Oct 16, 2015

Review: Kellogg's - Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts

Kellogg's Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts feature frosted and sprinkled toaster pastries with a pumpkin pie-flavored filling spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove.

I bought a 21.1-oz box for $3.49 on sale.

There were microwaving instructions on the box. I didn't think it was a good idea but I tried microwaving one in addition to toasting another. Oddly, the instructions called for three seconds of cook time, which is less than it takes to heat up a Chewy Chips-Ahoy cookie. I guess they were afraid that somehow in those three seconds, the filling could heat up enough to burn your tongue or something. Regardless of the intent, heating up a Pop-Tart for three seconds is basically like eating a Pop-Tart at room temperature, but with random pockets of warmth. It's not so great.

Thankfully, the toasted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tart turned out really well. Of all the pumpkin pie-flavored items I've tried recently, the Pop-Tart feels the most like warm pumpkin pie. The browning of the pastry crust gives it that oven-baked quality, while the filling offers up a sweet, more concentrated form of spiced pumpkin pie filling. The frosting isn't much of a stand-in for whipped cream though.

Overall, I really enjoyed Kellogg's Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts. They're pretty much a portable pumpkin hand-pie that can be enjoyed at any time. Just don't heat them up in the microwave. You'd be better off putting them on the hood of your car on a hot day and hoping the foil reflects enough of the sun on them.

Nutritional Info - Kellogg's Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts
Serving Size - 1 pastry
Calories - 200 (from Fat - 50)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 170mg
Carbs - 36g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - 2g

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