Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Magpies Makes a Tasty Jam Tart

Magpie Blueberry Tart
I can’t remember the last time I had a Pop Tart. To be quite honest, I haven’t thought of Pop Tarts in years, until recently. In the last month it seems Pop Tarts or similar breakfast pastries are everywhere I look. . .

First I spotted some gorgeous strawberry rhubarb Pop Tarts in the Cinnamon Snail’s FB feed. Then I saw Serious Eats was blogging about new Pop Tart flavors. Chocolate peanut butter?! They didn’t have those back when I was in high school. When I spotted said chocolate peanut butter tarts at my local grocery store. I couldn’t help it, the reviews were in and they were good, I had to try them. Alas, it was not to be. Just before opening the box I flipped it over for a peek at the nutritional info and saw that in addition to peanut butter these Pop Tarts included almond butter. Booo. Some people (ahem, like me) are allergic to tree nuts but not peanuts. Thanks for making Peanut Butter Pop Tarts off limits, Kellogg! *shakes fist*

All of this is a super long winded way of saying I was especially susceptible to the charms of anything in Pop Tart-ish form when I dropped by Union Market on 7th Ave in Park Slope last week and spied the beauty you see above. This lovely pastry is made by Magpies Artisanal Tarts, a small Brooklyn company who has been rockin’ the Smorgasburg since last spring. Union Market had several flavors of tarts. Alas they signage wasn’t that awesome, so I couldn’t really tell which flavor was which. I took a guess that this would be blueberry and ding, ding, ding, I was right. Magpie’s tarts are made with Anarchy in a Jar’s jams (ummm, yes, please). They’re buttery and pleasant and don’t leave any weird chemically aftertaste. I’m looking forward to trying the other flavors. If Magpies would create a peanut butter chocolate tart, all would be right with the world....

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