SPOTTED ON SHELVES (TRADER JOE’S EDITION) – 12/11/2018

Here are some new Trader Joe’s products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of them, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

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Trader Joe’s Joe Frost Iced Sugar Cookie

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Trader Joe’s Twinkling Trees Sugar Coated Sugar Cookies

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Trader Joe’s Organic Ethiopian Guji Small Lot Coffee

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Trader Joe’s Cameroon Mount Oku Small Lot Coffee

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Trader Joe’s Herbal Loose Tea Blends

Trader Joe's Horseradish Cheddar Cheese

Trader Joe’s Horseradish Cheddar Cheese

(Spotted by Rachel C, Sylvia, Sarah R, and Debra G at Trader Joe’s.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new 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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Perry’s Elf Trash Ice Cream

Perry's Elf Trash Ice Cream

Bad Breakup for Valentines. Elf Trash for Christmas. (Spotted by Bob K at Wegmans.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new 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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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QUICK REVIEW: Hostess Peanut Butter Totally Nutty! Bars

Hostess Peanut Butter Totally Nutty Bars

What are Hostess Peanut Butter Totally Nutty! Bars?

Having grown up in a family that always had Little Debbie treats scattered around the house, these new confections seem to be Hostess’ take on its rival’s iconic Nutty Buddy Bars. They feature layers of peanut butter filling sandwiched between fudge-coated wafers.

How are they?

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Hostess was right to call these treats Totally Nutty because they were all about the peanut butter. It was the most prominent flavor I noticed when I initially tasted one of the bars, and it was also the aspect that made me want to reach for another pack after polishing my first one off.

With all the nutty goodness going on, I forgot each bar has a fudge coating. Well, at least until it started to melt on my fingers. It’s easy to forget about because it’s bland compared to the rest of the bar.

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If I had to describe the specific flavor of the peanut butter filling, I would say it’s quite close to what’s in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Creamy, sweet, and salty enough to make them hard to put down, it was the perfect companion for the light and airy texture of each wafer layer.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Unlike Nutty Buddy bars, which come in twin packs, these are individually wrapped. So don’t plan on being able to split a sleeve between you and a friend all that easily.

Conclusion:

Despite the fudge coating’s shortcomings, I still found these quite enjoyable. They may not carry the Reese’s name, but peanut-butter-lovers everywhere should definitely make a spot for these in their snack cabinet.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 12 oz. box (8 bars)
Purchased at: Kroger
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 bar) 230 calories, 140 calories from fat, 16 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 105 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of total carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 16 grams of total sugars, and 2 grams of protein.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES (YOGURT EDITION) – 12/10/2018

Here are some new yogurt varieties found by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

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Chobani Flip Peanut Butter Cup

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Chobani Flip Limited Batch Coconut Snowball

(Spotted by Gayle S at Giant.)

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Chobani Limited Batch Sweet Greek Yogurt with Caramel on the Bottom

(Spotted by Tommy at Wegmans.)

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Dannon Light & Fit Two Good Mixed Berry Greek Yogurt

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Dannon Light & Fit Two Good Vanilla Greek Yogurt

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Dannon Light & Fit Two Good Blueberry Greek Yogurt

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Dannon Light & Fit Two Good Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Dannon Light & Fit Two Good Peach Greek Yogurt

Dannon Light & Fit Two Good Peach Greek Yogurt

(Spotted by Sylvia at Vons and Amanda at Target.)

Elli Complete Peanut Butter  n Jelly and Banana Nut Bread

Elli Complete Peanut Butter ‘n’ Jelly and Banana Nut Bread

Elli Complete German Chocolate

Elli Complete German Chocolate

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new 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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES (SEASONAL EDITION) – 12/7/2018

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

Entenmann’s Minis Limited Edition Gingerbread Creme Rolls

Entenmann’s Minis Limited Edition Gingerbread Creme Rolls

(Spotted by Jason B at Giant Eagle.)

Planters Savory  Indulgent Party Tray

Planters Savory & Indulgent Party Tray

(Spotted by Robbie at Walgreens.)

Swiss Miss French Vanilla Hot Cocoa Mix 2018 Holiday Tin

Swiss Miss French Vanilla Hot Cocoa Mix 2018 Holiday Tin

(Spotted by Sarah R at Target.)

Walmart Peppermint Bark Party Bowl

Walmart Peppermint Bark Party Bowl

Marketside Gourmet Jingle Popcorn

Marketside Gourmet Jingle Popcorn

Marketside Iced Cookies Snowman and Santa

Marketside Iced Cookies Snowman and Santa

Marketside Iced Rice Treat Pop 2018 Holiday Edition

Marketside Iced Rice Treat Pop 2018 Holiday Edition

(Spotted by Bob K at Walmart.)

Starbucks Cherry Flavored Lollipop

Starbucks Cherry Flavored Lollipop

(Spotted by Sylvia at Starbucks.)

Palmer Cookie  Creme Snowmen

Palmer Cookie & Creme Snowmen

Russell Stover Peppermint Crushed Peppermint Pieces in White Fudge

Russell Stover Peppermint Crushed Peppermint Pieces in White Fudge

Russell Stover Strawberry Creme in White Fudge

Russell Stover Strawberry Creme in White Fudge

Double Crisp O Come Let Us Adore Him and O Come All Ye Faithful Praying Hands Chocolate

Double Crisp O Come Let Us Adore Him and O, Come All Ye Faithful Praying Hands Chocolate

Enticingly Easy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Mix

Enticingly Easy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Mix

(Spotted by Sylvia at Dollar Tree.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new 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. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.