Is it a breakfast pastry or a dessert? You decide.
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red velvet pop tarts
Credit: Meijer

Long ago, you should've divested yourself from the notion that eating right matters in 2020. In a world falling apart, treating yourself is the only refuge. Thankfully, there are a lot of great ways to do that these days. 

Few of them can match the decadence of a Frosted Red Velvet Cupcake Pop-Tart. First unveiled in 2013, this toaster treat is back with a vengeance at a time when it's needed most. Adorned with an outer layer displaying the signature red and white color combination that marks one of the signature flavors of the 21st century cupcake craze, its white filling is loaded with the sweet, sugary taste you'd want. 

This isn't the only time Pop-Tarts has tried to launder the taste of cupcakes into a breakfast-acceptable format. In the recent past, Frosted Confetti Cupcake and Frosted Chocolate Cupcake Pop-Tarts have emerged, providing further proof that "breakfast" is a social construct, and you can really just eat whatever you want to start your day.

It seems like the return of Red Velvet is hot out of the proverbial toaster, because it's only recently been spotted at Meijer according to Bestproducts. Given that you can find Pop-Tarts pretty much anywhere, though, I'd like to think it won't be too hard to track a box of these down. 

So if you're sick of attempting to bake but want to enjoy a relatively shelf-stable red velvet cupcake for less than what the bougie bakeries would charge, you know what to do. Technically, putting these in your toaster could count as baking anyway, so make sure to congratulate yourself on a job well done once they pop up.