Monday, September 23, 2013

So You Don't Have To

Wikipedia says Pillsbury introduced this brand in 1985. We started buying them when they first came out. They were billed as an alternative to Pop-Tarts. I've enjoyed their convenience ever since. There is a store brand at the grocery but I've never been tempted to try it, even though it is priced about fifty cents less. I don't buy these unless they are on sale. I don't think they are a good value otherwise. I eat them not just for breakfast, but also as a snack or even dinner when I'm took tired to cook.

This flavor has been in the store since early August. With a coupon and on sale, it was a great deal so I thought I'd give it a try. Pop-Tarts has a s'mores version that, even heated, just doesn't taste right. I didn't hold out much hope that these would be any better than those. 

I was rather surprised when they turned out to be decent. There's never enough icing for these and in the s'mores version, that's noticeable. The packets could be half again as much and I can't see that it would change the price any. The filling was creamy and didn't have an overpowering marshmallow flavor. It wasn't sticky or gooey. As with any of their other flavors, fresh out of the toaster, you taste heat, not flavor, so let them cool a bit before eating. 

My favorite strudel is the strawberry flavor, but for a change of pace, these were nice. "Limited Edition" usually means, "We're going to give this a try and if it takes off, then we'll continue to make it." If you can get it on sale, give it a try. 

Beverage:  English Breakfast tea


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