Breakfast on the go has always been a dicey endeavor for me. Sure, actually waking up when my alarm says I should would probably be a good start. Then I could explore new and exciting opportunities like sitting down to eat breakfast. I know, scary stuff. Since my move, I’ve been slightly better about actually making something to eat for the morning feast, even if it’s just some bacon to go with my bowl of fruit. It’s not simply out of a box or ready to eat package. There’s effort involved, and it tastes incredible when you sit down and enjoy it. But, in the real world, or at least in my real world, those opportunities aren’t exactly a daily habit. As a result, certain sacrifices must be made.
One such sacrifice is the instant breakfast. I guess the sacrifice would be my own body, but let’s not get into semantics just yet. Surely, you all are aware of the oddity called the Pop-Tart. According to Wikipedia, bearer of truthiness, “Pop-Tarts are a brand of flat, rectangular, pre-baked toaster pastries made by the Kellogg Company. Pop-Tarts have a sugary filling sealed inside two layers of rectangular, thin pastry crust. Some varieties are frosted. Although sold pre-cooked, they are designed to be warmed inside a toaster. They are usually sold in pairs inside foil packages, and do not require refrigeration.”
Personally, I’m an Unfrosted Strawberry man. I’m curious to see what you all prefer, assuming that Pop-Tarts were the only thing available to eat. Under most circumstances, even in my most rushed state, I prefer not to eat these things. But nobody is perfect, myself included. I went to the store this morning to grab a box of cardboard…Pop-Tarts and noticed some new flavors on the shelves. Flavors such as “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookies and Creme”. Yes, they spelled Cream wrong. Much to my surprise, the nutritional info yielded some shocking results. Rather than bore you with more text, I’ve provided a fancy image to prove my point.
All of these nutritional information images were pulled from www.poptarts.com.
My beloved Strawberry Pop-Tarts are quite carby. I suppose it’s all relative. And 37g isn’t that far off from 35g, but when I see something like “Cookies and Creme” and it has less carbs, no matter how few, than something branded as “Made With Real Fruit” there is something seriously wrong with the world. So even while I can eat this, and so can you, it sucks to think how much insulin is required to balance out something so ordinary. Clearly, Pop-Tarts are Evil.
PS. What’s your flavor of choice?