Posts Tagged ‘Pop-Tarts’

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What am I making?

August 31, 2016

Oh – the best of social studies class!  Do they still teach that?

I love these gifs of stuff being made.

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Poptarts

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Trombones

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Chicken wire

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Ice cream sandwiches

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Springs

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What am I celebrating today?

July 18, 2014

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Today is the 50th birthday of Pop-Tarts.

A little history from Wikipedia:

Originally not frosted when first introduced in 1964, it was later determined that frosting could withstand the toaster, and the first frosted Pop-Tarts were officially released in 1967. The first Pop-Tarts came out in four different flavors: strawberry, blueberry, brown sugar cinnamon, and apple currant.  Today, there is a wide variety of Pop-Tart flavors, including chocolate chip, s’mores, raspberry, and French toast.

In 1992, Thomas Nangle sued Kellogg for damages after his Pop-Tart got stuck and caught fire in his toaster. The case gained wider notoriety when humor columnist Dave Barry wrote a column about starting a fire in his own toaster with Pop-Tarts. In 1994, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi professor Patrick Michaud performed an experiment showing that, when left in the toaster too long, strawberry Pop-Tarts could produce flames over a foot high.  The discovery triggered a flurry of lawsuits. Since then, Pop-Tarts carry the warning: “Due to possible risk of fire, never leave your toasting appliance or microwave unattended.”

Another note of CAUTION – please tell your kids not to nibble their Pop-Tarts into the shape of a gun if they are eating them in school.  Zero Tolerance.  Some other shapes to be avoided are:

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It is enough to make you turn to . . .

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What am I munching?

July 27, 2012

Pop-Tarts – introduced on this day in 1964.  I think it is interesting that Pop-Tarts are sold in the US, Canada, England and Ireland, but have been discontinued in Australia.  These cardboard-like toaster items (I think “pastries” is too strong a word to use in this instance) have been the focus of news and lawsuits over the years from their fat content, leading to low-fat Pop-Tarts, to allergy recalls, and toaster fire warnings.
As with creme brulee, I think Pop-Tarts are best plain – no frosting, no sprinkles.  I prefer brown sugar cinnamon or strawberry, but I am willing to give the s’mores flavor a chance sometime.

Paula Poundstone on Pop-Tarts:

Here’s a list of flavors available from the Kellogg’s website via Wiki:

Pop-Tarts come in 29 flavors.

Frosted flavors

  • Apple Strudel
  • Blueberry
  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Fudge
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Wild Berry
  • Wild Watermelon
  • Cookies & Creme
  • Gingerbread
  • Hot Fudge Sundae
  • Raspberry
  • S’mores
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry Milkshake
  • Vanilla Milkshake
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Wild Grape
  • Rainbow Cookie Sandwich
  • Salt Water Taffy
  • Wildlicious Wild Strawberry

Unfrosted

  • Strawberry
  • Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Wild Berry
  • Apple
  • Blueberry

Mini Crisps

  • Frosted Chocolate
  • Frosted Strawberry

Pop-Tarts Splitz

  • Chocolate Vanilla
  • Strawberry Blueberry
  • Chocolate Strawberry
  • Maple Brown Sugar
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Baby Bits

Limited edition

  • Dulce De Leche (2008–Present)
  • Guava Mango (2008–Present)
  • Chocolate Banana Split (2009–Present)
  • Orange Cream (2009–Present)
  • Choc-o-Lantern Frosted Chocolate Fudge (Halloween 2010–Present)
  • Pumpkin Pie (Thanksgiving 2010–Present)
  • Gingerbread (Every Christmas)
  • Wild Berry Bloom (Easter 2011–Present)
  • Cherry Turnover (Summer 2011–Present)
  • Confetti Cake (Summer 2011–Present)

Printed Fun

  • Knock Knock Jokes Wild Berry
  • Barbie Sparkleberry
  • Barbie Wildberry
  • Hot Wheels Cinna-Match Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • American Idol Blue Raspberry
  • Indiana Jones Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • NFL Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Pictionary
  • Nix Family Laffy Taffy Flavors
  • Nascar Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Fudge
  • Wild Berry
  • Cherry Berry Rick Pip
  • Whole Grain
  • Pokemon Cherry

Flavors in the UK

  • Chocotastic
  • Strawberry Sensation
  • Cherry
  • Chocomallow (Identical to the American S’Mores)

Discontinued

  • Dutch Apple
  • Frosted Concord Grape
  • Chocolate Vanilla Creme
  • Pancake Syrup Blueberry (German)
  • French Toast
  • Wild Tropical Blast
  • Frosted Caramel Chocolate
  • Frosted Double Berry
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Low Fat Frosted Chocolate Fudge
  • Disney Princess Jewelberry
  • Hello Kitty Meowberry
  • Vanilla
  • Wild Magic Burst
  • Unfrosted Cherry
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Strawberry Cheese Danish
  • Chocolate Graham Cracker
  • Wild Bubble-Berrry
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly (Grape)