All of the thoughts and opinions involved in this review are entirely my own; please do not base your purchases solely on this review!
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Head-Fi is a great community. Why is it a great community? Because it's members take part in the contribution of various reviews and articles relating to sources, amps, and obviously, headphones. This review, however, decides to break away from the usual.
Now, you may ask, "Why did you choose to review food!? Pizza Pops!? Pizza Pockets!? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND!! YOU'RE NOT FUNNY!!"
Well, occasionally when I'm out shopping at the grocery store, I'm torn as to what delectable tasty snack I should pick up. I like both Pizza Pops and Pockets, but today I will try to answer the question that has been plaguing food critics (and frat boys!) for eternity; "Which tastes better? Pizza Pops or Pizza Pockets?"
This review will compare both, and then you, the buyer, can actually decide for yourself.
Pillsbury Pizza Pops (per 100g serving -- one snack)
- 246 calories
- 10g of protein
- 10g of fat
- 29g of carbohydrates
McCain Pizza Pockets (per 100g serving -- one snack)
- 251 calories
- 10g of protein
- 11g of fat
- 28g of carbohydrates
As you can see, they both have similar specs. The taste is obviously the most important, however.
Pizza Pops are in the shape of a half moon. They have little ridges running down the edges. Overall, they are somewhat aesthetically pleasing, at least imho more so than Pizza Pockets.
Pizza Pockets are simply just round pockets. ...nothing much else to say.
Cooking time for Pizza Pops is approx. 1 min. on one side, then another 15-30 seconds. on the other side.
Pizza Pockets, on the other hand, can be cooked for approx. 1 1/2 mins. without changing sides. This means that the Pockets cook faster, enabling the buyer to eat in a shorter amount of time.
Ah! Finally...taste! This is the most important aspect of the review.
Upon first bite, the Pizza Pops are quite gooey. They really are loaded with lots of stuff! The cheese gives a nice little tangy taste, but without being too sharp. The pepperoni is a little bit soft, but still tastes quite good. There is a good amount of sauce as well. Yummy!
The moment I bit into a Pizza Pocket I knew something was off. There just didn't seem to be the nice tanginess that the Pops had to offer. The Pocket just tasted somewhat bland. The meat, however, was a bit spicy, which I liked. Overall, the Pocket wasn't too bad, but its slight bland flavour is something to watch out for.
In conclusion, I prefer the Pillsbury Pizza Pops over the McCain Pizza Pockets. The Pops just had that gooey-ness and tangy flavour, which I really enjoyed.
If the Pizza Pops were headphones, they would be A900s. Their tanginess was great, and never gets too tangy.
If the Pizza Pockets were headphones, they would be MS-2s. They are a bit bland, but they give a pretty good spicy taste (impact) that the Pizza Pops just don't have.
EDIT: Upon continous taste-testing over a long period of time, I have come to like the Pizza Pockets much more, but still prefer the Pops for their gooey-ness.