SPOTTED: Hershey’s Caramel Dairy Whipped Topping

Hershey s Caramel Dairy Whipped Topping

I know your focus is on the the Reese’s one, but that’s been around for a while. Let’s give all our attention to the new one in the middle. (Spotted by Erin K at Hy-Vee.)

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SPOTTED: Zombie Skittles

Zombie Skittles

“Most taste delicious but some taste like rotten zombie.” Two things: One, is “rotten zombie” redundant? A zombie, as portrayed in media, is the rotting flesh of a living being brought back to life. So “rotten” seems unnecessary. Two, everyone who’s anyone knows zombie tastes like chicken. (Spotted by Adam E at Sheetz.)

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REVIEW: Limited Edition Baskin-Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

Limited Edition Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

Baskin-Robbins Stranger Things Mind Flayer Mint Ice Cream recently popped up at Target, along with three other Stranger Things-branded pints. I bought them all, but, sadly, only one was a new flavor.

If only I hadn’t ignored the description on the pint like it was instructions for IKEA furniture. Then I would’ve realized Mind Flayer Mint was Baskin-Robbins’ regular ol’ mint chocolate chip ice cream in Stranger Things clothing.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Well, I have been fooled again within a month by a Baskin-Robbins branded product — Limited Edition Baskin-Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies.

Shame on me.

Limited Edition Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies Creme

The snack features chocolate Oreo wafers with two layers of creme — chocolate and mint with chocolate chip bits in it. This is Oreo’s second cookie collaboration with Dunkin’ Brands, the first being 2017’s Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreo Cookies. Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Baskin-Robbins and Oreo in the same product name. The iconic cookie has been an ingredient in 75% of Baskin-Robbins’ Flavors of the Month. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but doesn’t it seem like it’s in three out of four flavors.

Twisting off a wafer reveals an image that looks like what I saw when I peeled back the lid of Mind Flayer Mint – a light green staring back at me with dark specks of chocolate.

And, this is where I got fooled a second time by a Baskin-Robbins-branded product. Even though there’s a layer of chocolate creme and there are chocolate chip bits in the mint creme, this cookie tastes like something that already exists — regular Mint Oreo. Sure, there might be some slight difference in the level of chocolate because of the other creme, but, bite after bite, all that comes to mind is a Mint Oreo. I mean, that isn’t bad, but I was hoping for a bit more.

Limited Edition Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies Top

Well, there might be a bit more. Is it my imagination, or is there an extra cooling sensation with these cookies? Perhaps to make it feel more like ice cream? I dunno. Maybe it’s my strong desire for these to be something more than a Mint Oreo in green cheetah print. Oh, speaking of textures, the chocolate chip bits add some when eating just the creme, but they’re not noticeable when eating a cookie whole.

Before limited edition flavors became the norm back in the early 2000s, Mint Oreo was one of my favorites. So it’s hard for me to knock Limited Edition Baskin-Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo hard for tasting like it. But I still feel a little disappointed this variety is like Baskin-Robbins’ Mind Flayer Mint Ice Cream in that it looks different on the outside, but doesn’t taste different than what already exists.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 10.7 oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 cookies) 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 90 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

SPOTTED – 7/22/2019

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

Ragu Cheese Creations Sauce Butter Parmesan
Ragu Cheese Creations Sauce Butter Parmesan

(Spotted by Bob K at Giant Eagle.)

Bertolli Parmesan  Romano with Cracked Black Pepper Sauce
Bertolli Parmesan & Romano with Cracked Black Pepper Sauce
Bertolli Tuscan Herb Alfredo with White Wine
Bertolli Tuscan Herb Alfredo with White Wine

(Spotted by Bob K at Giant Eagle.)

Trader Joe s Ketchup Flavored Spud Crunchies
Trader Joe’s Ketchup Flavored Spud Crunchies

(Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

Campbell s Condensed Roasted Red Pepper Cooking Soup
Campbell’s Condensed Roasted Red Pepper Cooking Soup
Campbell s Condensed Butternut Squash Cooking Soup
Campbell’s Condensed Butternut Squash Cooking Soup
Campbell s Condensed Creamy Cauliflower Cooking Soup
Campbell’s Condensed Creamy Cauliflower Cooking Soup

(Spotted by Rachel J at Safeway.)

Pioneer Meal Sauce  Seasoning Mixes  Chicken  Dumplings and Chicken Pot Pie
Pioneer Meal Sauce & Seasoning Mixes (Chicken & Dumplings and Chicken Pot Pie)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Progresso Lasagna Style Soup with Italian Sausage
Progresso Lasagna-Style Soup with Italian Sausage
Progresso Broccoli Cheese with Bacon Soup
Progresso Broccoli Cheese with Bacon Soup

(Spotted by Rachel J at Safeway.)

McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Thick Cut Marinated Bacon
McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Thick Cut Marinated Bacon
McCormick Grill Mates Ultimate Bacon Thick Cut Marinated Bacon
McCormick Grill Mates Ultimate Bacon Thick Cut Marinated Bacon

(Spotted by RaveGyrl at Pete’s Produce.)

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SPOTTED: Limited Edition Sour Patch Kids Just Blue and Just Red

Limited Edition Sour Patch Kids Just Blue and Just Red

No love for lime and lemon Sour Patch Kids. (Spotted by Robbie at 7-Eleven.)

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SPOTTED: Tim’s Cascade Style Special Batch #64 Smoked Gouda Potato Chips

Tims Cascade Style Special Batch  64 Smoked Gouda Potato Chips

What were Special Batches 1-63? (Spotted by Rachel J at Franz Bread Store.)

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