1 am pick-me-up skin pampering.
A. @rodialskincare Glamoxy Snake Mask goes on black and peels off to brighten and firm.
B. @tonymolyus Hyaluronic Acid Korean Sheet Mask deeply hydrates.
C.@clarinscanada Mission Perfection serum evens skin tone and fades spots from acne and sunlight.
D. Trying a sample of Rodial's Bee Venom Overnight Hydrating Gel (with REAL bee venom and Retinol) for a little age prevention, and a smooth uniform skintone.
My honest review of the Gardein pizza pockets: 1/5.
I was super excited when I found these at Pusateri's, as I couldn't find them at my local Whole Foods.
They retail for less than 3 bucks a box for 4, which is great considering their bbq "pulled pork" buns are normally around $5-6 per box of 4.
I discarded the box so I didn't have instructions on how to heat them, but I decided to microwave for 2 and a half minutes (until I could feel the buns properly heated through). The first thing I noticed was the water leaking out of the pocket, soaking parts of the bun which made it less appetizing. (See the orange liquid in the bottom right of the photo)
I felt like the taste was sort of similar to the vegan pizza I've ordered from Panago, though I found both lacking in the qualities of a pizza I look for. The vegan pepperoni inside were chewy, like most vegan sausages. The sauce has a little zing to it, but because of the liquid oozing, I found the bun to seem kind of soggy.
There was also a huge chunk of gooey dough in the first one I ate, which I thought was vegan mozzarella at first.
A little disappointing to be honest. That being said, this is the first gardein product I haven't liked, and I'm glad it is the least expensive. In the future, I will try baking the last 2 to see if there is a difference in texture/sogginess.
If you're looking for something to replace Pillsbury pizza pockets, this one is a miss. Try the bbq pulled pork buns instead as they don't get soggy and offer more flavour when cooled slightly.