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Hot Pockets: Hot Diseased Mess

In this shocking story it has been revealed that Hot Pockets actually contain some form of meat.

http://gawker.com/hot-pockets-might-h...

Not so shockingly, it's the lowest-quality meat that money probably shouldn't be able to buy...

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  1. Another reason to avoid processed foods!

    1. Whoa. You mean it's not prime grade Wagyu tenderloin in those motherfuckers?

      Whoda tunk!!!

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      1. re: linguafood

        I'm pissed!!! I knew something was up!!

        1. re: SaraAshley

          Now if I find out the cheese isn't aged Gruyere or Epoisses, ima really gon' be peeeeessed off.

        2. re: linguafood

          More importantly: Aside from Gaffigan, who actually eats these things anyway?

          1. re: davis_sq_pro

            I was about to add a Gaffigan reference! Nicely done :-)

        3. You know someone saw this on the news while heating one up, took it out of the micro wave, sniffed it, shrugged and ate it anyway.

          1. We have a house guest who eats an amazing number of Hot Pockets. I think they smell awful when he makes them. I checks our 'stock' and we did not have any of the recalled ones.

            1. My husband and I eat Lean pockets a few times a month.

              1. Why the focus on Hot Pockets? The fundamental recall is for products from a meat packer

                http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/f...

                ' Each box ... were produced Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7, 2014 and shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Texas and Washington. '

                Possible retail establishments:

                http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/conn...

                In Washington those include Fred Meyer and QFC (not exactly a cut rate retailer).

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                1. re: paulj

                  This slaughterhouse also processes animals for Niman Ranch and other north Bay Area ranches.

                  More on the company on the SF forum
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/966249

                2. I have never once in my life bought or eaten Hot Pockets, and furthermore, was amazed to find that, 45 years later, they're still making Pop Tarts. How awful. And i have a lot of junk food guilty pleasures.

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                  1. re: EWSflash

                    Strawberry Pop Tarts are absolutely fantastic at 3:00 a.m.

                    1. re: davis_sq_pro

                      Yes they are. Spent many late nights/early mornings with boxes of pop tarts back in my misspent youth. Ah, memories...

                      1. re: ttoommyy

                        Memories? The nights couldn't have been that misspent :-)

                        1. re: davis_sq_pro

                          Ha! You know, I can count on one hand the times I woke up and could not remember the "night before." I am lucky/cursed to be able to remember just about everything after a night of drinking heavily, to include the time I did approximatey 16 shots of tequila!

                      2. re: davis_sq_pro

                        I hear ya- I live in the Sonoran desert, and in my youth, on the way home from the bars, I'd stop by a Jack in the Box and get two tacos and an order of onion rings to go (naturally).
                        We have such good Mexican food here, but sometimes you want something that's freakishly different.
                        Pop Tarts aren't my style, but we all have our guilty pleasures, as evidenced by several threads here.

                        1. re: EWSflash

                          "but we all have our guilty pleasures, as evidenced by several threads here."

                          I agree. I grew up in the 60s and 70s and I certainly enjoy my processed, convenience, guilty pleasure foods once in a while. For the most part I cook from scratch and eat at better restaurants when dining out, but eating that way all the time would bore me. Once in a while I love a Hot Pocket, Devil Dogs, Doritos, Taco Bell, etc. and make no excuses for it and don't hide it.

                    2. Can't say this really comes as a surprise…
                      Never tried one and don't expect that to change.