A Moment Of Silence Tomorrow At Breakfast

Pop tarts, or toaster pastry, shot from the top

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Breakfast is mourning a huge loss today as William Post, the man credited with inventing the Pop Tart, has died at the age of 96.

In the '60s, Bill Post was working as a plant manager for the Keebler Company when he was approached by Kellogg's executives and asked if he could create a shelf-stable toaster pastry to be sold in grocery stores. That led to the introduction of Pop Tarts in 1964. It started with four flavors -- strawberry, blueberry, brown sugar cinnamon and apple-currant. There are now as many as 30 different flavors available. 

Bill Post was a native of Michigan and served in the Army Air Corps during World War Two. (ABC News)

Which flavor is your favorite? Let us know at mattappleby@iheartmedia.com

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