Review: New Gone Nutty! Frosted PB & J Strawberry Pop-Tarts & Recapping My Time As a Turkey Hill Fanbassador & WIN SOME ICE CREAM
Junk Food Nation, Happy Monday to you! Thanksgiving was last Thursday and my birthday was this past Saturday, which is always a good time to reflect on how the past year went. This was a pretty big year for me, highlighted by my time as a Turkey Hill Fanbassador. As you might remember, I was, along with others, picked by Turkey Hill to help promote their All-Natural Line of ice cream. I did this by holding two local events where I gave away ice cream to random people, and by hosting a whole MONTH of contests where I gave away a coupon for a free container of Turkey Hill All-Natural ice cream every day. A lot of people got exposed to Turkey Hill’s all-natural product, including me – after repeated tastings, it’s now become my go-to ice cream.
What I DIDN’T tell you (at least, I don’t remember mentioning this) was that based on how well all the promotions went, Turkey Hill was going to give one lucky Fanbassador a prize. A BIG prize…among other things…A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF FREE ICE CREAM. Holy moly. Ice cream whenever you want, FOR FREE FOR A YEAR. Yeah, that was a prize worth shooting for.
And… *drumroll* …your friendly neighborhood Junk food Guy took home the prize!! Yeah, that’s right; I now am the proud recipient of a YEAR’S SUPPLY OF FREE TURKEY HILL ICE CREAM. MY LAWD. SO MUCH DAIRY. GET ME MY LACTAID.
Now, Turkey Hill didn’t just back up a truck of dairy goodness up to my house – my freezer CLEARLY isn’t big enough. No, instead they sent me a stack of free ice cream coupons that could fill a small swimming pool so whenever I want I can just hop on down to the grocery store and pick up a TH Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Whoopie Pie Ice Cream. SO MANY OPTIONS GAAAH.
But, like I said before, I had a chance to reflect over the weekend, and I concluded that I couldn’t have won this prize without your support, Junk Food Nation. SO, since it’s December 1st and the holidays are HERE, it’s time to give back to YOU, Junk Food Nation. I AM SHARING THESE COUPONS WITH YOU. Like the month long contest I held in June, I will be giving away one free ice cream coupon every day starting today until December 25th. You’re gonna want these – these are not just for the All-Natural line, but for ANY Turkey Hill flavor. OOOO NELLY.
Here’s how it’ll work: each weekday, like in June, I’ll tell you how you can win free ice cream on that day. Could be a Twitter contest, could be a Facebook contest, or a comment contest. Then I’ll pick someone and mail you a coupon. That. Simple. Oh yeah, rules:
- If you’re gonna RT or comment, be sure to use a REAL email address so I can contact you. One Facebook winner back in June never responded to any of my attempts to reach her, so she never got her free ice cream. SNOOZE YOU LOSE.
- US only – Sorry, Canada. But you don’t have Turkey Hill anyways up there.
- YOU CAN WIN MORE THAN ONCE. So keep entering.
NOW, without any more delay, TODAY’S WAY TO WIN A FREE 1.5 QT OF TURKEY HILL ICE CREAM:
To win today, it’s time to RT RT RT today’s post on Twitter. I’ll be Tweeting some other links to this post throughout the day – RT those too! I’ll be picking the winner out of the 1, 2, 12, 46 entries, whatever it is. IT’S THAT EASY. And I’ll announce it on this blog tomorrow. BOOM.
So, what do you think, Junk Food Nation? Excited to win some ice cream? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: New Gone Nutty! Frosted PB & J Strawberry Pop-Tarts!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YES. New Gone Nutty! Frosted PB & J Strawberry Pop-Tarts, people. Discussed on the Nosh Show waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back, they are finally here. In my hand. And my mouth. Marvo from the Impulsive Buy has a photo of them when they were originally around back in 1986??? Holy cow.
But they are BACK. New Gone Nutty! Frosted PB & J Strawberry Pop-Tarts, complete with dumb jokes on the back of the box! It is sort of funny that these didn’t come back sooner. I know that with lots of kids having nut allergies that these wouldn’t be at the top of everyone’s list…but still. PB&J. C’mon now, Kellogg’s. THIS IS A MONEY MAKER.
New Gone Nutty! Frosted PB & J Strawberry Pop-Tarts have lots of ingredients, but all I see are “peanut butter” and “strawberry juice concentrate.” Works for me.
I opened a package of these New Gone Nutty! Frosted PB & J Strawberry Pop-Tarts, and they SMELLED AMAZING. Good peanut butter smell, and dare I say, a bit of strawberry smell too! Each pastry was frosted with a brown confection with red sprinkles. I was slightly concerned – is just the frosting peanut butter, and the inside jelly? Is that it? But, I opened one up, and…
BOOOM. Peanut butter AND jelly on the inside. NICE. New Gone Nutty! Frosted PB & J Strawberry Pop-Tarts, you done me proud.
Basically, it looks like Kellogg’s inserted the PB&J in stripes on the inside of the pastry, alternating between the two. I popped this sucker into the toaster, heated it up, and bit, and was REALLY happy. Flavor = basically just an awesome toasty peanut butter and jelly flavor! The peanut butter was nice and peanutty, both sweet and salty, and the jelly was perfectly balanced with plenty of strawberry flavor. Was this better than an ACTUAL PB&J? Well, it depends – the actual ratio of PB&J present was low compared to what I’d slather on a sandwich, but it was the right amount for this Pop-Tart.
The sweet flaky exterior blended nicely with the hot insides. I know it’s not the BEST descriptor – but it’s basically everything you hoped a PB&J Pop-Tart would be. Hot, toasty, peanut butter-y, nice jelly flavor, extra sweetness from the frosting, and overall sugar high to get your day started. CHECK CHECK AND CHECK.
Thank you, Kellogg’s, for bringing this back. Next step: MAKING ICE CREAM SANDWICHES OUT OF THESE OMG
PURCHASED AT: Walmart, Germantown, MD
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