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