Monday, October 18, 2010

$100 gift card contest -- Choc-o-Lantern Chocolate Frosted Chocolate Fudge flavored Pop-Tarts *contest closed*

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Pop-Tarts.


We always enjoy the opportunity to get creative with Pop-Tarts. Have you been shopping for these little delicacies lately? There are seriously so many flavors. I swear, just a few years ago, you could get strawberry, cherry, brown cinnamon sugar, and maybe blueberry, but since then, wow! All kinds of fun fruits and desserty flavors, chocolate and peanut butter and cookies and cream... (Is it still considered a breakfast food? I submit that yes, yes it is!)

We were able to have some fun with the new Choc-o-Lantern Chocolate Frosted Chocolate Fudge flavored Pop-Tarts. These are chocolate pastries with fudgy insides, frosted orange with small sprinkles of Halloween shapes on top. How fun is that?

We decided to make our very own pumpkin patch. Here are some pictures from our afternoon in the kitchen.

First, we cut out our Pop-Tarts into pumpkin shapes. We used a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter as a guide. Cameron very carefully cut out and sculpted the shape of the pumpkin, trimming when needed.



Then we made some chocolate frosting and piped it onto the pumpkins, making fun jack-o-lantern faces.


Then we made a home-made moist chocolate cake, frosted it, and put the jack-o-lanterns on top to make our pumpkin patch.




I'm giving away a $100 Visa gift card from Blogger! From the dates of Oct 18, 2010 to Oct 31, 2010 enter by commenting on this post and tell me: what is your favorite Pop-Tarts flavor? While you're at it, I'd love if you'd share your favorite unorthodox use of Pop-Tarts. Do you freeze them? Use them as pie crust? Make ice cream sandwiches out of them or dip them in chocolate? I'm always amazed at the recipes made out of these very versatile snacks.

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98 comments:

Teri said...

Cherry is my favorite!!! SO yummy! although I dont really like other cherry flavored things... weird....And I have to say I just like them toasted with a little bit of butter... nothing fancy!

Mami2jcn said...

Chocolate is the favorite around here. My sons just eat them plain.

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*lindsey said...

I'm classic old school: strawberry, plain. I had a friend who used to butter hers...

Ami said...

I agree with Lindsey- I like strawberry just toasted, but my kids love brown sugar cinnamon and we haven't experimented with them yet.

mmburdette22 said...

The smores pop-tart is delicious...warm it up little so the marshmallow and chocolate get all melty.

Tammigirl said...

Just now I wondered if the yummy raspberry PopTarts would make good cakeball type treats. I think it is worth a try to find out.

In case you couldn't tell, Raspberry is my favorite. I love the chocolate filled, chocolate topped chocolate ones, too!

Carca said...

I love the smore's poptarts, it hits the spot at about 2 in the afternoon:)

Leah Killian said...

I am all about the frosted strawberry :-)

Christy said...

I'm with Teri! Cherry all the way! ;)

Amber said...

My favorite is Strawberry w/ the frosting/sprinkles on the top - YUM!

The Bluths said...

I am a die hard smores pop tart fan. Love them!

Monica McCoy said...

love the brown sugar kind, strawberry is next best!

Stephanie O'Dea said...

oh how I miss poptarts tremendously. I am partial to any with frosting!
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Carly said...

I am a Brown Sugar Cinnamon girl all the way...Yummy...I think I'll toast some now :)

April said...

When I used to eat them I like the plain Strawberry ones. My kids and husband prefer the brown sugar cinnamon ones. I've never thought to do anything innovative with them. Now you've got me thinking away!

heather gregson said...

I sometimes buy my kids the low-fat cinnamon ones, they love them because it is a special treat!!

laurie b said...

what a cute pumpkin patch! i like the good old-fashion frosted strawberry. this past summer my nephews enjoyed the brown sugar cinnamon and the orange cream flavors.

purplelurple said...

My favorite flavor is the chocolate chip cookie dough ones. The kids is the brown sugar ones.

Jan Garber said...

AS much as I'd like to say it's some unusual flavor that's not very popular, I have to be honest!I LOVE brown sugar cinnamon ones too! It reminds of when I was alittle girl and my grandmother would allow me to put as much sugar and cinnamon on my toast as I wanted! So I toast them now and let the butter just RUN off of them! I have also been known to eat them cold right out of the package. Yum!

Jaime said...

I'm classic old school too...My favorite is Strawberry w/ the frosting/sprinkles on the top YUMMY!!

sodahoney said...

Another vote for strawberry. And I don't freeze them jst eat them.

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Jenna said...

I really like the 'smores and the cinnamon/brown sugar ones. Just plain, not even toasted!

Emily Ballantyne said...

My favorite are Raspberry! Straight from the package, not warmed up or anything!

zerofloats said...

Cinnamon brown sugar with creamcheese on it! :)

Anonymous said...

Don't do anything exciting with them. Just toast and eat. I love the cherry flavor.

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Courtney said...

Love the stawberry, just right out of the box or toasted makes it even better :)
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Liz said...

I love the Blueberry frosted ones.
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Jason and Darcy said...

My favorite is cinnamon and brown sugar, toasted, and I cannot imagine anything you could add to them to make them better... except drinking a glass of cold milk along with it.

But the Pop Tarts we usually have in the house are the chocolate fudge flavor. They are my son's favorite, and he lovvvves them un-toasted, with chocolate milk to drink.

Ellie said...

This is an easy question! My absolute favorite is unfrosted cinnamon and brown sugar.

Heather said...

Weelll, I'm not that big on pop tarts but my kids love the strawberry flavor! We have tried other flavors such as cookies and cream, but they weren't too hot about them! Collin likes to eat all of the edges first and then the middle part and when I asked him why he does this he said, "Mom, you have to eat the edges first so you can get to the red stuff in the middle, you know...duh!" Yes, you gotta love the lovely comments from my oldest son!!

Julie said...

Easy question. Chocolate fudge!

Heather said...

We love the strawberry flavor! Pretty boring, but that's the one my kids love! I just made a comment but forgot to put my email address on it!!

mamawj said...

my what is your favorite Pop-Tarts flavor is strawberry but I am a choc o holic and have not tryed this new flavor yet so that could change lol. Well, I like using pop tarts in a soft serve ice cream blizzard, you just make them as you would making a blizzard with any type candy you crush but instead just crush they pop tart and add it in instead, its really good.
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The Sunshyn said...

Blueberry has always been my favorite Pop-Tart flavor, though raspberry runs a close second.
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sy said...

i love the pumpkin faces, they're so cool. i like strawberry milkshake flavor.
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Tabathia said...

strawberry frosted just plain old strawberry frosted & don't like it frozen
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Di said...

My fave is strawberry frosted, but that's all I've ever had and it sounds like I need to branch out to other flavors :)

Nicole said...

Brown sugar all the way.

Karate Mom said...

Oh, I just LOVE brown sugar and cinnamon! YUM! They're great for breakfast, dessert, snack, you name it!

Wander said...

I LOVE CHOCOLATE CHIP! Yum!

LivewithFlair said...

Strawberry with sprinkles. They have flair!

Casey Lu said...

For me, my favorite is a tie between the Brown Sugar Cinnamon and the Cherry. I love them plain non toasted, but I think the pumpkin pie is sneaking it's way in...those are YUMMY!!!!

Champagne Wisdom said...

What great ideas!! I've never thought about doing anything else with PopTarts. We're lovers of blueberry and cherry - but chocolate is always good too!!

Here's crossing my fingers - while I'm out on unpaid maternity leave, Poptarts are sure to be a favorite for breakfast in my house - save money, save time - haha! :)

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Kerry said...

Blueberry is my favorite.
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Delfina said...

I am a Brown Sugar Cinnamon girl all the way...Yummy

JC said...

I like Strawberry and toasted.

fostertam said...

Humm--don't have any poptart recepies, but frosted blueberry is my favorite.

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Kelly Massman said...

I'd say cherry! Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

Blueberry! I use them traditionally though. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anne J said...

I like strawberry best. We aren't creative though, we just eat them.
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ms-texas said...

i love the chocolate frosted ones

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JWalkers said...

Where to start! We love Pop Tarts in our house! Cinnamon and brown sugar by themselves or crumbled over a sliced apple-microwave for about a minute serve with milk=YUMMY!!! We love the chocolate, strawberry, s'mores, the list goes on and on!

susitravl said...

Strawberry - just had one this morning!
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Keonte' S said...

I'd have to say cherry Pop Tarts rock.

YOu can crumble them and put them on top of ice cream. Yum!



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meeyeehere said...

Chocolate pop tarts are the best by far!!!! YUMMO!!
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Astrid said...

I love Cinamon. I have never really tried them with anything but I love what you did to your cake! That is great!

TruthHole said...

I like the blueberry or strawberry the best

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Deb said...

Love the chocolate pop tarts!

sunnymum said...

My favorite flavor is the frosted cherry. I do like to store them in the fridge and eat them cold with a glass of milk. Yum!

Tamara said...

Brown Sugar Cinnamon for sure. I'm totally boring. I just eat them toasted in the toaster.

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

Chocolate Fudge and Mint Chocolate...



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bikeohio said...

Plain chocolate is my favorite.

susan1215 said...

I love Brown Sugar flavor

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marybug2 said...

My favorite flavor of pop tarts is brown sugar and cinnamon. I can eat them anytime of the day.
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gmissycat said...

Our favorit treat to make at halloween was rice krispie treets. The kids could shape them anyway they wanted and got quite creative.
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Shel said...

Chocolate Fudge (I eat those cold, right out of the box) and Cherry. My husband always puts butter on his Pop-Tarts...it sounds weird but it tastes great on a warm Pop-Tart.

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Susan C. said...

I'm a classic strawberry frosted pop tart eater. :)

chrissiemz said...

My favorite Pop Tart flavor is strawberry. My daughter loves the Jack o lantern chocolate. They will just eat them from warm in toaster. I love all the neat stuff I see everyone doing with pop tarts never would have thought to do some of ti. Thanks for great giveaway.
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Sandyhere said...

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar is the Family favorite. The idea of crumbling it over an Apple and then heating it sounds yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Favorite flavor: blueberry.

Favorite way to eat them: right out of the package, uncooked. :)

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jakiesmom said...

i like frosted strawberry
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wigget said...

i like frosted blueberry

cstironkat said...

My favorite is brown sugar cinnamon.

I like to make smore's with them. Use whatever flavor you want, add a marshmellow and wrap them in foil, put them on the grill for 40 seconds on each side.

Henria O. said...

My favorites are the frosted strawberry ones!
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anonymous said...

Strawberry is my favorite Pop Tart flavor. I haven't really tried any of the other flavors.

Natalia said...

Frosted strawberry
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John said...

Raspberry is my favorite!
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Danielle said...

I love the smores flavor and my boys love the oreo ones.
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Christine said...

My kids love hot fudge sundae. Me? I love strawberry(which even comes in low fat).

Christine
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Sasha said...

Definitely Smores!

I would love a peanut butter/chocolate flavor!

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angie lilly said...

mmmm I love their frosted grape flavor, though they can be very hard to find. I don't do anything wild with them...just toast them. LOL
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Scott said...

brown sugar and cinnamon for sure!
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Lexiquin said...

I love strawberry Pop-Tarts toasted (well-done, so it's a little bit crispy). Probably each member of my family would choose a different flavor as their favorite (although we love all of them)!
I've got to admit, I enjoy eating Pop-Tarts just as they are...it never occurred to me to use them in/for anything else.
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PauleyD said...

I like Smores pop tarts.

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Lorie said...

I am so boring! I like the strawberry without the frosting. And I don't even like them toasted!