The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 August 2006

Report to the Toastmaster General

Yours truly, fall 2004:

Am I the only person in this city who ever buys Kellogg's Pop-Tarts in the unfrosted-blueberry variety? Their status as one of the original flavors hasn't done anything to insure their presence on the grocer's shelf; they seem to show up in the stores about twice a year if I'm lucky. Meanwhile, the sickeningly-sweet frosted versions get more shelf space than ketchup, despite their lack of palatability and their incompatibility with my old-style, uncomplicated toaster. (Something in the frosting seems to melt down into a nasty brown slag; for all I know, there could be plutonium in there.)

In the twenty-odd months since that manifesto, I have determined that buying from one of the few stores that does stock them accomplishes more than complaining to one of the many stores that prefer to stock stuff like this.

Posted at 5:03 PM to Worth a Fork


I was going to make a "Baked Ziti" flavor, just for you, but my ricotta had gone over.

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at 5:30 PM on 3 August 2006

Dagnabit! Now I have a craving for pop tarts and I had just gotten off the darn things! I'm partial to the strawberry frosted or unfrosted - I'm not prejudice.

Posted by: belhoste at 7:55 PM on 3 August 2006

I'm with you on the unfrosted - I much prefer them. Unless we're talking Pizza-berry mint. That stuff only comes in frosted.

Posted by: Dan at 8:53 PM on 3 August 2006

I didn't know they could be had unfrosted. A bit like hot dogs w/o mustard, wouldn't you say?

Posted by: John Salmon at 12:48 AM on 4 August 2006