Every* Pop-Tarts Flavor, Taste-Tested and Ranked

* Every flavor we could get our hands on without resorting to extreme measures or eBay

Photo: Abby Hocking

For more than half a century, Pop-Tarts have been a stalwart fixture in American breakfast pop culture—as well as a foundational tier in the collegiate food pyramid. These O.G. breakfast cookies—sorry, toaster pastries—are tasty, portable, and have a long shelf-life, plus they can be eaten straight out of the bag, heated, or chilled, depending on your preferences. There's something for everyone in the wide-ranging spectrum of Pop-Tarts—from limited-edition Jolly Rancher-inspired flavors for the kiddos to Dunkin' Donuts Vanilla Latte and Chocolate Mocha coffee-fragrant iterations for grown-ups.

Our team here at Food & Wine scored 21 boxes of Pop-Tarts in all different flavors—as many as we could get our hands on (legally), from reliable classics (Raspberry, mmm) to newfangled creations (Strawberry Milkshake—surprisingly good straight out of the freezer!). Here are all 21 we taste-tested—ranked, starting from from least favorite and wending our way to most beloved.

Jolly Rancher Poptarts
(l-r) Jolly Rancher Green Apple, Jolly Rancher Cherry, Jolly Rancher Watermelon. Photo: Abby Hocking

21. Jolly Rancher Cherry

"This is the most unnatural thing I have ever tasted."

"This is medicine flavor with Pop-Tarts health—the best of both worlds."

20. Jolly Rancher Watermelon

"Tastes like crumbly bubblegum you can swallow."

"Tastes like a watermelon Jolly Rancher with dry crackers."

Blueberry Poptarts
(l-r) Unfrosted Blueberry, Blueberry. Photo: Abby Hocking

19. Unfrosted Blueberry ($2.75/box at Amazon)

"I like the unfrosted, tbh. It seems closest to a real pastry."

"Put frosting on Pop-Tarts FFS."

Cookie Poptarts
(l-r) Cookies & Creme, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Photo: Abby Hocking

18. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ($2.56/box at Amazon)

"Maple-y. Not getting any dough vibes, but soft and yummy."

"Much better toasted."

Dunkin' Donuts Poptarts
(l-r) Vanilla Latte, Chocolate Mocha. Photo: Abby Hocking

17. Vanilla Latte

"If it was less sweet, it'd be better."

"Like a gas station cappuccino."

16. Jolly Rancher Green Apple

"This tastes like Four Loko and regret."

"Too tart—doesn't pair well with the pastry part."

Frosted and Unfrosted Strawberry Poptarts
(l-r) Unfrosted Strawberry, Strawberry. Photo: Abby Hocking

15. Unfrosted Strawberry ($2.76/box at Amazon)

"Honestly, I'm into it."

"Needs frosting to balance it out."

14. Chocolate Mocha

"Not bad, not great."

"Dry and weirdly savory."

13. Cookies & Creme ($3.68 for two boxes at Amazon)

"Very solid. Reliable. Safe in a good way."

"This is the second cousin of s'mores."

Pumpkin Pie Poptarts
Pumpkin Pie. Photo: Abby Hocking

12. Pumpkin Pie

"I wish there was more filling, but very yummy."

"Hard to justify eating this out-of-season."

Chocolate Fudge Poptarts
Chocolate Fudge. Photo: Abby Hocking

11. Chocolate Fudge ($3.99 for two boxes at Amazon)

"Gets the job done, which is chocolate."

"Tastes exactly like fudge—good job Pop-Tart!"

Cinnamon Roll Poptarts
Cinnamon Roll. Photo: Abby Hocking

10. Cinnamon Roll ($1.89/box at Amazon)

"Light, simple. Tastes exactly like a cinnamon roll. Could use a little more frosting."

"Tastes like real food."

Frosted and Unfrosted Brown Sugar Poptarts
(l-r) Unfrosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Brown Sugar Cinnamon. Photo: Abby Hocking

9. Unfrosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon ($2.75/box at Amazon)

"I love the filling—no frosting needed!"

"Good but needs frosting!"

8. Chocolate Chip ($1.83/box at Amazon)

"Happy with this—like softer Cookie Crisp."

"Good amount of chocolate."

S'mores Poptarts
S'mores. Photo: Abby Hocking

7. S'mores ($2.83/box at Amazon)

"Perfectly fake marshmallows, what more could you want."

"Grew up with this one—love the alternating chocolate/marshmallow filling."

Strawberry Milkshake Poptarts
Strawberry Milkshake. Photo: Abby Hocking

6. Strawberry Milkshake ($3.38/box at Amazon)

"If Pop-Tarts and strawberry Pocky had a baby."

"Maltier than normal frosted strawberry."

Cherry Poptarts
Cherry. Photo: Abby Hocking

5. Cherry ($2.75 per pack at Amazon)

"I like fake cherry flavor, so yes."

"The cherry flavor isn't medicine-y!"

4. Brown Sugar Cinnamon ($7.57 per family pack at Amazon)

"Would be great with coffee!"

"If I had to have an actual meal, but only had Pop-Tarts, this would be a top flavor of choice."

Raspberry Poptarts
Raspberry. Photo: Abby Hocking

3. Raspberry ($2 per pack at Amazon)

"A total classic. Wish it were a little lighter on the raspberry flavor."

"Tastes like a classic jam cookie."

2. Blueberry ($2.66/box at Amazon)

"The O.G."

"Classic. Satisfying."

Strawberry Poptarts
Abby Hocking

1. Strawberry — THE WINNER ($6 per family pack at Amazon)

"Vending machine classic—nostalgia embodied."

"Jammy and delicious."

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