When I was at Walmart two weeks ago and saw some new puddings, I thought "oh boy, new flavors!". At some point after calming down, I started thinking "ummm, why are they coming up with new flavors now?", especially after theimpulsivebuy posted a shot of all six new flavors. Well a little more shopping on Monday made me realize that the new puddings are here so that you (the parent) can shove them in your kid's lunchbox. It's all so clear to me now.
On Second Scoop: Ahhh, at least my daughter liked it
Hmm, flavored base, caramel syrup...
and a neat little mix of almonds, pecans, and mini chocolate chips.
Mix them together and you have a neat little treat. It's got that same weird funky poofy fake feel to it all, but whereas I gave up on the shortcake, I kept going on this one. The flavor thankfully overrides the funk on this one. (side note: tiny pudding snack doesn't really keep me full for 90+ minutes, more like 5)
On Second Scoop: Fun to try, but I doubt the re-buy
The flavors I haven't shown are birthday cake, german chocolate cake, and banana caramel pie.
Ok, technically the next two things aren't pudding, but they serve the same purpose.
On Second Scoop: On a very sad note, I yet again let 2 of the 4 go past the expiration date. I know, I'm slackin, but it's not a total loss. I swiped the crunchies from the tossed parfaits and threw them in my raspberry yoplait yogurt. It was surprisingly good in an almost raspberry cheesecake kind of way. Not sure how that happens but obviously there's a bit of flavor magic going on here. It's a shame you can't just buy a box of crunchies and add them to whatever flavor of yogurt you prefer.
Ok, let's get back to the pudding. Kozy Shack is also getting into the new fall pudding season.
Notice the new Butterscotch pudding carries the more traditional KS packaging. Heck, you can barely see the NEW! on the label. I would have bought these had I not seen the Jell-o cups above (in retrospect, I obviously made the wrong choice).
The only downside to getting the big containers instead of the little cups is that as the pudding sits in the fridge, they get progressively more watery. The first day it's real firm, the second is similar, but after that it really starts souping up. By the end of the final serving, we could be doing the final slurping instead of the final scooping. This fact doesn't usually bother me, but I actually wound up tossing the last 1/2 cup of pudding on the last container.
Ok, this post was going to end, but then I went to Wegman's.
Well, it's.... something... it definitely has an apple taste... and some cinnamon... and well I don't know if I get a pie vibe, but it's something alright. Let me put it this way, I won't be repurchasing these, but they aren't terrible either.
Hey? Are you still there? You just looked at all the pictures didn't ya? Ahhh, that's ok, I kind of expected that. I think everyone gets the idea that there are a ton of new snacks out for the start of school. Enjoy the long weekend everyone and good luck to your kids on their new school year.