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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.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

March 26, 2016 at 2:54 PM

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