|Product type||Toaster pastry|
|Related brands||Toaster Scrambles|
|Previous owners||Pillsbury Company|
|Registered as a trademark in||July 28, 1992|
|Tagline||"Something better just popped up" and "Get Zem Göing"|
Toaster Strudel is a toaster pastry convenience food, prepared simply and quickly by heating them in a toaster and then spreading the included icing packet on top. The brand is historically notable for being stored frozen, due to innovations in 1980s food manufacturing processes.
Toaster Strudel is marketed under the Pillsbury brand, formerly of the Pillsbury Company. The product has found considerable success since being deployed in 1985 as competition with Kellogg's Pop-Tarts brand of non-frozen toaster pastries. In 1994, the company launched the advertising slogan "Something better just popped up". As of August 2013, the company increased the foreign branding, launching a brand ambassador character named Hans Strudel, and the new slogan of "Get Zem Göing". In 2001, General Mills acquired the Toaster Strudel product line with its purchase of Pillsbury.
The product has been made available in many flavors, generally fruity and candylike, some of which have come and gone over the years.
A similar Pillsbury product, Toaster Scrambles, is a savory toaster pastry with meat and cheese breakfast ingredients.
In popular culture
In the 2004 teen movie Mean Girls, it was fictitiously claimed that Gretchen Wieners's family fortune was due to her father's invention of the Toaster Strudel.
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