For instance, sometimes I wonder what it's like for people with more traditionally "common" names to meet each other. What would it have been like for me to not know if my teachers in school were talking to me or the other Xenia?
And, having been a lifelong vegetarian, sometimes I'm just thankful that when we go to new restaurants that I only have 5-10% of the menu to choose from. Considering it takes me forever to pick out a dish to try as it is, would I be there all day if I could select from the whole thing?
However, the downside to ignoring any and all foods that I assume are for carnivores only is when I find out that I've been missing out on something good. Something tasty. Something delicious that I could have been enjoying all this time.
Why did no one tell me how much I would like Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets?
First appearing on supermarket shelves in the early 1980s, the convenience, taste and affordability of Hot Pockets sandwiches have been making customers happy ever since. Who isn't excited about being able to take a portion of their breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to go?
Building on the popularity and quality customers enjoyed from Hot Pockets, in 1987 Lean Pockets were introduced to meet the needs of health-conscious consumers. As each of the varieties contain 370 calories or less and 9 grams of fat or less, these hand-held sandwiches are a great source of protein and calcium all in a melty mouthful of the tasty ingredients you crave.
While I had always assumed that Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets only came in meat options, I was clearly proven wrong as soon as I headed to the store to really take a look.
With so many flavor varieties to choose from (made with real cheese, quality meats, and wrapped in delicious, crispy-hot crusts), there's a recipe for everyone — including me! Lean Pockets even offers 12 varieties made with whole grain crust and nine varieties featuring a good source of fiber, so they're truly goodness to go.
After admiring all of the options (Lean Pockets even has a new selection of pretzel bread sandwiches: Grilled Chicken Jalapeno Cheddar, Spinach Three Cheese and Roasted Turkey with Bacon & Reduced Fat Cheese), I finally decided on a few tasty combinations and couldn't wait to try them out at home.
With two cute pocket sandwiches in each box, all that is required is to slip one into its custom microwave sleeve and pop it in for two minutes.
After cooling for two more minutes (unless you're like me and can only wait about 30 seconds, in which case there's a good chance that you'll burn your tongue), all that is left is to bite into a warm, ooey, gooey, handheld sandwich and enjoy the chewy, flavorful goodness.
You can fold up the bottom of the microwave sleeve to create a handy dandy pouch to hold your sandwich in or you can simply lay it out on a plate and enjoy!
While neither of my Lean Pockets were nearly as stuffed full of cheesy goodness as the pictures on the boxes implied (which, for me, was a positive because those images look a little overpowering) the Four Cheese Pizza in a Seasoned Herb Crust and the Spinach and Three Cheese Pretzel Bread Sandwich Lean Pockets are definitely delicious!
In the Four Cheese Pizza, I love the seasoning on the crust and the way that it blends just right with the cheese and sauce in the inside. In the Spinach and Three Cheese, the addition of the pretzel bread is perfect for a unique and oh-so-yummy twist to a regular sandwich!
I can understand why Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets come with two of these tasty sandwiches in each box, as it wouldn't be far-fetched to want to reach for that second one after licking up every bite of the first!
Whether your kids are hungry for an after-school snack or you're simply looking for a quick pick-me-up that won't ruin your calorie count for the day, Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets are convenient, delicious options that even the pickiest eater will enjoy.
Keep an eye out for the huge variety of options available nationwide at your local grocery store and visit HotPockets.com and LeanPockets.com for more information.
Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be ready to make some tasty, healthy choices of their own, because...
One lucky person will win $25 worth of coupons to try out Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets for themselves!
A big thank you to Hot Pockets for providing coupons for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.