Toaster Strudel
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Product typeToaster pastry
OwnerGeneral Mills
CountryUnited States
Introduced1985
Related brandsToaster Scrambles
Previous ownersPillsbury Company
Registered as a trademark inJuly 28, 1992[1]
Tagline"Something better just popped up" and "Get Zem Göing"
WebsiteOfficial website

Toaster Strudel is a brand of toaster pastry convenience food, prepared by heating the frozen pastries in a toaster and then spreading the included icing packet on top. The brand is historically notable for being stored frozen, due to innovations in 1980s food manufacturing processes.[2]

History

The Toaster Strudel is marketed under the Pillsbury brand, formerly of the Pillsbury Company. The product has found considerable success since being deployed in 1985[2][3] as competition with Kellogg's Pop-Tarts brand of non-frozen toaster pastries.[4] In 1994, the company launched the advertising slogan "Something better just popped up".[1] As of August 2013, the company increased the foreign branding, launching a brand ambassador character named Hans Strudel, and the new slogan of "Get Zem Göing".[5] In 2001, General Mills acquired the Toaster Strudel product line with its purchase of Pillsbury.[6]

Varieties

Toaster Strudels come in several flavors, with strawberry, blueberry, and apple flavors being the most common varieties. They also come in flavors such as cinnamon roll, chocolate, and boston cream pie.[7]

In popular culture

In the 2004 film Mean Girls, it was fictionally claimed that Gretchen Wieners' family fortune was due to her father's invention of the Toaster Strudel.[8][9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Something Better Just Popped Up". LegalForce. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Ramirez, Anthony (December 23, 1985). Sarah Smith, research associate. "In Hot Pursuit of High-Tech Food". Fortune Magazine. Fortune. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Harrison, Dan (March 1, 1998). "New Items Spur Growth of Breakfast Foods". Frozen Food Age. 46 (8): 16. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Pop Tarts vs Toaster Strudel". diff en. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Reinvents Itself With "Das Strudel"" (Press release). PR Newswire. August 5, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  6. ^ Barboza, David (July 18, 2000). "General Mills-Pillsbury Deal Includes Culture and History". New York Times. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Pillsbury Toaster Strudel". Pillsbury. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  8. ^ Michaels, Lorne. Mean Girls (DVD video). Widescreen DVD collection. screenplay by Tina Fey; directed by Mark Waters; et al. Hollywood, California: Paramount Pictures Corporation ©2004. ISBN 9781415700136. OCLC 55850835. ((cite AV media)): |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  9. ^ Kornowski, Liat; Jacobs, Matthew (April 30, 2014). "10 Reasons We Are All Gretchen Wieners, The 'Mean Girls' Heiress Who's Always On The Left". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Jacobs, Matthew (December 6, 2017). "Amanda Seyfried Reveals Her Favorite 'Mean Girls' Quote". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 6, 2018.