Monday, April 16, 2007
Frozen pizza bake-off: Day 7
Yes, ladies and germs, I've re-stocked on frozen pizzas and am back in the saddle again!
Today's pizza is the Freschetta Brick Oven Fire Baked Crust Italian Style Pepperoni. This is thus far the best balanced of all the pizzas. The crust and cheese are especially good, the sauce is not quite as good but is plentiful, and the pepperoni is abundant without being overwhelming. While I still personally prefer the Red Baron Thin Crust Ultimate Pepperoni because I love the kick of all that pepperoni, I must admit that the Ultimate Pepperoni kinds overdoes it with the pepperoni -- the taste of the pepperoni overwhelms everything else. Not so with this pizza. There is plenty of pepperoni, but not too much. Unlike the DiGiorno Rising Crust Pizza, which has a great crust, but not enough pepperoni to balance it out.
One hint though -- cook it on the rack, and if the back says "baking time 12-16 minutes", cook it for the 16 minutes. Getting the crust nice and toasty is the secret to this pizza. Yes, the cheese on the edges will start looking a bit overdone. But that's okay. It's all good. You have to get the crust well toasted in order for it to balance out the flavors of the rest of the pizza, and a slightly toasty taste to the cheese on the edges doesn't hurt the taste of the pizza at all.
-- Badtux the Pizza Penguin
Want your favorite frozen pizza reviewed? Here's the ground rules: 1. It has to be a PEPPERONI pizza. Not one of them fancy multi-meat kinda pizzas. 2. It has to be available from a regular grocery store in Santa Clara CA. And 3. It cannot be a Totino's pizza! ICK! Anyhow, leave a comment if you see your favorite frozen pizza missing!
Labels: bachelor's cookbook, food, pizza
Posted by: BadTux / 4/16/2007 10:29:00 PM
Hello, Mr Penguin.
Recently, my local grocer had the "John's" brand pizzas on sale at 5/$5. I had never heard of this brand before, but I thought that at the price, it was worth a try. So I tried the pepperoni.
My next trip to said local grocer, the John's frozen pizzas had went up to $3.49, and I'm wondering if it's still worth it at that price.
If you would, Mr Penguin, please review the John's pepperoni, if it qualifies as per your specifications. Not a bad pizza for a buck.
# posted by Progressive Traditionalist : 18/4/07 6:02 AM
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