Saturday, 27 August 2011

August 27th: '7 Days of Chocolate Reviews' - Edition 85 - Kellogg's Pop Tarts Vanilla Milkshake

SITE UPDATE

Hi All,

From my viewpoint it's been another great week for the site with some interesting feedback once again from you all on the reviews. The Hotel Chocolat Coffee Truffles Monday divided opinion (and brought some criticism on myself!), whilst the Lindt Lindor Milk bar attracted some interesting discussion on the bar vs truffle chocolate debate. The new recipe 3 Musketeers bar was a little less relevant for UK readers, though you guys should be aware these things are never as far out of your reach as you might think (nudge towards AmericanSoda).

This week has been yet another hectic on for me at the day job though that hasn't stopped me being able to write up Snack of the Week which you can see below. The Chocolate News has also been updated so please be sure to get your eyes across the breaking news this week (and last haha I know I was late putting it up Sunday!).

Next week I haven't quite worked out the review laydown, though I'm sure there will be something from Hotel Chocolat, a 'Bits n Bobs' and maybe, just maybe, something special from one of the big cheese chocolate bar makers (watch this space).

Have great long weekends folks. Enjoy the bank holiday Monday.

JIM


SNACK OF THE WEEK ..... a new part of '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' which will feature any manner of snacking product I have been products munching on in the week

Kellogg's Pop Tarts Ice Cream Shoppe Vanilla Milkshake
Kcal 190 Fat 5.0g Fat(sats) 2.0g Carbs 34.0g

As you will have likely have guessed from my 3 Musketeers redux review yesterday, American Soda have been at it again, and they spoilt me with yet another big box full of American snacks and sweets. The chaps (& chapesses) at www.AmericanSoda.co.uk seem to happy to see me working my way the Kellogg's US Pop Tart range. Considering we only get the two variants here in the UK (Chocolate & Strawberry), it never ceases to amaze me quite how many flavours they have in America. This week has seen me trialing the Vanilla Milkshake variety.

Before anyone posts a comments asking a) What an Ice Cream Shoppe is? or b) Why they spell 'Shoppe' like they do? Please save it as I'm none the wiser myself. Described as 'Creamy vanilla milkshake-flavored filling inside a frosted, rainbow sprinkle-covered crust' the packaging bodly stated these were a 'A good source of calcium'! Hmmm milk anyone!? Out the packet these looked reasonably appetising, though once toasted they didn't radiate the usual amount of appetising scents that are normally a given with Pop Tarts. Unfortunately this was a little indicative of the taste, which in parallel offered very little in terms of the expected vanilla or cream flavours. After a little experimentation I found that these were better consumed chilled from the fridge, as the pastry portion established a stronger biscuity taste amongst the sugar sweet dominant frosting. Personally I wouldn't recommend this flavour - It's lucky there are another twenty or so to choose from :D

6.0 out of 10

You can buy Pop Tarts HERE HERE at AmericanSoda

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