Friday, March 07, 2008

Review: Whole Grain Pop Tarts

Kellogg's (through Mom Central) sent us 2 boxes of their new Whole Grain Pop Tarts to sample.

My kids love pop tarts, so I was happy to have them try the new ones. Each serving of the whole grain pastries equals one serving of whole grains. The whole grain pop tarts have whole wheat flour as their first ingredient, vs. enriched flour for regular pop tarts. They also have 3g of fiber per serving, compared to barely any fiber in regular pop tarts.

These pop tarts contain a lot of high fructose corn syrup, just like the regular version. I do believe in moderation in all things, so while I try to avoid HFCS when possible, I don't avoid it altogether.

Pop tarts with a glass of milk are an easy snack in our house. They are good for travel in the car because they aren't messy. I have never toasted them for my kids, so they have always eaten them straight out of the package.

My husband said he liked the whole grain pop tarts better than the regular version because he thought they had more taste. N briefly complained that there were only squiggles of icing vs. a full covering of icing. Both boxes were eaten quickly and I didn't even get to try them. During our recent grocery run, N reminded me that we needed to get more pop tarts. He said, "Get ones like the ones that we found at our door!"

The price is the same - so for the treat, I will probably choose the whole grain version in the future. I hope they change more flavors into a whole grain version, since it appears that there are only 2 flavors available right now.

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