Forget what you know or think you heard about pocket foods – Hot Pockets, Lean Pockets, breakfast-type pockets, whatever. Kashi’s new line of Pocket Bread Sandwiches has officially made a mockery of other so-called pockets and raised the bar on quality and
Chicken Rustico Pocket Bread Sandwich
There’s so much natural flavor brimming from this meal. Nothing I’ve ever tried in a frozen box has come this close to tasting homemade. It’s a delectable blend of “chicken, spinach, roasted red peppers, Crimini mushrooms and a white wine tomato sauce” inside a pocket of soft, warm bread that comes out of the microwave like a fresh, oven baked multi-grain roll.
And it’s filled to capacity. Never mind getting ripped off by other pockets that are half
full, leaving you with too much bread and not enough of the filling you paid for. I leaned in to take a bite and not only got a pleasant aroma, but a vibrant mix of food colors as well. The picture on the box actually does it some justice.
The flavor is a harmonious blend of tangy and sweet, with a touch of Parmesan and a flurry of spices like garlic, onion, and sea salt. I burned my tongue because I got Greedy and started eating too fast.
But wait a minute! Is this really a flawless Taste Test?
It only comes with 3 or 4 chunks of chicken, but it’s a transgression I find worthy of forgiveness. I’ve already purchased five of the Chicken Rustico variety, and a Veggie Medley, which mysteriously went missing. There’s also Turkey Fiesta. Now go try one.
Chicken Rustico Notes
- Price Paid $3.79
- Calories 300
- Fat Calories 70
- Total Fat 8g
- Sodium 670mg
- Carbs 41g
- Fiber 4g
- Sugars 4g
- Protein 18g
Yum Up! to: A filling meal with awesome flavor that I’m willing to pay full price for without flinching (that’s rare).
Yuck Down! to: Holding my breath as I look for Pockets to go on sale … My Veggie Medley that grew legs and walked.