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Eric Jun 2, 2005 07:30 PM

Well, we've finally arrived. With all the kosher innovations in the last decade or so, about the last one to not make it over to our side has been those once loved Pop Tarts (Yes, I know Tradition Foods had one a few years ago, but really, they were an affront to the concept of Pop Tarts!).....

Well, let the walls come tumbling down!

TOASTER PASTRIES from Nature’s Path Co. are O/U dairy certified and available at Whole Foods Markets in blueberry, strawberry and apple cinnamon flavors, frosted and unfrosted. All Natural too.


(OK, so maybe we still need Tootsie Rolls, but then we've REALLY made it!) :)

Link: http://www.naturespath.com/products/n...

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    RachelMolly RE: Eric Jun 2, 2005 07:34 PM

    I just had one this morning, as I purchased them from Trader Joe's earlier this week. I must say I was excited but didn't have high hopes. And, as a former pop-tart eater, I wouldn't say these are exactly the same or nearly as good, but they're passable. I liked that they were frosted but the filling was a little shvach - they could have filled it with more fruit filling. I had frosted blueberry.

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      Eric RE: RachelMolly Jun 3, 2005 09:28 AM

      I agree....I tried the blueberry and strawberry, both frosted. While they are certainly not bad and I'd buy them again, the filling could be bulked up a bit. Not quite as good as the ole Kellogg's variety, but hey, we have to take what we can get, right?!

      I sent my kids to school today with a package each...can't WAIT to see if they get accused of bringing treif in :) I've already prepped them to show them the packaging, in which case I'm sure Nature's Path is gonna owe me BIG time for a run on their pop tarts!!

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      Clarissa RE: Eric Jun 2, 2005 08:52 PM

      Sorry, but those look too healthy to be real Pop Tarts. I'm still not over the package of Amy's Pop Tart knockoff.

      It just won't work until Kellogg's gets certified. What's the holdup, anyway? There can't be anything really problematic in a Pop Tart -- the ingredients are just sugar, bleached flour, sugar, chemicals and sugar, right?

      Pop Tarts can't be health food! It just ain't right.

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        hg RE: Clarissa Jun 2, 2005 10:00 PM

        There is gelatin in the real poptarts

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          RachelMolly RE: hg Jun 3, 2005 07:37 AM

          I believe the gelatin is only in frosted pop tarts, at least back in the days when we bought "kosher" food by looking at ingredients. In my house growing up we had un frosted pop tarts.

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            DeisCane RE: RachelMolly Jun 3, 2005 08:18 AM

            Apple Cinnamon, as an example:
            Apple filling (corn syrup, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup, crackermeal, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, modified wheat starch, dried apples, malic acid, natural and artificial apple flavor, sugar, pectin soy lecithin), enriched wheat flour, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, dextrose, salt, cinnamon, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), corn starch, niacinamide, reduced iron, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1), and folic acid.

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          Joe RE: Clarissa Jun 6, 2005 12:03 PM

          I have contacted Kellog's on several occasions inquiring as to the possibility of certifying unfrosted P.T. I had thought there was a real possibility after 1) the Smucker's filling became OU; and 2) after the push to certify Eggo's under the OU. Alas, I had no success. Maybe, this new product would be an impetus for a new e-mail writing campaign. (Though I suspect the new product will not put much of a dent into P.T.'s sales.)

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          Tina RE: Eric Jun 3, 2005 10:43 AM

          They've been spotted at ShopRite in Paramus.

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            chana61 RE: Eric Jun 3, 2005 12:36 PM

            And there was much rejoicing throughout the land!

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              Clarissa RE: chana61 Jun 3, 2005 04:48 PM

              Someday, Mallomars will be kosher, and the cheers will be deafening.

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              Lindy RE: Eric Jun 6, 2005 02:49 PM

              I'm still waiting for kosher Hostess Fruit Pies (and the drake's are not even in the same universe!

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                Steve M. RE: Eric Jun 15, 2005 06:14 PM

                What progress! As one who was brought up in a kosher-style house, my siblings and I used to taunt each other at breakfast time by saying (about the pop tarts): Want another dog biscuit?

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                  Eric RE: Steve M. Jun 17, 2005 10:54 AM

                  So your parents were among those who never told their kids about the frosted ones, huh?! Oh well, another chance to relive your missed youth has presented itself, praise be :)

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