai, Grape, Pomegranate; Fruit Punch; Tropical Citrus; and Peach Green Tea. Each bottle is able to make 24 8-ounce servings. The Fruit Punch and Peach Green Tea flavors have 40 milligrams of sweet, sweet caffeine per 8-ounce serving.

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The problem with Popsicles is that they have no redeeming nutritional qualities. They’re mainly sugar and water. But Popsicle’s new Yosicle line contains 10 percent nonfat yogurt and has 25 percent of your recommended daily allowance for calcium. Oooh, ten percent! Take that, Go-Gurt and your 100 percent nonfat yogurt content. Yosicles come in three varieties: Torpedo!, Layerz!, and Duos!

Kettle Sweet Garlic Chili on shelf

After a bit of Googling, I found out these have been available for a couple of months, but there’s no mention of them on the Kettle Brand website. I kind of regret not picking them up since I’m a fan of spicy Kettle Brand potato chips, but the product below made me completely forget about them while in the chip aisle.

FSTG Hemp on shelf

These Food Should Taste Good Hemp Tortilla Chips aren’t new. They’ve been available for almost a year, but I only just discovered them at Whole Foods. I should really cruise around Whole Foods more often. Oooh, maybe they have hemp ice cream! The tortilla chips are green in color and made with hemp seeds and blue corn. It’s not really surprising to see Food Should Taste Good with hemp tortilla chips. After all, they do have other odd tortilla chip varieties like chocolate.

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.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 4/12/2012

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.

Wish Bone Buffalo Ranch on shelf

These have been out for a couple of months, but I only learned about them recently when I accidentally ended up on the Wish-Bone website after Googling…well, it’s not important what I was Googling. Like gourmet bologna, combining Frank’s Red Hot Sauce with Ranch dressing sounds like a culinary oxymoron. Well, if it makes vegetables taste better, then that’s all that really matters.

Rockstar Relax on Shelf

I picked up a can of Rockstar Relax, but I have yet to open it because when I need to relax I just put on my headphones and listen to the most relaxing song ever. Rockstar Relax is tropical guava flavored and contains a “calming herbal blend” of passionflower extract, rose hips extract, and chamomile extract. You can read the Thirsty Dudes review here.

Skinny Cow Oh Fudge Nuts on Shelf

I haven’t admitted this to anyone, but the anthropomorphic Skinny Cow mascot freaks me out. People say Skinny Cow frozen treats are good, but I won’t buy a box because I’m afraid of what feelings might stir up if I stare too long at those lady cow curves. Like their new Shake-Stirs, Skinny Cow’s Oh Fudge Nuts! are a “Slimited Edition” product. Slimited? Oh, you wordsmiths at Nestle! You’re clever. If I was in your shoes, I probably would’ve called them something lame, like Limithin Edition. That’s why you’re making the big bucks and I run a semi-popular product review blog.

Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices on shelf

So lemme get this straight. Instead of buying a regular Sara Lee pound cake and cutting it myself in the aluminum pan, I can get Sara Lee pound cake that’s in individually wrapped slices, giving me a metal-free Sara Lee experience. These Pound Cake Slices sound like the greatest invention since sliced bread.

Magnum Minis on shelf

Magnum Ice Cream bars have received rave reviews…and lots of comparisons with Magnum condoms. Now they come in mini bars that are about half the size of the regular versions. Magnum Mini comes in two flavors: Classic and Almond. Of course, if you live in the U.K., Magnum Mini bars aren’t new to you. They’ve been available in the U.K. since 2009. Well, at least the U.S. was the first to have other Magnums, like the .357 Magnum and Magnum, P.I.

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.