Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Breakfast Review: Gingerbread Pop Tarts

As has been previous noted with the release of Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts, I am a huge fan of seasonal flavors and also a huge fan of eating candy for breakfast. So when my wife brought home a package of Gingerbread Pop Tarts, I was very excited to give it a try.

 Limited Edition? Oh, you sweet, sweet temptress, how wrong you are. I will find you again at Big Lots in the spring.

The Pop Tart itself is made out of gingerbread (or at least some decent version of gingerbread-style crust). It smells delicious out of the package, and even better when you heat it up--it permeates the air with a wonderful smell that makes you want to eat every baked good dessert in existence. It is filled with the standard icing filling you will find on most gingerbread confections.

As part of the fun--since this product has a target market of small children and myself, apparently--each Pop Tart is printed with a seasonal image of some sort. It could be skiers, ice skaters, snowboarders, snowflakes or...hockey players?

That's right, Martin Brodeur is Santa Claus, and you are getting nothing for Christmas.

Each package notes that--as if they are proud of the fact--these Pop Tarts are perfectly sized so that you could, in theory, build a gingerbread house out of Pop Tarts. This is one of the few times you'll see a food product that not only can be used as construction material, but encourages you to do so.

Anyway, so how are the Pop Tarts? Pretty good, actually. The gingerbread flavor isn't nearly as strong as it smells, which might be a good thing but I would have preferred it a little stronger. The icing filling isn't horribly sweet, which if you know me is good but may disappoint some looking for the equivalent of a gingerbread cake.

It's not going to replace the standard gingerbread man cookie, but they are a fairly good substitute for heating up and eating first thing in the morning.

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