Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sweet on Trader Joe's: Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries

In honor of back-to-school time, kiddo and I are reviewing Trader Joe's Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries (Cherry Pomegranate flavor) this week.

trader joe's frosted cherry pomegranate toaster pastries review
Trader Joe's has a pretty lengthy description on the box.  Here's a snippet: "A far cry from typical toaster pastries, Trader Joe's organic frosted toaster pastries are made with organic ingredients...without artificial flavors, preservatives, or synthetic colors."

Just like a package of Pop-Tarts, you'll get 6 pastries per box, with 2 each in foil packets.  I wish I could tell you how much they cost, but in a hurry to clean out my purse, I threw away the receipt.

Growing up, we never had Pop-Tarts in our house, so with every sleepover invitation, I always held out the hope that there would be Pop-Tarts for breakfast. (It was always such a let down to see that Pop-Tart box and realize they were the Brown Sugar variety.  Ugh.  Does anyone like those?) As a single gal, I may have carried a foil packet of chocolate ones in my purse...you know, in case I was trapped without food for an hour or two.
Needless to say, I was excited about this review.

trader joe's frosted cherry pomegranate toaster pastries review
My take: Trader Joe's hit the nail on the Pop-Tart head with this one.  These were very reminiscent of the toaster pastries of my childhood...thin layer of icing, not too much filling, crispy corners.  I'm impressed with the way TJ's kept these so much like the original, but without the artificial flavors and preservatives. Oh, and the colored sugar on top is the prettiest boysenberry-ish color.  I'll definitely keep a box in the pantry for those rushed school mornings. And, I'll hold out hope for a chocolate variety.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kiddo's take: From the outside, it looks like something out of a commercial -- but the taste actually lives up to its looks. The pastry and icing parts are very sweet (in a good way), and they are perfectly complemented by the fruitiness of the inside filling, which has an absolutely fantastic taste! I hardly ever eat toaster pastries/pop-tarts, but I think I may start to now!
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars


trader joe's frosted cherry pomegranate toaster pastries review

6 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm. As for brown sugar pop tarts? Those were actually one of my faves :) I usually preferred those over the fruity flavors.

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  2. Brown sugar were my favorite Pop Tarts!

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  3. Brown sugar are my second favorite after smores...never liked the fruit flavored ones.

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  4. Might have you send me a case of those for my kiddos!!! They love pop tarts, but I feel guilty letting them have them. these look healthier.

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  5. I was at Trader Joe's the other day and saw cookie butter ice cream! I wanted to buy it but came home to see if you has reviewed it yet. I am surprised to see you haven't!

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  6. The brown sugar were my favorite! My brother and I fought over them as kids. ;) And I agree- I love the TJ version!

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