Most anticipated new grocery items of 2022

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One of the best things about the start of a new year is realizing that new grocery items are about to hit the shelves.

Some brands are constantly adding new and limited-edition items to their lineups as consumer habits change. Since the pandemic started, more and more people are filling their pantries with convenient foods they can easily grab when those hunger pangs hit.

Lucky for us, a few new products have been announced that are sure to make tastebuds tingle.

Oreo is one of the most innovative brands when it comes to introducing special editions of a beloved product, so it's no surprise their latest flavors top the list of most anticipated grocery items of 2022, according to Eat This, Not That.

The first new flavors of Oreos for the year include Ultimate Chocolate and Toffee Crunch. Ultimate Chocolate is a limited-edition flavor withs three layers of white, milk and dark chocolate-flavored creme sandwiched between chocolate wafers. Toffee Crunch is the newest permanent Oreo flavor, featuring a rich toffee-flavored creme with sugar crystals sandwiched between chocolate wafers.

In second place on the list is new cereal flavors from General Mills. The company is adding eight new cereals to its profile this year, including new takes on three of the most popular cereals in America and one entirely new line.

The new cereals include: CinnaGraham Toast Crunch, Reese's Puffs Cluster Crunch, Strawberry Banana Cheerios, PJ Masks Cereal, :ratio Keto Granola in Coconut Almond and Toasted Almond flavors, and the all new Plentifull Cereals in Cinnamon Almond Butter and Peanut Butter flavors.

Keeping in the breakfast theme, the third most anticipated grocery item this year is a throwback to a snack from the 90s: Dunkaroos. Betty Crocker has found a way to transform the frosting dipped cookies into pancakes.

The brand new Dunkaroos Rainbow Sprinkles Pancake Kit "delivers the classic Dunakroos taste as warm, fluffy pancakes complete with rainbow sprinkles frosting," according to the company. The best part is how simple it is to make -- all you have to do is mix in water or milk and pour on the griddle.

The final item on the list is also a blast from the 90s past. Crystal Pepsi is returning for its 30th anniversary with a special release. There's a bit of a catch, though -- you can't buy it.

To win a bottle of Crystal Pepsi, post a picture of yourself in the 90s using the Twitter hashtag #ShowUsYour90s. Pepsi will choose its favorite 300 photos and the lucky winners will each receive six 20 ounce bottles of Crystal Pepsi.

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