After yesterday's post about Ms. Patti McDermott, who should be known to one and all forever more as "The Cakester", I would like to remain in the world of baked goods for at least one more post. And I would like to ask you, my loyal readership, to consider.... the humble, unassuming Pop-Tart.
This amazing Kellogg's product has withstood the test of time and has defeated all comers. No serious challengers in the world of toaster pastries exist. Although, I must admit, when Merry-Go-Rounds were in existence, those were pretty damn good.
To date, in my nearly 45 years on this planet, I believe I have never eaten a Pop-Tart from a toaster. They have always been consumed by me at room temperature. And they are mighty yummy. Are they better toasted? I wonder? The thought of scalding my tongue with the filling turns me off to that possibility.
Further, consider this: is a Pop-Tart really a tart? Some of the evidence would suggest not. Look at this list of current Pop-Tart flavors.
Now, I am familiar with tarts being cherry, strawberry, peach, lemon, possibly raspberry or even kiwi. I do NOT remember them being "confetti cupcake" or brown sugar cinnamon or S'Mores flavored. I just don't. And I wouldn't even consider those appropriate flavors for tarts. Tarts should have fruit. S'Mores are not fruit.
I understand how they address the unorthodox nature of the Pop-Tart by the appellation "toaster pastry". I believe that's how the fine folks at Kellogg's get away with such oddball flavorings. Because calling them "toaster tarts" would imply fruitiness.
At this point, I turn the forum over to you, gentle readers. Your thoughts, opinions, comments, or favorite Pop-Tart related memories you would care to share?