Celebrating 50 years of Pop Tarts

Pop Tarts were introduced to the public 50 years ago. Really. I have a slightly embarrassing confession: I remember that. There was a rivalry between Kellogg’s Pop Tarts and Toast'em Pop Ups, but I found out from Uproxx that neither of these were the first fruit-filled toaster pastry introduced in 1964. Back then, they had no frosting, and no one considered eating them cold. Pop Tarts have an interesting history on their way to being the snack food that everyone makes fun of, but eats anyway. There’s not much fruit in them, and no one considers them health food, but we eat them anyway. We argue about whether to toast them or not, and we argue about which flavors are the best, but we eat them anyway.

The post at Uproxx is titled as a ranking of the best Pop Tart flavors, which no one will totally agree with. Blueberry is best (I’m eating a blueberry store brand toaster pastry as I type this), then cherry, then the rest are awful. But there’s a lot more to learn about Pop Tarts along with the ranking. What’s your favorite Pop Tart flavor? 

(Image credit: Allegrorondo)

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