The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Hot Pockets Side Shots

I love Hot Pockets. In fact, there was a period of time when I ate Hot Pockets for lunch every.single. day. For like a year. So when I started seeing these Side Shots at the grocery store, I was a bit intrigued. I finally got around to trying a package of the Mini Cheeseburger flavor the other day — and have to say I was less than impressed.

First of all, I should have known better than to expect any kind of bun/bread to come out right in the microwave. Past experience with frozen food should have taught me that much. But I was at least hoping for the filling to be nice and tasty, which is where the disappointment comes in. I don’t know quite how to explain it, but this simply wasn’t as flavorful as you’d think. There was a faint taste of meat and a faint taste of cheese, yet the overall impression was not that of a cheeseburger. Does that make sense?

At any rate, though I still love my Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets, I don’t think I’ll be buying Side Shots again anytime soon.