Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches and our family debate!

Several weeks ago, I read a short article in the Los Angeles Times that Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches are being test marketed at a Newport Beach Carl’s Jr. (Hardee’s).  I wondered … are the Pop Tarts toasted … are they frosted … how big are they … I’m not driving to Newport Beach to buy one!  I should admit that Pop Tarts were one of my guilty pleasures and have not been in my house for many, many years!

Several days later, Son #3 and I had listened to the same morning radio program where these Pop Tart Sandwiches were discussed … similar questions came up.  I mentioned to Son #3 that I have not bought Pop Tarts since he was just a little guy … he claimed that I have never bought them.  I told him that I remember buying unfrosted Strawberry Pop Tarts, because that is what I liked when I was a child.  I would allow him and his brothers have one as a treat with scrambled eggs for breakfast, occasionally.  He has no memory of this ever happening and claims that he was a deprived child!   Is it possible that I stopped doing this before he was born?  I don’t know … but I do know that I have never bought frosted Pop Tarts or tasted one!

I surfed the internet and found that the Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwich at Carl’s Jr. does not appear to be toasted and is frosted.  So, I decided to prove to Son#3 that toasted, unfrosted Strawberry Pop Tarts would make the best ice cream sandwiches.  I also decided that if I’m going down this route … I’m going all the way.  I went to the store and this is what I came home with …

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Pictures are self-explanatory …

Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is the result of our very unscientific study …

Guys' Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwich

The guys preferred untoasted, frosted Pop Tarts for their Ice Cream Sandwich …

and the right way …

Mom's Ice Cream Sandwich

My way is with a lightly toasted, unfrosted Pop Tart, vanilla bean ice cream and hot fudge sauce!

I did take a bite of a frosted Pop Tart for the first time … it was OK.  My opinion is … I’d rather have hot fudge sauce 😉

Son #3 did confess that he has been known to keep frosted Pop Tarts in his desk at work!  I don’t feel the least bit guilty of depriving the 28 year-old baby of the family of Pop Tarts!

By the way, I just heard a story that a mother called the police because her son stole her Pop Tarts … it wasn’t me 🙂

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