Are there protein pop tarts? Yes! The protein pop tart by Legendary Foods is a tasty toaster pastry that’s low carb, keto, gluten free, and sugar free. Get the Legendary protein poptart nutrition facts, ingredients, flavors, and learn where to buy in this review. With 20g protein per tasty pastry, Legendary protein pop tarts are a healthy alternative to Pop Tarts (well... healthier).
In this Legendary protein pop tart review, you’ll learn about a delicious high protein substitute for Pop Tarts. Though you can tell the difference between these and regular Pop Tarts in a blind taste test, we thought they were surprisingly good with no aftertaste. If you like Quest bars and other protein treats, I bet you’ll enjoy these products.
The pastry of protein pop tarts is a bit softer than original Pop Tarts with a more cakey texture. Because of this, they don’t cook like traditional pop tarts in the toaster, and you must heat them in the microwave. Also, you only get one protein pop tart in the foil package (unlike regular Pop Tarts, where you get two).
On the plus side, Legendary pop tarts offer a wide variety of classic pop tart flavors (such as strawberry), as well as some unique flavors. Hot fudge sundae protein pop tart, anyone?
You could make a protein pop tart recipe, but you’ll save a lot of time getting these instead. After buying any special protein powder you need to make a recipe, getting protein pop tarts from the store might actually save you money. In our opinion, they’re worth a try if you’re looking for an easy high protein snack.
➕ Legendary Protein Pop Tart Nutrition Facts
There is only about 2 grams protein in Pop Tarts (source). This is much less than the 20 grams protein per pastry in Legendary poptarts. Here is the nutrition information for protein pop tarts (by flavor, per pastry):
|Flavors||Calories||Protein (g)||Net Carbs (g)*||Fat (g)||Sugar (g)|
|Strawberry Protein Pop Tart||180||20||4||8||<1|
|Blueberry Protein Pop Tart||180||20||5||9||<1|
|Brown Sugar Cinnamon Protein Pop Tart||180||20||4||8||0|
|Birthday Cake Protein Pop Tart||180||20||4||9||<1|
|Chocolate Cake Protein Pop Tart||180||20||5||8||<1|
|Cookies & Cream Protein Pop Tart||180||20||5||9||<1|
|Hot Fudge Sundae Protein Pop Tart||180||20||4||9||0|
|Red Velvet Protein Pop Tart||180||20||5||8||<1|
🥣 What are the ingredients in Legendary protein pop-tarts?
Legendary protein pop tarts all have a protein blend base with different colors and natural flavors added to create the flavor varieties. Here are the ingredients for strawberry protein pop tarts (the other flavors have a similar ingredient list):
- Protein Blend (Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Whey Protein Isolate)
- Oil Blend (Contains one or more of the following: high oleic sunflower oil, high oleic safflower oil, palm oil)
- Collagen Peptides
- Sunflower Lecithin
- Natural Flavors
- Contains 2% or less of: dried strawberries, strawberry extract, cellulose, sea salt, baking soda, citric acid, xanthan gum, guar gum, modified cellulose, red no. 40, sucralose, sucrose fatty acid esters, yellow no. 5, blue no. 1, yellow no. 6, gum arabic, sodium alginate.
This information was correct at the time of writing and is subject to change. Legendary pastries contain milk, so they are not vegan. Strawberry protein pastries are processed in a facility that also processes peanut, egg, and tree nuts.
🔥 Do you have to microwave Legendary protein pop-tarts?
Yes, you should microwave Legendary pop tarts for about 10 seconds. Don’t use the toaster, as the icing will melt and make a mess. Protein pop tarts don’t get crisp in the toaster.
You can also try heating protein pop tarts for one minute in an air fryer set to 400F (200C). Do not preheat the air fryer. (It works, but tbh I prefer the microwave method.) You can also eat protein pop tarts straight from the package.
I found single-pack protein pop tarts at GNC for a price of $3.49. These are great because you can make sure you like the individual flavor before getting a 4- or 8-pack of Legendary pop tarts at Walmart, Target, or Amazon. Amazon also carries Legendary protein cinnamon rolls.
Are Legendary pop tarts healthy? While they do contain more protein than classic poptarts, Legendary protein pastry counts as an ultra-processed food. In terms of general nutrition and weight management, whole food sources of protein are generally a healthier option. That said, protein poptarts are a fun treat if you want a pop tart that’s more macro friendly.
👩🍳 More Protein Recipes
Need more high protein recipe ideas? Try these easy protein recipes next:
- Protein Cake
- Protein Biscuits
- Kodiak Cakes Peanut Butter Cookies
- Blueberry Protein Muffins
- Protein Mousse
Protein Pop Tart (Legendary Foods Tasty Pastries)
- Microwave: Microwave protein pop tarts for about 10 seconds. Don’t use the toaster, as the icing will melt and make a mess.
- Air fryer: Alternatively, heat protein pop tarts for about one minute in an air fryer set to 400°F (200°C). Do not preheat the air fryer.