Still Hot After 30 Years – #HotterPockets Giveaway

I was invited to participate in this experience with Hot Pockets, for which they provided full travel expenses, meals and accommodations and other premiums, however my opinions are completely my own and I have not been compensated to publish positive or negative reviews of the event or products associated with my experience.

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If you thought Hot Pockets were ‘so last decade,’ think again.

Yes, they’ve been around for 30 years.  Many of you ate them for after school snacks, or before softball games.. in the eighties… (I promise I won’t squeal about your age if you don’t about mine….)  and so you think that these ‘frozen’ sandwiches are for tweens/teens and maybe if you stretch it, twenty-somethings, but I have something to tell you – don’t pass by the Hot Pockets in the frozen food aisle – just like you, they’ve grown up.

And I was lucky enough to find out about these new irresistibly hot improvements before the general public!

HOT POCKETS brand sandwiches now has new and improved varieties, with new premium cuts of meat, new buttery seasoned crusts and real cheese.  That’s the reason we’re using the hashtag #HotterPockets to talk about them in social media!

I’ve already had the chance to try a lot of the improved Hot Pockets flavors when I was at Nestlé Prepared Foods and let me tell you the upgrades to them are noticeable, and they taste oh so good.

My overly picky husband can testify to that.  I actually had a box of the older variety and then picked up a box of the new improved Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets and served him one of each.  He right away picked up on the difference.

He noticed the flavor of the ham was more to his liking (which by the way is now a Hickory Ham) and he really, really liked the new crust.

Here’s the thing that really impressed me the most about my time with the Hot Pockets team though.  Comparing Hot Pockets with a Sandwich Showdown on the Hot Pockets website, opened my eyes to the way Hot Pockets are made and how they are a good portion size.

While my husband likes the Ham & Cheese, I like to mix my flavors of Hot Pockets up every time I eat them, so I’m excited that Nestlé has upgraded the meat not just in that one but has included 100% Angus Beef, Signature Pepperoni and White Meat Chicken in their different varieties.

And there is no such thing as too much real cheese.  Ever.

Remember I said that Frank Higgins, President and CEO of Nestlé Prepared Foods came in to talk to us?  What he said impressed me so much, and I want to share it with you.  Read this closely and then think about it.  Nestlé doesn’t make frozen foods.  They make fresh foods, that are then frozen.  Did you catch that?  Hot Pockets are made fresh.  That’s right the bread/crusts to the sandwiches are baked fresh daily.  They’re made with premium, quality ingredients.  And then they are frozen, for your convenience

Hot Pockets offers 30 different flavors that are portioned to be a delicious part of an overall balanced diet.  I’ve worked my way through quite a few of them between the Hot Pocket trip to the Nestlé Test Kitchen and from my own freezer.

Maybe you’ve heard of Jeff Mauro, Chef and TV Personality?  Well this guy knows sandwiches, I mean he’s eaten over 20,000 of them!  Take a look at the video below that he hosts about the new and improved Hot Pockets.  You have to take a peek at it just to see Chef Lucien Vendôme, and you’ll right away know why we had such an incredible day in the ‘Hot Pocket’ kitchen!

Look for the new packaging of Hot Pockets in your local grocery store freezers now.  Then buy some with this BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE on your next purchase of HOT POCKETS sandwiches coupon 😉  You might just be as surprised as some of the people in the video that the tasty sandwich  you’re eating is a Hot Pocket.  But you shouldn’t be, because quality ingredients and a trifecta of meat, cheese and bread – well that makes a delicious sandwich!

One reader is going to receive a Hot Pockets Prize Package.  Which will include Hot Pockets product coupons and Hot Pockets branded merchandise.

(This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents ages 18 . No PO Boxes. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and will be randomly chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read and agree to the Privacy Statement and Giveaway Rules posted on our site. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.)



119 thoughts on “Still Hot After 30 Years – #HotterPockets Giveaway

  1. I love the three cheese and spinach on a pretzel bread the best


  2. My favorite is the BBQ Recipe Chicken in Pretzel bread.

  3. I really like the Lean Pocket Three Cheese & Broccoli Whole Grain Crust but that limited edition Cuban one looks good.

  4. ham, turkey and cheese has always been my favorite. I always add mustard to mine! yum!

  5. This makes me angry because I had the cuban style hot pockets and they were wonderful. But when I went to purchase more, i discovered they were only available for a limited time!

  6. My favorite is Beef Taco Hot Pockets but I recently tried the spinach artichoke chicken it was delicious!!

  7. Love the Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets. Would love to try the Steak & Cheese flavor, though. I haven't had these in a while; I bet my toddler would love them!

  8. i love the bacon cheddar pretzel bread but the yare so hard to find. Also the steak and cheese is yummy

  9. Look Tammy, I can comment on your posts! Thanks for your help. My favorite hot pocket is ham and cheese.

  10. My favorite is the Philly steak and cheese. I also enjoy the chicken and brocolli

  11. My favorite is just pepperoni and for Lean Pockets… spinach and cheese in a pretzel crust. OMG! I could eat that one all day every day. lol

    1. If you go to their website, they probably have a product listing on which varieties are currently available.

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