A look into the mind of one man via his reviews of frozen foods.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Croissant Pockets; Award Winning Taste!!!

I'm proud to announce that American Culinary Institute has bestowed some sort of award on Croissant Pockets. Now what this award actually was is a little nebulous.

"Professional chefs of the American Culinary Institute held a national judging of all major brands, and CROISSANT POCKETSĀ® brand sandwiches were deemed to be the overall Best Taste Award winner."

"National judging of all major brands". I was under the impression that the Hot Pocket family of stuffed sandwiches were a category unto themselves. Regardless, kudos to the Croissant Pocket division.

As for Lean Pockets, feel free to read Tales From The Scales which chronicles how Lean Pockets can pretty much save your life. Eat that Jared.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Off Topic

This has nothing to do with pockets, but holy shizznit, who caught J Lo's performance on the Grammy's? She was flatter than Wylie Coyote after falling off a cliff.

We now take you back to your regularly scheduled hot pocket talk....

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Philly Cheese Steak - Croissant Pocket

Time Cooked: 1:40. The standard

Crips Factor: Perfect

At first I dismmised this pocket as a Beef And Cheddar knock off however after several bites I must say that this might be my new favorite pocket. What makes this pocket is the flaky crust. I'm not sure that there is a Beef & Cheddar flavored Croissant Pocket as I have only had the original.

Bottom line: Don't let the "Philly" aspect fool you, this is just a croissant version of the Beef & Cheddar, albeit a serious upgrade.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Four Cheese & Four Meat Pizza - Standard Pocket

Time Cooked: 1:40
Crisp Factor: Consistent from end to end.

I was a bit apprehensive with my normal 1:40 cooking time as the plethora of meats could have slowed cooking time. I was pleased to discover that it was the perfect amount of cooking time.

Initially I was quite suspect of the sheer amount of ingredients going on here. There was good meat distribution within the pocket however I found that the pizza sauce to meat ratio was a bit to much on the sauce side. Keep in mind that I usually order my actual pizza light on the sauce.

Overall this was a very enjoyable pocket and I have no problem recommending it.

Four Cheese Pizza Flavor Croissant Pocket

Time Cooked: 2:05

Crisp factor: A little soft when it first came out of the crisping sleeve, but quickly took on a nice balance of crispness and buttery soft croissant goodness.

About 1/4 ounce cheese oozed out of my pocket, as well as some of the butter and oil mixture. After a minute or so, the cheese that oozed out hardened onto my paper plate. I had to scrape the hardened cheese off my plate and it was delicious. Since I'm not diggin on the swine, the four cheese pizza croissant pocket is by far my favorite. And it absolutely shuts the regular four cheese pizza hot pocket down.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Chicken Quesadilla Flavor

Time cooked: 1 minute 40 seconds.

Crisp Factor: Part of the top were hardened from the microwaves.

A new flavor I hadn't tried. I give it a thumbs up. The crust had an interesting tortilla like taste to it which was a nice touch. As always I cut it in half in order to ease eatability & to cool off a little faster. Cutting in half also helps the crust/filling ratio as it all doesn't get pushed to the end.

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