Q:If robots can't feel heat or cold, why are the Synth Toasties supposed to be toasted?
Good question! This actually brings up a bigger idea that’s gonna be addressed pretty soon in this chapter - why robots eat at all. Pretty funny that it’s brought up via the Synth Toasties, though.
That said, while robots aren’t bothered by heat and cold, more advanced robots have pretty sharp senses and that includes detecting flavors and textures in the food they ingest. And as far as flavor and textures go, eating a hot Pop Tart is TOTALLY different from eating a cold one. I actually almost never toast my Pop Tarts, because hot Pop Tarts always tasted kind of grody to me. :P