Snack Review – Pop Tarts Frosted Pumpkin Pie & Happy Thanksgiving!

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I finished the Philadelphia Marathon, but haven’t had time to write my recap of the race yet as I’ve been too busy eating cheesesteaks and packing for a trip home for Thanksgiving.  Instead, I’ve taken some time to give you a brief glimpse into the life of Pop Tarts Frosted Pumpkin Pie flavor toaster pastries.


First, I gotta say that I love Pop Tarts.  They are my current go-to breakfast pre-marathon, as I can usually eat (and enjoy) two entire pastries (400 calories!) even at 4:00 in the morning, which helps me not become a ravenous beast a mile into the race (instead delaying the beast until about mile 6).  I never toast my Pop Tarts, as I feel that turns them into a sad attempt at a hot breakfast, which they most decidedly are not.  (Also, the toasting ruins the pastry, IMO.)

The sorta pumpkin-y, sorta goodness.

The sorta pumpkin-y, sorta goodness.


Pop Tarts Frosted Pumpkin Pie Limited Edition toaster pastries smell sweet and have a very slight pumpkin pie fragrance, but so slight that the smell of the unflavored pastry itself almost obscures the pumpkin pie smell.   Since the pastry itself smells more like “nothing” than most edible things, that means the fragrance is slight indeed.

I wish there were more pumpkin in the real thing!

I wish there were more pumpkin in the real thing!

The Pumpkin Pie flavor is not bad.  I love strong, spicy pumpkin pie, and I usually double the spice called for in a recipe when baking pies at home.  The Pop Tart version is disappointingly bland, because “a pumpkin doesn’t taste like anything,” and Kellogg’s decided to use a light hand on the spice.  But there is some pumpkin-y flavor to it, and it’s sweet, and not objectionable.  It’s not nearly as good as Frosted Blueberry, Frosted Strawberry, or Frosted Grape, but it’s a fine novelty limited edition treat around Thanksgiving, I suppose.  I had to order these from Amazon (“had” here meaning something that doesn’t actually mean “had”), and I actually finished both pastries (400 calories!) while writing this post and I didn’t even notice.


Finally, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are just a few of the things I’m thankful for – I’m thankful I’m still running.  I’m thankful I can take my time to write my Philly recap and not fail a class or something.  I’m thankful for this video, which seriously if you didn’t watch it while clicking around above, I urge you to watch it now.  I’m thankful for Pop Tarts, and the minds at Kellogg’s that will continue to put new and ill-advised flavors into those Pop Tarts.  And I’m thankful you’re reading this.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


What are you thankful for this year?  Are you doing a Turkey Trot today?  What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?  Share in the comments!

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