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Pop Tarts, What Are They Worth?  
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

In that old thread about German food: German Food! (by Alitalia777 Apr 24 2007 in Non Aviation) Alitalia777 asked if he could get Pop Tarts in Germany. Much to my amusement, I found them on the shelf at the grocer today and I wondered whether trying them is worth the insane €5,59 they want for a 416g (14.7 oz or so) package. Any opinions?


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat, you found them here in Germany?  Wow! Awesome, I thought that Kellog's stopped to sell them here.

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):
€5,59 they want for a 416g

Wucher! I remember that a pack of them cost approx. 3 Marks some years ago.

Anyway, I would even buy them for the actual price, I love the stuff, it was always part of my breakfast when I lived in the US of A.

Patrick


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Quoting Aloges (Thread starter):
Any opinions?

PopTarts should come with a set of dentures and a syringe of insulin. In that case, they might just be worth the price.


User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

I normally eat them for breakfast when I don't have enough time eat waffles or cereal or other stuff like that since you can just grab them and hop in the car to go to work or school or wherever else you have to go and eat them on the way. I also eat them for a snack if I'm hungry in the middle of the day. Hope that helps!


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 1):
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat, you found them here in Germany?

Marktkauf Mannheim, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 100 (or very similar), one Stadtbahn stop from the... err... well, US barracks. And the good thing is you certainly don't need a US Military ID to get in! Want me to mail you some? They have "Strawberry" and "Smores". There's actually a modest range of products, from barbecue sauce to Marshmallow Fluff to muffin mix.

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 2):
PopTarts should come with a set of dentures and a syringe of insulin. In that case, they might just be worth the price.

Nice!  Silly

[Edited 2007-05-22 00:27:16]


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
one Stadtbahn stop from the... err... well, US barracks.

That explains it!

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
Want me to mail you some?

Would be awesome! But let me ask a friend on the upcoming weekend, I am sure that he wants a pack as well. Thanks a lot for the kind offer!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
They have "Strawberry"

My favorite flavor! Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Not for that much! That's $7.52USD per 10-ct. box (which is normal size). There will be a difference between US and German prices, but expensive stores in the US will sell that box for $5.50 (4.08 Euro). You can get them at a real grocery store for about $4 (2.97 Euro). That is a large price difference and IMO not worth it.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Mini Mal used to sell them, they had a whole US section with various cereals, pops, cookies and other goodies from the US. I can't remember what I paid for them though. If I still lived there, I'd still buy them, even for the price you found them for, somethings you just gotta have. You should be able to get Kraft Dinner as well, but last time I bought it there it already cost €3 .....  Wow!


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
That explains it!

It's the Turley Barracks, I found the name.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
Would be awesome! But let me ask a friend on the upcoming weekend, I am sure that he wants a pack as well. Thanks a lot for the kind offer!

OK, just get back to me whenever you feel like it. I'll be in the US for some time starting on 8th June anyway, but if you want your fix sooner than July you'll only be lucky before I travel.

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 6):
That is a large price difference and IMO not worth it.

Thanks! I kind of figured that. Maybe I'll get some for myself when I go shopping for other people  Wink but I'll see.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 6):
You can get them at a real grocery store for about $4

$2.50 at my local Safeway.  silly  (Not that I would eat them, mind you.)



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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
There's actually a modest range of products, from barbecue sauce to Marshmallow Fluff to muffin mix.

Oh good lord!

Barbecue sauce flavored Pop Tarts?

 vomit 


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 10):
Oh good lord!

Barbecue sauce flavored Pop Tarts?

 rotfl  I don't know what the actual ones taste like, so barbecue sauce flavour could very well be an improvement in the opinion of my tongue!



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 8):
OK, just get back to me whenever you feel like it.

I will definitely do that! Thanks again!

Quoting Aloges (Reply 8):
I'll be in the US for some time starting on 8th June anyway

Hmmm... why didn't you mention this before? Now I can present you an even bigger shopping list!  Silly

^^ Just a joke! I'll be in the USA in September or October, depending on a friend's schedule (another friend of us just moved to Miami for ~1 year and I am sure that we'll visit him soon  cheerful  ).

Patrick


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
Now I can present you an even bigger shopping list!

Dang... I overheard two guys on a train some time ago - OK, they were talking loudly enough for the entire compartment to hear them - talking about their recent travels. One said that you should never, ever mention to anyone that you're going to the US, lest you return with an extra suitcase full of shopping for your friends! Big grin



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
^^ Just a joke! I'll be in the USA in September or October, depending on a friend's schedule (another friend of us just moved to Miami for ~1 year and I am sure that we'll visit him soon

Better be September because I'll be in MH for a couple of weeks in October, most likely mid to late .....  Big grin



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 13):
One said that you should never, ever mention to anyone that you're going to the US, lest you return with an extra suitcase full of shopping for your friends! 

I see an eBay business in this.  dollarsign   dollarsign   dollarsign 



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 10):

Probably tastes as good as the BBQ-flavored insect larvae at a local candy shop (no joke), though I have no intentions of ever trying it.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 15):
I see an eBay business in this.

Naah, the plane tickets alone would eat up all the profit.

On the other hand... If I knew what German eBayers are prepared to pay for which customs-friendly goods, I might make a couple of bucks out of that trip.

Quoting N231YE (Reply 16):
Probably tastes as good as the BBQ-flavored insect larvae at a local candy shop (no joke), though I have no intentions of ever trying it.

I think the taste wouldn't be that bad - but the feeling in your mouth!  vomit 

[Edited 2007-05-22 01:08:44]


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 13):
One said that you should never, ever mention to anyone that you're going to the US, lest you return with an extra suitcase full of shopping for your friends!

My cousin and I are like this. Everytime I fly over there, I bring him the usual Kraft Dinner, Halls, Tim Horton's coffee etc. and I return with erdnuss flips, Knorr Fix fuer Spaghetti Bolognese, Haribo etc. Then when he comes to visit, it's the same vice versa.



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 18):
My cousin and I are like this. Everytime I fly over there, I bring him the usual Kraft Dinner, Halls, Tim Horton's coffee etc. and I return with erdnuss flips, Knorr Fix fuer Spaghetti Bolognese, Haribo etc. Then when he comes to visit, it's the same vice versa.

Hey, I'd also be most grateful for tips on that sort of thing, I mean what German stuff I could bring an American. I'm planning to stay with people from the Hospitality Club mostly, so I need a few good guest presents.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 13):
One said that you should never, ever mention to anyone that you're going to the US, lest you return with an extra suitcase full of shopping for your friends!

 checkmark  It is indeed the case, always! Big grin

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 14):
Better be September because I'll be in MH for a couple of weeks in October, most likely mid to late .....

Good to know, let's watch footie and get drunk in BO or DOBig grin Let me know when you are in the area, would be cool to see you again!

As for my friend in MIA, unfortunately doesn't he have the slightest clue when he can take a few days off. He was just sent there by his company and has a shitload of work. We hope to see us in September or October, but it can easily be November or even December.

Patrick


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 20):
Good to know, let's watch footie and get drunk in BO or DO. Let me know when you are in the area, would be cool to see you again!

Will do. Will have to do it on a weekend for sure, since I'll only be needing to take the S-Bahn to MH this time, I'm planning on having to stumble my way home ....     

I'm also planning on going to Athens for a couple of days while I'm there, so I'll be booking my Trans Atlantic flight around the dates I find (a decent fare with AB) to ATH, but it'll be mid to late October for sure.

[Edited 2007-05-22 01:29:20]


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):
Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 6):
You can get them at a real grocery store for about $4

$2.50 at my local Safeway.  silly  (Not that I would eat them, mind you.)

Regular Price?! My $4 quote was going from memory of the regular price at the Frys where I used to work, so I don't know how accurate it is. You can always get the store brand ones that taste the same for $1.50.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 22):
Regular Price?!

$2.59 for the small box:




$2.50 for the big box this week--they're on sale:




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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 2):
PopTarts should come with a set of dentures and a syringe of insulin. In that case, they might just be worth the price



Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):
(Not that I would eat them, mind you.)

Snobs, the both of ya! One of my few true indulgences, up there with a pint of Häagen-Dazs, is a box of Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts. Toasted until the frosting is just bubbling and the edge starts getting crispy - sugar coma heaven!
(on the other hand, might explain why I'm 5'6" and 195 lbs!)



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25 Dougloid : The original title of the thread was "Pop tarts, what are they worth?" The answer to that, m'dear fellow, is what you intend to do with them. I guess
26 Post contains images Aloges : DCA, JFK, BOS and ORD from June 8th to 27th I'll post more tomorrow, which is "after I've slept".
27 Evan767 : Strawberry is the worst damn pop tart flavor in the world. An un-toasted cinammon Pop tart would own a toasted strawberry pop tart any day of the week
28 Post contains images TZ757300 : Give me a blueberry pop-tart and I'll show you a good time.
29 Post contains images GQfluffy : Wild Berry?
30 Copaair737 : Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts are the tits. -Copa
31 Post contains images Solnabo : Ooh, so that´s pop tarts, never seen the stuff before I thought Paris Hilton was a pop tart......guess I was wrong Micke//
32 TZ757300 : No, but on occasion she pops-a-tit
33 Post contains images ShannoninAMA : How about the 2 inch ones that came out recently? However, pop tarts lose out to toaster strudel anyday
34 MCOflyer : Carbs and sugar. Very fattening if you ask me. Hunter
35 Post contains images Dougloid : Here's what you do. When you're headed for Chi-town, yell out "There's a little green man on the wing and he's taking the engine apart!!!" You'll be
36 TZ757300 : Carbs and sugar. Very Delicious if you ask me.
37 Post contains images Aloges : Good, good. What would you rather wave at, an LH A346 on June 8th or a UA 757 on the 21st? Sugar & fat is an even better combo; heck, basically most
38 Sabena332 : By the way: You are only allowed to bring stuff for approx. 200 EUR to Germany, you have to pay tax when you come back to Germany with goods amountin
39 Post contains images Aloges : Yeah, I found out about that when I looked up Mac Book prices. Not that I could afford one, and at first I forgot I'd have to add sales tax to the li
40 AeroWesty : Not always. There are a few non-tax states, like here in Oregon, and you can avoid sales tax by ordering from a dealer in another state and having it
41 Post contains images Aloges : Hmmm... I have to check some iPod prices, to see which of them are below the customs allowance. Although I'm not quite sure if the postage would eat
42 Post contains images Sabena332 : Reminds me of a notebook which I bought in Singapore some years ago. I had the thing in my trolley while my girlfriend had all the CDs and instructio
43 Post contains images TZ757300 : Like mine
44 Aloges : What about DC/Virginia/Maryland, New York/New Joicy Jersey, Massachusetts and Illinois?
45 QueenofDaSkies : Why people eat pop tarts is beyond me. They are just a block of sugar! If you're gonna be bad at least eat tastier deserts.
46 AeroWesty : Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon are free of state sales taxes.
47 AeroWesty : Sand is tasty?!?
48 DeltaDC9 : Do you at least get a kiss? I was gonna say, 4 bucks?????? The chocolate ones are good to, but the best is GRAPE, and you can hardly ever find them.
49 Aloges : Thanks! I haven't really got any fixed plans, so maybe I'll make a short trip to Delaware or New Hampshire and make some extra use of it.
50 Post contains images Dougloid : I'm shocked! shocked to find that people in Eurolandia would try to fool Mother Customs and have such a well developed routine on how it's done. The
51 DeltaDC9 : Sounds like you need a broomstickectomy..... Dont forget Tennesee
52 TZ757300 : Heh, come to the 3 mega-outlets near me. I'll get you come coupon books and give you the grand tour hahahaha
53 Post contains images Aloges : Sounds, err... *nice*! Still, in terms of sightseeing it would be less commercial than Neuschwanstein.
54 DeltaDC9 : Sounds like you need a broomstickectomy..... Dont forget Tennesee
55 Post contains images TZ757300 : Umm...lame?
56 DeltaDC9 : Actually I was referring to no sales tax, but the nightlife in Nashville is hoppin.
57 Post contains images Allstarflyer : You guys need to look at the back of these boxes. There's hydrogenated fats in Kellogg's Pop Tarts - that's why I'll make an exception to go to WalMa
58 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : Here's a pop tart.
59 TZ757300 : At leasts that pop-tart has a wrapper over her holes, unlike many drunk pop-tarts
60 AirTranTUS : I did say I was going from memory in a later post, and when it comes to food, I usually don't pay attention to the cost.
61 Post contains images Sabena332 : I bought at least half of the content of my wardrobe in the USA, it is way cheaper there. The same for computer equipment, I bought it mostly in Asia
62 Dougloid : Thank the Lord for small favors....
63 Post contains images KaiGywer : And Minnesota has no sales tax on food and clothes
64 ExFATboy : From dem freezer! ("Poppin' Fresh" mangles the german language...) New Jersey has no sales tax on clothes, and many Nordstroms. Pop Tarts are without
65 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : Did you hear the Poppin' Fresh doughboy was having a gay love affair with the Hamburger Helper hand? I guess the doughboy found out that the hand was
66 MCOflyer : I do but they are still full of it. Good food but eat hardly eat them. MCOflyer
67 Post contains images Alitalia777 : Aloges, This is a lot, and I would ultimately say way too much for poptarts. I remember them as a kid and just before I started the thread "German Foo
68 Post contains images AeroWesty : LOL!! That is just so wrong.
69 SNCntry32 : Goulet had one to many cherry pop tarts backstage... GOULET! But really, pop tarts are ok.
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