Komodo’s “Hot” New Co-Creation with Nestle!
We here at Komodo are excited to announce our new co-creations with Nestle’s Hot Pockets: Spicy Asian-Style Beef Roller Bites and Sandwiches!
This culinary tag team has been a year in the making, with Hot Pockets first reaching out to us and eleven other rising food trucks around the nation wanting to do something unique and fresh to celebrate its 30th anniversary. As fast-gourmet food trucks have become a popular source of original and exciting food concepts, it was no surprise that Hot Pockets looked to them for an opportunity to shake things up.
Knowing that only four trucks’ flavors would make it to the final product launch, Chef Erwin and his team developed two delicious and original flavor options for the Hot Pockets team to taste: Chicken Tinga with Sriracha Aioli and Hoisin Beef.
The Komodo team flew to the Hot Pockets’ headquarters where Chef Erwin spent the day in Nestle’s state-of-the-art test kitchen.
The time in the kitchen felt like a cross between an episode of Shark Tank and Chopped, with Chef Erwin busily preparing the food.
Using only all natural ingredients, Chef Erwin ensured that these bite-sized rollers were packed with Komodo’s signature Asian-fusion flavor.
The Hot Pockets team, comprised of executives, food scientists, food marketers, and product managers, were impressed with what we had brought to the table. Months later, we were excited to find out that after months of planning and testing, our dish made the cut!
Our Spicy Asian-Style Beef Rollers and Sandwiches can now be found in retailers such as Ralphs, Target, and Walmart. Click here to find a store near you!
Check out our video (featuring the one and only Chef Erwin!), now playing on digital channels: