Lo, and Behold: Pop-Tarts... and not just any Pop-Tarts - that branch of Tesco has frequently stocked them in the mundane chocolate and strawberry flavours for absolutely yonks. These were strangely re-labelled boxes, bearing either a white or a blue sticker on the front, and the entire side covered over with a large white sticker bearing laser-printed details. What sorcery was this?
Here's a comparison of the laser-printed label versus the original packaging:
|Absolutely no mention of such things as
vitamins and minerals, though they are
listedin the ingredients
|Large, colourful pronouncements about|
alleged healthy eating benefits. FOUR whole
B Vitamins? That must be good!
So, ignoring the laughable 'benefits' of this product, they turn out to be exactly as I expected: cloyingly sweet, sticky fillings in a crumbly substance that probably shouldn't be called 'pastry'. Neither had a clearly defined flavour because they were just so damned sweet, but they both tasted OK.
I'm not sure they could be recommended for breakfast unless neither diabetes nor the idea of bouncing off the walls and twitching like a maniac for a few hours until the sugar buzz wears off hold any fear for you.
Also probably a good idea to keep a bottle of water handy, or you may find your teeth sticking together and your throat clogging up.
|Mmm... Sugary goodness... I'm sure you can feel your heart|
lurch, just looking at these things. I know mine did!