Nestle Is Recalling Hot Pockets Nationwide
And, by "recalling," I don't mean thinking about how they ate several of them after a night of drinking only to wake up the next day hating themselves.
Maybe that's just me.
Actually, the recalling of Nestle Hot Pockets is pretty serious business when you consider the scope of the recall, along with the reason for it.
USA Today says that Nestle Prepared Foods is recalling over 700,000 pounds of their pepperoni-pizza Hot Pockets for a pretty un-appetizing reason:
The frozen stuffed sandwiches, which were shipped to stores nationwide and produced in November, are being recalled because they “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic."
Over on the USDA's website, the recall process got started at Nestle with four consumer complaints about the products. The complaints said that customers had "encountered extraneous materials" in their pepperoni Hot Pockets. The USDA says they've received only one report of a "minor oral injury" associated with Hot Pockets.
According to both Nestle and the USDA, here's what you should be looking for in your freezer:
54-oz carton packages containing 12 “Nestlé HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTERY CRUST” with a “BEST BEFORE FEB 2022” date and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.
If you've paid attention to recalls in the past, the advice is the same this time, too. If you have the product, don't eat it. Throw it out, or take it back for a full refund.
Back in the bachelor days, my roommates and I considered Hot Pockets to be one of the major food groups. You know the food groups I'm talking about--sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol.
I haven't had one in years, but somehow they do show up at our house from time to time. I don't know who's eating them at our place, but I have my suspicions that it's the same person who will occasionally stock a few "Lunchables" in the fridge, too. It would be wrong to call out my wife Amy on this, so I'll refrain from doing so.
Not everyone can be as in-tune with the finer foods in life like I am. You know, things like pizza rolls, bagel bites, microwavable sliders and/or burritos, Dino-nuggets, or anything that says "Hungry Man." Combine any or all of those together with a glass of screw-top skull-popper, and you've got yourself a culinary adventure, my friends.