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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Product Review: Lean Pockets Sausage Egg & Cheese

I know some of you probably saw Lean Pockets in the title and rolled your eyes immediately.  Personally, I'm a fan of some of the lines that are being put out under the Lean Pockets brand these days.  Maybe I'll do product reviews on them in the future, but trust me the Lean Pockets Chicken Bacon Dijon and Pepperoni Pizza with the new crust are not to be missed.  However, today was the first time I tried the breakfast version of either Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets and the results weren't quite so positive.

Over the years of bringing my lunch to work I've learned that the secret to making  Hot Pockets/Lean Pockets is to put them in the microwave for a little less time than what the package actually recommends.  As long as your cooking with a badass microwave you should be fine to go a minute and 30 seconds instead of the full two minutes.  The product will come out a lot softer and take less time to cool off from being nuclear hot.  As  usual my prescribed cooking method worked just fine with the breakfast Lean Pocket, but it just turned out to be one of the most bland breakfast items I've ever had.  Now I'm not comparing microwaved Lean Pockets to really good breakfasts I've got elsewhere.  I'm just comparing to the other Jimmy Dean and Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast sandwiches I've had in the past.  The Lean Pockets just don't stack up.  There was no sweetness or spiciness to the sausage either of which would have helped.  The cheese was the best part.  The eggs were like any other frozen sandwich...forgettable.  Considering that Lean Pockets does season the bread of some of their other sandwiches they should adopt that here as well. 

Taste 2/10  I cannot and will not recommend these whatsoever.  Too many other frozen breakfast sandwich choices.
Value 2/10 I didn't buy these, The Girlfriend did, so I don't know how much they cost, but assuming they cost the same as other Lean Pockets they aren't too expensive, but given that they generally suck your money is much better spent on other breakfast items where you will get more sandwiches that taste a lot better.


Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti.

Brent said...

By sending him Lean Pockets?

Charley29 said...

thanks for the info.