Strawberry Milkshake PopTarts Are Back and Better Than Ever

first_imgStay on target Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta Growing up, I was always that kid who begged her parents to try all the new weird and wonderful flavors of her favorite junk food. That hasn’t changed as an adult, but I’ve got to watch what I eat more than ever these days. That doesn’t change the fact that I want to try all the crazy new flavors of cookies and candy and cereal I write about regularly here, though. So when I heard Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts were coming back to store shelves after a long hiatus, I was over the moon. I remembered them from their brief availability period back in 2005 as part of the Kellogg’s Ice Cream Shoppe initiative, and I never got to try them. I didn’t get to taste the delicious Vanilla Milkshake Pop-Tarts either, and they’ve been resurrected, too.When it comes to Pop-Tart flavors, I typically go for Chocolate Chip, or any flavor I can find lying around that isn’t boring Cherry or Brown Sugar Cinnamon. I don’t get to eat a lot of Pop-Tarts these days since they’re loaded with sugar, but I was willing to make an exception for these bubblegum pink bad boys. So I was sent a couple of boxes of Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts to crack into and test, and you know what? They’re actually delicious. I mean, dangerously so. I can’t have these in the house anymore. These have to be my last box.Think about this. It’s a gorgeous rectangle of pink goodness with colorful sprinkles, filled with a thin, custard-like cream reminiscent of the legendary strawberry Creme-Savers, your favorite Starburst, or cheap strawberry ice cream. The good stuff that comes in those plastic cups that you pay $5 per dozen for, with little wooden spoons taped to each serving. The Pepto-Bismol pink filling is some of the creamiest I’ve ever tasted in a Pop-Tart except for the delicious Hot Fudge Sundae flavor (a personal favorite), and it’s oh so smooth going down. It’s also so painfully sweet I’m pretty sure it was the catalyst for a terrible toothache I acquired over the last few days, which began with my powering through two packs of these babies in two days.While you can, of course, eat them straight from the toaster or out of the package, which I prefer to do, the packaging suggests that you try freezing them. I did, and the consistency improves tenfold once they’ve chilled out for a good while. The pink creaminess is somehow further enhanced by the colder temperatures, so much so that they do begin to taste a bit like a real strawberry milkshake somehow, albeit with pastry pieces sprinkled in for good measure.The Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts should be a staple in the regular Pop-Tarts lineup going forward, but I know that all good things must come to an end. Hopefully, they’ll be out on store shelves a lot longer than they were during their initial run, because it’s absolutely criminal to take these away from snacking fans. Now make more with the same kind of delicious vanilla cream that’s in the Vanilla Milkshake version! Alas, I’ve already eaten my way through the two boxes gifted to me, but rest assured I’ll be on the hunt for more.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img