SPOTTED: Dreyer’s Edy’s Disney Pixar Ice Cream Flavors

Disney Pixar The Incredibles Jack Jack Cookie Crumble Ice Cream
Disney Pixar The Incredibles Jack-Jack Cookie Crumble Ice Cream
Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Coral Reef Orange  Cream Ice Cream
em>Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Coral Reef Orange & Cream Ice Cream

The Incredibles one has chocolate and vanilla light ice cream with a chocolate cookie swirl and chocolatey mask pieces. The Finding Nemo flavor has orange sherbet and vanilla light ice cream with chocolatey fish pieces. (Spotted by Purple Dave at Meijer and Eric S at Stop & Shop.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Oreo Shamrock McFlurry

News McD Shamrock Oreo

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake turns 50 years old this year. But we really should subtract a few years for all the times the soft serve machine was going through the long process of being cleaned. (Although, that has gotten shorter.)

To celebrate the occasion, McDonald’s is bringing back the Shamrock Shake nationwide for the first time since 2017 and offering the new Oreo Shamrock McFlurry that features vanilla soft serve mixed with minty Shamrock flavoring and Oreo cookie pieces.

Both treats will be available for a limited time at participating locations starting on February 19. If you want to know a little bit more about the Shamrock Shake, McDonald’s has a whole post dedicated to it.

(Image via McDonald’s.)

SPOTTED: Peeps Marshmallow Froot Loops Flavored Pops

Peeps Marshmallow Froot Loops Flavored Pops

All these Froot Loopsflavored products make me wish for Fruity Pebbles-flavored products because Fruity Pebbles > Froot Loops. (Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

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REVIEW: Canada Dry Bold Ginger Ale

Canada Dry Bold Ginger Ale Can

What is Canada Dry Bold Ginger Ale?

Canada Dry Bold teases a more intense ginger flavor in this variety of its sweet, dry ginger soda.

How is it?

Greetings from the land of illness and misery, otherwise known as Julie’s place of employment. Luckily, my immune system of steel has prevented me from falling prey to a cocktail of insidious germs, but my poor colleagues can’t say the same. On a lunchtime run to pick up Kleenex and hand sanitizer, I stumbled upon Canada Dry Bold Ginger Ale, a new product from, in my opinion, the best commercial ginger ale brand out there. Although I associate the beverage primarily as a panacea for everything from colds to hangovers, I always enjoy a fizzy ginger drink…but is bolder better?

Canada Dry Bold Ginger Ale Fizzy

Upon first pour, Canada Dry Bold has a richer, gold color and more fizz compared to the original variety, along with a sharper scent that brought a tickle to my nose. The first sip tasted very similar to Canada Dry or any other standard ginger ale: sweet and refreshing, with a hint of ginger, although missing a hint of its characteristic crispness. With another sip, the ginger taste became more noticeably more pronounced. But at this point, “bold” seemed like a strong word — more like “enhanced” or “elevated.”

Canada Dry Bold Ginger Ale Color

After a few moments, the drink built up to spicy sensation, a peppery warmth without flavor, that lingered in the throat for several minutes. The feeling was definitely pleasant, and because of my tendency to rely on the brand for comfort in times of sickness, I appreciated the “burn” as an extra kick in a still-soothing, palatable drink.

Because that kick hesitates, the drink may disappoint enthusiasts looking for a fresher, more robust flavor in the vein of ginger beer.

Is there anything else you need to know?

You don’t NEED to know this, but I found it interesting: Both the original and bold varieties contain less than 2% ginger extract, which is apparently not enough to merit the claim that Canada Dry is “made with real ginger” and boasts related health benefits. After a 2019 false advertisement lawsuit, the brand opted to relinquish that statement, instead describing their drinks as having “real ginger taste.” Don’t let that knowledge ruin the placebo effect the next time you reach for a Canada Dry to soothe your queasy stomach.

Conclusion:

Canada Dry Bold is more like Canada Dry Moderate, but its enhanced ginger taste and resulting warm spice sensation will still refresh and soothe whatever might ail you.

Purchased Price: $5.79
Size: 12 pack of 12-ounce cans (2-liter size also available at some locations)
Purchased at: Giant Eagle
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (per 12 oz. can) 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, 50 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, 36 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

SPOTTED: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream

When I get my hands on this, I plan to let a bunch of it melt and use it as the milk for a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Or, I’m going to do something even crazier, which is scoop some out into a bowl, grab a spoon, and eat it. Crazy, right? Using a bowl instead eating it straight from the container is a wild idea. (Spotted by Erin K at Hy-Vee.)

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SPOTTED: Ben & Jerry’s Exclusive Flavor Chocolate Peanut Butter Split Ice Cream

Ben  Jerry s Exclusive Flavor Chocolate Peanut Butter Split Ice Cream

I love banana ice cream. I loved it in Ben & Jerry’s One Love. So combining it with chocolate ice cream and mini peanut butter cups sounds like a winner. The combination of those flavors remind me of the Elvis Reese’s Peanut Butter and Banana Cup that was released over a decade ago. (Spotted by Jim R at Safeway.)

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