Kellogg’s Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts
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  • While I've always enjoyed pumpkin, I can't say the same for Pop-Tarts
  • Prior experience with Pop-Tarts, both of the cold and hot variety, convinced me that I shouldn't expect that much from Kellogg's Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts, but hey, it's a pumpkin-flavored food, and that quickly caught my eye and resulted in a desire to try, so I picked up a box containing twelve of the pumpkin-flavored pastries for a fairly-low price of two dollars and nineteen cents at my neighborhood Walmart
  • A lot of times, artificial flavoring will be used in place of the more expensive ingredient, but real pumpkin is, somewhat surprisingly, used, and the Pop-Tarts definitely benefit from having the real thing included
  • I was more impressed than disappointed by them, so I consider it to be an overall worthwhile purchase
  • Anyone out there that likes pumpkin, but has never tried Pop-Tarts, and yes, despite their decades of popularity, I believe such people exist, these pumpkin pie flavored Pop-Tarts may be a good flavor to start with to see if you might like Pop-Tarts


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      There is a lot of reasons to look forward to autumn, at least, in my eyes. Cooler temperatures that are refreshing and pleasant, Halloween fun and Thanksgiving gatherings and, of course, the plentiful pumpkin-flavored foods and treats that begin to surface seemingly everywhere once the Labor Day cook-outs and outings are nothing more than a memory. I, for one, love pumpkin. I have since as far back as I can remember, in fact. It’s a flavor that I’ve never grown tired of and I can’t see myself losing my taste for it in the near future. While I’ve always enjoyed pumpkin, I can’t say the same for Pop-Tarts. I typically find most flavors of Pop-Tarts to be so-so, but I do like the convenience of them as they can serve as an adequate “grab and go” snack since a package can be grabbed and eaten straight out of the box with no preparation required. They most certainly aren’t the healthiest quick snack food out there, especially when it comes to sugar and calories, but sometimes, convenience takes precedence over nutritional value in the fast paced, short on time world we live in.

      Prior experience with Pop-Tarts, both of the cold and hot variety,


      convinced me that I shouldn’t expect that much from Kellogg’s Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts, but hey, it’s a pumpkin-flavored food, and that quickly caught my eye and resulted in a desire to try, so I picked up a box containing twelve of the pumpkin-flavored pastries for a fairly-low price of two dollars and nineteen cents at my neighborhood Walmart. Typically, I take it as a good sign when, upon opening the packaging containing a sealed or wrapped product, I’m able to make out a scent or two. That usually means the product I’m about to try has a lot of flavor waiting to be discovered. In the case of these seasonal Pop-Tarts, I didn’t just make out the alluring smell of pumpkin, it literally grabbed me by the nose! Even in their unopened wrappers, the seemingly fresh scent of pumpkin pie took hold of my sense of smell. Now, not everyone can stand eating a Pop-Tart that hasn’t been toasted. Heck, I’m sure there are some out there that can’t stand eating a toasted Pop-Tart and instead prefer it straight out of the packaging. As for me, it’s not really that big of a deal because I’m not generally a huge
      fan of them to begin with, so the first time I tried these festive fall Pop-Tarts, I ate it without toasting it.

      I have to say, if all Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts tasted this good, I’d be far more frequent of a buyer! While I wouldn’t confuse a Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tart with a real slice of pumpkin pie any day of the week, the pumpkin flavor was unmistakable. Inside the Pop-Tarts themselves was what looked like and tasted like real pumpkin pie filling. A lot of times, artificial flavoring will be used in place of the more expensive ingredient, but real pumpkin is, somewhat surprisingly, used, and the Pop-Tarts definitely benefit from having the real thing included. Nutmeg and pumpkin more often than not go hand-in-hand, and the inclusion of nutmeg enhances the scent and taste of these Pop-Tarts. However, what doesn’t enhance the taste, but rather detracts somewhat from the overall taste of the Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts is the sweet frosting topping, which I could have done with less of and more pumpkin pie filling in place of it, and as usual with Pop-Tarts in general, I feel the dough portion is more bland than anything, and could stand to not only have more taste,


      • Kellogg's Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts
      but be flakier as well. The pumpkin pie filling, nutmeg and cinnamon all added to the flavorful taste of these Pop-Tarts, but the sugary frosting and dough dragged down the overall taste a bit.

      I feel that these Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts have more of a pleasant scent and taste unheated and not toasted, because after toasting one, I didn’t find the pumpkin scent as appetizing or as strong and overall taste of the Pop-Tart wasn’t quite as enjoyable. Toasting it seemed to magnify its weaker qualities, namely the frosting and dough, while minimizing its better qualities, specifically the pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. That’s just my take, though. Others may not be able to stomach a Pop-Tart that isn’t toasted and much prefer that option. Just as others may prefer their slice of pumpkin pie hot rather than room-temperature or chilled. The autumn-colored sprinkles added some additional autumn ambiance to these Pop-Tarts, with orange, brown and yellow colors decorating the top of the Pop-Tarts, but aside from looking pretty and invoking images of autumn, that’s about the only two purposes they served. Well, three purposes technically, as they contributed a small amount of crunchiness to the otherwise soft and chewy Pop-Tarts. I guess I’d rather

      have them than not have them.

      Although I feel Kellogg’s Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts have some shortcomings, I do feel that, from a flavor perspective, they are better than a lot of the other flavors of Pop-Tarts out there. I was more impressed than disappointed by them, so I consider it to be an overall worthwhile purchase. I have other pumpkin-flavored foods that I’d place way high above these Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts, but I’ve also had pumpkin-flavored foods that I’d place below them, too. Pop-Tarts can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a daytime or even snack, and that’s exactly how I’ve been working my way through them; pretty much all of the above. Anyone out there that likes both Pop-Tarts and pumpkin, I encourage you to give these a try. Anyone out there that likes pumpkin, but has never tried Pop-Tarts, and yes, despite their decades of popularity, I believe such people exist, these pumpkin pie flavored Pop-Tarts may be a good flavor to start with to see if you might like Pop-Tarts. I’ll probably buy another package or two before autumn is over because for the price and the quality of them, they’re fairly decent and offer me yet another way to enjoy the taste of pumpkin.




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Shayna says :

re : Anyone out there that likes pumpkin, but has never tried Pop-Tarts, and yes, despite their decades of popularity, I believe such people exist, these pumpkin pie flavored Pop-Tarts may be a good flavor to start with to see if you might like Pop-Tarts
I agree the pumpkin filling tastes weird and too sugary.

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