SPOTTED (TRADER JOE’S EDITION) – 6/15/2019

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.

Trader Joe s Ube Purple Yam Flavored Ice Cream
Trader Joe’s Ube Purple Yam Flavored Ice Cream
Trader Joe s Mini Meyer Lemon Biscotti
Trader Joe’s Mini Meyer Lemon Biscotti
Trader Joe s Mochi Green Tea
Trader Joe’s Mochi Green Tea
Trader Joe s Kunefe
Trader Joe’s Kunefe
Trader Joe s Organic Roasted Seaweed with Sea Salt
Trader Joe’s Organic Roasted Seaweed with Sea Salt

(Spotted by Rachel C and Sarah R 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.

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.

SPOTTED: Pillsbury Place & Bake Brownies

Pillsbury Place  Bake Brownies Marshmallows
Pillsbury Place & Bake Brownies Marshmallow
Pillsbury Place  Bake Brownies Peanut Butter Chip
Pillsbury Place & Bake Brownies Peanut Butter Chip
Pillsbury Place  Bake Brownies Chocolate Fudge
Pillsbury Place & Bake Brownies Chocolate Fudge

These have to be baked in a liner and tin, so they’re really Place, Place & Bake Brownies. You have to place it in a liner, then place that in a tin, and then bake. (Spotted by Megan E at Hy-Vee.)

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.

SPOTTED: Cap’n Crunch’s Cotton Candy Crunch Cereal

Cap n Crunch s Cotton Candy Crunch Cereal

Hearing “Crunch-A-Tize me Cap’n!” makes me feel weird. I don’t know, Maybe it’s because I hear it in a seductive tone. But at least it’s better than hearing “Capsize me Cap’n.” (Spotted by Brian M 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.

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.

REVIEW: Herr’s Orange Cream Pop Snack Balls

Herr s Crunchy  N Sweet Orange Cream Pop Snack Balls

What are Herr’s Orange Cream Pop Snack Balls?

I’m 70% sure this is how this product was developed:

“Ok, what flavor are we making these new orange crunchy balls?”

“How about orange?”

“Don’t be so obvious, Jim. Anybody else? Ideas? Anything? No? OK, orange it is!”

Hence, we have Herr’s Orange Cream Pop Snack Balls – orange cream-flavored, orb-shaped puffs.

How are they?

The aroma in the bag is straight-up, not-screwing-around-with-subtlety orange. After cracking it open, I left the room and could smell them when I walked back in. Not the Epcot Soarin’ orange grove mist variety, more like candy or soda. I liked it, but it’s hardcore fakey-fake.

Herr s Crunchy  N Sweet Orange Cream Pop Snack Balls 2 Back

Ironically, they’re not even orange – they’re cream-colored with orange flecks.

Herr s Crunchy  N Sweet Orange Cream Pop Snack Balls 3 Balls

I expected the flavor to be a sweet/savory combo, since I associate the puff format with cheese, but these were all sweet with just the slightest hint of savory from the puff base.

The orange was much more laid back in taste than aroma. The cream was definitely present, along with a wheaty/baked flavor, which gave the whole thing a breakfast-cereal vibe. I thought about dumping them in milk, but it only occurred to me after I’d finished them all. Whoops.

Herr s Crunchy  N Sweet Orange Cream Pop Snack Balls 4 Closeup

Is there anything else you need to know?

No day-glo dust means no orange fingers. No one would even know these hands just pawed through an entire bag!

Herr s Crunchy  N Sweet Orange Cream Pop Snack Balls 5 Fingers

Conclusion:

These were tasty, and a novel flavor I haven’t seen in this form. Not Epcot-orange, but a fun snack that’s worth a try. I binge-ate them.

Purchased Price: $2.49
Size: 6 oz. bag
Purchased at: Five Below
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (39 pieces) 140 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, including 6 grams of added sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

SPOTTED – 6/14/2019

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.

Kellogg s Nutrigrain Bites  Awesome Apple Strawberry Blast and Grapetastic
Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Bites (Awesome Apple, Strawberry Blast, and Grapetastic)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

H E B Churro Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
H-E-B Churro Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
H E B Sweet Chile Almonds
H-E-B Sweet Chile Almonds
H E B Smoked Jalapeno Almonds
H-E-B Smoked Jalapeno Almonds
H E B Chile Limon Pica Puffs
H-E-B Chile Limon Pica Puffs

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

Optimum Nutrition Honey Sriracha Protein Ridges
Optimum Nutrition Honey Sriracha Protein Ridges
Optimum Nutrition BBQ Protein Ridges
Optimum Nutrition BBQ Protein Ridges

(Spotted by Sylvia at GNC.)

The Laughing Cow Original Spreads
The Laughing Cow Original Spreads

(Spotted by Sylvia at Vons.)

Taylor Farms Tangerine Crunch Chopped Kit
Taylor Farms Tangerine Crunch Chopped Kit

(Spotted by Dorothy at Giant Eagle)

Briannas Organic Mango and Honey Ginger Vinaigrette Dressings
Briannas Organic Mango and Honey Ginger Vinaigrette Dressings
Briannas Organic Real French and Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressings
Briannas Organic Real French and Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressings

(Spotted by Sarah R at Safeway.)

Emergen C Nutrient Shot Energy+ Peach Mango and Pomegranate Berry
Emergen-C Nutrient Shot Energy+ Peach-Mango and Pomegranate Berry

(Spotted by RaveGyrl at 7-Eleven.)

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.

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.

SPOTTED: ICEE MIB Black Cherry

ICEE MIB Black Cherry

Here’s a list of theaters that have the ICEE flavor. And here’s what happened the last time a black cherry frozen drink was offered. (Spotted by Maura B at AMC Theaters.)

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.