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Kellogg’s Gone Nutty Review – A Tasty Tart
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Kellogg’s Gone Nutty Review – A Tasty Tart

by February 7, 2015
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Excellent taste. Great value.

Negatives:

A little high in sodium and carbs.

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I have loved Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts ever since I was a child growing up in the 1960’s. Introduced in 1964 by the Kellogg Company, Pop-Tarts have been a  favorite breakfast treat for as far back as I can remember. I could barely wait the suspense of the new flavored Pop-Tarts as they were introduced. Over four decades later, I think I’ve tried them all. So it would only make sense that I would review Kellogg’s latest addition, Gone Nutty.

Gone Nutty is Kellog’s version of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It is a breakfast treat that can be eaten warm by toasting or microwaving. It can also be enjoyed straight from the package (either way works for me). Filled with P&J on the inside and covered with a creamy peanut butter frosting with red sprinkles, this Pop-Tart is sure to please even the pickiest eater.

I knew as soon as I saw the product advertised on television that it was something I wanted to try. Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts have rarely let me down in the past and this new addition was too tempting to pass up. I immediately added it to my next week’s shopping list. When Friday finally arrived, I headed to the grocery store.

The sticker price at my local grocery store for Kellogg’s Gone Nutty Pop-Tarts was $2.1. With a sale of twenty cents off, I paid $1.99. The box contained three packets with each packet containing two tarts. One serving size is one packet. I ate one for breakfast with my morning coffee. My breakfast cost 66 cents. A tough price to beat for a quick, on-the-go breakfast.

I like Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts toasted or from the packet. Some prefer it one way or the other. For this review I popped one in the toaster and left the other “cold”. I started with the warm tart first to keep it from getting cold. I was hooked on the first bite. The warm peanut butter and strawberry jelly were as delicious as a toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The rich taste of the peanut butter and the fruity taste of the jelly is a match made in heaven. Toasted and warm only made it better.

I then ate the cold tart. My first bite was disappointing, wishing I had toasted this one as well. I couldn’t taste the peanut butter as well, however, this could be due to the shock of going from a warm tart to a room temperature tart. The disappointment didn’t last long, though. It only took a few bites for my taste buds to adjust and I was, once again, satisfied. If in a rush, a Gone Nutty Pop-Tart from the packet will definitely satisfy the palate. But, if time permits, for a scrumptious, on-the-go, warm breakfast treat, Gone Nutty is, hands down, best when warm.

My husband also tried the Gone Nutty Pop-Tart. When I first brought the box home my husband, Dave, cringed when I showed him Kellogg’s new P&J tart. For some reason P&J in a toasted tart didn’t appeal to him. I was a little perplexed since Dave loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and often takes a toasted one for the ride to work in the morning. Regardless of his apprehension, I made him try it. His cringe soon turned into mouthfuls of “mmmm’s” as he couldn’t help but love them too. And he didn’t stop at just one. He ate another. He was hooked.

Taste-wise,  Kellogg’s Gone Nutty Pop-Tart is a hit. However, when it comes to nutritional value, the Gone Nutty has both pluses and minus. With only 190 calories per serving (2 tarts) and zero cholesterol this breakfast treat gets an A+. However, if carbohydrates and sugar are a concern you may want to limit your intake. The Gone Nutty Pop-Tart contains 12% of the Daily Value with 17 grams of sugar included. The tart is also fairly high in sodium for those who are watching their salt consumption. For me, the taste, the calorie content, and zero cholesterol are all pluses. Since I am not on a diet (although I do watch my sugar and calorie consumption) having a Gone Nutty Pop-Tart or two on a occassion suits me. It does contain some additional vitamins, such as Vitamin A, Iron, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, among others, that are also pluses.

I easily give Kellogg’s Gone Nutty a five-star review. Not only are the toasty tarts tasty they are a great value for the money, as well. Kids and adults, alike, will love the rich, creamy peanut butter and strawberry jelly combination and moms will love the price. My purchase of Gone Nutty included a coupon on the back of the box for 40 cents off my next purchase. If I remember to cut the coupon out of the box before the city truck comes, I will be sure to use it long before the expiration date of 9/30/2015.

 

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Michelle Bentley
Freelance writer for over twenty years. Credits include a weekly newspaper column, two novels, blogs, and most recently, reviews. I love to write about all types of topics and issues.

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