SPOTTED ON SHELVES (HOLIDAY EDITION) – 11/28/2012

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

Swedish Fish Candy Canes

There are now Swedish Fish Candy Canes. Or, if you turn them over, hooks to catch Swedish Fish. (Spotted by Britt at RiteAid.)

Gingerbread Peeps

Holy crap! I just realized something. If we stopped celebrating holidays, the holiday-happy makers of Peeps, Just Born, would probably go out of business. I just blew my mind, but not like how a Peep blows up when heated in a microwave oven. (Spotted by Linda at Target.)

Candy Cane Milanos

Mini candy canes make wonderful Christmas tree ornaments. Pepperidge Farm Candy Cane Milano Minis make wonderful Christmas gifts for acquaintances who surprised you with a gift. Acquaintances you don’t really want to reciprocate with, but guilt the inside you builds up to the point where you feel you have to buy them something. Spoil Your Dinner has a review. (Spotted by Linda at Target.)

TimTams at Target

Tim Tams, Australia’s Favorite Cookies, are back again until March or when your local Target runs out of them. (Spotted by Linda at Target.)

M&M's Milk Chocolate Orange

Milk Chocolate Orange M&M’s totally sound like an appropriate candy for this time of year. Fatguy Food Blog has a review.
(Spotted by Kenneth at Walmart.)

If you’re out shopping and see a 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 (CANADIAN EDITION) – 11/26/2012

Here are some new, limited edition, or unusual products found on Canadian store shelves. You’re welcome, Canada!

Wheat Thins Sweet Potato

Not only do Canadian get to have new Sweet Potato Wheat Thins, they also get to munch on new Spinach and Roasted Garlic Wheat Thins. I’m a little jealous Canada gets those two flavours, but I’m sure our friends closer to Santa are envious of American Wheat Thins flavors, like Spicy Buffalo and Zesty Salsa. (Spotted by Darren at Calgary Coop.)

Wheat Thins Stix Pizza

Awesome! Now Canadians can be as confused as I am about the purpose of Wheat Thins Stix. Seriously, I don’t get Wheat Thins sticks. Wait. Are Wheat Thins Stix still being sold here in the US? I don’t think I’ve seen them on the shelves recently. (Spotted by Darren at Calgary Coop.)

Mr Christie's FruitKrisps

It appears these Fruit Krisps help teach children the letters of the alphabet. Too bad the front of the box doesn’t teach them how to spell words properly. (Spotted by Darren at Calgary Coop.)

BelVita Banana Oatmeal & Chocolate

Breakfast cookies aren’t new, but belVita has made them popular. Canada has a soft baked version and the UK has a yoghurt-filled variety. Here in the US, we’re stuck with the original crunchy versions of belVita. (Spotted by Darren at Safeway.)

Three Olives S'mores Vodka

Three Olives S’mores Vodka is also available in the US, you lush. Oh, but s’mores isn’t the only unusual flavor Three Olives produces. There’s also root beer, cola, cake, and a flavor called Dude. (Spotted by Eric at LCBO.)

Hey, international TIB readers! We’d really like to do Spotted on Shelves posts with products from other countries, so if you see a new product on the shelf while you’re out shopping, 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 international Spotted on Shelves post.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 11/23/2012

Here are some new and limited edition 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.

Celeste Limited Edition Hawaiian Pizza

Celeste Italian Style Meatball Flatbread

Celeste Italian Style Chicken Flatbread

Celeste Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

All I know about Celeste is that she’s known for her pizzas, and it appears she’s been really busy making new stuff. However, if the last three pictures are any indication, it also appears she’s getting tired of making pizzas. (Spotted by Nick at Price Chopper.)

Hellmann's Spicy Buffalo

This Hellmann’s Spicy Buffalo Mayonnaise made with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce looks like an awesome way to make a Subway sandwich not taste like a Subway sandwich. (Spotted by Nicole at ShopRite.)

Slim-Fast Snack Bites

Fans of Slim Fast must be going bonkers over these new Slim Fast Snack Bites. But then that euphoria must go away when they realize they STILL have to also drink Slim Fast shakes and eat Slim Fast bars. (Spotted by Nichol at ShopRite.)

Smirnoff Iced Cake Vodka

Wow. Cake-flavored vodka. That’s got to be one of the silliest things I’ve ever seen. But do you know what would be even sillier? Gummy-flavored vodka. No one would be crazy enough to make that. (Spotted by Lauren at Safeway.)

Pinnacle Gummy Vodka

Oh. I guess I was wrong. (Spotted by Lauren at Safeway.)

If you’re out shopping and see a 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.

NEWS: Torani To Release Chicken ‘n Waffles Syrup Fo’ Reals This Time…Maybe

IHOP Chicken & Waffles

Hey! Remember earlier this year when syrup maker Torani tricked the internet into thinking they were going to release a Chicken ‘n Waffles syrup.

I certainly remember being duped by that April Fool’s Day prank on March 26th.

I don’t know if there are rules for April Fool’s pranks, but doing your prank five days before April Fool’s Day is probably breaking one of them. Even if it’s not an actual rule, doing that was as douchey as dumping someone via a text message.

Anyhoo, Torani decided to make their Chicken ‘n Waffles syrup a reality. It combines three different flavors — buttermilk waffles, fried chicken, and maple syrup. So get ready to make your lattes taste a bit weird.

Of course, if they were willing to trick everyone five days before April Fool’s Day, what’s stopping them from tricking us five months before April Fool’s Day? Well, we will find out starting on November 26 when Torani Chicken ‘n Waffles bottles become available while supplies last on Torani’s website for $6.95.

Source: Business Wire

SPOTTED ON SHELVES (HOLIDAY EDITION) – 11/21/2012

Here are some new and limited edition holiday 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.

Peeps Sugar Cookie

I guess if I pit two milk chocolate dipped Sugar Cookie Peeps against each other in a Peeps War, the milk chocolate would act as armor. (Spotted by Alexis at Target.)

Häagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark Bars

Häagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark Ice Cream

Häagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark Ice Cream is back for a limited time in ice cream bar and almost-a-pint forms. Here are reviews of the ice cream from Junk Food Guy and On Second Scoop. (Ice cream bars spotted by Tracy at Safeway. Ice cream spotted by Nick at Price Chopper.)

Holiday Chips Ahoy

Oooh, Holiday Chips Ahoy! Christmas has come early! Geez, I haven’t had such fake enthusiasm for a product since Halloween Chips Ahoy. And prior to that, it was for American Summer Chips Ahoy. Yay for colors allowing Nabisco to make Chips Ahoy cookies for any situation! (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

3 Musketeers Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows

If I ask for hot cocoa when it’s chilly and someone gives me a bunch of these 3 Musketeers Hot Cocoa with Marshmallow Minis in a mug, I’ll laugh at first. Then I’ll say, “No, seriously. Where’s my hot cocoa? It’s freezing. If I don’t have a mug of hot cocoa in my hands in 60 seconds, someone is going to end up like Han’s tauntaun.” Here are reviews from Foodette Reviews and Spoil Your Dinner. (Spotted by Laura at Walmart.)

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Awesome! Folks can put cookies, leftovers, or lots of cocaine or marijuana in really cute limited edition holiday Ziploc bags. (Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

If you’re out shopping and see a 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.