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Are These For Real?

Have you taken the time to actually look around at the grocery store recently?

We went to the store last week to check out the newest products and the latest trends, and we were shocked how many times we found ourselves saying,

"Really?!  You've got to be kidding me!"



Here is just some of what we found:


Peeps Cereal...because the occasional marshmallows aren't enough, you can now get a spoonful of marshmallows in every single bite!  You are encouraged to enjoy the tempting flavor of a classic marshmallow treat in a terrifically marshmallowy cereal made up of crunchy O's and pieces of marshmallow for a fun, indulgent breakfast that helps you start the day with a smile.  And this is not just for breakfast, you are encouraged to add it to any meal or snack...take in a sweet pick-me-up after school or work, enjoy as a midday or late-night treat, or share some crunchy cereal while hanging out with friends.  Just add your favorite milk or enjoy as a crispy treat straight from the box -- the marshmallowy options are endless!

Tortilla Chip heard right, it's not just Fruit Gushers any more.  These tortilla chips are bursting with flavor in every bite.  You can choose from perfectly flavored guacamole or spicy queso and enjoy a gush of goodness with every chip...betcha can't eat just one!

100% Edible Unicorn Slime...believe it or not, whatever you can imagine can now be brought to life by JELL-O.  Parents and children are encouraged to get their creativity out of their heads, onto their plate, and then into their mouths!

Chicken Fried Steak & Mashed Potato Hot Pockets...didn't we all know this was inevitable?!  Crispy pieces of country fried steak, along with mashed potatoes and creamy white gravy, all wrapped up in a buttery crust -- and it's ready to enjoy in just minutes!

Cotton Candy Twinkies...perfect for Spring, right?  These Twinkies are filled with fun, delicious cotton candy flavored creamy filling.  Bursting with flavor, happiness is in full bloom with this treat.  You’ll love them, and your family will too!  Simply grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy snack time to the fullest.

Burrito Stuffed Corn Dogs...who says there has to be a hot dog inside that batter?  This combines the best of the corn dog concept with all your favorite burrito ingredients, including creamy queso, rice, spicy chorizo, pepper jack cheese and refried beans!

Fruity Pebbles Coffee Creamer...who said cereal is only for kids?  You can savor your mornings with the sweet, fruity taste of Fruity Pebbles in your cup of coffee.  A bowl full of flavor in every mug.

Unicorn Magic Pudding Cups...unicorn magic is evidently a growing trend right now!  These are even made with star dust!  The company encourages you to transform any day into a magic wonderland by packing them into school lunch boxes to brighten your little one's day; or enjoy for an on-the-go snack or after-meal treat.

S'mores Croissant Sandwich...Nutella and marshmallows, along with chunks of brown sugar-infused graham crackers ooze from the flaky, buttery croissant sandwich.  The best part?  All you have to do is heat it up in the microwave and it is ready to enjoy!

Cheetos Flamin' Hot Mac & Cheese...yes, you can now rock your Mac & Cheese with the bold heat of Flamin' Hot Cheetos.  Spicy cheesy goodness in every bite!

Edible Bubble Wrap...great fun for kids and adults alike!  Not only is this functional to protect your important packages, but it is edible as well!  Great flavors like bubble gum and cherry...perfect for your next birthday party or get-together!  They should really start incorporating some of that unicorn star dust!


Are you as surprised as we were at some of these edible food-like substances?


Confession time!

If you take a look at the calendar, you will see that April Fools' Day is just a couple of days away.  Are you now thinking we may have made these up in honor of April Fools' Day?

You would be right, for SOME of them!  It is true...some of these are figments of our imagination, but others can actually be purchased at your local stores!


Which ones did we make up?


Tortilla Chip Gushers - although our teenage son thinks this would be a brilliant idea, it does NOT exist...yet!

Chicken Fried Steak & Mashed Potato Hot may sound like an ideal comfort food, but we made it up!

Burrito Stuffed Corn Dogs - this burrito convenience on a stick is NOT a we get a cut when it is?!

S'mores Croissant Sandwich...Nutella lovers, sorry we made this up too!

Edible Bubble probably guessed this one does NOT exist, but is it really that far-fetched in today's world?!



And, now for the truth...these are actual products you can find at your local store!


These really exist!


Peeps Cereal

100% Edible Unicorn Slime

Cotton Candy Twinkies

Fruity Pebbles Coffee Creamer

Unicorn Magic Pudding Cups (you can also get Dragon Magic Pudding Cups...infused with dragon magic!)

Cheetos Flamin' Hot Mac & Cheese


It's crazy these food-like substances are available today on our grocery store shelves!

And, quite honestly, it is scary how these products are marketed to children, and marketed as the perfect food any time of the day...breakfast, lunch, after-school or on-the-go snack, and late night treat.



What is the most outrageous product you have seen at the store recently?

If you want to see some of our other April Fools' Day inspiration, check out these coaching tips:

Taking a Break from REAL Food

Have You Looked at the Headlines Recently?



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7 Responses to Are These For Real?

  1. OK, you got me. And I was all on board the “GROSSSSS!” train until I got to the s’mores croissant. That one actually sounded good. I’ve been a Nutella fan since 1990. We need to figure out a healthy variation on this theme. Now my wheels are turning.

    • Everyone has something, don’t they?!?! If you throw some ideas at us, we will accept the challenge! Although, the challenge may be improving Nutella’s ingredients?! :). Thank you!

  2. You got me too! I think I figure just about anything is possible these days, lol! I love how you call them ‘food-like substances.’ Perfect!

  3. That was a pretty funny fast one you pulled on us! lol I could have sworn I saw a commercial the other night of Peeps and Pepsi doing something together? I didn’t see the whole thing but just the tail end. I looked at Jen and said did I just hear that right Pepsi and Peeps are making something together? She replied, I think that is what they said. Where or who sells this Magic Unicorn Dust??? lol

  4. Too funny! You had me because I thought all of those sounded possible (gross, but possible). I kept thinking, YUCK

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