Gingerbread Pop-Tarts

December 12, 2008 · 11 comments · Print This Post

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Gingerbread Pop-Tarts

Target has been offering up a wealth of holiday food oddities this year. On the same trip that I purchased all of those Andes Baking Chips, I also came across these Gingerbread Pop-Tarts. Now I like a Pop-Tart from time to time, but they have to be of the frosted variety. I’m also more inclined to eat one if it’s the brown sugar and cinnamon kind. So I admit it. I was more than a little excited to get these home and into the toaster.

Admittedly, The packaging is pretty cute. Each tart is wrapped in the traditional silver cellophane, and a red ribbon is superimposed on the top with a little “to” and “from” tag. The pop-tarts themselves are all printed with different images of gingerbread people doing wintry things in a limited number of ink colors (red, green, blue, and black).

Gingerbread Pop-Tarts Packaging
The outside of the Gingerbread Pop-Tart is sprinkled with sugar and the inside is filled with icing. I want to like these, but unfortuately they’re just so-so. The flavor of the spices is really unbalanced so after eating one I feel like I’ve just had a clove and nutmeg sandwich. The thing is, kids will love them. They’ll feel like they’re eating the walls of a gingerbread house for breakfast. So even though I’m a little grossed out, your 8-year-old will think he’s been given the keys to the cookie breakfast kingdom. On the upside they do make your whole kitchen smell like a gingerbread cookie candle. These special pop-tarts are a limited edition just for the holidays so find them while you can.

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1 F_D December 12, 2008 at 9:12 am

I would guess the flavor would be a bit cloying… *ick* But those printed Gingerbread Men are kinda freakin’ me out, too. I know it’s supposed to be a shovel but um… Gingerbread Axe Murderer, anyone?


2 Hanni December 12, 2008 at 9:21 am

Cute. If you want a good gingerbread-for-breakfast experience without all the calories, you must try the limited edition Celestial Seasonings’ Gingerbread Spice holiday tea. It’s delicious, especially with some cream mixed in.


3 anna December 12, 2008 at 10:07 am

I agree that the gingerbread men are sinister. Even if they don’t taste great, they certainly have entertainment value!


4 EB December 12, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Man it’s been a long time since I’ve had a Pop Tart! They tend to be Tahoe car-trip type of fare…. I might have to grab these. I wonder if they’ll taste as cloying when hungover?


5 Kristin A December 12, 2008 at 8:26 pm

I lurrrve the brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts!

have you tried the gingerbread coffee from trader joes? it has chunks of ginger and whole cloves mixed in with the beans!


6 Susie December 13, 2008 at 6:40 pm

I laughed out loud at this “a clove and nutmeg sandwich”

I alos adore brown sugar pop tarts. YUM.


7 RecipeGirl December 16, 2008 at 9:29 am

These are so cute!


8 Abbey December 17, 2008 at 11:49 am

I am TOTALLY with you on the brown sugar and cinnamon Pop-Tarts! They are my favorite. And no matter what kind of Pop-Tart I eat, they MUST have a frosting. PTs are so dry that even dried icing makes them better. That totally makes no sense, but whatever. 🙂

And did you notice that those creepy gingerbread men on the PTs kinda look like pumpkin heads?


9 darkkknigh January 21, 2011 at 8:22 am

the ginger bread poptarts were the best ones they had they tasted amazing


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