Pop-Tarts have been one of the USA’s favourite breakfast snacks for many years – and of course, a firm favourite with children across the world. Here at Bulk Wholesale Sweets, you can experience the great taste of America by purchasing Pop-Tarts directly from our website. If you’ve never tried Pop-Tarts before, now’s your chance to take a browse.
While you may have a brief idea of the snack’s flavours and branding, there is sure to be several pointers about the famous breakfast snack that you may not know about. Without further ado, here are some interesting facts that give you a little more insight into Pop-Tarts:
1. The idea came from a new dog food innovation
Yes, you read that right. The original idea of the Pop-Tart came from the creation of a new type of dog food – but you’ll be pleased to know, isn’t actually made from dog food! Back in the 1960s, a brand-new concept of dog food was introduced – which involved a slightly moist product that didn’t need to be stored in the fridge. This was the perfect invention for a breakfast snack, as it meant there could be the option to eat a more flavoursome product that could be kept on the shelf without necessarily having to own a refrigerator.
2. Pop-Tarts originally had a different name
When they were first invented, the famous ‘Pop-Tarts’ as we know them today didn’t always have the famous name they are known for today. In the early days, they were named ‘Country Squares’ – it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it?
3. There were originally only four flavours
When Kellogg’s first introduced the pastry back in 1964, there were only four flavours to choose from. These were - Apple Currant Jelly, Strawberry, Blueberry and Brown Sugar-Cinnamon. While this may seem like a generous selection, you can now find over 30 delicious flavours of the Pop-Tart – so you can pretty much find any flavour that takes your fancy.
4. Kellogg’s ran out of Pop-Tarts
Did you know that back in 1964, Kellogg’s ran out of Pop-Tarts in just two weeks back in 1964? This just goes to show that the popularity of the Pop-Tart was just as high back then as it is today. Luckily for you, this hasn’t happened since and you can always get your hands on a packet of your favourite Pop-Tarts either in-store or online.
5. There was once a Pop-Tarts store in Times Square
If you’re a fan of Pop-Tarts, you may be excited to learn that there was once a Pop-Tarts World in the centre of Times Square – on 42nd Street. It opened on 10th August 2010 but closed the same year. While this was a real downer for tourists, it’s still just as easy to pick up Pop-Tarts online (such as on our website) or in food stores across the USA.
6. Pop-Tarts has grown in popularity since the 1980s
Although Pop-Tarts have been in existence since 1964, the popularity of the breakfast snack has soared in popularity and profits since 1982. Why? For one main reason – it appeals to the whole family, so it truly is a breakfast snack for everybody to enjoy?
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