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Aug 15, 2008 09:08 PM

Hot Pocket Dilemna

Alright, I'll admit it, I've been eating breakfast hot pockets in the morning during the week. I know it's not the most chow worthy item, but they are very convenient and easily prepared in the office microwave.

This morning I took my bacon, egg and cheese hot pocket out of the freezer and, somehow, it didn't quite make it into my purse and was left out on the kitchen counter. Upon my arrival back home (about 13 hours later) I faced the dilemna: Do I put the hot pocket back in the freezer and save it for Monday, or toss it? With all of the preservatives and other unpronouncable ingredients, is it even possible for these things to go bad?

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  1. "When in doubt, throw it out." Although when you've got eggs and cheese sitting at room temperature for 13 hours -- not a great deal of doubt involved. That thing is bacterialicious.

    1. I would throw it out.

      I like to weigh which is worse--throwing away a couple of dollars worth of food, or a night of extreme intestinal distress.

      1. I'd probably throw it out, but I did have an officemate in grad school who would put Hot Pockets in her desk drawer at the beginning of the week and eat them without ill effects.

        1. Do not refreeze. Do not refreeze. BTW Do not refreeze.

          1. well, that settles it - It's gone.

            Thank you, everyone!!!