Ravioli Pop Tarts

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The internet arguing over the ravioli-likeness of Pop-Tarts will melt your brain

Pop Tarts for dinner, anyone?


Samantha Grasso

Internet Culture

Published Jul 9, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 12:32 am CDT

Even though the great “is a hot dog a sandwich” debate is far from settled, another grand food comparison has entered the eatery arena: Pop-Tarts are most possibly, or definitely, related to ravioli.

At least, that’s the latest ridiculous food comparison that the internet wants us to believe.

Understandably so, the assumption that Pop-Tarts are at all a kind of ravioli is highly contentious. And while writer Ellen McGrody, the conjurer of this entire Pop-Tart/ravioli debate, might have some merit behind her thesis (after all, the construction between the two foods is extremely similar) the internet would not. Let. It. Go.

Is ravioli also a sandwich?

Perhaps not. But aren’t Pop-Tarts more along the lines of calzones, anyway?

Yes, but only because calzones are a large form of ravioli.

And don’t even get us started on the dumpling/blintz/knish debate that this entire Pop-Tart allegation has opened up.

But no, it couldn’t just end there! Suddenly, we had people comparing taquitos to crepes.

Broccoli to sandwiches, of all the reaching in the world.



This bizarre connection implying ravioli is somehow salad, or inverted lasagna, which is in turn “pasta cake,” and are all, in turn, layered casseroles and, therefore, sandwiches.


Don’t forget to mention this atrocity of a statement, assuming that Uncrustables peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are also ravioli.


The deeper we go into this thread, the more confusing it all gets.

Oh, right, we were talking about Pop-Tarts…

Forget it. Pop-Tarts are just one Pandora’s food box we will never get the lid back on again.

H/T kadybat/Twitter

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*First Published: Jul 9, 2017, 9:45 am CDT