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Top 5 Pop-Tart Flavors That Need to Disappear Now

We really don't need so many.
We really don't need so many.
Photo by Joanna O'Leary

I'm not completely averse to Pop-Tarts and in the past have even found some new types I quite enjoy. Innovation is a good thing, as Martha Steward might say. But does anyone remember a time when the Pop-Tart selection wasn't excessively diverse? They seem to be taking a cue from Oreos in terms of flavor proliferation, albeit far less successfully. Here are five flavors that need to disappear from supermarket shelves.

5. Red Velvet. This flavor is ostensibly a limited edition (and therefore should have disappeared on its own), but i'm including it on this list because for inexplicable reason it remains at the grocery store. Red Velvet is an honorable flavor; however, Pop-Tart manages to replicate only the "red" part of it, and there's no trace of cocoa or cake.

4. Frost Blueberry. Fruit-filled Pop-Tarts are among the most popular flavors, and for good reason, given they contain ample jam stuffing that actually tastes like berries. The notable exception is the frosted blueberry Pop-Tart, whose sour insides are made even worse via the contrast of a thin sugary glaze.

"Baked with Real Fruit"...found on Earth?
"Baked with Real Fruit"...found on Earth?
Photo by Joanna O'Leary

3. Wildelicious Wildberry. Looking to host a crazy tasty party in your mouth? Um, I guess. The product description pretty much says it all: Delicious triple berry-flavored filling and neon blue and purple frosting will do the trick. Pretty sure it won't. And, by the way, "neon" should never be used in conjunction with "frosting."

2. Unfrosted Strawberry. Does anyone really want a strawberry Pop-Tart without the frosting? Even the "low-fat" version has frosting. Time to retire, you naked strawberry tart.

Just have a sundae, not a Pop-Tart.
Just have a sundae, not a Pop-Tart.
Photo by Joanna O'Leary

1. Hot Fudge Sundae. "Naturally and Artificially Flavored." Ya think? The fact that there is actually an entire ice cream category of Pop-Tart flavors is sufficiently disturbing, and the worst of the bunch is "Hot Fudge Sundae," which taste nothing like fudge, ice cream or vanilla.


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