Hot Pockets Sideshots 4 Mini Cheeseburgers: A Review

Side Shot Box

The box said “NEW” and I said “Yes”. I love going down the freezer aisle and looking for new items to microwave and heat in the oven. Most of these have one thing in common, they’re just average tasting. I have yet to find a Burger that tastes good microwaved and don’t you dare claim those frozen White Castle slyders are good. The box of Hot Pocket Sideshots contains 2 packages of conjoined mini Cheeseburger sideshots.

Side Shots Halved

It reminds me of those Burger King Burger Shots which also had to be split apart. Taste wise, they’re reminiscent of the microwaveable White Castle burgers. I also taste a little Pickle flavor. Upon further inspection I notice on the box it says “Hamburger And Cheese With Sauce In A Bun” . Sauce in a bun? What the hell does that mean? Would I eat it again? Probably not.

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  • Anonymous

    These aren't as good as the cheeseburger hot pockets, but I like their squishiness

  • Anonymous

    I wanted a fast hearty snack and Hot Pocket brand was on sale at the store I was at. Not a fan of the Cheeseburger Hot Pocket, the soft baked bun made me interested in this newer version. At 9oz. they where the same weight as the other Hot Pocket options. They even looked bigger once seen then pictured on the box. Cooking time was fast and the new bun made it seem as if it were a fresh baked pastry. It's taste was really good for a Hot Pocket. It is nothing special but in my opinion the most "gourmet" Hot Pocket on the market.

  • girlnblack77

    The spicy chicken ones are pretty good… and very spicy. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    If you want a really good frozen burger I highly recommend Pierre Angus cheeseburgers.


  • Viral Links

    I wasn't happy with mine. I don't like the texture. Mine were a bit soggy and I don't like that. I love hot pockets and will stick to those when I want a holdover. I feel like i got ripped off because mine sure had a lot of bread and hardly any filling.

    Also, i really, really don't like the idea of cheap ground meat. I know the other meats in frozen snacks like this are probably heavily processed and low quality too but cheapie ground meat grosses me out the most.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely the most disgusting, tasteless, soggy burger garbage I've ever had the displeasure of attempting to force feed myself. These things are just plain "nasty," and taste like a McDonalds cheeseburger all squished up and thrown in a steamer until it becomes soggy. I'm telling you, these are the WORST things I've had yet. Listen, stick with those little mini burgers (forget the brandnames) … at least they are not soggy and don't take like the McDonalds plastic cheese substitute. Not even worth of being drunken fool food!

  • brian

    I thought they were pretty good. The little dish liked them as well: Side Shots review at