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?