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Today, the Carl’s Jr Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwich Goes Nationwide

We guess it had to happen eventually. Despite our most selfish wishes, Carl’s Jr.’s now-infamous “hand-scooped” Pop-Tart ice cream sammies that were first spotted testing in Southern California earlier this year have finally made their way across the country. Their continuing mission? To brighten the lives of lazy college students everywhere who can’t get up the energy to make the damn things themselves.

Available for only $1.49 plus tax, or free with a purchase of a Super Bacon Cheeseburger combo, the officially dubbed Strawberry Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Sandwich “just seemed to capture people’s imaginations […],” said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer of Carl’s Jr., in a press release. “So, really, we had no choice but to make it available for all Carl’s Jr. customers to enjoy.”

For the record, a 16 ct. box of Strawberry Pop-Tarts from Wal-Mart is only $3.50, while a 1.5 qt box of Breyer’s ice cream comes in at around $3.99. Assuming you use about a cup of ice cream per sandwich (which, let’s be honest, would make a pretty huge sandwich) and two whole Pop-Tarts, you’d be getting at least eight of the things for $7.50, whereas buying eight from Carl’s will cost a little over $12. Plus, think of all the varieties you’re missing out on. Wild Berry and chocolate ice cream, anyone?

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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: