Friday, April 17, 2015

Kids Insist On Trying Hot Pockets: The Arc Of History Bends Towards Good Taste

All looks innocent enough from the outside. The filling, however, can be best described as "gray matter."
After watching countless YouTube videos where teenagers both mocked and venerated Hot Pockets --microwaveable turnovers generally containing one or more types of cheese, meat, or vegetables -- the kids insisted they needed to try one.

The kids selected an egg, bacon, cheese pocket and I blasted the things in the microwave for 3 minute, 30 seconds on the highest setting. The amount of energy needed to bring the lump to the table, in my mind, underscored that it was highly processed and probably not so healthy.

I was prepared to accept that here was a new favorite food that we could get occasionally.

But the arc of history bends towards things that actually taste good, and Hot Pockets don't qualify, according to the kids (I didn't try one).

This is one of those moments when I feel we as parents are doing something right!

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