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People Buying Fewer Hot Pockets After Tastes Change, SNAP Cuts

It’s easy to make fun of Hot Pockets. Over the years, we’ve laughed at the dough-encased food-like objects when they’ve been recalled for containing plastic and meat considered “unfit for human consumption,” when Nestle tried to sell young foodies on the products, and even when they were declared a separate food group. Things are not well at Nestle, which is Hot Pocket HQ, right now. [More]

Nestlé Recall: Because Even Hot Pockets Shouldn’t Contain Beef “Unfit For Human Food”

Nestlé Recall: Because Even Hot Pockets Shouldn’t Contain Beef “Unfit For Human Food”

Can someone please find Jim Gaffigan and hold his hand while he hears this news? After a beef processing plant announced a recall last week of almost nine million pounds of meat “unfit for human food,” Nestlé has announced it’s pulling certain flavors and batches of Hot Pockets from the shelf. And yes, I can hear the jokes you’re making. [More]

Will ‘Premium’ Hot Pockets Draw In Foodies And Other Snobs?

Will ‘Premium’ Hot Pockets Draw In Foodies And Other Snobs?

Is it possible to reach customers who turn their noses up at tasteless packaged foods with your tasteless packaged foods? That’s the dilemma that the nation’s food business faces as they try to attract the attention of a generation of farmer’s market-loving food snobs. How can they coax these people to buy canned soup and Hot Pockets? [More]

Hot Pockets Is Now Its Own Food Group

Hot Pockets Is Now Its Own Food Group

Reader Chris spotted this sign in a Keli’s supermarket yesterday where they have the usual aisle signs that say “frozen foods,” desserts,” and “vegetables,” but it appears that “Hot Pockets” is now its own type of food group. We don’t blame them, we’re not exactly sure in what category you would classify a Hot Pocket either. [More]

Pepperoni Hot Pockets Recalled For Containing Plastic

Pepperoni Hot Pockets Recalled For Containing Plastic

The recall is for 54-ounce, 12-pack cartons of Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza with the following printed on the sides of each carton: “8157544614D,” “EST 7721A” and “BEST BEFORE JAN2010.”