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Marilee J. Layman

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03:48 pm: Single-Size Frozen Pizza Taste Test
Someone on rasff said that frozen pizzas are just as good as those at pizza places. Now, she lives in Ireland, so maybe she's right there, but when I bought one of each single-size frozen pizza at the Giant and tried them over the last week, I definitely didn't find anything close to comparable to the pizza places.

I bought cheese pizzas because I figured they'd be closer than other variations and I cooked them all in my toaster oven.

Red Baron Classic Crust Pepperoni - $4.49 - the pepperoni was loose so I took it off and ate it later. The crust was limp in the middle, although I had to cut part off and put it at the end to make it fit in my toaster oven and that might have affected it. Not enough cheese.

DiGiorno Rising Crust Four Cheeses - $4.39 - too much crust, not enough cheese, cornmeal annoying

McCann's Elio's Pizza Cheese - $1.99 - nice crust, but very bland. Maybe good for kids

Tony's NY Pizza Cheese - $2.39 - nice crust, not enough cheese, but lots of lovely garlic

Mr. P's Cheese - $1.99 - nice crust, rather bland

Freschetta 5 Italian Cheeses - $3.80 - limp crust, good cheese.

Celeste Cheese - $1.99 - good crust, not enough cheese

Of these, the Freschetta had the best taste, but I liked the Tony's crust best. Still, I don't consider any of these good enough to keep in the freezer.

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From:shana
Date:June 7th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Would any of them be acceptable with extra cheese? (Since not enough cheese is your biggest complaint.)
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 7th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Yes, the Tony's and Celeste would both be fine with extra cheese, but I don't keep cheese in the house because of the protein limit. It's too hard to resist snacking.
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From:gerisullivan
Date:June 7th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
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They're not single-serving size, but California Pizza Kitchen makes the only frozen pizzas I'm interested in having in my freezer. And I still keep a 6 cheese blend of shredded cheese around to supplement the cheese they provide. (Though I've heated plenty of them without the extra cheese.)

I haven't tried any of the frozen pizzas that would fit in a toaster oven.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 7th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
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I chose single-serve not just because I'm a single person, but because I've used the big oven probably four or five times in the 15.5 years I've lived here, and I've burned myself enough to need treatment every time. I just don't have the balance to lean over an oven door and get things out without falling into the door or oven. In my ideal house, I have an eye-level oven with a side-opening door.
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From:gerisullivan
Date:June 7th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Avoiding your current oven sounds very wise. And, yes, an eye-level oven with a side-opening door sounds ideal.
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