When I find something I like I stick with it. I would consider myself a Frosted Strawberry Pop Tart kind of girl. I’ve been eating them since I was a kid. I’ve tried some of the other berry flavors, but none compared to the strawberry. Leave it to the kids to sucker me into trying chocolate and now Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts. I have to say I was quite pleased with the new flavor.
Price and Packaging
Pop Tarts come in various sized boxes. When I was a kid it was either a 6 or 12 pack. Now you can find boxes with 8 or the family pack that contains 16. You can even find a 2 pack in vending machines. I usually buy the 12 packs because they tend to be the best bargain. I just bought 3 of the 12 packs and they were on sale 2 for $5. I had a coupon for $1 off 3 boxes, so I paid about $6.50 or $2.18 a box, which is what the 6 packs sell for at the grocery store. The 12 pack is a 21 oz. blue box that contains 6 foil packages that contain 2 pop tarts each.
Hot or Not
The box lists directions for heating the Pop Tarts. They can be toasted in the toaster or microwaved. Heating in the toaster is at the lowest setting. Microwaving takes no more than 3 seconds. I don’t have a toaster. I pop mine in the toaster oven on the lowest setting. The toaster makes the Pop Tarts a little more flimsy. The filling can get too hot if you leave them in a bit too long. The kids flip out if they get too hot on the inside. Personally, I like my Pop Tarts fresh out of the package with no heating involved. It would be nice if they packaged them individually or with a re-closeable seal, so that it would be easier to just eat one. It’s just so easy to eat both once the pack has been opened. When I actually have will-power, I put one in a plastic baggie and stick it back in the box. That usually keeps the left over Pop Tart from drying out. A dried out Pop Tart will make its way to the trash every time.
Kellogg’s is sneaky about the nutrition label on the Pop Tarts. There are 210 calories in one pastry. Not ONE package. ONE pastry. It doesn’t matter that they are packaged in twos. I package is 420 calories and I imagine that’s why it isn’t listed accordingly. Of course, 420 calories isn’t terrible for a breakfast, but it’s high for a daytime snack, unless you can eat just one. Unlike my favorite, Strawberry, the Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts have 7 grams of fat in each pastry. The Strawberry only has 5. One pastry also contains 34g of carbs. Anyone on the Atkin’s diet better not even look at one. On a more positive note, they are a good source of 8 vitamins and minerals as listed on the box. The pastries contain 10% of Vitamin A, Thiamin, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Calcium, Niacin, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate [vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], (Folic Acid), Brown Sugar, Soybean and palm oil (with TBHQ for freshness), Corn Syrup, Dextrose, High Fructose Corn “Syrup, Cracker Meal, Contains 2% of less of salt, calcium carbonate, cornstarch, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), cinnamon, wheat starch, gelatin, caramel color, soy lecithin, Vitamin A Palminate, Niacinamide, Reduced iron, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamin Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid
The Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts have become an instant favorite for me. The pastry is covered with a layer of light brown cinnamon icing. The filling is super sweet and the total package is almost like eating a cinnamon roll. Any type of Pop Tart is great for a quick breakfast, but the Brown Cinnamon Sugar is good for a dessert or an anytime snack. I highly recommend these for a tasty treat.
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