The three brands are similar in terms of price (cheap!), nutrition statistics (ghastly!), and ingredients (most of them!). Two-packs of Hot Pockets and Tony's Pouches run about $2.50; I paid $3.69 for four smaller Totino's Stuffers, which makes them roughly the same price per ounce. Another similarity: They all look gorgeous straight out of the oven. In the photo below, you'll notice that the Hot Pocket looks like a Hot Pocket, Tony's Pouch looks like a burrito, and the Totino's Stuffer looks like an empanada.
'Hot Pockets' on Serious Eats
I have a confession to make: I have never eaten a Hot Pocket in my life. Not even in college. Not even at 3 a.m. after a night of Newcastles. Not even after watching Jim Gaffigan's Hot Pocket routine for the 347 millionth time. But then I saw this recipe.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan shares some thoughts about everyone's favorite microwavable stuffed sandwich, Hot Pockets—thoughts that mostly revolve around the product's ability to loosen one's stools. Watch the video after the jump. Warning: The Hot Pockets jingle will probably get stuck in your head....