July 10th: Kellogg's Pop Tarts Frosted Confetti Cupcake

Kcal 190 Fat 3.5g Fat(sats) 1.0g Carbs 36.0g (per pastry)

Despite being a site dedicated to finding the best chocoalte in the world we have never been ones to shy away from trying the latest flavours of Kellogg's Pop Tarts as and when the opportunities arise. Recently American Soda managed to secure some limited time stock of the Frosted Confetti Cupcake flavour - a vareity first introduced in 2011 as a limited edition. Described as 'A sweet vanilla cupcake-flavored center topped with white frosting and confetti sprinkles' these sounded like one of the more unique propositions in the current Pop Tarts line-up.

We recieved these in a 400.0g box that contained eight pastries within. As usual these were divided into packs of two - just about the right amount for a satisfactory sized brekkie or afternoon snack. On the pack these Pop Tarts looked like they were going to be nicely decorated, though it soon became apparent that in reality they weren't quite as aesthetically spectacular as first thought. The dusting of sprinkles placed in the frosting weren't exactly secure - to be honest most of them could be found at the bottom of the foil packet they came in. Not to be perturbed we persisted trying them and were encouraged by the delightful fresh pastry aromas wafting from the toaster when cooked.

Fully in the knowledge of our unspectacular experiences with the Vanilla Milkshake Pop Tarts we weren't entirely filled with confidence that these Frosted Confetti Cupcake were going to be much better. To our delight however these particular Pop Tarts proved themselves to be far, far nicer - a pleasant suprise to say the least. The outer golden pastry was just as tasty as the smells suggested - it was buttery, crumbly and not as dry as some of the other chocolate flavoured Pop Tarts we have reviewed previously. Despite anticipating the concoction of vanilla filling and outer frosting to be overly sweet, the reality was that they combined to produce a creamy vanilla moistness that had a good cakey flavoural element. It was highly complimentry of the pastry and was neither too intense or weak flavoured - Kellogg's got these just right.

Overall these were one of the better flavours of Pop Tarts we have tried recently and they impressed us from a low base of expectations. We expected these to be all style and little substance but the reality was actually a flip reverse. The Pop Tarts themselves didn't look as impressive as we thought they might, the absent sprinkles on top lost the charm of the colourful presentation of the on-pack picutures which was a bit of a shame. That disappointment aside the taste test was a lot better than we thought it might be so we can at least give them a tick in the box in that criteria. It goes without saying we would have these again - nice one Kellogg's and thanks again to @AmericanSoda giving us the opportunity to further extend our Pop Tarts expertise.

7.8 out of 10