Pop-Tarts Turned to Teen Fans for Ideas on How to Celebrate New PB&J Flavor
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of the irresistible new Frosted PB&J Strawberry flavor, Pop-Tarts unveiled a larger-than-life PB&J-filled celebration in Los Angeles during yesterday’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. After asking teens for their Crazy Good ideas on how to celebrate the newest flavor, Pop-Tarts created a massive PB&J filled obstacle course that included a 36-foot slippery slide into a pool of peanut butter. Over 9,000 pounds of peanut butter, peanut oil and strawberry jam were used to bring it to life. The event also had PB&J Pop-Tarts sampling stations and a celebrity meet-and-greet.
“PB&J was one of our most requested flavors, and we knew we had to go big or go home, which is why we turned to our die-hard teen fans,” said Aleta Chase, director of marketing for Pop-Tarts. “So, we teamed up with teen social media superstars to encourage their followers to tell us how they’d celebrate the newest Gone Nutty! flavor… and we were not disappointed!”
Pop-Tarts certainly had a lot of out-of-the-box ideas to choose from. One teen wanted a gingerbread house made entirely out of PB&J Pop-Tarts. Another suggested a PB&J-fueled karaoke machine. In the end, 16-year old Gabrielle Johnson’s idea of a PB&J slippery slide broke through as the winner to be a part of the obstacle course at the Hollywood & Highland shopping center yesterday, where teens ran the course and got more than their fill of peanut butter and jelly.
“It’s so cool that Pop-Tarts has made my PB&J slippery slide a reality,” said Gabrielle Johnson. “I love the new PB&J Pop-Tarts, and every time I have one, I will remember this day.
As if a giant PB&J-filled obstacle course wasn’t big enough, Pretty Little Liars actress, Janel Parrish surprised the crowd as the official Pop-Tarts PB&J Day celebration guest of honor.
“I had so much fun celebrating the arrival of the new Pop-Tarts PB&J flavor yesterday,” said Janel Parrish. “It’s so cool that everything at the event was submitted by teens all around the country!”
Made with real peanut butter and strawberry jelly-flavored filling, new Frosted PB&J Strawberry Pop-Tarts are available at retailers nationwide.
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