I first heard of this new range of UK Kellogg's Pop Tarts from a tweeted picture by Lot o' Choc. It was enough to have me heading to Asda the very next day. Up until this point the only Pop-Tarts regularly sold in UK supermarkets have been the plain chocolate or strawberry. Compared to the awesome flavours that are regularly released in the US, these are woeful. I usually don't bother buying the UK Pop Tarts, preferring to get the US imports. I mean just look at these new Limited Edition US Pop Tarts: Marshmallow Hot Chocolate, Pumpkin Pie, Spookylicious. Then there is also the new Confetti Cupcakes Pop Tarts, US only of course. All we get here is chocolate and strawberry, no fair.
I don't buy Pop Tarts very often. In fact I'm not even a big fan of them to eat myself. It's more my hubby and kids that love these toaster pastries. They are great to serve up on a lazy weekend morning, especially when sharing the different flavours. It's a rare but fun occurence!
In case you've never tried a Pop Tart before they come in sealed foil bags which contain two Pop Tart pastries in each bag. To warm them up you simply pop the tart into your toaster on the lowest setting. Ready to eat, simple as that.
|L-R: Very Cherry, Burstin' Berry, Apple Blast|
The Very Cherry was a bit disappointing. There was nothing bad about the flavour but they just didn't taste strongly enough of cherry. If I had been told they were strawberry then I would have believed it. Cherry is quite a hard taste to get right because if it is too strong it can taste synthetic and medicinal. Here it is the opposite and has ended up a bit underwhelming. My husband really enjoyed them but I would say our overall favourite was the Apple Blast. I would probably buy those again but for the moment we are all pop tarted out!
These packs cost £2 each from Asda for 8 pastries (there are four foil bags with two tarts in each). If you are on a diet then look away now! Each individual Pop Tart has a gut-busting 200 calories. It might not sound a lot but if you open a foil bag then you will probably eat both the pop tarts that are inside. That would be a massive 400 calories, more than some chocolate bars. These are certainly indulgent but I'm sure no one buys Pop Tarts for a healthy treat!
So what's your favourite Pop Tart of all time? Mine is the Cinnamon Roll!