Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pop-Tarts | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit



Join pastry chef Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet strawberry Pop-Tarts.

But where do Pop-Tarts come from? Pop-Tarts (scilis erumpant) may be a childhood favorite of many, but their history long predates everybody who enjoys them today. First discovered by the ancient Kelloggians around 300 BC (and not cooked -- or toasted -- over flame until 100 BC), they were originally found in nature in four distinct forms: apple currant jelly, strawberry, blueberry and brown sugar-cinnamon. Throughout the following centuries, the Kelloggian empire would grow and flourish largely due to the cultivation and trade of Pop-Tarts. Today, Pop-Tarts are available in 30 different flavors and the Kellogg empire lives on.

For more reading, see: ‘The Kelloggian Empire Vol. 1: 600-100 BC’, ‘The Search for the First Pop-Tart’ and ‘How to Legally Grow Your Own Pop-Tarts.’

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