Review: Limited Edition Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts & Mistletoe Drones Are The Harbinger of Judgment Day
Junk Food Nation, just a reminder – there is no Turkey Hill winner today because I’m still fielding “ripped pants” stories from yesterday’s post. So far, I’m impressed…not a lot, but four stories so far! Keep emailing me, JFNation. Tomorrow I’ll announce that winner and the winner from today!
TODAY’S WAY TO WIN A FREE 1.5 QT OF TURKEY HILL ICE CREAM:
COMMENT TIME. I wanna know about what you think of either Limited Edition Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts, or about the story below…I’ll pick a winner from the comments. Dig in!
MISTLETOE DRONE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO:
Recently, TGIF’s had this promotion:
Awh, how cute, right? The drone wants you to kiss someone! Well, it’s all fun and games UNTIL THE DRONE TAKES A CHUNK OF YOUR FACE OUT.
According to this story, a photographer at a Brooklyn TGIFridays was there to cover this story when the drone operator tried to land the drone on her hand. Which is all well and good until the drone blades clipped her nose and cut her chin. WTF.
According to the operator, “the mistake wouldn’t have happened if the woman hadn’t flinched.” Yeah, STOOOPID WOMAN. WHY FLINCH WHEN TINY BLADES ARE COMING AT YOUR EYES. Hey TGIFridays, I have an idea – how ’bout you DON’T EVER try to fly drones near peoples’ faces? I don’t care what you say, but clearly the woman didn’t flinch TOWARDS the drone, so that means the drone must have been flown close enough to this woman’s face that even when she flinched away, it STILL cut her.
So yeah, let’s say the woman HERSELF chose to hold her hand close enough to her face to get cut…when you see that situation, err on the side of piping up and saying, “Uh…yeah….we’re not gonna do that” instead of hitting the throttle on the gas towards her visage.
You see? The machines ARE trying to hurt us. Someone give me a bat; I need to smack my toaster before it gets out of control.
TODAY’S JUNK FOOD: Limited Edition Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts!!
Limited Edition Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts are not the first time Kellogg’s has come out with a grape flavored toaster pastry…they had a WILD version back in 2010, and apparently the grape flavor was around even long before 2010. These Frosted Grape ones came back over the summer and I finally got a chance to try them.
Limited Edition Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts are certainly NOT good for you, but I guess they’re no different than other Pop-Tart flavors. Still, it’s a LITTLE weird for me to see these Pop-Tarts contain dried apples. I want the grape, the whole grape, and nothing but the grape. I didn’t ask for apple sauce here.
Limited Edition Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts have purple and pink sugar sprinkles, which is cute. I didn’t get any overwhelming grape smell coming off of these at all.
After toasting these Limited Edition Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts, I was finally able to open one up and look inside. Sniffing the filling, I did get a grape smell, but nothing too unusual…or special.
So, I put these Limited Edition Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts into my “would not eat again” tag not because they were bad, but because they didn’t blow me away. Which begs the question – why are these limited edition again?
The Pop-Tart tastes exactly like you’d think – just a nice frosted sweet toaster pastry with the typical Pop-Tart shortening flakiness on the outside, sweet fruit flavor on the inside. The grape “jelly” is obviously the key factor here, and it wasn’t bad – pretty standard Pop-Tart smoothness, and decent grape flavor. And that’s it. In a lot of ways, the grape flavor weirdly got muted into the general sugary fruitiness of the puree when hot….I wondered if these tasted more “grape-y” if I ate these without toasting them.
I think I wanted to be smacked over the head with grape flavor, when quite frankly, if you had changed the color of the insides and called them…”berry” Pop-Tarts, I’m really not sure I would’ve noticed any different. I didn’t get any overwhelming Welch-s-like grape flavor; I just didn’t. Sort of disappointing.
So, while I’ll be excited when they finally make a Gone Nutty! PB & Grape Jelly Pop-Tart, I’ll leave these on the shelf next time.
PURCHASED AT: Walmart, Germantown, MD
COST: $1.50 on sale
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