Mental Floss

Pop-Tarts truly are a modern Marvel


Perhaps in an effort to combat the Pop-Tart-flames-of-death effect, which was hugely viral back when Mentos-and-Diet-Coke was just a glint in EepyBird's eye, Kellogg's recently introduced mint chocolate chip Pop-Tarts that are meant to be eaten frozen instead of blow-torched. (They join Cookies n' Creme, Hot Fudge Sundae, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Vanilla Creme, Chocolate Fudge, and Strawberry Milkshake in the pantheon of frozen goodness unholy unhealthiness.)

The new Pop-Tarts taste okay, but what really excites me is the fact that the company is creating pastries with superhero powers from the Marvel Comics universe. They shoot flames! They freeze! The variety based on Sue Storm is already available in this part of the country -- I can send you a bag for ten bucks.