Fin lives in California's Central Valley and is interested in social issues and creative writing.
Frozen Pizza !!
A Few Words on Frozen Pie
Well with pizzeria prices staying pretty cheap and their quality on the decline, you may find yourself wanting to cook your own at home.
It can be a fun night with your friends, a family evening, or just when you feel like a solo snack.
There are so many choices though. I wanted to share my opinions on a few more varieties out there. In this review I will include some new crusts such as sweet potato, look at some new toppings like combinations, and even try some new sauces - barbecue.
Probably not the healthiest choice, but sometimes a tasty option.
|Brand||Crust||Toppings||Cheese/Sauce||Value (for price paid)||Overall|
Wild Mike's Combination
Wild Mike's Combination
Wild Mike's Combination
Overall Rating: 6
Well I guess this is a fairly new brand because I haven't seen it around much. It looks pretty fancy- the box is colorful and when you pull it out, it is wrapped with some spices and peppers. That's a nice touch.
The pizza seems a little thick though and the toppings are a bit sparse. I saw maybe 6 or 7 slices of pepperoni, a few sprinkles of peppers and maybe what would total one olive. Lots of little onion pieces though.
As far as taste though - I would have to call it a bit bland. The crust is tough and thick too - a lot of airy pockets. Cheese - not much and the sauce was a light paste.
It would probably work if you're hungry and want something different. I might have felt differently about the pepperoni only variety. However, I would probably pass this up next time.
I did cook it in a toaster oven if that makes any difference to the readers out there. And it was rather dry too.
Urban Pie (Sweet Potato Crust)
Overall Rating: 8.5
Wow! This pizza is surprisingly good! One of the better ones I've tasted in awhile.
The crust is composed of sweet potatoes and has a sort of flaky consistency and a smooth taste. Very light.
The sauce is not too heavy or overbearing, the cheese just right.
Onions and chicken sausage add a nice element. The meat is high quality and tasty. The red onions are just enough to give it some flavor.
I would like to try some other flavors from this company.
I would definitely recommend this.
Overall Rating 5
I had never heard of this brand before and it was actually quite expensive. Almost $8.
Looking at the writing on the box - and judging from the taste, this is supposed to be one of the newer, healthier pizzas available.
The crust was sort of soggy - even though I cooked it for more than five minutes over the recommended time. The sauce was minimal and not very tasty. The cheese tasted artificial and the sparse toppings were bland. There were some other cheeses mixed in with the mozzarella which I found sort of foul.
I personally did not care for this pizza and ended up giving it to the homeless at the corner store.
Overall Rating: 5
Well, in the box it seemed pretty promising. And when I took it out, it was probably one of the nicer looking frozen specimens (I forgot to include a pic).
The sauce and the sausage had a strange sweetness to it that was off putting - probably a preservative of some sort. There was enough of it though and it was saucy unlike many other frozen brands.
The crust was all right at first, but then hardened up. I probably cooked it a little too long. The cheese was plentiful and pleasant.
I kind of expected more, but with a name like Open Nature, it sounded kind of holistic so I probably had my expectations in a place where they shouldn't have been.
I didn't care for the strange taste an the texture was a little rough. The sauce kept leaking out and burning my mouth.
In addition, the pie was sort of expensive. You are much better of with a brand like Red Baron which is cheaper and taste much better.
Devour (The Official Pizza of the UFC)
Overall Rating: 6.5
This pizza hails itself as "the official pizza of the UFC" - should that matter to anyone.
From that little bit of knowledge, I find it hard to believe that grown adults who are participating in UFC events, sit around eating this pizza.
The toppings themselves were very good. The sausage was some of the best I've tasted and it actually seemed fresh and not frozen. The peppers were sweet and a vibrant green and full of flavor. The onions and cheese were pretty good.
However, the sauce - there wasn't much of it, was very bland. The crust itself was thick, airy and kind of crumbly. I didn't care for it.
There was also another aromatic cheese - I don't know what they used but it was something in addition to mozerella - which added a sharp flavor to the toppings.
I ended up eating a couple of pieces, then consuming the toppings and then tossing it.
I probably wouldn't buy this again and cannot recommend it. Unless you are a hungry teenager, with overdeveloped taste buds and a fascination with all things UFC.
A few words in conclusion
Well, there certainly are a lot of frozen pizza brands out there to choose from now. I highly suspect that there are a few of them which are owned by the same company.
It's hard to make a decision with so many choices out there and I hope this article helped a little. Of course, opinion depends completely upon the taster and chances are that you will disagree with me.
One thing I do realize is that the frozen pizzas are not the healthiest samples of eating.
In addition they are expensive and have to be cooked - just right.
Personally, with many pizza shops offering freshly cooked varieties at an affordable price - you are better off having someone prepare it for you.
This may not take care of your midnight cravings or help you when you don't feel like leaving the house, but your stomach might be happier.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2019 Finn