This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts® Toaster Pastries.
When I was first contacted about doing this review for Pop-Tarts, my first thought was about my middle son, Cameron.
He loves to create art of any kind, stick it in an envelope, tape it up (usually with masking tape--it is his adhesive of choice), and ask me to mail it to Grandma So-and-So.
One day he did just this, was busy in the kitchen with his supplies, etc, and eventually handed me a pretty thick envelope. It felt a little...off. Like it didn't feel like his usual mass of folded paper and creations.
I wavered a bit on whether I should open it or not, or just stick some stamps on it and send it on its way to Utah. But I did eventually decide I'd better find out just what he was sending USPS.
Ladies and gentleman, it was a package of Pop-Tarts. Folded up in a nice creation he had made on which he'd written on the bottom how he'd wanted to share his breakfast with her.
I laughed so hard.
I didn't send it, but I let his Grandma know that he had been generous in offering up his breakfast. And ever since then, I pat down Cameron's letters carefully before sticking postage on them.
Aren't Pop-Tarts great? Seriously the go-to quick breakfast in the morning. My kids actually like them unheated and eat them for breakfast, for treats, or just for something quick while on the go. The packaging makes them easy to take and go, and they come in a plethora of varieties. I don't know anyone who doesn't like a good package of Pop-Tarts in the morning.
We recently tried the new Strawberry Milkshake variety, something new from Kellogg's. My kids really liked the creamy strawberry insides (I had no doubt), and at one point when looking at our case of samples, my 10 year old sighed and said, "Ahh...Pop-Tart Love."
We were instructed to make the following fun recipe.
We cut the Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts into fourths.
We then put ice cream on the non-frosted side.
Then topped with the other, sandwich-like.
We then dipped the "ice-cream sandwiches" into sprinkles.
And wrapped them in plastic wrap.
Froze them for about half an hour.
And later ate them for a fun dessert.
What's not to love?
Ice cream: good.
These Sprinkly Ice Cream Bites were a cute springy dessert.
To enter the giveaway for a $100 Visa gift card, comment on this entry and tell me what your kids usually eat for breakfast. Are you the type to cook something healthy and nutritious every morning? Do your kids get cold cereal? Are you breakfast-skippers? In my family alone I have one child who could do without breakfast, one who wants and asks for "porridge" every day, and one who'd be happy with cold cereal and, you guessed it, Pop-Tarts. Tell me the norm for your family.
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