Late last week, I decided to throw together an impromptu contest involving holidays, Pop Tarts and really bad ideas from readers in which the best really bad idea for a special seasonal or holiday-themed Pop Tart would win a free book. The specifics went something like this...
"If Kellogg's can do a seasonal, holiday-inspired pumpkin pie Pop Tart (along with a fudge-and-sprinkles Halloween Pop Tart and a gingerbread Pop Tart for Christmas), why not other Pop Tarts for other seasons? Maybe all they've been waiting for is someone to do the hard work of actually thinking up the flavors for them.
Someone like me.
And by me, of course, I mean you. And after you, gentle readers, come up with the most awesome (or awesomely bad) ideas you can for holiday Pop Tarts, I will personally send them in to Pop Tarts World Headquarters and immediately take credit for your genius.
Sound like a plan? Yeah, I thought you'd be excited."Well, now the time has come to close off the entries and pick a winner. But I decided, since the response so far has been kind of small, that I would give all you clever grubniks out there one last chance to put forth your ideas for new "limited edition" Pop Tarts.
I'm closing things down some time this afternoon, so if you've got a good idea, let's hear it. Best new Pop Tart creation will win the choice of one book from the enormous stack of food books I currently have dominating my desk--everything from the new Mario Batali book to Speakeasy (a collection of cocktail recipes) to Medium Raw to the Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants Directory.
So the clock is ticking, folks. Gimme your best shot. The official rules are as follows:
"All suggestions must be for some kind of holiday or seasonally-appropriate new Pop Tart flavor. No fair copying something that's already been done. Bonus points will be given for being funny or ironic. Double bonus points for those who can actually come up with something that could conceivably be edible. Because there will be prizes, you have to use an actual email address for your comment (so I can get a hold of you if you win). The contest will end when I become bored with reading your responses. The winner will receive one book of their choosing from my large supply, including the signature of the author (forged by me) if they so choose. And if you don't win this time, have no fear. I've got a lot of books to give away, so we'll be playing again soon."