I recently read an article that referred to Britney Spears as a “pop tart.” Pop tart? I don’t follow entertainment news and don’t follow Britney Spears (the article I was reading was about a mission trip to Costa Rica) so I’ve not heard the term “pop tart” used in this way before. I thought at first it was typo: the writer meant pop star.
So I searched for “pop tart” in Google News and found lots of articles about Britney’s pop tart status. But I found a few items even more interesting than Britney (imagine that!) about real Pop-Tarts, you know, the ones you eat.
One article was about kids calling 9-1-1 for non-emergencies. Apparently a 7-year-old called 9-1-1 because his mom ate the last Pop-Tart. Note to self: When teaching kids to call 9-1-1 in case of emergency, explain what constitutes an actual emergency.
Another interesting thing in the search results was the number of schools that have Pop-Tart on the breakfast menu. Hmmm…. I have Pop-Tarts in my pantry at home and my youngest son loves them — breakfast, lunch or dinner — so I’m not anti-Pop-Tart. But I think the school breakfast that I pay $1.25 for should be a good bit better than what I can feed my kid at home for a quarter.