We read somewhere that people mostly eat Pop-Tarts as a snack, not a breakfast food. I can’t seem to find that article now, but it appears Kellog’s read the same article, as they’ve created a new “pretzel” line of Pop-Tarts. I put “pretzel” in quotes because they don’t really taste like a pretzel, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Regardless, these are definitely geared towards the snack lover, not the person in need of a quick breakfast.
First off, these absolutely have to be toasted in a toaster. Cold, they were bland, lifeless and tasted absolutely terrible. Toasting them brought out a very pretzel smell, but little pretzel taste. Honestly, they tasted like the normal Pop-Tart dough. The salt was nice on the Chocolate one we ate, the Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Pop-Tart uses sugar on the top instead. So, the crust smells like a pretzel, but doesn’t taste like one, but how is the chocolate? Well, we couldn’t taste it. The crust is so large and overwhelming, it was really hard to taste the chocolatey center. If you picked apart the crust, you could taste the chocolate and it wasn’t bad. It wasn’t great either.
Overall, not terrible, but not great for a carbohydrate, fat, and sugar-filled food with no nutritional value. There are certainly better tasting choices out there. To be fair, most people are eating these as a mindless snack that’s easy to carry around–and probably for the good source of 3 B vitamins so prominently advertised on the box (probably not).
We give this a meh rating. Not great, not terrible, fun to try, won’t do it again. We picked these up at Walmart for $3.68 USD.