I just don’t get Go Tarts

Now, I’ve been out of the convenient snackfood loop for quite some time. First, it was due to poverty, but when I finally could afford the garbage I’d learned a lot about nutrition* and haven’t purchased it since. I was clipping coupons the other day** and noticed an ad for “Go Tarts.” They were for Poptarts “on the go.” Or was it a size “issue?” Perhaps even a frosting*** to pasty ratio problem? Were there really that many people in the world who found it too much of a hassle to shove a convenient foil packet in a purse or bookbag?

*Says the woman eating a doughnut. In my defense, Tim bought these last night and I’m going to the gym, later.

**This is probably one of my least favorite activities.

***For the record, I hesitate to call it frosting. It’s more of a High Frutcose Corn Syrup crust. My teeth hurt thinking about it.


#1 Ivy, the Great and Powerful on 05.03.06 at 8:52 pm

I hate pop tarts, too. Rosie would be proud of us! 🙂

#2 Joel Maners on 05.04.06 at 4:40 am

“Go Tarts.”

Sounds like a come-on line you’d hear in an English pub.

#3 K-Dub on 05.04.06 at 1:32 pm

I didn’t think it was possible to make Pop-Tarts more convenient.

I almost caught my house on fire due to Pop-Tarts…damn those things.

#4 Heather on 05.04.06 at 1:56 pm

Ah yes, ole Rosie.

Kie, did you ever read that Dave Barry column on his great poptart experiment? It was hysterical. I think it was the same one in which he attempted to set underwear on fire with the rollerskating barbie and hair spray.

#5 msninacat on 05.10.06 at 6:39 am

I mean really, how stupid do you have to be to fall for this marketing ploy? I personally never had a problem shoving the normal size in my backpack when I was in college.

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