Domino’s Pepperoni and Pineapple

For most of my life, I’ve been a no-pineapple pizza eater. I’m willing to experiment a bit with toppings, but pineapple had always seemed wrong since I first tried it on a Hawaiian pizza from Little Caesar’s many years ago.

But then I tried a Domino’s Pan Crust pizza with pepperoni and pineapple. It’s so good. This is the pizza that got me to love pineapple.

Domino’s is pretty consistently good these days, and this pizza tonight is no exception. Both the pan crust and the hand-tossed pizzas are great. I’ve been typically getting one pan crust and one hand-tossed with their $5.99 deal for two or more medium pizzas, mixing up the toppings on the hand-tossed but keeping pepperoni and pineapple on the pan crust.

This time I got the same toppings on both crusts, and they’re both great. I do think the pineapple’s sweetness works really well with the thicker pan crust, but it’s really good on the hand-tossed as well. I highly recommend you try this pizza!

Strap Tank Brewery – Pepperoni

Strap Tank is a local restaurant and brewery in Utah that has a decent selection of good food. This is a pizza blog though, so we got the pizza!

This $13 pizza is fairly large, with a good thin crust. It’s fairly average in flavor, topping amount, and general quality, with nothing in particular standing out. It somewhat reminds me of the Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza I had a few years ago, but a bit thinner and much bigger/greasier. Overall not at all a bad value, but nothing really notable.

I also got their locally-crafted root beer to go with it, and it’s really good! It’s not quite as good as the Blue Sky root beer I often get at MOD Pizza, but it’s still great. I don’t know that I’ll order this pizza again, though I may try their Supreme at some point for something with a bit more flavor, and I’ll likely try some of their non-pizza foods too.

Great Value Mini Pizza Bagels

I found another frozen pizza thing I hadn’t tried!

These are pretty tiny, and definitely cheaply made, but as far as cheap frozen pizza goes, they’re not too bad. The bagel crust is an interesting difference from other pizzas, with a noticeably more prominent flavor. The cheese and sauce are very plain tasting, but along with the bagel part this is overall a pretty decent pizza.

If you’re just looking for small, cheap pizza, I’d still recommend Great Value’s Mini Pan Crust Pizza or a Totino’s Party Pizza over this, but they’re not a terrible option like most other very cheap pizzas are.

A box of Quest thin crust pizza

Quest Thin Crust Pizza

I’ve discovered a new frozen pizza! It’s been a while since I’ve seen a brand I haven’t tried. This one doesn’t look great, but we’ve got to try it because… reasons.

The pinnacle of pizza, obviously.

It’s bad. The crust is terrible, the pepperoni is really bad, and the overall flavor is just terrible. It sort of reminds me of a worse version of the Great Value take-and-bake that was also painfully bad, or maybe a more painful derivative of one of Costco’s frozen brands. Just bad.

0/10 would not recommend.

Update: Roomate’s review:

That’s really bad … If I don’t like it, that’s saying something.

Cole

MOD Pizza – Dillon James

Usually when I eat at MOD Pizza, I get something fairly meat heavy, but this time I wanted something a little different. The Dillon James is basically a Margherita, with a variety of cheeses and some tomato slices. I added some red onions for a bit more flavor, and it was fantastic. This might be my new favorite thing at MOD.

Great Value Mini Deep Dish

At this point it’s quite rare to see a frozen pizza I haven’t covered on this blog before. This is one of them! It comes in a variety of choices, including pepperoni, three-meat, and supreme. I got the supreme, and it’s really good!

It’s $4 for 4 small ~4″ pizzas, which isn’t as good of a deal as a Totinos’ Party Pizza, but for something a bit more interesting it’s not a bad deal either. I’d definitely recommend them if you want an alternative to the Red Baron mini deep dish pizzas… I’d maybe even say I prefer these ones.

Totino’s Classic Pepperoni

This one actually has proper full slices of pepperoni! That’s it. It’s just a regular ol’ Totino’s but with normal pepperoni. I didn’t know they had this, but I also prefer their pizzas that have more toppings, so I likely won’t buy it very often.

The pepperoni is super thin, and is honestly barely even noticeable when you’re eating it. It almost tastes like a straight cheese pizza, which is fine I guess. I highly recommend just getting their supreme or three-meat instead.

Tenney’s Pizza

I’ve become a little obsessed with Tenney’s lately. They’re just so incredibly cheap, and they deliver, unlike Little Caesar’s. Their pan crust is pretty good, and their cheese sticks are great.

This time I was a bit adventurous. I’m not super picky with my toppings, but I generally avoid things like pineapple and jalapeƱos. This time I got both! It’s actually a really good mix. I don’t love the texture of pineapple on a pizza, but it’s not bad with this one.

And of course I got cheese sticks. Two orders of them, since you can get a second for only $3. They were particularly cheesy this time!

If you’re in the mood for some good, cheap pizza, you really can’t go wrong with Tenney’s. As long as you get the pan crust. It’s only an extra dollar (at least on the medium).

Red Baron Thin & Crispy Supreme

This one’s super similar to the Thin & Crispy Pepperoni I posted a few years ago. As usual, Red Baron makes an excellent pizza. If you’re into the thin crusts, this is a great choice.

I generally prefer thicker crusts, and Red Baron’s Brick Oven crust is definitely my first choice from them, but this one along with their classic crust are still great options.

Not much to say, really. It’s a good pizza.

Tenney’s Pan Crust

I keep going back to Tenney’s because I love their cheese sticks, then end up disappointed by their pizzas. This time I gave in and spent the extra dollar on the pan crust. It’s not bad! Their pan crust is about as thick as most places’ hand tossed crusts, but it helps the balance with the ingredients a lot.

I got this one with pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, yellow onions, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and red hot peppers. It’s not a bad combination, but probably not my favorite. Their 12 toppings at no extra cost is still a great deal, even with the quality of the toppings being a bit less than your typical pizza place.

And of course I had to go with the extra order of cheese sticks for only $3.

They’re so good.