We Tried It: Kashi Pocket Breads

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
10/18/2008 12:25 PM   :  104 comments

In college, my roommate and I kept pocket sandwiches in our dorm room freezer for late-night snacking. Though the serving size was one, there were two in a box, so we'd inevitably end up eating more than we should. (We never did think to share a box!) Unfortunately, even the lighter versions weren't all that great for us (not that we cared about what we ate at that point in our lives). I recently found a healthier version of our sophomore-year snacks--about eight years too late!

Kashi has a new line of frozen Pocket Breads that hit the spot when you're looking for a quick, filling savory snack.


What Kashi says:
"Made with Kashi’s unique blend of Seven Whole Grains & Sesame plus flax seeds, each sandwich contains no trans fats or preservatives, and provides 21 grams of whole grains, four grams of fiber, between 10 and 15 grams of protein and 400 mgs of ALA Omega-3 fatty-acids in three delectable varieties:

Turkey Fiesta captures the Southwestern palate with turkey, roasted corn, red pepper strips, and red onion strips. The addition of black beans and a southwest sauce with a hint of jalapeno is perfect for those who love a meal with a kick.

Veggie Medley is an enticing vegetarian option filled with a colorful combination of roasted red bell peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, yellow carrots, broccoli florets and sun-dried tomato. The vegetables are complemented by the addition of white beans and a balsamic vinegar and basil sauce.

Chicken Rustico is full of flavor in every bite, combining marinated garlic chicken, spinach, fire roasted red peppers, crimini mushrooms with parmesan cheese and a roasted garlic, white wine tomato sauce."

What we say:
Turkey Fiesta
"This pocket was very tasty and filling. The pocket browned while in the microwave, and had the texture and heartiness of whole grain. The southwest-style filling of turkey, black beans, corn, onions and peppers was true to the great-looking photo on the package. I was able to taste the tomatoes and cumin in the sauce without it overwhelming my enjoyment of the turkey and vegetables. I give this pocket two thumbs-up!"

Veggie Medley (see photo above)
"This was great! I was worried it would be very dry, but it was not dry at all. You could see all the veggies in the filling: peppers, mushrooms, carrots and broccoli. It reminded me of a savory, flavorful vegetable stew inside a pocket. The pocket was soft and chewy, not hard like it can sometimes be when you microwave meals like this. It's really small--I wish it was bigger for the price and calories. It could make a good snack, but definitely not filling enough on its own to be a meal in itself."

Chicken Rustico
"This pocket made a great after-workout snack. It had a hearty, chewy crust that was crispy but not dry. The chicken was flavorful, and there was plenty of spinach and mushrooms. The sauce kept everything moist but didn't drip everywhere. I liked this snack, and I'd eat it again. I didn't like that there is only one per box. I'd buy a larger box of these--or a variety pack. "

The pockets sell for $3.49 each.

Have you tried the Kashi Pocket Breads? What did you think?


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Comments

  • CHILLROSE
    104
    I'D HAVE TO TAKE A WATER PILL IF I HAD THAT MUCH SODIUM, BUT THEY DO SOUND REALLY GOOD! - 8/31/2009   12:26:50 AM
  • 103
    They sound yummy,but the sodium is too high for me. - 7/30/2009   6:13:30 AM
  • 102
    I've tried both the Chicken Rustico and the Vegetable Medley. While I liked them both I really loved the chicken one...the sauce just made it for me. Of course, I'm more of a homemade person and rarely purchase convenience food, but it was on sale and I needed something for lunch at work so it worked. I have to agree with many others that the sodium is high, like most convenience foods, which really counter balances the healthy aspects. - 7/29/2009   10:25:55 PM
  • MARIABEE
    101
    I tried the Chicken Rustico, but it left a strange taste in my mouth. I have one more in the freezer, but I'm not sure if I would buy them again. - 7/13/2009   3:31:27 PM
  • HDGIRLIEGIRL
    100
    I like the vegetable medley. I think kashi makes a good product and have like everything I have tried from kahsi. - 4/30/2009   11:44:24 AM
  • 99
    Thanks Stepfanie, for another informative review! I'll pick up a couple of boxex when next I go grocery shopping. Something tells me our Hot-Pocket-Lovin' teenager will gobble 'em up. The fact that this is Kashi we're talking about, makes me feel real good about feeding it to my family. I'm a big Kashi fan! - 4/20/2009   8:03:17 PM
  • 98
    I've tried all three and absolutely love them. They provide a good amount of protein and taste great. - 4/9/2009   9:33:37 PM
  • 97
    Thanks for sharing! It's hard to find anything frozen that is really healthy for you. I'm going to try these even though the sodium is a little high I will just make sure I don't have so much the rest of the day (not to hard) because I don't have much sodium in my diet. Yes their expensive but if you go out for dinner, that's expensive and you don't know for sure what is in it! Sounds like a good healthy fast food ; ) - 4/1/2009   8:26:43 AM
  • 96
    I'm just glad that they have a vegetarian option. - 4/1/2009   7:42:23 AM
  • 95
    They are not here in Canada yet. - 3/31/2009   8:57:56 PM
  • 94
    I really like all three of these pocket breads. I highly recommend them also! - 3/20/2009   9:36:06 AM
  • 93
    I've tried the Chicken Rustico and I loved them. Of course, I have yet to find the Kashi product I didn't end up liking. - 3/13/2009   3:55:27 PM
  • TGOFFIGON
    92
    I haven't tried them, but having read this review, and high reccommendation, I definiyely will try soon. I love kashi products. These sound like nice start to a tasty lunch. - 3/13/2009   10:46:51 AM
  • 91
    I will have to try them out thanks - 3/12/2009   11:14:47 AM
  • TGASPAR
    90
    Kashi recently ran an ad for a buy one get one free coupon on their frozen entrees. I don't know if it is still there, but check the website. - 3/12/2009   9:45:04 AM
  • DLGILBERT
    89
    I have tried the turkey pocket and thought it was very good. I have actually had two of them. I would buy them again. Wish they were not so expensive. I use coupons and watch for sales on Kashi items. There items are very tasty for healthy food. - 3/11/2009   11:30:46 AM
  • 88
    My first thought was that they were really small and would not be filling for lunch. I don't think I would waste the calories for the day (too many for a snack).

    - 3/11/2009   10:45:28 AM
  • 87
    I saw an ad for them and was really interested. I really like some of the other Kashi products. I can't eat mushrooms so I'm disappointed that 2 of the 3 have mushrooms. - 3/9/2009   10:38:24 PM
  • DOTPANDA
    86
    I tried the Veggie Medley recently, and I actually did find it to be a bit dry. It could have been the microwave settings, though, and the flavor was really good so I'm going to try it again and see if I can get it to be less dry. :) - 3/9/2009   3:55:19 PM
  • 85
    I'm also a Kashi fan. Especially the Kashi hot cereal and the Rolls. They both give me the nutrients I'm looking for in foods. The sodium is a bit high, but something has to give somewhere in convenience foods in order to provide the shelf life and taste we demand. I've not tried these but will be hunting for them asap! Sound great. - 3/6/2009   8:35:15 AM
  • 84
    Since I'm definitely a big fan of the Kashi food line, I think I will check these out. I think that it would be great especially after you do a good work out. Sometimes I'm looking for something that will help me meet the calories and this seems a healthy alternative. - 3/5/2009   7:41:13 PM
  • 83
    Absolutely love the turkey and chicken, haven't been able to find the veggie one in my supermarket. Actually love ALL the Kashi items - especially their 7 grain pilaf - 2/24/2009   11:23:00 AM
  • 82
    Way too pricey for me right now (and no I don't spend $ eating out as someone below suggested everyone complaining about the prices does)
    I'm barely scrapping by.

    Too bad the veggie one sounds really good. Any company that makes vegan convenience food is on my good side. ;) (too bad I can't afford any of them haha) - 2/13/2009   11:22:16 PM
  • 81
    These are on sale this week at Stop and Shop 2 for $5. Looks like I'll get a chance to try them. I wish the chicken rustico didn't have mushroms, but I'll try it in the hopes that the mushroom flavor isn't too strong. - 11/13/2008   9:53:55 AM
  • 80
    Too pricy, but a good once in a while... I prefer to make my own wraps though!!! - 11/7/2008   2:24:38 PM
  • 79
    Chicken looks like the way to go w/18 grams of protein to fill me up. I do not think the sodium is bad for a pre-packaged food. It is right in line with Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice except it is made by Kashi so you have all those yummy whole grains! - 10/28/2008   7:20:40 PM
  • 78
    I've tried two of them. They're pretty good, but don't try to make a meal out of one! You definitely need some fruit or veggies or something to go with them. I can't remember which 2 I've tried, but I do remember that the one with chicken kept me more satisfied for longer than the strictly veggie one did. - 10/27/2008   1:38:22 PM
  • 77
    These sound wonderful - I can't wait to try them. I'm a huge fan of Kashi products. This will be a welcomed addition to my grocery list. - 10/26/2008   7:06:27 AM
  • 76
    These sound really good. I love anything Kashi. I'll be trying these for sure. - 10/23/2008   1:54:34 AM
  • 75
    I haven't tried them yet, but I love everything Kashi. Yes, there's a lot of sodium,
    but I rarely eat anything with sodium so I'll just make certain that if I eat one that day, it will be the only thing I eat with sodium, or almost the only thing. - 10/21/2008   4:51:52 PM
  • DRAGONWOLF
    74
    I am not sure where the people who think peppers and onions are cheap way of flavouring or adding veggies into something. Peppers of any colour are not cheap where I live. Onions are a staple flavouring in any dish, along with garlic. Just watch the food network or read some cookbooks. These are probley not available here yet, but will have a look out for them. Those that do not like or can't eat peppers or onion will have a hard time to find any kind of proccess (frozen) foods that they can eat. - 10/21/2008   2:01:59 PM
  • BALLANDCHAIN83
    73
    I tried the Chicken Rustico after reading the blog. The pocket was delicious. I loved the mix of chicken, mushroom, peppers, tomatoes, and spinach. Definitely worth the money. - 10/21/2008   12:53:05 PM
  • MANTEK728
    72
    Ugh, they'd be great if it weren't for the sodium! - 10/21/2008   11:51:34 AM
  • 71
    I have not yet tried the pocket sandwiches, but I have tried several other Kashi products and they are by far my favorite. Everything from the cookies, granola bar, cereal oatmeal and frozen entrees. I will definately give these a try. - 10/21/2008   8:24:55 AM
  • 70
    I had the Veggie one and it was very good (I wish Kashi and all the others would stop putting bell peppers red or green in everything!). However, these are just too pricey to keep a few in the freezer. If you are going to have it for lunch be sure you have a salad or soup on the side or you will be hungry again very soon. - 10/21/2008   6:53:28 AM
  • PSC21257
    69
    Sounds great. Will have to try them. Thanks for sharing - 10/21/2008   5:19:08 AM
  • CHERYL631
    68
    I have never heard of these either, but I will be looking for them the next time I shop. Thank you! - 10/20/2008   10:47:24 PM
  • 67
    These sound really good, and I like Kashi products a lot. I won't be able to eat these three as I am very allergic to Bell peppers and can't eat them. Maybe they will come out with some without the peppers? Would eat them if I could though. - 10/20/2008   9:20:32 PM
  • 66
    I don't really eat a lot of frozen foods, but this sounds pretty good. Will have to look for them at the store. Will use as a meal instead of a snack. - 10/20/2008   4:26:00 PM
  • 65
    I've never seen these! I'll have to check next time I'm at the store. Sounds like they could be a good change of pace from my typical microwave lunch. - 10/20/2008   3:46:23 PM
  • 64
    Haven't even HEARD of these. I shall have to look for them. They seem to be full of all good stuff. But I am a label reader, and they have to have alot of fiber, and be LOW in sodium to be worth it... - 10/20/2008   2:56:02 PM
  • 63
    okay so i read this over the weekend, thought what a great idea to compliment my side salad that i make every day for lunch. So i bought the veggie medley one...yes agreed that one sandwich is expensive - $3.89 , but i think what was more surprising to me was the amount of carbs in one sandwhich - this one was 40 something grams. OMG - that is just not right. good thing i only bought one to try instead of stocking up for the week. i think i am going to try to come up with a way to make my own. it was very tasty, but unless i am missing something in regards to the carbs...i think i will pass on these.

    i am going to be on a carb high...i have eaten enough today for the next three days!!! - 10/20/2008   2:15:15 PM
  • BJABER
    62
    I'll have to try them. We eat their cereal all the time, and it's really good. I've noticed they have frozen pizza too, which is on my list of things to try. - 10/20/2008   1:25:56 PM
  • 61
    They sound good. I agree they do have a bit too much sodium for my taste though. Also since at least 2 of the 3 contain onions, I cannot eat them. Just like someone who said they hate that everything contains peppers, I hate that onions seem to be a staple in all "healthy" "processed" foods. IMO, it's the lazy abd cheap man's way of making something have flavor. - 10/20/2008   1:12:53 PM
  • SKYNDI
    60
    Man, you just can't go wrong with Kashi! I will be hunting these down the next time I'm grocery shopping! - 10/20/2008   1:00:02 PM
  • 59
    Everything sounded great until you got to the part about the peppers. Why does every frozen food/meal manufacturer have to put red and yellow peppers in everything? Is it just a cheap vegetable to throw in? Blech... - 10/20/2008   10:26:03 AM
  • FITKELLY2
    58
    I'm vegan, so the veggie one is perfect for me. It's delicious. They are expensive, but every time I buy them at Giant Eagle I get another coupon for them, so it helps. - 10/20/2008   7:40:48 AM
  • 57
    Thanks for the tip. I haven't looked at the frozen foods in a long time. - 10/20/2008   2:15:53 AM
  • 56
    Wow sound so good I am going to try them - 10/19/2008   11:53:50 PM
  • 55
    They sound very tasty, but that is way too much sodium for me!! - 10/19/2008   11:51:45 PM

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