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Question #2812 posted on 02/04/2004 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Hot Pockets now come with a cardboard envelope (I'm not sure what else to call it) that's supposedly keeps the crust crispy. What's the theory behind this? How does cooking a hot pocket inside cardboard keep it crispier?

- Runner

A: Dear Runner,

If I remember correctly, the envelopes have some kind of "metal" (it's not really metal because, well, we all know what happens when we put metal in the microwave, don't we?) on the inside.   This conducts heat more effectively than the air in the microwave, thus (supposedly), making your hot pocket crisper.

- Mighty Quinn