SPOTTED: Blue Bunny Ice Cream Chocolate Donut and Caramel Cold Brew

Blue Bunny Chocolate Donut Ice Cream

Blue Bunny Caramel Cold Brew Ice Cream

Chocolate Donut has vanilla ice cream, milk chocolate icing, rainbow sprinkles, and donut pieces. Caramel Cold Brew features cold brew coffee ice cream, caramel swirls, and chocolate espresso pieces. (Spotted by Carla at Safeway.)

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BACK ON SHELVES: Peeps Root Beer Float and Pancakes & Syrup

Peeps Root Beer Float Marshmallow

Peeps Pancakes  Syrup Marshmallow

“Root beer float is back on shelves? When was it on shelves?” If you’re thinking that, it was one of last year’s Peeps Mystery Flavors. Pancakes & Syrup made its debut last year as a Kroger exclusive. They have been freed from exclusivity this year. Click here for our review. (Spotted by Carla at Fred Meyer.)

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SPOTTED: Edy’s-Dreyer’s DC Villains Ice Cream

DC Villains Harley Quinn Cherry Chocolate Diamond Daze Ice Cream
DC Villains Harley Quinn Cherry Chocolate Diamond Daze Ice Cream
DC Villains The Joker Mint Cookie Madness Ice Cream
DC Villains The Joker Mint Cookie Madness Ice Cream

As Batman would say, “If Harley Quinn is here, then The Joker must be near.” Okay, I don’t think Batman ever said that, but it sounds like something he might’ve said. The Harley Quinn flavor features vanilla light ice cream with a cherry swirl and cherry filled dark chocolate diamond pieces. The Joker flavor has mint light ice cream with chocolate cookie pieces and purple fudge filled chocolatey “Ha” pieces. (Spotted by Purple Dave at Meijer.)

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REVIEW: Ruffles Double Crunch Potato Chips

Ruffles Double Crunch Potato Chips

As an ice chewer, I am all about crunchy goodness. So, Ruffles “new” Double Crunch chips are right in my wheelhouse.

The “new” is in quotes because Ruffles launched very crunchy chips a couple of times before with Ultimate and Deep Ridged lines. It even secured two U.S. patents for the “chip’s ornamental design,” and 24+ prototypes were created to land on this specific crunchy form that incidentally looks like the chevron design on Charlie Brown’s shirt.

Full disclosure, I haven’t tried the previous iterations. But, I see it as it as a blank slate!

It seems like Double Crunch is closer to Deep Ridged because of the similar flavors AND because Ultimate seemed more wannabe macho with its pseudo-metal pattern on the packaging and tailgate-inspired varieties like Kickin’ Jalapeno Ranch, Sweet & Smokin’ BBQ, and Loaded Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins.

This version even leans into the same “2x” claim but instead of saying “Ridges 2x As Deep,” it reads “2x The Crunch.” The fine print indicates that it’s only versus original Ruffles, so that’s kind of disappointing.

Ruffles Double Crunch Potato Chips Ridges

But, it is dang crunchy though. It’s so much so that you probably don’t want to eat this in class or work cubicle because someone will side-eye you for being too noisy. The chip itself is very kettle chip-like down to the smell (slight stale oil eau de parfum), which makes sense because that’s how it’s cooked as noted on the back panel. I don’t smell either the Zesty Cheddar or Hot Wings seasoning. Take that at face value based on your own preferences! I don’t mind either way.

Ruffles Double Crunch Potato Chips Open Bags

The Zesty Cheddar is basically like a saltier Cheddar & Sour Cream. I was so surprised by the saltiness that I immediately went to check the nutrition facts but learned that both flavors have the same amount of sodium. Unless the salt was supposed to be the zesty part, I didn’t get a kick either. Disappointing.

Ruffles Double Crunch Potato Chips Closeup

On the flipside, I enjoyed the Hot Wings variety! It’s like a true buffalo wing flavor dancing on my taste buds with a touch of tanginess followed by this creaminess that I can only describe as eating a side of celery with ranch. I don’t know if my mind was playing tricks on me because it tasted so similar to actual wings that I imagined the actual eating experience with sides and all. I didn’t find it THAT spicy but could see folks finding this a bit on the spicier side.

These Ruffles do indeed have some crunchy r-r-r-ridges, but not quite consistent flavors!

Purchased Price: $3.00 each
Size: 7 3/4 oz. bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10 (Zesty Cheddar)
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Hot Wings)
Nutrition Facts: (about 10 chips) Zesty Cheddar – 150 calories, 8 grams of total fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 170 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugars, and 2 grams of protein. Hot Wings – 150 calories, 8 grams of total fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 170 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, less than 1 gram of sugars, and 2 grams of protein.

SPOTTED – 2/20/2019

Here are some interesting new and limited edition 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.

Sea Pak Budweiser Beer Battered Jumbo Shrimp
Sea Pak Budweiser Beer Battered Jumbo Shrimp
SeaPak Budweiser Beer Battered Shrimp
SeaPak Budweiser Beer Battered Shrimp

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club and Bob K at Giant Eagle.)

Hostess Glazed Blueberry Jumbo Donettes
Hostess Glazed Blueberry Jumbo Donettes
Hostess Glazed Blueberry Jumbo Donettes 2 Pack
Hostess Glazed Blueberry Jumbo Donettes 2-Pack

(Spotted by Chris N at Meijer and Sarah R at 7-Eleven.)

Great Value Freeze Dried Red Grapes  Cheddar Cheese Fruit  Cheese
Great Value Freeze Dried Red Grapes & Cheddar Cheese Fruit & Cheese
Great Value Freeze Dried Fuji Apples  Cheddar Cheese Fruit  Cheese
Great Value Freeze Dried Fuji Apples & Cheddar Cheese Fruit & Cheese
Great Value Freeze Dried Banana  Strawberry Fruit Crisps
Great Value Freeze Dried Banana & Strawberry Fruit Crisps

(Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

Young s Signature Wild Caught Chunky Cod Fillet Fingers
Young’s Signature Wild Caught Chunky Cod Fillet Fingers

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

Member s Mark Original Extra Thick Cut Beef Steak Strips
Member’s Mark Original Extra Thick Cut Beef Steak Strips

(Spotted by Jeremy H at Sam’s Club.)

Kerrygold Savory Cheddar
Kerrygold Savory Cheddar
Kerrygold Milk Cheddar
Kerrygold Milk Cheddar

(Spotted by Sarah R at Safeway.)

Treasures From the Sea Tortilla Lime Tilapia
Treasures From the Sea Tortilla Lime Tilapia

(Spotted by Robbie at Sam’s Club.)

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SPOTTED: Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Trader Joe s Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Hey, Trader Joe’s! I’d like to taste this in a butter cup. (Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.)

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