Pop Tarts have been a staple of American breakfasts for decades. From the original flavors of strawberry and blueberry to the more adventurous flavors of s’mores and chocolate chip, Pop Tarts have always been a convenient and tasty breakfast option for people on-the-go. But recently, Pop Tarts has taken a step further into the world of sugar with their newest flavor: Apple Jack Pop Tarts.
Apple Jack Pop Tarts are a double down on sugar. If you thought the original Pop Tarts were too sweet, then these will surely send you into a sugar coma. These are not a source of a nutritious breakfast, but rather a treat to give to kids when you need to keep them entertained or sugared up to clean the entire house.
It’s not like you were ever going to have a vegan, ultra-healthy Pop Tart anyway. By nature of the product, it’s clear that Pop Tarts were never meant to be the epitome of health. However, there is something about taking a bite of a Pop Tart that brings you back to your childhood. It reminds you of everything that made you smile when things went wrong in life.
But let’s be honest, these are ridiculously sweet and will surely set you on the path towards a diabetic coma. Are they good for you? No, absolutely not. They are purely meant for kids as a form of reward when you need them to wake up and start their day. When you need to jump on the car and drive and drive 12 hours to grandma’s house and it’s 5am. In this case, I absolutely LOVE Pop Tarts. They are my “Wake Up! It’s time to get moving and coffee for a 6 year old is frowned upon!”
And hey, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could always try putting your Pop Tart in the toaster. Yes, that’s right, you can actually toast your Pop Tart for a warm and crispy breakfast treat. Just make sure to have a glass of milk nearby to help cut through the sugar overload.
In the end, Pop Tarts have always been a guilty pleasure. They’re not meant to be healthy or nutritious, but rather a convenient and tasty breakfast option. And while the Apple Jack flavor may be a double down on sugar, it’s still a welcome addition to the Pop Tart family. So go ahead, indulge in a Pop Tart every once in a while, just make sure you know what you’re getting into.