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America is eating better whenever and wherever with HOT POCKETS® brand.
Since our yummily-stuffed hand-held sandwiches first appeared on supermarket shelves in the early 1980s, America has been, well - eating them. We created convenient, delicious and affordable HOT POCKETS® sandwiches so our customers could take a portion of their breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to go. And, 25 years later, it seems they really went with it.
The Early Years
Now everyone knows the great-tasting sandwich with a tasty crust. The HOT POCKETS® sandwich. And while now they're ready in a matter of minutes, their rise to fame took only slightly longer. Thanks to Chef America Inc.'s specially formulated, patented dough, classic filling combos and microwave-crisping sleeves, the ‘80s brought us a packaged food icon. Building on the convenience and quality consumers wanted, in 1987, we introduced LEAN POCKETS® brand to meet the needs of health-conscious consumers.
There are many good contributions in sandwich history. Over the past decade, in the frozen hand-held food and snacks category, we're proud to have contributed quite a few of them ourselves. Here are a few of our faves:
HOT POCKETS® wake up the world with sandwiches for Breakfast. We're talking delicious scrambled eggs and cheese with either bacon, ham or sausage. Nice.
HOT POCKETS® tip our sombreros to Mexican-style varieties. Here we introduce Mexican flavors wrapped in a corn tortilla flavored crust.
HOT POCKETS® brand SUBS. Oh happy day. Now we're making premium sub sandwiches featuring soft baked bread and your favorite sub shop flavors
Cheese please. HOT POCKETS® brand varieties become even better-tasting with "crispier, cheesier crust". Craziness.
Take a number people. HOT POCKETS® brand varieties now feature delicious deli-style thin sliced meats.
HOT POCKETS® brand CALZONE varieties - generous amounts of meats, cheeses and signature sauces stuffed in an Italian-style herbed cheese crust.
One Brand Happy Family.
In 2002, Nestlé acquired Chef America, Inc., which pioneered the frozen sandwich category and has led it ever since. The business, known as Nestlé Prepared Foods Company - Denver, is part of the Nestlé Prepared Foods Company headquartered in Solon, Ohio. Nestlé Prepared Foods Company also includes the STOUFFER'S® and LEAN CUISINE® frozen food brands— the nation's leading brands in frozen meals— as well as BUITONI® refrigerated pastas, sauces and appetizers. Nestlé USA, is part of Switzerland-based Nestlé S.A.— the world's largest food company. For product news and information, please visit
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