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SPOTTED: Carl’s Jr. Testing a Hand-Scooped Strawberry Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich?


We have just received a lead on a photo emerging from a Carl’s Jr. location out of Newport Beach, CA that apparently is serving a Hand-Scooped Strawberry Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich.

The photo appears to have originated from the location off of Newport Blvd and Industrial Way, for those familiar with the Southern California beach city. Interesting that the stoner-friendly sandwich emerged from Instagram user spec_j on the 4/20, but the sandwich indeed falls inline with the fast food chain’s recent line ice cream cookie sandwiches, following up on both an Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich and a Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich.

Our guess leads us to believe the chain is running a spotted test of this new dessert option. For anyone who spots this sandwich at their local Carl’s Jr. (or Hardee’s) location, feel free to Tweet/Instagram a photo and tag it #foodbeast.

Photo via Instagram (spec_j)


Update: 04/22/2013

A Carl’s Jr. spokesperson has provided us with the following window cling graphic being used in the product’s test markets. As a policy, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s does not comment on test products. The only information we got was a confirmation that the Strawberry Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich is indeed being tested at limited number of Carl’s Jr. restaurants.



Update: 04/20/2013

This was the photo that originally surfaced on April 20, 2013:


By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

10 replies on “SPOTTED: Carl’s Jr. Testing a Hand-Scooped Strawberry Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich?”

they should just call it the “stoner’s delight” and be done with it. Feels like they’re trying to compete with jack in the box and taco bell in the stoner market

you say that like its a bad thing, “how dare these companies serve junk food to stoners! what were they thinking!”

They’re thinking $$$ and i’m sure more people who watch honey boo boo are going to eat these over stoners. Most stoners i know do it because it’s far healthier than alcohol. which is worse, smoking a J and then eating this sandwich, or drinking 5-10 beers each with 150 calories or more just to get to the level of intoxication that you could get off a J. Then factor in all the food that drunk people eat after all those beers and tell me who’s healthier

This has the potential to be a 700 calorie ice cream sandwich…Poptarts are over-rated IMP. ~200 calories per pastry (and who only eats one?) and it’s gone in 4 bites.

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