Welcome to day 9 of Tag Sale Tastes’ Pumpkinpalooza!
Today I have a special treat for you — Kellogg’s Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts:
You’ll notice that pumpkin is pretty high up on the ingredient list (although it is still beat out by, among other things, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, and sugar). Also included among the ingredients are cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg:
The autumn-colored flecks on the icing hinted at the pumpkin pie filling inside:
Pop-Tarts are an infrequent treat for me. This is because one Pop-Tart is 200 calories, which is already pretty high, but they come two in a pack, so someone please tell me how you don’t eat two at a time? I certainly haven’t figured that out, and so Pop-Tarts are either on my “do not eat list” or my “proceed with caution list,” depending on my mood.
That said, I loved these Pop-Tarts. The filling tastes very much like pumpkin pie, and doesn’t suffer from the artificial taste that plagues so many of the pumpkin and pumpkin spice products I’ve tried so far. I liked that the filling was orange and the colorful bits sprinkled on the icing were a nice touch. When it comes to pumpkin, aesthetics matter! (Do you hear that Milano Pumpkin Spice Cookies? Skid marks are not cool.)
Rating: 4-1/2 pumpkins (out of 5)