Posts tagged ‘gross toaster pastries’

*Update – the toaster pastry search

Here’s where I’m at so far

I had the bad experience with the “Our Family” brand cherry toaster pastries a few weeks ago.

Since then I’ve tried

Nature's Path - Raspberry Toaster Pastry

Nature's Path - Raspberry Toaster Pastry (Organic) -- These weren't too terrible. The flavor was similar to a raspberry Nutragrain bar, (which is unfortunately a Kellogg's product but the best way I know how to describe it.) only the crust tastes grainy and dry

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Nature's Path - Cherry Pomegran (Organic) -- I liked these better than the Raspberry made by the same brand. These were much more flavorful, but not too strongly cherry flavored like the Our Family pastries were

Market Pantry - strawberry

Market Pantry - Strawberry -- I like the crust on these, but I don't get how it's strawberry flavored. It was more of a watered-down fruit punch flavored oozy filling. I was pretty bummed because they look super good on the the box..

Market Pantry - Brown Sugar & Cinnamon

Market Pantry - Brown Sugar & Cinnamon -- Normally brown sugar & cinnamon is not my favorite, but this one surprised me. One of those "You don't think you like it when you first start chewing it but slowly it all starts coming together and it kinda grows on you or at least you think so anyway and so you take another bite" type experiences...I actually ate both pastries! But the filling really is weird. Maybe next time I'll try eating it not toasted ..

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February 21, 2009 at 3:16 am Leave a comment

Toaster Pastries – Pop Tart’s less popular cousins

I have eaten the last of my “pre-Kellogg’s boycott purchased” Pop Tarts.

It wasn’t so scary. But now there’s a void, and I’m ready to find the toaster pastry that is delicious enough to fill the void.

Starting today with “Our Family” brand toaster pastries, in Cherry flavor because my grocery store did not have Raspberry.

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They look like regular    Pop Tarts, just a little  thinner frosting.

Don’t let it fool you!

I’m pretty sure they are using cherry couch syrup as the base for their filling.

I am also getting a cold so this review could be completely worthless, but I’ll recant the experience for you anyway:

1. I opened the package and instantly noticed how strongly they smelled of cherry.

2. I cooked them in my toaster at my regular Pop Tart setting

3. I smeared a 1/4 teaspoon of butter on the unfrosted sides; let cool a bit

4. Took one bite and thought it was sweet but bland, took two bites and started to notice a little more cherry, took three bites and got punched in the face by undiluted fake cherry flavor so hard that I am now almost puking in my mouth while trying to write about it.

5. The remaining 1.5 of the initial 2 toaster pastries is going to go in the garbage and I am going to try and repress this memory!

To be fair..

I’ll keep the box, and I’ll try these again when my cold is gone.

No I really don’t want to, but in the name of “Jill Walker Rettberg and blogging as an authentic form of journalism” I will do it!!

February 8, 2009 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment


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