Saturday, June 15, 2013
Pop-Tarts Frosted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate
Pop-Tarts didn't skimp on rolling out winter flavors this past year.
I was particularly excited to pick up these, which seem like they'd be really good, right?
I think I see what they tried to do here, but the execution didn't result ideally. Hot chocolate tends to stay fairly mild in terms of cocoa flavor, right? Well, such a light hand with the cocoa in these pastries ended up having its dominance challenged by the marshmallow, which Pop-Tarts has been known to use liberally. The balance is off. What's worse, the resulting character of these reek of a artificial candy-like flavor, akin to Pop-Tarts Yum-Azing Vanilla. I feel like they could have done better, but I'm not sure how. Perhaps an item like Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows isn't well able to be reduced to a breakfast pastry.
Pop-Tarts Frosted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate:- Passable
Original Pop-Tarts S'mores(for comparison):- Great