Monday, August 28, 2023

It's been scorching outside lately and I’m pining for crisp autumn air, rustling leaves, and the scent of pumpkin spice. Despite the heat, the Halloween season has begun and It's time to unwrap some Halloween Pop-Tarts! In this delicious journey, we'll delve into the world of limited edition boxes that have graced our breakfast tables over the years. From chocolatey jack-o'-lanterns to Dia De Muertos celebrations, let's unravel the eerie charm of these Pop-Tarts.

Choc-o-Lantern Frosted Chocolate Fudge (2010)

First up is a classic from 2010 - Choc-o-Lantern Frosted Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tarts. These didn't have to be this good, but they are! A chocolatey canvas covered in orange frosting, adorned with ghostly and batty sprinkles. But what really casts a spell is this box art. A haunted forest, bats soaring through the inky night sky, and a bright blue and neon green palette surrounding the copy – it's a masterpiece in its own right. I'll admit, the first time I saw that chocolate jack-o'-lantern, I thought it was a bonus piece of candy waiting inside. You could say it's one of my all-time favorite Pop-Tarts flavors.

Spookylicious Frosted Chocolate Fudge (2016)

Fast forward to 2016, and Spookylicious Frosted Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tarts emerge, offering the same delectable flavor we adore. But what sets it apart from Choc-o-Lantern is the box art. A haunted house, a grinning jack-o'-lantern, and a wise old owl perched in the moonlit night. It's like Halloween night captured on cardboard – eerie and enchanting. It feels like a scene from a Disney Halloween Special.

Printed Fun Frosted Chocolate Fudge (2017)

The next year, Printed Fun Frosted Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tarts burst onto the scene with that same mouthwatering flavor. But it's the box art that impresses. A yellow and brown palette sets the stage for a spooky scene – a Pop-Tart with a printed scary face, a black cat guarding a tombstone, bats flitting about, ghosts floating in the ether, a black widow waiting in the shadows, and a zombie hand clawing its way out of the grave. It's like you told a kid to draw their ideal Halloween scene, and this was the result.

BONUS: Dia De Muertos Frosted Chocolatey Churro (2021)

And finally, a bonus for Churro lovers - Dia De Muertos Frosted Chocolatey Churro Pop-Tarts in 2021. While the flavor embraces the sweet, cinnamon delight of churros, it's the box art that really stands out. A vibrant celebration of Dia De Muertos, with intricate imagery printed on the Pop-Tarts themselves. Here, where I live, Dia De Muertos is celebrated with fervor, making these Pop-Tarts an edible homage to a beloved tradition.

As we wrap up our haunted journey through limited edition Halloween Pop-Tarts, one thing is clear - these boxes aren't just containers; they're works of art that capture the spirit of spooky season. So, whether you're biting into a chocolate jack-o'-lantern, savoring the chocolatey fudge, or celebrating Dia De Muertos, remember that Halloween mornings can be as sweet as the nights. And don't be surprised if you find yourself staring at the box art.

What are some of your favorite limited edition Pop-Tarts?

Stay Spooky,

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