Since I was a small child I've enjoyed a good Pop-Tart. I preferred the frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon or Strawberry Frosted. Sure I'd try all the other wacky flavors as they came along but these two were my favorite. But even as a wee tot, looking at the complete catalog of Pop-Tart flavors I would wonder..."Why isn't there a peanut butter Pop-Tart?" This is a question that has plagued many for years and years, since the dawning of the Pop-Tart age. Well...after what seems like a lifetime Kellogs has finally answered our prayers.
|The boxes are glossy and embossed!|
|Someone got lazy...|
First up is the Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter. You can see here that the actual cake part of it is a chocolate. Not quite as intense as the other chocolate pop tarts in color. Also the frosting...underwhelming. Looks like someone doing a half assed job of frosting spreading. Really not that impressive just looking at them.
But inside lies a creamy peanut butter filling. It has a very similar consistency to the filling in other non-fruit Pop-Tarts, but it's sweet and peanut buttery. When you get a bite that has frosting, peanut butter and cake, it's fantastic. Like a glimpse into peanut butter heaven. However, with the piss poor job they did frosting it, sometimes you just get a bite of the cake part and it's pretty bland. But overall I was pretty happy with these. They might not be what I had hoped for after wishing for twenty years, but I have to say, as a peanut butter lover, the only complaint here is the bad frosting job because the cake without any filling or frosting is just eating a spoonful of sawdust.
|Notice the sugar crystals. These things aren't healthy after all!|
Sadly the answer is no. Not only are they not even close to as good, but they just taste...weird. I can't put my finger on it. The cake part is better than on the others but the filling is strange. It's quite different from the filling in the Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter version. I would go as far as to say it's barely even noticeable as peanut butter at all. I can honestly say I don't think I'll ever get these again.
|+5 flavor XP for toasting.|
As always with Pop-Tarts after toasting them, they are a bit better. The Chocolate PB version skyrockets to tremendous while the regular PB version goes from kinda gross to, "Eh, Okay these are alright I guess." However, I strongly caution you! These Pop-Tarts are somehow much more prone to burning than others. Toaster oven might also work better than the traditional toaster that I used.
In the end, I think I may have hyped these up too much in my brain over 20 years of imagining how incredible they would be. But the Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter are pretty damn fantastic anyway, but you may want to steer clear of the regular Peanut Butter version.
Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts: Untoasted-B+ Toasted-A
Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts: Untoasted-D+ Toasted-C
Review by Rich!