Saturday, 17 September 2011

September 17th: '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' - Edition 87 - Kellogg's Pop Tarts Frosted Blueberry

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Hi All,

Another hectic week has passed by on ChocolateMission - we've had Hotel Chocolat going bananas, Ritter Sport driving people nuts with head scratching brain ticklers and finally GU finishing us all off with some tasty looking cakey treats. If you don't have a clue what I'm talking about check out the links to the reviews below ...

Hotel Chocolat Go Bananas - See HERE
Ritter Sport Noisette - See HERE
GU Anytime Chocolate Hazelnut Slice - See HERE

Hopefully you guys will have all clocked the competition going down in the Ritter Sport Noisette review ... answer me this folks ... why do the Germans use Hazelnuts so often in their chocolates? I'm accepting all answers in the comments section! We've had some brilliant answers thus far please keep them coming in.

Apologies if the site is feeling a little random at the moment in regards to my own personal responses and updating of news pages/comments etc. You might be able to tell there is a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment :D Hopefully I can fill all you guys in at a later date.

Anyway ... I'm sure you are all way more interested in what's due up next week. To be 100.0% honest with you guys I don't have a clue :D One thing you can garuntee is a Bits & Bobs post, but the other two days I will play by ear - there are so many new products flying in my way at the moment I need to get my house in order.

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 weekKellogg's Pop Tarts Frosted Blueberry
Kcal 200 Fat 5.0g Fat(sats) 1.5g (Per Pastry)

I've been opening several of my 'Snack of the Week' reviews recently with the line 'replacing my usual Bran Flakes cereal, this week I've been trying ...', but American Soda's mission to make me work through their entire collection of Pop Tarts and American cereals has meant I haven't touched my so called breakfast norm for weeks now. Indeed this week it was the turn of yet another Pop Tart flavour from the States - the Frosted Blueberry variant. From what I'm aware this Blueberry flavour is one of the oldest in Pop Tarts range. The guys from American Soda sent over a standard 8 count box - two of which I gave to a work colleague (who just so happens to be a Pop Tart enthusiast) for a second opinion.

I like pastry and I like blueberries, but boy I wasn't looking forward to these. My memories of trying the Kellogg's Strawberry Pop Tarts we get here in the UK were still fresh in my mind and that must have been over ten years ago. I remembered those being so throat scorchingly sugary sweet that I binned them after only a few bites - tried once and never again. Suffice to say fruit flavoured Pop Tarts haven't been high on the agenda since, however these Blueberry Frosted have gone some way to changing my mind. The combined brown sugar noted pastry and sweet, sticky jam filling taste still rendered the taste on the sweet side of things, though that unsettling sickly feeling that some Pop Tarts create never came to fruition. In both a chilled and toasted state I was impressed by the realness of the Blueberry fruit flavours, and I easily consumed two each sitting when washed down with a highly complimentary glass of chilled milk. For a product I was half dreading ('dreading' sounds OTT for a Pop Tart taste review doesn't it :D haha) I'm willing to eat my words on these. I enjoyed them and would have them again - now I wasn't expecting to say that.

7.7 out of 10

You can buy KELLOGG'S POP TARTS HERE HERE at AmericanSoda

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