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Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments. Slow churned, 1/2 the fat missin...
Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments. Slow churned, 1/2 the fat missing. In a 1.5 quart tub, it’s hard resisting. A delicious sight. I hope I have willpower tonight. Eating Edy’s Peppermint Wonderland. (Spotted by Maria at Target.) I wonder if a Dunkin’ Donuts mocha mint donut would be any good. (Spotted by Lindsay at Walmart.) Hey folks who give chocolate chip cookies as presents for Christmas, Nestle Toll House Limited Edition Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels are back! (Spotted by Lindsay at Walmart.) Pillsbury Chocolate Peppermint Premium Cookie Mix, I’d like you to meet Nestle Toll House Limited Edition Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels. (Spotted by Andrew at Wegmans.) Call me a purist, but I prefer regular candy canes. If I suck on one correctly, I can turn it into a shiv…or replacement glasses temples that I can also use as a shiv. (Spotted by Lindsay at Target.) Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition 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. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.
17 minutes ago
Purchased Price: $5.99 (on sale) Size: 4 sandwiches Purchased at: Safeway Rating: 6 out of 10 Pros: A decent, somewhat tasty way to start your morning. Just 230 calories. Made with real eggs, real cheese, and bacon. Cheesy was melty. Bac...
Purchased Price: $5.99 (on sale) Size: 4 sandwiches Purchased at: Safeway Rating: 6 out of 10 Pros: A decent, somewhat tasty way to start your morning. Just 230 calories. Made with real eggs, real cheese, and bacon. Cheesy was melty. Bacon, egg, and cheese in every bite. Good source of fiber. Flatbread had a nice, mild sweetness. Cons: Jimmy Dean Delights is supposed to be a healthier option, but a sandwich has 5 grams of saturated fat which is 25% of your daily recommended intake. Egg was a bit dry. Most of the bacon’s flavor gets lost within the other ingredients. They look like they’ve been run over by a car. Flatness makes them look smaller than they really are. I wish this line was called Jimmy Dean Deanlights. Nutrition Facts: 1 sandwich – 230 cal, 12 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 135 milligrams of cholesterol, 480 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of protein.
about 11 hours ago
As someone who is not a huge fan of candy corn (but loves M&M's), yet can't resist eating some when it's made available to me, I of course jumped at the chance to see what the M&M's take on candy corn would be. ...
As someone who is not a huge fan of candy corn (but loves M&M's), yet can't resist eating some when it's made available to me, I of course jumped at the chance to see what the M&M's take on candy corn would be. ...
about 12 hours ago
This popcorn had a bright white color, with quite a few small bits of crushed black pepper on the surfaces. ...
This popcorn had a bright white color, with quite a few small bits of crushed black pepper on the surfaces. ...
about 19 hours ago
These snack cakes had a somewhat unusual shape, as they didn't follow any of the established shapes for Devil's food cakes and were basically shaped like bricks. ...
These snack cakes had a somewhat unusual shape, as they didn't follow any of the established shapes for Devil's food cakes and were basically shaped like bricks. ...
about 21 hours ago
Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments. The only thing that make me scre...
Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments. The only thing that make me scream about this Breyers ice cream is that it’s just plain ol’ cookie and cream ice cream with a Halloween name. Food coloring (Spotted by Kelly at Walmart.) Wait. They make edible jigsaw puzzle pieces now? (Spotted by Melissa at Walgreens.) White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms are back! Although I liked them, I still have half a bag from last year in my fridge. I. Am. Lazy. (Spotted by Lindsay at Walgreens.) Oh, Yoplait! Is there any dessert you won’t turn into a yogurt flavor? (Spotted by Ryan at Target.) Monster Size? More like Costco Size. (Spotted by James at Walmart.) Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new or limited edition 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. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.
1 day ago
For our upcoming print edition (#20), we're asking collectors for their comments and feedback about this question: What's the most ridiculous asking price you've seen for a Coca-Cola collectible? It could be an eBay item,...
For our upcoming print edition (#20), we're asking collectors for their comments and feedback about this question: What's the most ridiculous asking price you've seen for a Coca-Cola collectible? It could be an eBay item, or an antique shop, or a private listing on Craigslist or Kijiji… an item that the seller is way out to lunch on for the asking price. Hopefully we'll get some interesting responses (include a link or photo if you have one)
1 day ago
In this episode, we talk Halloween and candy with Cybele from Candy Blog, discuss Jack in the Box Munchie Meals, and express what we think about two new M&M’s varieties we won’t be able to taste until mid-2014. We also s...
In this episode, we talk Halloween and candy with Cybele from Candy Blog, discuss Jack in the Box Munchie Meals, and express what we think about two new M&M’s varieties we won’t be able to taste until mid-2014. We also share our Noshes of the Week, Dubba and I admit to having new addictions, Ryan apologizes to Target, and Eric gets sugar all over his hands. Links to most of the products and reviews we mention during the episode can be found at The Nosh Show blog. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or, if you want to listen in the podcast player of your choice, subscribe to the show’s feed. If you enjoy the show and subscribe to it on iTunes, we would greatly appreciate it if you took a few minutes to rate us. You can also download the episode or listen using the player below: Thanks for listening!
1 day ago
These cracker-like chips were each just about an inch square and fairly thick, with subtle ripples parallel to two of the edges; they looked much like the chip pictured on the front of the box. ...
These cracker-like chips were each just about an inch square and fairly thick, with subtle ripples parallel to two of the edges; they looked much like the chip pictured on the front of the box. ...
1 day ago
I love Halloween, but it stresses me out. Most people get apprehensive about Thanksgiving and all the year-end religious holidays because they often involve family and gift-giving. I get stressed out by Halloween because it ushers in th...
I love Halloween, but it stresses me out. Most people get apprehensive about Thanksgiving and all the year-end religious holidays because they often involve family and gift-giving. I get stressed out by Halloween because it ushers in that massive three-month-long wave of seasonal goodies that are only available FOR A LIMITED TIME – so already I’m rushing around frantically trying to grab them before they’re gone. To make matters worse, October and November specialize in one particular ingredient that can be found in just about everything you can buy: Cookies, crackers, potato chips, drinks, ice cream, nuts, pastries, popcorn, waffles, yogurt, condiments, bread, hand soap, and even air freshener. It’s like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, except instead of pod people, it’s pumpkin spice! I call it THE PUMPKINING. And as a sucker for seasonal gourds, I fall for it every time. (Get it? Fall? Thanks, I’ll be here all week. Tip your servers!) McDonald’s is no stranger to THE PUMPKINING, having already introduced a most reasonable pumpkin pie a few years ago. But it never offered the second most reasonable pumpkin venture to go along with that pastry –- a pumpkin-flavored hot drink. So that’s why I got really excited when I saw McDonald’s had introduced its own pumpkin-flavored coffee for the season — the McCafé Pumpkin Spice Latte. Wondering what exactly constitutes “pumpkin spice?” Nutmeg? Vanilla? Cinnamon? All of the above? In the case of McDonalds’ new McCafé Pumpkin Spice Latte, it seems to be 1) cinnamon, 2) vanilla, and 3) a metric shit-ton of sweet flavored powder. Seriously, it’s like 70 percent sugar, 20 percent milk, and 10 percent espresso. It was like getting punched in the mouth by a “pumpkin.” And yes, I used those quotation marks on purpose. This isn’t how real pumpkin tastes… and having been a connoisseur of pumpkin pie for decades, I also feel this isn’t how real pumpkin pie tastes, either. I was unable to verify whether this latte came straight from a powder mix, but it reminded me of the flavored instant coffee I would buy from QuikTrip back in the ‘90s. And that stuff was so full of sugar it might as well have come with a free blood sugar meter and a warning label with Wilfred Brimley’s face on it. The McCafé Pumpkin Spice Latte was so sweet that you didn’t need to add sweetener. That’s probably why it doesn’t come with whipped cream. If there had been, I’d surely be writing this review with the help of an intelligent machine transcribing my subconscious thoughts from deep within my diabetic coma. I tried both the hot and iced versions, mostly by accident. During my first visit to my local McDonald’s, I was forced to order my McCafé Pumpkin Spice Latte with ice because (quote) “The hot machine [was] out of order.” No biggie. Here in Southern California, it’s still 80 degrees and may quite possibly stay that way until January, so a frosty drink is A-OK. Later, I got the hot version, and my taste buds were met by the familiar creamy sweetness and a thick, slightly grainy texture that was vaguely reminiscent of hot chocolate mix. It was all right. While, I can’t exactly say I hated my iced Pumpkin Spice Latte in comparison to the hot one, I would say it wasn’t really refreshing. The iced Pumpkin Spice Latte was creamy and cold and full of sweetness, but after a few minutes, the milk, the sugar, and the caffeine starting swirling together into a maelstrom of nausea, and I began to seriously reconsider my life choices. Was all this barfy agita worth it? Well, the price is good, especially when compared to the $3.95 price tag of a 12-ounce Starbucks Pumpkin Latte. With the change I’d spare, I could afford to go full-throttle and load up on all the pumpkin English muffins, pumpkin yogurt, and pumpkin-scented shampoo that will hang around until Thanksgiving only to be swiftly replaced by Peppermint- and Snowman-flavored everything. I’ll call that THE DECEMBERING. (Nutrition Facts – S
1 day ago