SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 7/15/2013

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Veggie Pasta

I could’ve sworn I posted a picture of these. Oh well. (Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

Banquet Sausage & Buttermilk Biscuit

Banquet breakfast! (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Lightlife Smitten with Chik'n Pot Pie

I’d be smitten with this chik’n pot pie, but I’d be more smitten with a Britain kitten gettin’ crazy with a mitten. (Spotted by Marvo at Safeway.)

Archer Farms Spicy Habanero Lime

It appears Archer Farms wants to burn our mouths with Mexican-Asian fusion appetizers. (Spotted by Marvo at Target.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition product on the shelf, 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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 8th Episode of The Nosh Show

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In this episode, Ryan, Eric, Dubba, and I talk about a crunchy Subway sub, Starbucks soda, and cola-flavored Cheetos. We also have our first guest, Jess from Foodette Reviews. She and Eric talk about their time spent at the recent Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

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WEEK IN REVIEWS – 7/13/2013

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Here are a few product reviews posted this week from other blogs we follow.

In a battle between cotton candy-flavored ice creams there can be only one winner…and that winner is cavities…or stomachaches. (via On Second Scoop)

Hi! My name is… (what?) My name is… (who?) My name is… [scratches] Lindt made me. (via Foodstuff Finds and Lot-o-Choc)

These Goldfish-shaped macaroni have creepy smiles. I don’t want to smile back at them, because I fear they may get the wrong idea. (via Foodette Reviews)

I would like to melt this down, dip barbecue potato chips into it, and then coat those dipped potato chips with crushed barbecue potato chips. Inchocochiption! (via Junk Food Guy)

QUICK REVIEW: Archer Farms Garden Vegetable Ranch Reduced-Fat Potato Chips

Archer Farms Garden Vegetable Ranch Reduced-Fat Potato Chips

Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 8 oz bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Reduced fat, but it doesn’t taste like reduced fat thanks to the seasoning which tricks your taste buds really well. Sneaks in carrots much like how the cafeteria workers at my elementary school did. Comes in a resealable bag. Kettle cooked crunchiness.
Cons: Holy crap these suckers are salty. Tastes like those cheap Lipton Chicken Noodle Cup-A-Soup. Can’t eat a whole lot in one sitting. Seasoning is a bit overpowering and makes me want to wash my hands instead of sucking off the residue on my fingers.

Nutrition Facts: 1 oz/about 12 chips – 130 calories, 6 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, 2 grams of protein.

QUICK REVIEW: Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smart Beginnings Apples & Cinnamon Oatmeal

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smart Beginnings Apples & Cinnamon Oatmeal

Purchased Price: $2.69
Size: Two 5.785 cups
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Good cinnamon and apple flavor. If you like your oatmeal thick, you may like this (it can easily be thinned with water or milk). Good source of fiber. Decent amount of apples. Slightly better tasting than the Maple & Brown Sugar one. While waiting for it to heat up, you can pluck your eyebrows or nose hairs.
Cons: Granola isn’t crunchy and it just blends in with the oatmeal. Leaves a weird temporary coating in my mouth. Part of a complete breakfast, but not filling enough to be the only thing you eat for breakfast. It contains something called “butter flavor.” The glow of the microwave being the first light you see every morning.

Nutrition Facts: 180 calories, 2 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 0. grams of monounsaturated fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 170 milligrams of sodium, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 5 grams of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, 5 grams of protein.