Junk Food Nation, it is MONDAY JULY 1, and that means I am currently in New York City for the 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show!  What is the Fancy Food Show?  Read about where I am here, how to follow me, or check out my Fancy Food Show reviews from last year herehere, and here.

In the meantime, I am SO excited to review today’s junk food delicacy: New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts!  If they’re as good as the non-frosted variety, then my heart will explode.

New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts

New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts were found at my local Target.  When I FINALLY spotted them, I HAD HAD HAD to try them.

I mean, what’s not to like, right? Peanut Butter in a Pop-Tart makes so much sense to me.  I personally enjoy spreading peanut butter on hot toast – it starts to melt and get all molten.  And if the Pop-Tart can do this for me all in one motion…I AM ALL FOR IT.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts

New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts give me a high five to my taste buds? YES PLEASE!  Although I’m pretty sure the sensation is more of a scalding one than a high five slap…but whatever.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts nutrition

New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts have 200 calories per Pop-Tart which is oooof not low.  If I ate this whole box, I will have consumed 1200 calories.  That’s like a whole pizza.  Marathoners should eat these things instead of those specialized goos.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts ingredients

New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts contain…a hell of a lot of ingredients with long names.  Pretty sure these aren’t all-organic.  Moving on.

Gone Nutty! Pop-Tarts

New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts come wrapped in golden foil, which is very exciting.  It’s like I’m getting a premium item here!  I half expected there to be Oompa Loompas marching out when I discovered this golden packaging…but no such luck.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop Tart

New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts are pretty standard looking.  Looked like a darker shade Pop-Tart with a big ole splash of dried chocolate on top.  The smell from the package was IMMEDIATE – a healthy chocolate smell with a smidge of Peanut Butter.  This was different than the plain Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts, which smelled immediately of peanut butter.  Here, the chocolate masked the PB smell.

Chocolate Peanut Butter PopTarts Inside

I bit into the untoasted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts andmmmmmmmmmm good.  So good.  The Pop-tart crust was softer than a normal Pop-Tart, and didn’t taste waxy at all.  The chocolate on top was kind of brittle, so it definitely crunched a bit as I chewed the softer dough.  Still, the taste was incredible – VERY chocolate-y.  The taste of the peanut butter was there, but was a bit overpowered by the chocolate.  This was definitely a CHOCOLATE-peanut butter flavor.  The softness made it seem like I was eating a chociolate PB cake, or cupcake.  Tasted great.

Excited to try these toasted! Let’s do it:

Toasted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts

New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts, once toasted, changed textures completely.  No longer soft, the dough firmed up into almost cookie-like consistency.  The chocolate frosting scorched and melted in some places, which was super cool.  Time to bite!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts toasted inside

GAAAH!  Burned my mouth on these New Gone Nutty! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts!

WOOOOOO that was my fault.  I was just TOO EAGER to eat these!  My kitchen FILLED with the smell of chocolate as I toasted these.  Smelled like I was baking fresh brownies.  There was definitely more of a chocolate smell than a peanut butter smell.

Anyways, like I stated before, the crust firmed up into a cookie-like texture.  But when I bit into it, the middle was definitely still soft, and the peanut butter inside was semi-molten…made me so happy.  With the chocolate topping, these basically tasted like fresh baked peanut butter cookies that contained chocolate chips.  It had an excellent chocolate flavor. In fact, the chocolate topping didn’t melt completely, but rather started to crisp up and scorch, resulting in a S’mores-like taste.  REALLY good.

Add in the hot peanut butter flavor, and these were simply incredible.  The chocolate flavor was definitely the stronger taste of the two, even after toasting, but the combination is A+.  If you like peanut butter cookies, you will REALLY like these.  One of my favorites of 2013.  

PURCHASED AT: Target

COST: $2.00 on sale

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Sincerely,

Junk Food Guy

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Pop-Tarts
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Chocolate Peanut Butter
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USD 2.00
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Available in Store Only

4 Responses

  1. johnny feathers

    Just tried a box and was immediately impressed with the flavor.. I thought they were going to be dry and flavorless..boy was I surprised..yum..I recommend others try them asap.. I love them untoasted…

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  2. Gary

    I have to disagree. I was so looking forward to these having grown up being VERY impressed with Peanut Butter Toastems in the shape of Buffalos. These were not BAD – after all, with all that sugar & fat – how could the final result be bad? What it was lacking was the taste of peanuts. Peanut butter would preserve itself fine in processed foods like POP TARTS which have to live for years in a foil packet & box before finally being ingested – but IMHO it ends up being all economic. The product wants to get away with emulating peanut butter in the cheapest manner possible, so no decision to give customers a hearty swipe of it was approved & what we end up with is a cheap rip-off that is sweet but NOT rich in the very thing that is being advertised. SHAME on fraudulent processed foods. I’ll have to be creative & concoct my own peanut/chocolate pastries rather than count on this co. to deliver the goods.

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  3. Retta

    Saw these at the store getting cereal, and low and behold, my eyes fell on these. Okay I must admit, I AM A PEANUT BUTTER ADDICT! I brought one box of the Peanut Butter and one of the PB and Chocolate. I got home, and broke a piece of the Peanut Butter, and OMG! I didn’t warm mine up, it was just fabulous out of the box. Sooo soft, It felt as though I was eating a cookie. I remember pop tarts back in the day, I didn’t like them then, because they were hard, cardboard consistency. I am still not a fan of all their flavors, but this may be my turn around. I am going to stick to the PB flavor for now, because they are pretty good in my opinion. According to the box you get 6, in all two in each foil pack. I think they could have given you a total of eight, there’s just enough room in the box for a extra 2 pack. But anyway, I like them. I will suggest you eat one tart per serving, giving you two in a foil pack does not help you, if you are trying to cut calories and sugar, carb intake. One tart is 100 calories, if you open the foil pack, you might be tempted to eat both which is 200 calories and considered a serving. Oh well, life is sweet.

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