SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/14/2012

Here are some new products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up. We’ll also occasionally throw in an unusual product.

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Eating full cooked breaded chicken straight out of a microwaveable bag? It’s as if Tyson has been reading my dream journal. But I have a feeling preparing them in a microwaveable bag won’t make their breading crispy. (Thanks for the photos, Adam!)

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This sounds much more exciting than the previous Limited Edition Classico Seasonal Selections Garden Vegetable.

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I’m surprised no one thought about topping a cake with crumbled Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies before this. Oooh, speaking of crumbled Milano cookies, do you know what I’d like to see next? A Dairy Queen Pepperidge Farm Milano Blizzard.

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In the past, I made my Kraft Macaroni & Cheese a little classy by adding bacon and bread crumbs. But now Kraft does that for me. How am I going to impress the ladies now?

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Really? Super hydrating water? So does this “super hydrating water” make my pee super too? Will I need a special toilet to contain my super pee?

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/12/2012

Here are some new products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up. We’ll also occasionally throw in an unusual product.

Keebler Cinnamon Roll

The Keebler elves bake their cookies in a tree, but why doesn’t the tree catch on fire? I swear Keebler made cinnamon roll cookies before. Or maybe I’m confusing Keebler with another snack company since Cinnabon is willing to put their cinnamon in anything.
Junk Food Guy and Option Pitch and Waffle Crisp reviewed these cookies. (Thanks for the photo, Andrew!)

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Oh, Special K. When you started off as a horribly bland cereal, did you ever imagine yourself in every grocery store aisle possible? You’re prominent in the cereal and snack aisles, and with these Flatbread Breakfast Sandwiches, you’re slowly expanding your presence in the frozen food aisle. (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

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Because I love Red Velvet Cupcakes but hate baking, I’m so looking forward to having someone else buy and bake these for me.

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Sure, it’s nice that Progresso is making meal preparation a little easier with their Recipe Starters, which comes in Fire Roasted Tomato, Creamy Portabella Mushroom, Creamy Three Cheese, Creamy Parmesan Basil, and Creamy Roasted Garlic. But why would I start a recipe if I can just not start one at all by heating up a can of Progresso soup? Easy-peasy.

Smirnoff Kissed Caramel

I’ve been watching a show on Spike TV called Bar Rescue which involve a bar expert fixing money losing establishments. Every episode has a segment that involves an expert mixologist who comes up with new drinks. This segments are also basically Smirnoff ads, so I expect to see the new Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodka to end up on the show in the future. But this isn’t the only new sweet Smirnoff vodka. There’s also an Iced Cake vodka, which joins the Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow flavors. (Thanks for the photo, Lauren!)

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 9/5/2012

Here are some new products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up. We’ll also occasionally throw in an unusual product.

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To celebrate their 30th birthday, Kettle Brand brought back four of their retired flavors for a limited time — Red Chili, Jalapeño Jack, Salsa with Mesquite, and Cheddar Beer. The only flavor I tried before it was retired was Cheddar Beer, and now my taste buds get to relive them again. (Found at the Kingsbury Whole Foods in Chicago. Thanks for the photo, Ben!)

Pillsbury Chocolate Strawberry Toaster Strudel

Maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t the Toaster Strudel on the box look like it’s a sacrifice for some ancient demonic religion. The strawberry filling looks like blood and the symbol drawn in chocolate frosting looks not only like a rocket going into space, but also a one-eyed demon with three hairs on its head. Or maybe I’ve seen Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom too many times. (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

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There’s also a Lay’s Stax All-American Cheeseburger. So if happen to get your hands on all three flavors, you can enjoy a complete Hooters meal in potato crisp form. (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

Whole Grain Corn Dogs

Whole grain is taking over the whole grocery store. It’s making it easy to get our daily fill of whole grain from junk food. If only junk food companies could figure out a way to sneak vegetables into our food. (Thanks for the photo, Adam!)

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Larry the Cable Guy isn’t the only Blue Collar comic with a line of chips. Jeff Foxworthy also has one. But I’m disappointed Bill Engvall’s Dill Pickalls and Ron White Scotch don’t exist. (Found in the Georgetown, Texas area. Thanks for the photo, Brian!)

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 8/29/2012

Here are some new products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. We may or may not review them, but we’d like to let you know what new items are popping up. We’ll also occasionally throw in an unusual product.

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I’m disappointed these weren’t called Sun Chips Mix. What can I say? I’m a sucker for names that rhyme (I’m also a fan alliteration). I find it a little unusual these Sun Snacks Mix-Ups come in sweet flavors since Sun Chips are mostly savory flavors. Although, they did make a mean Cinnamon Sun Chips a few years ago. Thanks for the photo, Adam!

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Ball Park is known for their franks, and now they have a line of frozen products that don’t involve many franks. Frankly, I find that awfully fascinating. (See, I told you I’m a fan of alliteration.) They take minutes to prepare, so if you’re watching a baseball game at home, you’ll have something to do that will help prevent you falling asleep while listening to television baseball announcer banter. Thanks for the photos, Adam!

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Twenty-five percent of my daily value of fiber? Is that the best you can do, Kellogg’s? Most Fiber One snack bars provide 35 percent. I need more fiber to help my digestive Tiber. But not too much fiber because if there’s too much, these bars might also be known as Farty Delights.

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Thanks to baking reality shows, I know what fondant is. Thanks to Betty Crocker, I can pretend to have my own baking reality show and have fondant problems.

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Oh, Guy Fieri. I thought your over bleached spiky hair was the most shocking thing about you. Well, it turns out I was wrong.

If you’re out shopping and see a new product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, email it to us at theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “Spotted” in the subject line, and you might see it in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

NEWS: Show Your School Pride With College-Branded Limited Edition Printed Fun Pop-Tarts

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Remember when you used to paint a body part in your college’s colors to show your school pride?

Yeah, I never did that. But if you did, I bet you’d be willing to do almost anything for your alma mater, even eat the upcoming school-branded Kellogg’s Limited Edition Printed Fun Pop-Tarts.

Kellogg’s has teamed up with the University of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and North Carolina to create a new line of Pop-Tarts that will have their logos printed on Pop-Tarts frosting. Yes, there isn’t a wide selection of schools to choose from, but don’t feel bad because the school participating didn’t have a wide selection of flavors to choose from. Actually, it appears they didn’t have a choice because these school-inspired Pop-Tarts come in one flavor — strawberry.

However, each school’s Pop-Tart has a unique name. Well, not all of them. The University of Florida’s Florida Gators Strawberry was the least creative of all the names. But there’s also the University of North Carolina’s Tar Heel Berry, University of Arkansas’ Razorback Red, University of Georgia’s Bulldog Berry, and University of Michigan’s Go Blue Strawberry.

Yes, North Carolina and Michigan, which are known for their blue colors, are forced to have strawberry flavored Pop-Tarts instead of the more appropriate blueberry. Go Blue!

Update: Kellogg’s has done this before.

These Limited Edition Printed Fun Pop-Tarts will be available in early September and only sold in the states where the universities are located. They will also be available online at PopTartsWorld.com.

Source: CBS Sports