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Apr 21, 2009 03:27 PM

Forgive me, for I have sinned ...

I have to get something off my chest; otherwise, I may get ostracized by the Chowhound community.

It's been crazy hot where I am (crazy hot as in record breaking temps) and I needed something to restore the sanity in my life.

I wanted an Its-It Ice Cream Sandwich but couldn't find any.

So I made myself a Pop-Tart ice cream sandwich.

Took one Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tart, one big scoop of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, and topped it with another Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tart.

Sure, it was a sugar and preservative bomb, but it was so damn good. Cold and sweet, and that gooey chocolate fudge center provided just the right nice contrast to the crunch of the Pop-Tart pastry shell and creamy texture of the ice cream.

This beats out an Its-It any day of the year. Heck, if they sold these at ballparks I would stay the entire 9 innings ...

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  1. Say three Hail Alice Waters and your sins will be absolved, my son.

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    1. re: billieboy

      And ten Our Pollan's followed by a full recitation of the Kingsolver. Get thee behind me Paula Deen!!! adam

      1. re: adamshoe

        sorry, for that to work the repentance must be full and without reservation. see you in purgatory, im gonna go make some now.

    2. You must be where I am, too. 88 in Oakland, but w/ the haze and humidity (!) it feels like Brooklyn in August!! Your creation sounds delightfully disgusting. If I had only read this a half hour ago, before I went shopping, guess what would have been in my cart? I can't believe you consumed 2 entire PT's plus ice cream by yourself. I'd have cut it in half and shared (Not!!) If you wanted to be "healthy", I bet the strawberry or raspberry PT's would be good w/ some plain old vanilla ice cream, too. Thanks for the inspiration to fight the perspiration! What are you making for dinner in this heat, or was the calorie bomb the equivalent of dinner? ;) Stay cool ipsed.... adam

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      1. re: adamshoe

        All is forgiven if you did this while suffering heat stroke.

        The first thing I thought when I saw this was "what, they didn't *toast* the pop tarts first and just eat the thing out of a bowl?"

        So we both need forgiveness, I guess.

        1. re: adamshoe


          That was my healthy meal of the day. Vanilla milkshake and Filet-O-Fish (2 of them) ... from the bastion of healthy eating -- McDonald's.

        2. Eat, ipse, for jeebus' sake! All you need to ask yourself is "was it delicious?" Clearly was. Absolved, as is the consensus.

          But now you have to refine this beast that led you astray. Can you find the Reduced Fat Blueberry Pop-Tarts and do something with those? Maybe a tour de force with the Brown Sugar Cinnamon PTarts and...?

          When one sins, one must justify it by sharing the sin. Dare you.


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          1. re: cayjohan

            Heh, heh.

            The chocolate fudge Pop Tarts were actually made of whole grain and contained 20% DV of fiber, and had "only" 5 grams of fat per serving.

            So, there you go. Delicious and healthy.


            1. re: ipsedixit

              you are my hero. seriously. not only for creating the monster, but for admitting it.
              i don't know why the Pop-Tart people haven't thought of this already.

              1. re: rudysmom

                They have. I saw this in an ad this past weekend and thought, "OMG, who would put something like that into their body, let alone advertise it?" I guess we know the answer. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think there's a box of Pop-Tarts, um I mean high fiber cereal, calling my name. Yeah, that's the ticket.

                1. re: rockycat

                  I saw it too. Made me really want to go buy some Pop Tarts and ice cream, hehe.

                  1. re: ktb615

                    I saw it too. Except it said to take chocolate mint chip pop tarts and freeze them - once frozen, enjoy. I haven't tried it and won't (health reasons) but it does sound kind of tasty, I have to say. Maybe I'll let the kids indulge.

                  2. re: rockycat

                    I'm pretty devious when I get hungry, but even I can't take credit for coming up with a "Pop-Tarts ice cream sandwich".

                    Sometimes commericals ARE a wonderful thing ...

            2. Sinner! Lucky for you Matt is offereing a 33% discount on all indulgences! Secure your spot in heaven today! I take cash, money orders, dry aged beef and 18 year old single malt!

              1. Cut circles in the poptarts with a cookie cutter, stack them with the ice cream, drizzle with chocolate and you'd have yourself a trend. (And also awesome little edge pieces that you'd hate to waste.)

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                1. re: turqmut

                  The edge pieces are the best. didn't hear me say that.

                  Dammit, I haven't had a Pop Tart in about 12 years, but I'm starting to get the itch. Is there a 12 step program for nostalgic foods?


                  1. re: cayjohan

                    Is there something in the water? I had a Pop-Tart today for the first time in years...the frosting was better than I remembered it!

                  2. re: turqmut

                    The edges can be toasted and ground and used to roll the ice cream in them for added crunch.