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Product Review: Tofurky BBQ Chick’N Pockets

Last summer, Tofurky came out with a line of vegan “hot pockets.”  These are finally making their way into Charlotte, NC.  I recently reviewed Tofurky’s Pepperoni Pizza Pockets.  The BBQ Chick’N  Pocket is the second flavor I tried.

Once again, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Here’s how the pocket sandwich looks on the box:

tofurky bbq chickn pocket box

And here’s how the sandwich actually looks in “real life”:

tofurky bbq chickn pocket

As you can see, this pocket sandwich is just a wee bit … hollow.  There’s a lot of empty space inside that dough.  You can almost hear Clara Peller’s voice echoing inside the cavernous dough, “Where’s the Chick’n? …. chick’n … chick’n?”  

Here’s a close up of the half of the pocket sandwich that had the most filling.  

tofurky bbq pocket close up_edited-2

Even if there had been a proportionate amount of filling, I still couldn’t recommend these.

The BBQ sauce was very bland and way too sweet.  Ok, so maybe I am a little opinionated on BBQ sauces since I grew up in the South – we can be veeery picky about our BBQ sauces here!  But had the sauce been a bit tangier or smokier or hotter it would have made a huge difference!

The chicken was unremarkable.

The breading was bland, lacking the spices of the Pepperoni Pizza pocket.  It was also rather dry – I’m guessing because there wasn’t enough filling in the sandwich to properly “steam” the bread.

Verdict:  I can’t recommend this one.  It’s not a great value for your money (you’re mainly buying bread) and the overall presentation and taste is lackluster.  If you’re jonesing for a vegan pocket sandwich, I’d recommend the much superior, if not great, Tofurky Pepperoni Pizza Pocket.

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2 Responses »

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