Hot Pockets are one of the most divisive foods in the freezer aisle. These little turnovers, which crisp up to melty perfection after a few minutes in the microwave, are certainly “processed” by just about every definition of the term, but they’re also an inexpensive, guilty pleasure that actually tastes good. We’ve tracked down 10 facts we bet you didn’t know about them.
Believe it or not, there are 23 different varieties of original Hot Pockets out there. You’ve got your breakfast Hot Pockets with a croissant crust and fillings like sausage, egg, and cheese; your standbys like Four Cheese Pizza, Ham & Cheddar, and Pepperoni Pizza; your slightly unexpected flavors like Buffalo-Style Chicken; and your limited-edition releases like Chicken Pot Pie. Then, of course, there are lower-calorie Lean Pockets, available in 14 different varieties as well.
So whether you’ve sworn them off completely or were super-excited to learn that the Hot Pockets brand also offers smaller turnovers called Snack Bites, we bet that there are some things you didn’t know about this legendary snack.