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(NYPost)   Kellogg's sued over lack of strawberries in its Pop-Tarts by woman with too much berries on the brain   (nypost.com) divider line
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2021-10-20 8:52:14 AM  
I bet her name is Karen
 
2021-10-20 8:53:49 AM  
Wasn't this an episode of Perfect Strangers?
 
2021-10-20 8:58:23 AM  
Is the ingredient list accurate?

If so, fine them for a frivolous lawsuit.
 
2021-10-20 9:01:57 AM  
Russett alleged in the suit that it's not enough to provide the berry's nutritional benefit and to elicit a strawberry taste.

So eat fresh strawberries instead of a sugar-laden pastry if you want the nutritional benefits then. It's not that hard.
 
2021-10-20 9:15:25 AM  

no1curr: Russett alleged in the suit that it's not enough to provide the berry's nutritional benefit and to elicit a strawberry taste.

So eat fresh strawberries instead of a sugar-laden pastry if you want the nutritional benefits then. It's not that hard.


Yep.

But as a side-note, I've found it to be a good food for the high-altitude back country.  YMMV of course, but typically, if you come from a low altitude, like me, and you're suddenly camping at 11K feet, your sense of taste could be farked and you have a general (to horrible) lack of appetite.  Poptarts can be readily eaten.  The only problem is that they crumble easy but the do pretty well in a bear canister.
 
2021-10-20 9:23:56 AM  
Box says strawberry pop-tarts, not strawberries pop-tarts.

case dismissed.
 
2021-10-20 9:28:01 AM  
"Now, this seems berry ridiculous."

Awesome pun.
 
2021-10-20 10:31:25 AM  
They better not change that shiat now, that's my favorite flavor
 
2021-10-20 10:57:38 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wasn't this an episode of Perfect Strangers?


That was raisins in the equivalent of Raisin Bran.  But similar, though I don't know why anyone ever thought there was real fruit in Pop Tarts.

/one of the few bits of that show that's permanently stuck in my head and I can't get rid of
 
2021-10-20 10:58:31 AM  

zeroflight222: /one of the few bits of that show that's permanently stuck in my head and I can't get rid of


inorite?!
 
2021-10-20 11:03:56 AM  

UberDave: no1curr: Russett alleged in the suit that it's not enough to provide the berry's nutritional benefit and to elicit a strawberry taste.

So eat fresh strawberries instead of a sugar-laden pastry if you want the nutritional benefits then. It's not that hard.

Yep.

But as a side-note, I've found it to be a good food for the high-altitude back country.  YMMV of course, but typically, if you come from a low altitude, like me, and you're suddenly camping at 11K feet, your sense of taste could be farked and you have a general (to horrible) lack of appetite.  Poptarts can be readily eaten.  The only problem is that they crumble easy but the do pretty well in a bear canister.


Too dry & not enough of the right calories for me.  I'll stick with granola or homemade granola bars over that.  I can eat granola for a snack or as a breakfast so dual purpose and you can add all kinds of misc. stuff to customize it.  Like I love adding dried blueberries & cherries in.  That said, if you're up for some new ideas for backpacking meals, check out Chef Corso on YT; he has some interesting alternates.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmY1​o​_LlD99cwGog6LRVnWA
 
2021-10-20 11:05:52 AM  
I can't find any Google on litigation for ocean spray cranberry juice 'cocktail'. They may have done it voluntarily to show it was adulterated and avoid conflict. Strawberry 'fruit' Pop tarts would remedy this stupid Karen issue.
 
2021-10-20 11:21:13 AM  

zeroflight222: UberDave: no1curr: Russett alleged in the suit that it's not enough to provide the berry's nutritional benefit and to elicit a strawberry taste.

So eat fresh strawberries instead of a sugar-laden pastry if you want the nutritional benefits then. It's not that hard.

Yep.

But as a side-note, I've found it to be a good food for the high-altitude back country.  YMMV of course, but typically, if you come from a low altitude, like me, and you're suddenly camping at 11K feet, your sense of taste could be farked and you have a general (to horrible) lack of appetite.  Poptarts can be readily eaten.  The only problem is that they crumble easy but the do pretty well in a bear canister.

Too dry & not enough of the right calories for me.  I'll stick with granola or homemade granola bars over that.  I can eat granola for a snack or as a breakfast so dual purpose and you can add all kinds of misc. stuff to customize it.  Like I love adding dried blueberries & cherries in.  That said, if you're up for some new ideas for backpacking meals, check out Chef Corso on YT; he has some interesting alternates.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmY1o​_LlD99cwGog6LRVnWA


Thanks!

I found out years ago that they were a great pre and mid-climb source of calories.  I was doing cliff bars but I had to force a couple down on a climb once and totally lost my taste for them.  *However*, the Cliff-Mojo PB&J were great - sugar-tasty.

Pop tarts are the alternative to the alpine start oatmeal (or supplement).  I do energy chews on the trail and when I'm in camp, I typically got with Knorr rice/noodle mixes or Idahoan potatoes.  They have the right amount of calories and can get past the dulled taste buds.
 
2021-10-20 11:30:05 AM  
she could, you know, just eat some strawberries.
 
2021-10-20 11:44:03 AM  
It's not enough chicken in my chicken ramen
 
2021-10-20 12:18:54 PM  
I'm fine with this. The picture of the packaging shows they have strawberries on the goddam box.

If the filling is .0002% actual strawberries and the rest is sugar and food coloring, the product picture on the box should reflect that.

FWIW, I'm fine with strawberry Pop-Tarts. I've eaten them and they're delicious.

But companies shouldn't be able to imply their product is full of fruit when almost none of the product is actual fruit. Deceptive advertising is illegal in this country and it should be addressed.
 
2021-10-20 12:19:43 PM  

zeroflight222: I don't know why anyone ever thought there was real fruit in Pop Tarts.



Because there's a picture of actual strawberries on the box?
 
2021-10-20 12:47:02 PM  

tom baker's scarf: she could, you know, just eat some strawberries.


I agree or make her own tarts.
 
2021-10-20 1:40:43 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm fine with this. The picture of the packaging shows they have strawberries on the goddam box.

If the filling is .0002% actual strawberries and the rest is sugar and food coloring, the product picture on the box should reflect that.

FWIW, I'm fine with strawberry Pop-Tarts. I've eaten them and they're delicious.

But companies shouldn't be able to imply their product is full of fruit when almost none of the product is actual fruit. Deceptive advertising is illegal in this country and it should be addressed.


You ordered the number 8: Chicken with rice and capers and a side of string beans. So what's the problem?
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2021-10-20 2:41:14 PM  

zeroflight222: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wasn't this an episode of Perfect Strangers?

That was raisins in the equivalent of Raisin Bran.  But similar, though I don't know why anyone ever thought there was real fruit in Pop Tarts.

/one of the few bits of that show that's permanently stuck in my head and I can't get rid of


The daycare I took my sons to did not even serve PopTarts, because under USDA rules they are not listed as an actual food.
 
2021-10-20 4:55:04 PM  

labman: Is the ingredient list accurate?

If so, fine them for a frivolous lawsuit.


And bar her from ever filing or being named as a plaintiff in any other lawsuit in that jurisdiction for 5 years.
 
2021-10-20 6:34:45 PM  

fasahd: I can't find any Google on litigation for ocean spray cranberry juice 'cocktail'. They may have done it voluntarily to show it was adulterated and avoid conflict. Strawberry 'fruit' Pop tarts would remedy this stupid Karen issue.


exactly. it's why we have such labels as, "processed cheese food product"
 
2021-10-20 6:36:38 PM  

fasahd: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm fine with this. The picture of the packaging shows they have strawberries on the goddam box.

If the filling is .0002% actual strawberries and the rest is sugar and food coloring, the product picture on the box should reflect that.

FWIW, I'm fine with strawberry Pop-Tarts. I've eaten them and they're delicious.

But companies shouldn't be able to imply their product is full of fruit when almost none of the product is actual fruit. Deceptive advertising is illegal in this country and it should be addressed.

You ordered the number 8: Chicken with rice and capers and a side of string beans. So what's the problem?
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(and, too-funny, I was reviewing that scene only a few days ago, just to get the dialogue exactly right)
 
2021-10-20 7:51:50 PM  
Pop Around and Tart Out
 
2021-10-20 10:34:47 PM  

UberDave: zeroflight222: UberDave: no1curr: Russett alleged in the suit that it's not enough to provide the berry's nutritional benefit and to elicit a strawberry taste.

So eat fresh strawberries instead of a sugar-laden pastry if you want the nutritional benefits then. It's not that hard.

Yep.

But as a side-note, I've found it to be a good food for the high-altitude back country.  YMMV of course, but typically, if you come from a low altitude, like me, and you're suddenly camping at 11K feet, your sense of taste could be farked and you have a general (to horrible) lack of appetite.  Poptarts can be readily eaten.  The only problem is that they crumble easy but the do pretty well in a bear canister.

Too dry & not enough of the right calories for me.  I'll stick with granola or homemade granola bars over that.  I can eat granola for a snack or as a breakfast so dual purpose and you can add all kinds of misc. stuff to customize it.  Like I love adding dried blueberries & cherries in.  That said, if you're up for some new ideas for backpacking meals, check out Chef Corso on YT; he has some interesting alternates.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmY1o​_LlD99cwGog6LRVnWA

Thanks!

I found out years ago that they were a great pre and mid-climb source of calories.  I was doing cliff bars but I had to force a couple down on a climb once and totally lost my taste for them.  *However*, the Cliff-Mojo PB&J were great - sugar-tasty.

Pop tarts are the alternative to the alpine start oatmeal (or supplement).  I do energy chews on the trail and when I'm in camp, I typically got with Knorr rice/noodle mixes or Idahoan potatoes.  They have the right amount of calories and can get past the dulled taste buds.


I love the Cliff Builder bars when I'm hitting the trails hard, but those can be heavy for altitude sickness.

Never thought of poptarts for hitting the mountains, I might give it a shot in the next month or so since I'm back in the mountains after over a year in Ohio.
 
2021-10-20 11:50:53 PM  
That's odd.  Kellogg's Pop Tarts been berry berry good to Chico Escuela

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2021-10-21 10:43:29 AM  

Billy Liar: That's odd.  Kellogg's Pop Tarts been berry berry good to Chico Escuela

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2021-10-21 11:09:26 AM  
Can't wait for her to get her hands on a box of Grape Nuts...
 
2021-10-21 11:39:09 AM  
it would be too easy to stuff them with strawberry jam-centred filling

/strawberry
 
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