Totino’s Pepperoni Pizza Stuffers Review

Totino's Pepperoni Pizza Stuffers

For many, Totino’s is known for their ever-popular pizza rolls. For others, the brand is known for its budget-priced frozen pizza. And for a few people, they might even be known for their Nintendo Switch giveaway. But we wonder how many people are aware that the Totino’s line can actually get really, really weird. Don’t believe us? We recently tried a mashup that combined Totino’s pizza rolls with Takis Fuego chips.

The Totino’s Pepperoni Pizza Stuffers aren’t anywhere near as weird as the Takis Fuego concoction, but we were still surprised to find them in the freezer aisle at our local Target. This is Totino’s throwing their hat into the pizza pockets ring, and who better to tackle the pizza pockets phenomenon than Totino’s?

Cooking these is a breeze. Unwrap a Pizza Stuffer, pop it into the microwave for a minute, flip it over, then pop it back in for 30 to 60 more seconds. We should point out here that these aren’t individually wrapped — there are two pizza pockets per wrapper. You can cook two at a time, though you’ll have to up the cook time a little bit. You can also cook these in the oven if you really, really want to, but that’s going to up your cook time substantially. (You can read the full cooking instructions right off the back of the box by scrolling down to the bottom of this review.)

Totino's Pepperoni Pizza Stuffers

We were expecting these to be just a little bit crispy, like pizza rolls, but the shells are actually really soft. They feel more like an enchilada shell than a proper pizza pocket shell, though they’re a little bit rubbery too. We microwaved our pizza pocket, because that’s how we think most people will heat these, but we’re tempted to think these might come out differently if cooked in the oven. The flavor of the shell isn’t anything special, though it doesn’t really get in the way either.

Of course, the filling is the reason why we’re all here, right? These contain a mix of tomato puree, chunks of mozzarella cheese, and cubes of pepperoni. The sauce is classic Totino’s, with that slightly acidic flavor. The mozzarella cheese never really melts to the point of being stretchy; it just kind of clumps up. The pepperoni is actually spicier than we were expecting, and it’s the real flavor-driver here.

The box contains four pizza pockets, and one contains 290 calories and 630 mg of sodium. Those numbers wouldn’t be so bad if these were bigger, but as is, one of these is hardly even a snack. If you eat the whole box in a sitting (which we do believe is possible), you’re really going to see those numbers skyrocket. Then again, Totino’s isn’t in the business of making diet food.

As a budget-friendly pizza snack, the Totino’s Pepperoni Pizza Stuffers would have satisfied. However, these are currently priced at $3.99 at Target, making them about three times the price of a Totino’s pizza. Either way, these are a pretty decent-tasting way to get some more pizza in your life. We think we prefer the Bremer (Aldi) pizza sandwiches to the Totino’s version, but we know some folks would vehemently disagree. These aren’t bad, but they’re not great either, and they’re a bit overpriced.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Totino’s pizza pockets, check out our package scans below.

Totino's Pepperoni Pizza Stuffers
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