Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Taste Test

On the surface, Maple Bacon Pop Tarts sound disgusting, but infringing on the territory of coworker Carmella Mataloni, I decided to give them a try.

Maple dominates, with only a minor hint of chemical tasting, slightly salty bacon.  The bacon doesn't overwhelm, and if you weren't told about it, you might not even be able to detect it.  The filling is all maple.  The bacon comes from granules stuck to the frosting.

It's like having one of those giant breakfast platters at a restaurant.  The pancake syrup occasionally flows over the touches the bacon or sausage, and you don't mind.  I do knows tho dip their sausage in to the syrup.  I'm not in that crowd.

The Pop Tart thing has become a bit of an inside joke here on the blog and at the station.  I'm good for a couple of packets a week, mostly when I arrive for work on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Personal favorites are unfrosted brown sugar/cinnamon and unfrosted strawberry.  I'll indulge in the others on occasion.  Smores is pretty good.  Peanut butter.  Chocolate.  Never blueberry.

Pop Tarts might not be the healthiest things for you, but they're more than adequate reporter food.  Inexpensive.  They stay fresh for a long time.  No cooking required.  Thanks to the foil packets, they stay dry when you're out covering snow storms, monsoons, and flooding.

Will I get them again?  Possibly.  There's a narrow window of opportunity.  Maple Bacon is a limited flavor.