Digiorno Traditional Pepperoni – 9oz

Every now and then I notice there’s another frozen pizza I haven’t tried yet. Often it’s some weird $1 thing that’ll probably not really be edible, but sometimes it’s not too bad.

For a 9.3 oz (263g) pizza, the $3.50 price is quite steep, especially when you can get 4 Totino’s Party Pizzas for ~$5, and you get 15% more food in each pizza than this one pizza alone. This is definitely a generally higher-quality pizza than something from Totino’s, but I’d find it hard to justify being almost triple the price per pizza when it’s far too small to be a meal on its own. For another dollar, you can get a 23.5oz (664g) Red Baron pizza that’s easily enough for a full meal for most people, and that can include many more toppings for the same price.

I also just don’t really care for Digiorno’s crust. It’s a very bland, dry crust. It’s definitely better than Totino’s, but I’d pick a Red Baron Brick Oven crust over any Digiorno crust (even the stuffed ones). Overall though, if you ignore the poor cost to pizza ratio, this isn’t a bad pizza. For a quick addition to a full meal, it’s quite satisfying, but will definitely leave you wanting more than you got.

Red Baron Stuffed Crust Pepperoni

I’ve always liked stuffed crust pizzas, and Red Baron has always been one of my favorite frozen pizza brands. I was happy to see they just launched a stuffed crust option!

This is a pretty good pizza overall. The shape is a bit different, it’s a rectangular pizza with the cheese-stuffed parts on the longer sides. It has a soft, fairly thin crust, that’s a bit flour-y but not bad. The stuffed crust part is decent, but not at the same level as a Pizza Hut stuffed crust, which I still consider the best option for stuffed crust.

I would recommend trying this one, but I think I still prefer the Red Baron Brick Oven crust pepperoni over this. I’ll likely buy them every now and then, but if you really want an excellent stuffed crust pizza, Pizza Hut is where it’s at.

Digiorno Croissant Crust Pepperoni

This is a bit of an interesting one. I don’t generally like Digiorno, but that’s usually because I don’t like their crusts. With this one though, the crust is very different from a typical frozen pizza, being fairly croissant-like.

If you do try one of these, they recommend baking it directly on an oven rack, but I do recommend being cautious as mine ended up dropping a lot of cheese that burned, affecting the overall flavor a bit. I thought I’d cleared the edges well enough but some still fell from where I held the pizza when putting it in the oven.

It’s not bad! The unique crust is a pretty noticeable difference, making this much better than a typical Digiorno pizza to me. The cheese, sauce, and pepperoni are all fairly typical, but with the weird crust, it works quite well all together. I’d recommend it if you want to try something a bit different, though I’ll stick with my Red Baron Brick Oven crust for my larger frozen pizza needs.

Red Baron Deep Dish Singles – Supreme

Similar to the rather good Great Value Mini Deep Dish, this is a mini deep-dish pizza that’s really good too! I very slightly burned this one, but it’s still great. They have a noticeably higher quality taste compared to the Great Value mini pizzas, and I really like them!

I don’t typically choose these over the Great Value option as they are more expensive per pizza (and only come in 2-packs instead of the 4-packs that the Great Value ones come in), but they are a bit better. My main reason to pick them is if the GV ones are out of stock, which is happening a lot lately for whatever reason.

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

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.

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.

Freschetta Gluten Free Pepperoni

It’s been a while since I posted a new pizza. I’ve been working on a startup for some time now, and since I don’t have a stable income, I’ve been eating an obscenely large number of Totino’s Party Pizzas.

Today though, I wanted something new. I’ve loved all of the other Freschetta pizzas I’ve tried, and this one seemed like an interesting new type. I don’t think I’ve had a gluten free pizza before, so this is a fairly new thing for me.

Overall it’s good! The crust is obviously quite different from a typical thin crust pizza, and I don’t think it’s quite as good as most, but it’s not bad. The cheese and pepperoni are both quite good, so it balances it out quite well.

I probably won’t buy another one of these, since there are cheaper and better thin crust pizzas (the CPK Signature Pepperoni, for example), but it’s not bad if you want a potentially healthier option.

Freschetta Gluten-Free Pepperoni

It’s been a while since I’ve tried a new frozen pizza, and I was in the mood for something different from my usual choices. While I generally love gluten, I was curious what an incredible brand like Freschetta could pull off with a gluten-free crust. Unsurprisingly, it’s excellent! This is easily the second-best thin-crust pizza I’ve had, only just below California Pizza Kitchen’s incredible Signature Pepperoni pizza.

Like all of Freschetta’s pizzas, the ingredients on this one are very good quality, and have a perfectly balanced taste, with nothing over- or under-done. I really like it. If you’re into the gluten-free thing, this is a great option, and even if you’re not, this is a great pizza regardless.