Product Review: Bobo’s Toast’r Pastry (Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed)

I’ve been waiting for this product to come out since Bobo’s has announced it! I hadn’t seen it in Casper until a recent trip to Grant Street Grocery. I was beyond excited when I found it on the shelves and I knew that I had to review it. I began eating Bobo’s products when I first went vegan. Honestly they weren’t that great back then, but a few years ago I decided to try them again, and I love what they have become. The original bars used to be crumbly and hard to eat, but now they are my favorite go-to snack!

This package is up front and hard to miss. The Bobo’s logo is front and center with huge bold words. I loved the packaging. It isn’t the sleek, simple style that I normally gravitate towards, but it definitely fits their company! It is pretty similar to the bars, and it is easy to find. Honestly the only way I can think to describe the packaging is “cute”.

Reading the ingredients, I was kind of excited, but also mildly dissappointed. It was gluten-free, which I know a lot of people appreciate. I liked that it was filled with whole grains like oats, millet, and buckwheat groats. There were things like xanthan gum, modified tapioca starch, locust bean gum, and glycerin in the product. Some of those are pretty processed and not ideal, but it’s a million times better than a regular Kellogg’s Pop-Tart.

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I could hardly wait to warm this up and taste it. The package had heating suggestions, so I just popped it into my toaster oven for a minute or so. It was warmed through, and I dove right in! First of all, it seemed really dry to me. There was a little bit of the blueberry filling, but not enough to make it moist. I thought that the crust part was really thick compared to the filling and it wasn’t at all what I expected. I suppose that regular pop-tarts are kind of dry, but I was expecting the outer part to be more like their bars. It just sucked the moisture out of my mouth. I liked the overall flavor, but it was just dry. The lemon and poppyseed flavors were strong and I got a hint of the blueberry from the jam, but it wasn’t as strong as I was hoping.

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Overall, I thought that this product was kind of a let down. I love the bars so much that I really had higher expectations. I will eat it in a pinch over an unfrosted Kellogg’s Strawberry Pop-Tart, but it definitely isn’t my breakfast of choice. I guess I’ll just stick to the oat bars for now.

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