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The Little Things

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Before moving overseas, things like pop tarts were barely a blip on the radar. Of course, enjoyed them occasionally, either toasted or just out of the bag, and that was that – nothing too deep. As with the saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone,” that seeing the massive mark-up retailers subject things like pop tarts to conjured up cravings for the toaster pastries.

Thinking with the wallet first, never bought them – the prices are unrealistic and knowing how they’re priced elsewhere, it’s easy to say “No.”

Not until they were offering them as part of a Buy One, Get One Free offer, then it became a manageable venture. And, as with most big supermarkets, these offers only come by when they’ve accumulated a surplus nearing expiration, as was the case with the brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts.

Pop Tarts

Usually go for a strawberry or s’mores fillings but beggars can’t be choosers, and with a couple weeks before the printed expiration date, picked up the double pack.

Toasted up a pair of the packaged breakfast treats, sat back with cup of local Batangas coffee and the paper, and really developed an appreciation for something so basic as pop tarts.

Written by Paulo Loreto

March 26, 2016 at 2:54 PM