Pop-Tarts® newest flavor? Frosted wild grape.
Let’s take a look at the ingredient list and see how quickly we can find a smidge of grapes. Ready?
First three ingredients:
- enriched (white) flour
- corn syrup
- high fructose corn syrup
Lovely. The first three ingredients are a mere reflection of crop subsidies — wheat and corn.
Alright, let’s take a look at the next three ingredients:
- soybean and palm oil
No luck there, either. But, hey, there’s some more sugar for you!
Maybe the next group of three will be the charm? By the way, every ingredient from here on out makes up two percent — or less — of a Pop-Tart:
- cracker meal
- wheat starch
Hmmm. Starting to get a little impatient now. This was a grape flavor, wasn’t it? Well, let’s cross our fingers as we read the next three ingredients:
- dried grapes
- dried apples
Success (sort of)! Nine ingredients later, we come to the so-called central figure of the product.
With that kind of ingredient list, it’s no surprise that each Pop-Tart contributes four teaspoons of sugar to breakfast.