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Coco Pops

October 7, 2013

Welcome back Toastie Amigos!

Ever felt like the start to your day is missing something? Like your breakfast is lacking pizzazz? (or, indeed, any of the Misfits?)

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But as avid followers of the Toastie Project, we know that Toasties are the most important of All The Foods – so it only makes sense to combine the two. Let’s make the Breakfast of Champions!

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Just like a chocolate milkshake, only it’s gonna be in a sandwich!

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I imagine this is how Saturday mornings looked to lots of kids in the 80s.

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A proto-toastie. Hm, what’s the toasting equivalent of being in utero? In toastero?

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Well, whatever the term is, this toastero made a really satisfyingly crunchy noise when the lid was put down.

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The cooking time for this Toastie was unusually long, about six minutes in total. However as we hadn’t added milk (maybe next time) there was no concern about leakage issues.

One coco pop did however try to escape its bready doom and make a run for it.

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AHAHA TINY COCO POP YOU WILL SUCCUMB TO THE TOASTING LIKE THE REST OF YOUR FRIENDS.

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The obligatory cross-section. Nothing major to report here. However did I mention how fantastically chocolatey the kitchen was smelling by now?

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Innards!

Hmm.

Well, in all honesty this just looks like something in between coffee beans and mice poo.

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And while we’re digesting that mental image, let’s review the outcome of this experiment:

OFFICIAL TOASTIE PROJECT RATING

Toastability:

2 / 5 – even though there were no leakage/mess issues with this Toastie, it scores low on toastability because six minutes is TOO DARN LONG to wait for any Toastie to cook. This is especially true for Toasties that are meant to be made in the mornings, when my levels of patience are virtually non-existent anyway.

Taste:

1 / 5 – Unfortunately this Toastie did not make for a pleasant eating experience. The moisture from the bread and coco pops had completely evaporated during cooking, making it chewy and tough. Worst of all, the chocolate flavouring had all but disappeared, resulting in a Toastie that had a truly disturbing similarity to cardboard.

Meh, I’m not impressed. This is not what we want in a Breakfast Toastie.  Back to the drawing board! Suggestions?

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