Saturday, August 27, 2011

Limited Edition Four Cheese Garlic Pasta Bake Hot Pockets

This morning I ended up at my local Fry's that I had forgotten does not carry Four Cheese Lean Pockets, which is the only flavor I usually buy since I never can find the Broccoli & Cheese anymore.  They had the Hot Pockets kind, but I find that to be way to greasy seeming, so not only more calories, but also not really enjoyable to eat.  When I saw the Limited Edition flavor of Four Cheese Garlic Pasta Bake was actually meat-free, I decided to try it out since it was on sale and at least sounded different.

I did not really expect to love the Four Cheese Garlic Pasta Bake, as I thought it would be greasy like the Four Cheese Hot Pockets.  I was surprised that it is actually not greasier than the Lean Pockets I have had.  However, I was overall quite disappointed in this Limited Edition flavor.

For one, the cheese oozed out more than usual despite reducing the cooking time by 15 seconds, which normally means very little cheese oozing out while microwaving.  Thus, I was left with a very empty seeming Hot Pocket, but really even if the cheese stayed in, I feel it would have still seemed very airy.

If it was just cheese filled, then I would be okay with this, as I understand the cheese melts and kind of takes up less space.  However, the real issue is that it sounds like it should be stuffed with a bunch of pasta, but instead there was extremely minimal pasta.  Seriously, I doubt there were even 5 pieces of pasta in the thing.

The flavor of the Limited Edition Four Cheese Garlic Pasta Bake Hot Pockets taste good, however, the fact I expected it to be full of pasta and it having pretty much none makes me really dislike this flavor.  If it really was what it says it is and had pasta along with not being so empty (air filled), then I would probably be stocking up on it, but as is it totally deserves to be only limited edition and not stick around.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Limited Edition Salted Pretzel Caramel Ice Cream

I love pretzels, especially soft pretzels, and I enjoy trying new ice cream flavors, so I could not pass up buying the Limited Edition Salted Pretzel Caramel Ice Cream when I was at Safeway yesterday.  On the container Salted Pretzel Caramel ice cream is described as "Creamy Caramel Custard Ice Cream with a Playful Explosion of Chocolatey Fudge Flakes and Salted Pretzel Swirl."

From the first bite I loved Salted Pretzel Caramel Ice Cream.  It is full of little fudge flakes (basically chocolate chip flakes in my opinion), so you are sure to get them in every bite.  The caramel flavor of the ice cream is kind of minimal and the saltiness of the pretzel and chocolatey flakes are the main flavors.  I do not mind, though, as the swirls of salted pretzel are amazingly good with the ice cream base.  Certainly, great if you want a salty and sweet treat.