SPOTTED ON SHELVES (HOLIDAY EDITION) – 12/21/2012

Here are some interesting new and limited edition holiday products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers.

Glade Holiday

Cover the smell of your farts with the aroma of Nutcracker Crunch or Frosted Cookies. Or with the Frosted Cookie aroma, make your neighbors think you’re baking cookies. (Spotted by Linda at Fresh & Easy.)

Betty Crocker Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Remember these? It appears they have a cupcake cousin. (Spotted by Meredith at Ralphs.)

Peepsters

Oh, how I wish these Peeps Peepsters were dressed in a plaid coating with Ray-Ban Wayfarers and Chuck Taylor All Stars so I could call them Heepsters. Candyblog has a review of them in non-holiday packaging. (Spotted by Leah at CVS.)

Pillsbury Peppermint Sugar Cookie

Each one has almost two pounds of peppermint sugar cookie dough, which means I can do curls with them to tone my arms and then bake the cookie dough and eat the result to completely negate the curls. (Spotted by Lora at Rainbow Foods.)

Peppermint Whipped Cream

Aww yeah! I can use this peppermint whipped cream to make a whipped cream mankini. Or a whipped cream business casual outfit. (Spotted by Nicole.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES (STORE BRAND EDITION) – 12/19/2012

Here are some interesting new and limited edition store brand products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers.

The Snack Artist Limited Edition Dark Fudge Kettle Corn

This is limited edition? Dark Fudge Kettle Corn sounds like something that should be always edition. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Safeway Select Simmer Sauce

This photo shows three Safeway Selects slow cooker and simmer sauces, but there are a whole lot more. There’s a flavor for any busy (or lazy) palate looking to make a quick dinner. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Safeway Select Iced Coffee Drinks

Iced Mocha Latte and Iced Coffee Latte? Such generic names for Safeway’s version of Starbucks’ bottled Frappuccino. I was hoping Safeway would come up with a creative name like they did when they called their Mountain Dew-like citrus soda, Mountain Breeze. Perhaps they could call them Frattes? (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Market Panty Limited Time Only Gingerbread Cheesecake

Didn’t get your hands on Limited Edition Gingerbread Oreo cookies? You could settle for Limited Time Only Market Pantry Gingerbread Cheesecake Creme Sandwich Cookies. (Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 12/17/2012

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers.

Limited Edition Marshmallow Pebbles Starring Barney

This is the second Limited Edition Marshmallow Pebbles box we’ve featured here with the first being the Wilma Flintstone box. From the looks of it, Post will probably have Betty Rubble and Dino boxes, but I hope Post releases a super limited edition Pearl Slaghoople box. (Spotted by Cortney at Walmart.)

YoCrunch Vanilla Yogurt and Applesauce

Maybe it’s just me, but it feels like YoCrunch added the words “Terrific Taste Combo” to the packaging specifically to convince shoppers that the combination of yogurt and applesauce isn’t as weird as it sounds. (Spotted by Stefanie at Walmart.)

Green Giant Casseroles

I will not eat them with an evil coven. I will not eat them from an oven. I will not eat them with a horny stag. I will not eat them from a microwaveable bag. I will not eat green bean casserole. Oh, no. Oh, hell no. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

International Delight Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee

International Delight has a new half-gallon carton iced coffee flavor — Caramel Macchiato. I’m waiting for Starbucks to come out with their own iced coffee in a half-gallon carton. But instead of calling it a half-gallon, I hope they call it gigantesco. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Kidfresh Frozen Entrees

According to the Kidfresh website, “Because most children don’t eat enough vegetables, each of our fresh frozen meals are full of hidden veggies that have been pureed and snuck in. Shhh…don’t tell the kids!” Well, if Kidfresh is trying to be secretive about it, maybe they shouldn’t have highlighted “with hidden veggies” on the front of the box. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES (HOLIDAY EDITION) – 12/14/2012

Here are some interesting new and limited edition holiday products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers.

Jet-Puffed SnowmanMallows French Vanilla

Jet-Puffed GingerbreadMallows

MoreMallows! But I’d really like to see artificially flavored EggnogMallows and CinnaMallows. (Spotted by Stefanie at Walmart.)

Candy Cane Pop Rocks

With these Candy Cane Pop Rocks, I can make my breath kissable, but the popping may make my mouth super unkissable. Or, for some of you, super kissable if you like swapping spit with a side of mini explosions. Here’s a Candy Cane Pop Rocks review. (Spotted by Lauren at Safeway.)

West Soy Chocolate Pepperming Stick Soy Beverage

“Serve warm or chilled”? I need West Soy to be a little more specific with “warm.” Do they mean room temperature? If that’s the case, the box might as well say, “Serve chilled or at temperature that makes you regret you didn’t serve it chilled.”
(Spotted by Audrey at Whole Foods.)

Rondele Limited Edition Gourmet Spreadable Cheese

President Rondelé Limited Edition Cranberry Orange Gourmet Spreadable Cheese and President Rondelé Limited Edition Pumpkin & Spice Gourmet Spreadable Cheese allow me to make a sentence that’s way longer than it should be. (Spotted by Linda at Fresh & Easy.)

Twinings Keurig Tea

To make your Keurig look more festive this time of year, you could wrap it in Christmas lights and tinsel; give it a red, white, and green paint job; put it back in its original box, cover it with holiday wrapping paper, and put a bow on it; or put a supply of these Twinings Christmas and Winter Spice teas next to it. The Tea Review Blog reviewed both flavors. (Spotted by Audrey at Harris Teeter.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 12/12/2012

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products (and occasionally odd products) found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers.

Kozy Shack Soda Shoppe

I wonder if I can suck this Kozy Shack Soda Shoppe Root Beer Float pudding through a straw. If it’s possible, I hope to recreate a 1950s date by sticking two straws in it so that I can share it with my lady friend. (Spotted by Leah at Walmart.)

Dasani Drops

Finally! Something by Dasani that can make Dasani water not taste so much like Dasani water. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

GoGo Squeez Fast Fruit

You’ve probably seen the squeezable fruit pouches for children at your local grocery store. Well, now there’s squeezable fruit pouches for adults. So where’s the adult juice pouches, Capri Sun? (Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

Flavor Your Own Gourmet Potato Chips

Do you want pizza or chili cheese fries-flavored potato chips? You can now have some through gradual gratification by baking or microwaving your own. Read more about these chips here. (Spotted by Tabitha at Kroger.)

Monterey Jill

Lucerne Monterey Jill cheese has been around for a while, but I still haven’t seen Pepper Jill and Colby Jill cheeses. (Spotted by Shanon at Safeway.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf (or really unusual), snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.