Hot Pockets have never exactly been haute cuisine, but the product's reputation has been especially troubled these past few years. Take a moment to listen through comedian Jim Gaffigan now-famous routine, which hilariously rips them. But Nestle, which makes Hot Pockets, has just given the frozen snack a makeover -- will it be enough to change the public's perception that Hot Pockets are made with subpar ingredients and leave a person, ahem, perched atop a porcelain throne?

Nestle says the revamped Hot Pockets are stuffed with more upscale ingredients, like Angus beef, hickory ham, pepperoni, white meat chicken, and in the words of a press release, "real cheese." (We're afraid to ask what kind of cheese was in Hot Pockets before.) There are two crust options: a buttery garlic version or a crispier, croissant-like version.

"Our fans, namely millennial consumers, have high food IQs and high expectations, and because they expect more, we gave it to them," said Hot Pockets' brand director Daniel Jhung in the release. “In blind taste tests, three out of five consumers significantly preferred the new and improved Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza sandwiches over our prior recipes."

According to the Los Angeles Times, sales of Hot Pockets have declined over the past few years, as has revenue across the frozen sandwich category. In 2012, Nestle fired more than 100 workers at its Chatsworth, Calif. factory, where many Hot Pockets are made.

"People think frozen food is bland," Jhung told the publication. "We'd like to break that perception, to reintroduce it like something you'd make at home, just on a bigger scale."

Nestle has enlisted Food Network chef Jeff Mauro to shill for the new product, who probably won't release a Hot Pockets-themed music video like one the artist currently known as Snoop Lion did last year. It's too bad, we were entertained -- even if Snoop's lyrics don't jive with the more upscale image Hot Pockets is now going for. Here's a refresher:

Pepperoni pizza, much better than some fish eggs
The interior too hot let it cool off for a few secs
I'm running for the taste, that can be my phys ed
Chompin Hot Pockets, that's how you get ahizzead

Poetry, just poetry. Take a look at some of the revamped Hot Pockets products below.

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  • #1: GlutenFreeda's Vegetarian Bean & Cheese

    <strong>210 calories, 7g fat per serving</strong> <strong>Comments:</strong> "The tortilla is flaky, but the filling is amazing!" "Almost better than most restaurants." "Good noticeable cheese flavor. Tastes fresh." <strong>Ingredients:</strong> Gluten-free flour tortilla (white corn masa flour and a trace of lime, water, pregelatinized rice flour, potato flour, high oleic safflower oil, corn starch, xanthan gum and cultured dextrose), refried beans (beans, water, canola oil, salt), rice, cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto color), salsa (tomatoes, tomato juice, (water, tomato concentrate, salt, vitamin C), onions, bell peppers, peppers, parsley, garlic, cilantro, apple cider vinegar, spices, sea salt, herbs), GMO free corn, sour cream (grade A cultured cream (milk), enzyme), garlic salt (garlic, salt, garlic oil). Contains dairy (milk).

  • #2: Amy's Southwestern

    <strong>290 calories, 10g fat per serving</strong> <strong>Comments:</strong> "Burst of flavor. Good burrito!" "Can't tell it was ever frozen." "Good flavor!" "I like that the tortilla tastes like corn." <strong>Ingredients:</strong> Organic pinto beans, filtered water, organic wheat and whole wheat flour, Monterey Jack cheese (pasteurized milk, culture, salt, enzymes [without animal enzymes or rennet]), organic onions, organic tomatoes, olives, organic tomato puree, organic corn masa (organic stone ground corn flour, trace of lime), expeller pressed safflower and/or sunflower oil, sea salt, organic fire roasted poblano peppers, spices, jalapeño peppers, organic wheat gluten, organic garlic, balsamic vinegar.

  • #3: Cedarlane Vegetable & Cheese

    <strong>330 calories, 8g fat per serving</strong> <strong>Comments:</strong> "Chewy, but nice pepper flavor." "A little too tomatoey." "Curry flavored and mild with a nice tortilla texture." <strong>Ingredients:</strong> Burrito filling (rennetless cheddar cheese, organic basmati rice, organic black beans, organic potato, oragnic zucchini, yellow squash, organic red bell pepper, organic green bell pepper, onion, organic tomatoes, organic tomato puree, filtered water, green chilis, cilantro, herbs and spices, tamari, organic safflower or canola oil, sea salt, corn starch), organic unbleached flour tortilla.

  • #4: Amy's Cheddar Cheese

    <strong>310 calories, 9g fat per serving</strong> <strong>Comments:</strong> "Great spices and the tortilla holds up." "Great refried bean taste." "The flavor of the sauce was nice and the beans were great." <strong>Ingredients: </strong>Organic pinto beans, organic whole wheat & wheat flour, filtered water, organic brown rice, organic tomato puree, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic onions, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses (pasteurized milk, culture, salt, annatto [color], enzymes [without animal enzymes or animal rennet]), organic bell peppers, organic sweet rice flour, sea salt, spices, organic wheat gluten, organic garlic.

  • #5: Evol's Bean, Rice & Cheese

    <strong>460 calories, 8g fat per serving</strong> <strong>Comments:</strong> "Nice mild spices and good tortilla "but kind of bland." "Tortilla is way too thick." <strong>Ingredients:</strong> Filling: Pinto beans, rice, tomato salsa (tomatoes in juice, onions, corn starch, garlic, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, spices), cheddar cheese (rBST-free pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes), spices. Tortilla: flour tortilla (enriched wheat Flour [niacin, iron, absorbic acid, vitamin C, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes], water, palm oil, baking powder, salt, guar gum).

  • #6: Amy's Especial

    <strong>300 calories, 7g fat per serving</strong> <strong>Comments:</strong> "The spices are a little off-putting." "A little too soggy and salty." "Too much pepper -- gross!" "Dry tortilla and the filling tastes like soap." <strong>Ingredients:</strong> Organic black beans, organic wheat flour, filtered water, organic onions, organic rice, organic tomato puree, organic bell peppers, expellar pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses (pasteurized milk, culture, salt, annatto [color], enzymes [without animal enzymes or animal rennet]), sea salt, olives, organic green chiles, cilantro, organic garlic, spices, organic sweet rice flour.

  • #7: Amy's Non-Dairy

    <strong>300 calories, 8g of fat per serving</strong> <strong>Comments:</strong> "It tastes like a frozen burrito." "Just okay." "The beans are pretty dry." "Kind of bland." "Bean flavor is a little heavy, but it doesn't taste processed." <strong>Ingredients:</strong> Organic wheat & whole wheat flour, filtered water, organic black and kidney beans, organic onions, organic potatoes, organic broccoli, organic corn, organic bell peppers, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/sunflower oil, organic tomato puree, organic sweet rice flour, spices, sea salt, organic garlic, cilantro, organic tapioca starch, organic green chiles, organic jalapeño peppers.

  • #8: Evol's Veggie Fajita

    <strong>290 calories, 3.5g fat per serving</strong> <strong>Comments:</strong> "The dry tortilla overtakes the flavors of the filling." "Filling tastes like mush with no noticeable ingredients." "Hard and crunchy tortilla." <strong>Ingredients:</strong> Filling: Red and green pepers, organic brown rice, organic black beans, corn, tomato salsa (orangic tomatoes in juice, onions, corn starch, garlic, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, spices). Tortilla: Oragnic whole wheat tortilla (organic whole wheat flour, water, organic palm oil, baking powder, salt).