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Entry from October 23, 2020
“Hot Pockets are just mini strombolis”

Stromboli (an Italian-American turnover of cheeses and cold cuts) has been compared to Hot Pockets (an American brand of microwaveable turnovers). “Stromboli. It’s like a freshly prepared ‘Hot Pocket’.  not that I have anything against Hot Pockets” was posted on Twitter by P Ez on July 14, 2008.

“@lashay_29: Hot pockets are mini Stromboli’s” was posted on Twitter by Bruce Wayne on July 19, 2013. “Hot pockets are just mini stromboli’s” was posted on Twitter by Alexandra Versace on November 11, 2018. “@hotpockets are just mini frozen stromboli” was posted on Twitter by neezy szn on January 24, 2019. “Hot pockets are just mini stromboli, change my mind” was posted on Twitter by Garlic Gorl on January 30, 2020.

“#learnsomethingeveryday stromboli = fancier version of hot pockets” was posted on Twitter by Trashcan Craig on August 3, 2011. “Stromboli is just fancy hot pockets” was posted on Twitter by boyfran material on May 12, 2016. “Stromboli is just fancy Italian hot pockets” was posted on Twitter by Jourie on March 11, 2018. “stromboli’s are just fancy hot pockets” was posted on Twitter by “The dog from the goosebumps opening” on January 15, 2020.

“Hot pockets are a poor mans stromboli” was posted on Twitter by Cilbup Moortser on January 31, 2017. “Hot pockets are a poor man’s stromboli” was posted on Twitter by Creepy Suzie (hiatus) on May 18, 2017. “Hot pockets is just poor mans stromboli” was posted on Twitter by Miguel lastname on February 17, 2019.

“Stromboli is just a sophisticated hot pocket” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on August 25, 2017.

“Hot Pockets are the poor man’s calzone” is another saying about Hot Pockets.


Wikipedia: Stromboli (food)
Stromboli is a type of turnover filled with various Italian cheeses (typically mozzarella) and usually Italian cold cuts (typically Italian meats such as salami, capocollo and bresaola) or vegetables. The dough used is either Italian bread dough or pizza dough. Stromboli was invented by Italian-Americans in the United States in Philadelphia.

Wikipedia: Hot Pockets
Hot Pockets is an American brand of microwaveable turnovers generally containing one or more types of cheese, meat, or vegetables. Hot Pockets was founded by the Chef America Inc. company. Since April 20, 2002, they have been produced by Nestlé.

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P Ez
@Perryesp
Stromboli. It’s like a freshly prepared “Hot Pocket”.  not that I have anything against Hot Pockets.
12:11 PM · Jul 14, 2008·Twitter Web Client

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Ryan Junko
@RyanDanger224
Stouffers stromboli: dont be fooled, theyre just hot pockets wearing a fancy suit
4:16 PM · Mar 24, 2009·Twitter SMS

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hookbill
@hookbill
@josianna I just had a stromboli for lunch.  Got those in Britain?  It’s like an Italian hot pocket.  Or do you not have hot pockets?
12:42 PM · Aug 20, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Trashcan Craig
@snakesonacraig
#learnsomethingeveryday stromboli = fancier version of hot pockets
10:12 AM · Aug 3, 2011· HTC Peep

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⚔NintendoPowerPenguin🛡
@indie_grunge
Stromboli is the hot pockets of the gods.
5:12 PM · May 15, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Bruce Wayne
@user_picks_only
“@lashay_29: Hot pockets are mini Stromboli’s” I love hot pockets!!!!!!
11:28 AM · Jul 19, 2013·Twitter for Android

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samantha
@samlalapare
Stromboli is just hot pockets
3:20 PM · Nov 23, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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I.XXXI.XIV.
@karizma122_
Admit it...stromboli’s are just big ass hot pockets
1:32 PM · Mar 13, 2014·Twitter for Android

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Molly Ensero
@Mollydollyyyx
I think Stromboli bread is basically just Hot Pockets for classy people.
2:37 PM · Nov 30, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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boyfran material
@CatholicGuilt69
Stromboli is just fancy hot pockets.
4:10 PM · May 12, 2016·Twitter for Android

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Cilbup Moortser
@Dirtsquad
Hot pockets are a poor mans stromboli
10:01 AM · Jan 31, 2017·Twitter for Android

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Creepy Suzie (hiatus)
@Scattersilk
hot pockets are a poor man’s stromboli
8:16 PM · May 18, 2017·TweetDeck

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Luis Batista
@Luis_A_Batista
Upon further review, Stromboli’s might just be gourmet hot pockets
11:20 AM · Jun 29, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—SHowerthoughts
Posted by u/UnclesOatmeal August 25, 2017
Stromboli is just a sophisticated hot pocket.

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Shower Thoughts Bot
@thoughtsbybot
Stromboli is just a sophisticated hot pocket.  #showerthoughts
5:16 PM · Aug 25, 2017·mybotthang

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Engelbert Humperdinck
@InternetSinner
“Stromboli really just is big ass hot pockets” -
@Br0keprah
6:29 PM · Jan 3, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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TUKR
@TUKRmusic
I just realized that @hotpockets are basically Stromboli’s… and pizza rolls are mini stromboli’s.....
6:12 PM · Feb 17, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Jourie
@joegetskickdout
Stromboli is just fancy Italian hot pockets.
3:02 PM · Mar 11, 2018·Twitter for Android

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Sarah McDavitt
@semcdavitt
Replying to @SchurrWhyNot
Stromboli is basically a pizza loaf. Calzone is a pizza sock— a pizza empanada. Hot pockets are their weird second cousin
1:28 PM · May 5, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Plant Ambassador
@Durmon_Jones
Off Topic: Hot Pockets are just tiny Stromboli’s.
11:55 PM · Sep 30, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Alexandra Versace
@a_versace11
hot pockets are just mini stromboli’s
12:11 PM · Nov 11, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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neezy szn
@GetOnYourNEALs
@hotpockets are just mini frozen stromboli
11:16 AM · Jan 24, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Miguel lastname
@Koolas68Degrees
Hot pockets is just poor mans stromboli
1:08 PM · Feb 17, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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alexander
@moistkombucha
stromboli’s are just fancy hot pockets
10:17 PM · Feb 27, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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gkk!Butterfly
@thegraceknight
Stromboli’s are glorified hot pockets
11:42 PM · Mar 19, 2019 from Erie, PA·Twitter for iPhone

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The dog from the goosebumps opening
@AFluffyDog
stromboli’s are just fancy hot pockets
12:37 PM · Jan 15, 2020·TweetDeck

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Garlic Gorl
@AllisonHebert94
Hot pockets are just mini stromboli, change my mind.
7:12 AM · Jan 30, 2020·Twitter for Android

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Purple Crewmate
@Funni_And_Kak
Replying to @KUSUO_SAlKl and @KuJoJoStardust
hot pockets are mini stromboli
8:25 AM · Sep 14, 2020·Twitter Web App

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