Forty years ago this week, the Pop Tart was invented by a Kellogg's employee named (oddly enough) Post. Just imagine, a mere four decades ago people were walking around without benefit of preservative-loaded toaster pastries.
Did you know...
Two BILLION Pop Tarts are sold annually in the United States, and that doesn't include knock-offs like Toaster Strudel and those god-awful store brands.
The first city to encounter the Pop Tart was Cleveland, Ohio, where the warm reception sparked nation-wide distribution.
The original Pop Tarts were round.
Froster Pop Tarts were developed in 1967, when a forward-thinking Kellogg's employee ran a few Pop Tarts through a cookie froster. The suits upstairs screamed No! You fool! The toaster will melt the frosting! But the frosting remained intact, toaster be damned, and now two of the four most popular Pop Tart varieties are frosted.
I don't particularly care for Pop Tarts.
This guy Amir in my math class freshman year was never seen without a Pop Tart and a bottle of Dr. Pepper, and his legs shaked constantly when he sat down.
Now you know.