Pop-Tarts are so great. They’re convenient. You can travel with them. Toast them. You can just “have to eat both because you don’t want the other to go stale.” They’re timeless really. From brown sugar to s’mores, they are consistently delicious. I’m not going to touch on my feelings regarding the fruit variety, because that’s just an unfair reflection on an otherwise favorable breakfast pastry.
Like several other food brands I have reviewed lately, Pop-Tarts has really stepped up their game. From peanut butter to pumpkin, there have been many new varieties hitting the shelves lately. A friend of mine, who is an enthusiast, recently handed me a pack of Frosted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pop-Tarts. As described on the box, these Pop-Tarts have a cookie dough filling inside of a chocolate frosted cookie crust, which has vanilla icing swirled on top. Cookie dough makes me think of ice cream and I was already drooling at the thought.
To be clear, I like my Pop-Tarts toasted. There’s something about the toaster oven which coaxes the true deliciousness out of the pastry and into your mouth. The most unique part of this was by far the cookie dough filling. Personally, I found this flavor to be very mild and if I was blindfolded, I would have had no idea that this was actually cookie dough. While still very good, this reminded me so much of the s’mores Pop-Tart.
The frosting was more sugary than chocolatey and I thought maybe I could have further enjoyed the cookie dough taste if there was perhaps less of it. The cookie crust was really good. It reminded me of the vanilla teddy grahams in a way that I truly enjoyed. These Pop-Tarts were fun and delicious. If I had to pick, I would have gone for some of the classics instead OR I would have rocked my world by throwing this into a toaster oven and really brought things to the next level.
These Pop-Tarts are worth a try because they’re limited time, but maybe share the box with some friends.