REVIEW: Hot Pockets Limited Edition Spicy Hawaiian Style Pizza

Written by | September 29, 2011

Topics: 7 Rating, Frozen Food, Hot Pockets

Hot Pockets Limited Edition Spicy Hawaiian Style Pizza

Hot Pockets had to eventually make their Limited Edition Spicy Hawaiian Style Pizza because they were running out of normal pizza varieties to stuff into their crust.

Let me go through the list, which, by the way, IS NOT the list of pizzas I’m going to use to pull a prank on a particular person who knows what they did and deserves whatever punishment I give them. So if you happen to have a pizza delivery person at your door who says they have one or two dozen pizzas for either a Jack Ulf or Jack Haas, it wasn’t from me.

There are currently Hot Pockets in the following pizza varieties: supreme, cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and pepperoni and sausage. That pretty much covers the entire basic pizza spectrum, so Hot Pockets had to start going into “specialty pizzas.” Hell, I’m surprised Hot Pockets didn’t do a little Marvel/DC Universe-like crossover action with California Pizza Kitchen frozen products. Hot Pockets California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza sounds tasty and verbose.

Each Hot Pockets Limited Edition Spicy Hawaiian Style Pizza is stuffed with Canadian-style bacon, pepperoni, pineapple, mozzarella cheese and sauce. There are also tiny chunks of jalapeño peppers which adds a little heat. The crust that envelops all those ingredients looks slightly different than your normal Hot Pocket. There’s appears to be some seasoning baked into it and it’s a lot less pale than a regular Hot Pocket. It looks like a classy Hot Pocket, which I know sounds like a total oxymoron. like jumbo shrimp or fast food salad.

I thought I wouldn’t care for this particular Hot Pocket because of my indifference towards Hawaiian pizza, but just like Katy Perry kissing a girl, I liked it. Although, before I ate the Hot Pockets Limited Edition Spicy Hawaiian Style Pizza I was really hungry, so perhaps I enjoyed it because of hunger pangs, which, if you think about it, are the beer goggles of the digestive system.

Hot Pockets Limited Edition Spicy Hawaiian Style Pizza Innards

If you find Hawaiian pizzas offensive because of its use of pineapples, you’re not going to enjoy this Hot Pocket because every bite has the taste of pineapple. Although it gets that pineapple flavor mostly from pineapple juice because I counted only three small chunks of pineapple in each of the two Hot Pockets I consumed. But its flavor is noticeable and it gives the Hot Pocket a nice sweetness.

While there aren’t a lot of pineapple chunks, there’s a lot of Canadian-style bacon. Sadly, the pepperoni didn’t stand out as much as I hoped, getting lost in between the ham and jalapeño. Speaking of the jalapeño, its mild spiciness and flavor are the reasons why I enjoyed this Hot Pocket more than I thought I would. Its heat is not going to make you instantly reach for a glass of water, but it’s going to make you think you should have one handy.

Overall, if the idea of Hawaiian pizza doesn’t gross you out and the idea of eating a Hot Pocket doesn’t gross you out, then I really suggest you try the Hot Pockets Limited Edition Spicy Hawaiian Style Pizza before they disappear. The combination of sweet pineapple and savory meats with spicy jalapeño peppers makes for a very mouthwatering ménage à trois.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 Hot Pocket – 290 calories, 90 calories from fat, 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 610 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, 9 grams of protein, and a bunch of vitamin and minerals.)

*Uses partially hydrogenated soybean oil.

Item: Hot Pockets Limited Edition Spicy Hawaiian Style Pizza
Price: $3.89 (on sale)
Size: 2 Hot Pockets
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: A mouthwatering ménage à trois of sweet, savory, and spicy. Lots of Canadian-style bacon. Jalapeño adds a mild spiciness and makes this Hot Pocket better than I thought it would be. A future Hot Pockets/CPK crossover.
Cons: Pineapples might be off-putting for many. The idea of a Hot Pocket might be off-putting for many. Pepperoni wasn’t noticeable. Not a lot of pineapple chunks. It’s a limited edition product. Uses partially hydrogenated oil.






8 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Echo710 says:

    I was going to point out that the Hot Pockets and CPK brands were owned by different companies, which would make a future crossover between the two unlikely… but then I remembered that both brands are now part of Nestle USA, so I guess your dream of a Hot Pockets/CPK crossover could indeed become a reality one day. Perhaps.

    I’m one of those crazy individuals who likes pineapple on pizza… the combination of the pineapple with the jalapeno sounds like it might actually be pretty tasty… it’s the “but it’s a HOT POCKET!” factor that I can’t get past.

  2. Review Spew says:

    More toppings are always good…or do I call them “stuffings” as “toppings” really doesn’t make sense with a hot pocket.

  3. Mariko says:

    NOoooooo! You’re KIDDING.
    I know you’re giving it a good (? Can I call it that? the Katy Perry comment is rightfully ambiguous) review, but I just can’t imagine it. I haven’t seen this yet, and it’s just as well. Thanks for alerting me. To stay away. :)

    I’m sure you’ve heard the whole hot pocket Jim Gaffigan sketch. Maybe that’s why I’m so repulsed.

    I love your site, by the way.

  4. lilly says:

    This is the best hot pocket they have ever made! I am addicted to these and so are my family and everyone I talk to about these say that they are also addicted to them. Even the cashier at the grocery store mentioned how much she liked them. I’m eating one right now! LOL. I eat them every day and so does my mom! I hope they don’t get rid of these! If they do I will have to buy a pallet! Ha ha.

  5. Judy says:

    Who is carrying these

  6. Guy says:

    Hot pockets no longer are full like they used to be. They need to be renamed to “Air Pockets”

  7. Heather says:

    Maybe I got a rare one, but I found it so spicy, it was unbearable. I’m not a total spice wimp, either. Maybe I got one with extra jalapeno, but I couldn’t eat more than a few bites and my mouth was on fire (still is, actually!)



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