Why you should freeze Pop Tarts

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summer heat iOverwhelming and hot times require cold foods. JYou say some ice cream? sucker? It’s weird. Instead Reach for the unexpected. While frozen liquids will always have an icy place in my freezer and a warm place in my cold heart, it’s time to embrace a new frozen dessert: Pop Tart.

A few days ago, I hadn’t eaten Pop-Tarts in years, but something about them I called them recently; Maybe it was a sale. I was a little surprised to see service suggestions listed. when I was a kid, It has been roasted or spoiled. (IIf you were an extraordinary person, I would never understand you.) but tIt is the fund too tell me frozen It was a choice, information that I received with some skepticism and hope.

yontoasted – or as I call them “raw” – Pop-Tarts are my least favorite. I do not like Texture Pie Crust, O PrefVerse The filling is warm and sticky. My fear was that freezing them would make them cold And the Dough, or worse, what if it’s frozen became filling Too hard to eat? I decided that this test should be done in two flavors to get a better idea of ​​which fillings might be more successful. I chose Strawberry for the team of fruits and s’mores for team chocolate.

After a few hours in the freezerI did my taste test, and was pleasantly surprised. Remarkably, the crust was anything but a pancake. It was crisp in a way that I can only describe as cold toasted. It didn’t have the brown flavor you get from Maillard’s reaction (You need heat for that), but it broke off and collapsed the same way. Both strawberry and s’mores fillings She was definitely firm, but she barely broke teeth; They had The consistency of fudge candy. The filling holds freezing temporary More than the outer crust, making the tart grow Refreshingly cooler as you move towards the centerSo it’s cold Taming the sweetness of yeast boy.

It’s best to eat frozen Pop-Tarts right away so you can enjoy different textures and temperature sensations. The crust begins to melt back to its doughy stage after about five minutes, And the center stays cold for only a few minutes. Fortunately, it only takes about 45 seconds to eat a Pop-Tart.

The ice cream is definitely cooler but I can see myself opting for a Pop-Tart over a bowl of ice cream on a semi-regular basis. As a bonus, even if you like the hot or room-temperature versions, open packets of Pop-Tarts won’t age as quickly if you store them in the freezer.

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