I’m going out of the norm here.
How so, you may ask?
Allow me to go a little Internet/text/etc. on you for a moment.
Recently, I saw a commercial about some new Pop-Tarts. I’m not usually a fan of Pop-Tarts because they are crammed full of sugar and such and I try and limit it as best I can.
This commercial showed a new flavor — Gone Nutty Peanut Butter.
OK, enough of the Internet stuff. But, seriously, holy crap. If you’ve been a reader of my blog, you know I love me some peanut butter. It’s something I believe should be in its own food group.
And now Pop-Tarts have peanut butter? Wow. Soon after, though, I forgot all about it. And then it happened.
I was strolling around the aisles of the local dollar store and there they were — sitting on the shelf. They stared back at me. “Buy me!” I couldn’t resist. Even at $2.25.
Letting them sit a day is something I needed to do, though. I had to stare at the package and understand what I was about to undertake.
I would even look past the nutritional information if need be. I mean, heck, what’s 200 calories for one pastry? After all, it’s only 60 calories from fat! And those 36 grams of total carbohydrates? No worries. Only 16 grams were sugar!
You see, there aren’t many things I don’t like with peanut butter. I look the other way if it’s good.
Could this finally be the one that got me?
The next day, I slowly opened the box and pulled out one of the packages of Pop-Tarts. In gold wrapping, it was as if I was Charlie from Willy Wonka and I had just brought the box home to Grandpa Joe and it’s all excitement.
You can see the correlation here, right?
So the first one I placed in the toaster and heated it up. When I grabbed it there was so much excitement.
… and anticipation.
And just like that, I found something with peanut butter I just don’t like. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not awful. But I had a hard time getting through that first pop-tart. Later, I tried the other one in the package without toasting it — not much better.
There’s just something about a pop-tart pastry with some not-so-great peanut butter inside.
It’s a shame, too. I had really looked forward to this. But I think I finally found something that peanut butter doesn’t go with. That says something, too, as peanut butter pretty much is awesome with everything.
But, in the end, my body probably thanks my taste buds for not liking them too much. I’m sure pounding down boxes of these things couldn’t have been a healthy endeavor, so it’s only two more packages that I’ll have to choke down at some point.
Yes, I will finish them. After all, $2.25 is $2.25.
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