SPOTTED: Twix Cookies & Creme Minis

Twix Cookies  Creme Minis

Oh how I’ve missed you, Twix Cookies & Creme! You’re the perfect one. For me, and you forever will be. And I will always love you so for always. Wait. Did I just sing Atlantic Starr’s “Always” to a candy bar? I must’ve really missed this. (Spotted by Kathryn W at Walmart.)

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SPOTTED (STORE BRANDS EDITION) – 11/14/2019

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

Archer Farms Deluxe Edition Chocolaty Peanut Butter Crunch
Archer Farms Deluxe Edition Chocolaty Peanut Butter Crunch
Archer Farms Deluxe Edition Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
Archer Farms Deluxe Edition Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
Archer Farms Deluxe Edition White Chocolaty Lace Cookies
Archer Farms Deluxe Edition White Chocolaty Lace Cookies
Archer Farms Deluxe Edition Peppermint Snap Cookies
Archer Farms Deluxe Edition Peppermint Snap Cookies
Archer Farms Deluxe Edition Chocolaty Almond Horseshoe Cookies
Archer Farms Deluxe Edition Chocolaty Almond Horseshoe Cookies

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Limited Edition Gold Emblem Red Velvet Almonds
Limited Edition Gold Emblem Red Velvet Almonds
Limited Edition Gold Emblem Peppermint Cocoa Almonds
Limited Edition Gold Emblem Peppermint Cocoa Almonds
Limited Edition Gold Emblem Stuffing Seasoned Almond Halves
Limited Edition Gold Emblem Stuffing Seasoned Almond Halves

(Spotted by Sylvia at CVS.)

Gold Emblem Strawberry Cheesecake Almonds and Cookie Crusted Almonds
Gold Emblem Strawberry Cheesecake Almonds and Cookie Crusted Almonds

(Spotted by @SchenectaDana at CVS.)

Archer Farms Appetizer Collection
Archer Farms Appetizer Collection

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Open Nature Scandal less Limited Edition Cookie Butter Light Ice Cream
Open Nature Scandal-less Limited Edition Cookie Butter Light Ice Cream

(Spotted by Sylvia at Vons.)

Sprouts Bulk Peppermint Bark Caramel Popcorn
Sprouts Bulk Peppermint Bark Caramel Popcorn

(Spotted by Sylvia at Sprouts.)

Safeway Organics Organic French Fried Onions
Safeway Organics Organic French Fried Onions

(Spotted by Rachel J at Safeway.)

H E B Colby and Monterey Jack Slices for Burgers
H-E-B Colby and Monterey Jack Slices for Burgers

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

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’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Wendy’s Birthday Cake Frosty

News Wendys Birthday Cake Frosty

Wendy’s is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the only way food companies can commemorate impressive milestones, and that’s with a birthday cake-flavored product.

The chain’s Birthday Cake Frosty combines vanilla Frosty with the flavor of a classic birthday cake. A small has 350 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 150 milligrams of sodium, 62 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 53 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein.

If that’s not festive enough for you, Wendy’s is also offering the Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae. It features Birthday Cake Frosty topped with sugar cookie pieces and sprinkles.

The dessert has 410 calories, 14 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 240 milligrams of sodium, 64 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 47 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.

Both treats are available for a limited time at participating Wendy’s locations.

If you’ve tried them, let us know what you think in the comments.

(Image via Wendy’s.)

REVIEW: Dunkin’ Beyond Sausage Sandwich

Dunkin Beyond Sausage Sandwich

It seems like only yesterday when I first heard rumblings that mad scientists were attempting to create “meat-less” meats, and here I am, getting it at Dunkin’.

That’s right, Dunkin’ has jumped into the plant-based protein fray with the new Beyond Sausage Sandwich.

According to the official press release, this sausage from Beyond Meat is “made with 100% plant-based proteins and a mix of spices crafted especially for Dunkin.” So far, I’ve only tried plant-based burgers, so I was pretty pumped to see what breakfast had to offer.

Dunkin Beyond Sausage Sandwich Closeup

Well, right out of the gate, the Beyond sausage patty looked pretty gross, evoking memories of the “hamburgers” I used to get in my school lunches.

It smelled familiar, but it took me a few bites before I nailed the scent down.

The aforementioned press release mentioned the following are used to construct the patty, “peas, mung beans, rice and sunflower to provide the protein and coconut oil to ensure juiciness.” Now you know how the “sausage” is made. Who doesn’t love a good mung bean?!

Along with the sausage, the sandwich had that typical plasticky egg, a piece of cheese, and a super floppy English muffin that has a flavor like an Egg McMuffin. When I bit in, nothing tasted amiss.

The “meat” itself was pretty chewy, but the texture wasn’t that far off from what I expected from prior Dunkin’ breakfast sausage. I snipped a piece off to try solo, and it tasted like slightly over spiced, low-grade meat, but that’s honestly how I’d describe all Dunkin’s meats.

Now getting back to the smell, because it finally dawned on me what the meat seasoning smelled and tasted a bit like – stuffing.

Dunkin Beyond Sausage Sandwich Split

What’s the main spice in stuffing? I could easily Google it, but I’d rather ramble on until it pops in my brain. I remember when I reviewed the Lay’s Biscuits and Gravy chips, the main takeaway was that it tasted like Stove Top. This sandwich brought back memories of those which brought back memories of that!

Is it sage? I think it’s sage and some onion powder. That’s the best I can do, with Dunkin’ being all Colonel Sanders secretive on its spices. For all I know, it could also have parsley, rosemary, and thyme, and the recipe could have been concocted while listening to Simon and Garfunkel.

If I had any sage advice, it would be to ease up a bit on the spices.

Beyond that, they succeeded. For what this is, it’s pretty remarkable, most definitely edible, and enjoyable. I’m not a big cheese on breakfast sandwich’ guy, but that slice helped here. The generic egg and the slightly weird protein would have made for a worse sandwich without it.

In the breakfast pantheon, it’s middle of the road at best. I’m not sure I’ll be a repeat customer. While I appreciate the nutritional improvements, it doesn’t taste quite as good as real meat to a heathen such as myself. For a vegetarian, though? This is an excellent option.

Purchased Price: $4.49
Size: N/A
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 470 calories, 24 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 910 milligrams of sodium, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 24 grams of protein.

SPOTTED: Limited Edition Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Crunchy Caramel Pecan Squares

Limited Edition Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Crunchy Caramel Pecan Squares

(Spotted by Rachel C 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: Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Wait. We have to provide the ice cream AND the downward force on the ice cream sandwich mold to make these? (Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

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 or if the product is old, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.

If you’ve seen the product, help out your fellow readers by letting them know in the comments what city and store you found it in.