What are American PopTarts?EP Scholten
Americans love sweet foods, and the same goes for breakfast. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that
PopTarts have been immensely popular for years across the ocean. PopTarts are rectangular confectioneries, available in a wide variety of flavours and fillings, that can be eaten both warm and cold. You can just eat them on the go, which makes them a very popular choice for breakfast in the US.
History of PopTarts
PopTarts were first marketed in the US in 1964. Americans were a bit sceptical of the sweet cookie at first, but that has really changed over the years. Nowadays, PopTarts is Kellogg’s best-selling brand. Every year, millions of them are sold. And don’t be fooled: even though PopTarts might seem like a regular cookie, they have interesting nutritional value. It’s not for nothing that the American army dropped about 2.4 million PopTarts in Afghanistan in 2001. They were meant to keep the innocent civilians from starving during the invasion.
Part of a typical American breakfast
Americans are known to just take their breakfast while on their way to work. You should therefore not be surprised to see them walking around with a PopTart in the morning! Throughout the years, PopTarts have become a part of the typical American breakfast. This is not just because they are delicious, they are also very easy to make. You can eat PopTarts cold, but you can also heat them up in a toaster.
Frosted and Unfrosted
PopTarts are available in two different versions: the Frosted and Unfrosted pastries. This might seem strange at first, but did you know that the Frosted editions contain less calories? A Frosted Strawberry PopTart for instance, is 200 calories, whereas an Unfrosted Strawberry PopTart has 210 calories. Therefore, if you would like to enjoy the delicious flavour and texture of PopTarts, but with the least amount of calories possible, it might be interesting to try one of the various Frosted PopTarts available.
Available in many different flavours
PopTarts are so popular in America, because they appeal to a very large audience. This is largely due to their large selection of flavours. There are PopTarts Blue Raspberry, PopTarts Blueberry, a special Chocolate Chip edition, and we can’t forget about the Brown Sugar Cinnamon of course. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. No matter what flavour is your favourite, the PopTarts selection has something for everyone.
Unique collaboration with A&W Root Beer
If you’ve come to the point where you’ve tried all the flavours in the PopTarts selection, there are also some very special editions available. How would you like some PopTarts Frosted A&W Root Beer? These are unique PopTarts, born from a collaboration with the famous brand A&W and their very popular Root Beer. There is another co-branding inspired version, the Dunkin n Donuts Frosted PopTarts. No matter which combination you choose, make sure to have tried these unique PopTarts.