Month: January 2016

Sasquatch Pizza Co. – Triple Pepperoni

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Great taste.  Great value.  Plentiful pepperonis.  Perfect for parties.

I baked this to eat with friends while we watched the WWE Royal Rumble.  Weighing in at 3lbs, the Sasquatch Triple Pepperoni (love that name) was large enough to satisfy 3 guys and a girl vs the usual 2-3 pizzas we demolish with ease.  I was initially afraid it would be a one-trick pony in that there would be nothing of substance to back up the “it’s big!” gimmick, but I’m happy to say it was a huge hit due to the taste.  I’m sure the copious amounts of pepperonis didn’t hurt either.  So tasty.  Such pepperoni.  Much gooey.  Sasquatch.

The thickness was a nice contrast to the mostly thin stuff I’ve eaten recently and the thin Hill Country Fare pizzas we usually eat at gatherings.  This is a new staple product for me that I will attempt to always have on hand in the freezer (alongside the extra Hill Country Fare pie or two) for impromptu visits.

On one final note, I have now figured out that roughly 14oz of pizza per guy for the first 3 hours we plan to hang out plus another 8oz per guy for the next 2-3 hours is about the perfect amount of pizza to buy.

Purchased at Walmart for $9.99.  48oz, $.21/oz.  8 out of 10.

Hill Country Fare – Classic Crust Pepperoni

Originally posted 9/20/2015

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My favorite budget pizza!  This is my go to for late night gaming sessions.  Perfect with Mountain Dew and mozzarella sticks.

While in college, my friends and I frequently got together to play games like X-Men Legends, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Hunter the Reckoning, Halo and miscellaneous WWE games at my parents’ house.  The nights always started with a trip to HEB to pick up a few of these pizzas as well as soda (usually Mountain Dew), mozzarella sticks and sometimes white cheddar popcorn.  We’d spend the night gaming and binging on junk.  I remember us deciding one night it was time to stop when my dad got up for work and laughed because we were still in roughly the same spots we were 7 or so hours prior when he went to bed.

This is no doubt the most nostalgic pizza in existence for us.  I bought one last night to eat tomorrow when I have those same friends over to watch the WWE Royal Rumble.

Fun fact/Pizza Byte time!  You ever seen “Jack’s” pizza?  I’ve seen them at Walmart in Texas and I believe Fred Meyer up in Seattle.  I’m pretty sure this is the same stuff, meaning it’s a private label pizza that companies buy and slap their own brand name on top of.

Purchased at HEB for $2.48.  20.85oz, $.12/oz.  7 out of 10.  Best bargain out there.

Totino’s – Supreme

Originally posted 9/23/2015

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The delight of broke college kids everywhere.  Yep, tastes exactly like Jeno’s, the pizza I didn’t realize was made by Totino’s at first.  Much better deal than Jeno’s though; this pizza was $.12/oz vs $.20/oz for Jeno’s.  That’s what happens when you pay 35% more for something twice the size.  Pretty good, but I can see myself getting tired of it very quickly.  6.5/10.

Purchased at HEB for $1.35.  10.90oz, $.12/oz.  6.5 out of 10.

Jeno’s – Pepperoni

Originally posted 9/13/152015-09-14 01.22.15

This was GOOD!  I expected bargain bin crap but was wrong.  Probably the best cheap in terms of dollars spent ($1) pizza out there, but the per oz price ($.20) is pretty average.  I didn’t realize this brand is associated with Totino’s until I after I finished the pizza.  I look forward to trying the full-size Totino’s pizza in my freezer!

Purchased at HEB for $1.00.  5oz, $.20/oz.  6.5 out of 10.

HEB Classic Selections – Self Rising Pepperoni

Originally posted 9/11/15.

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Basically Digiorno.  It’s not Digiorno, it’s HEB!  I bought this brand exclusively for years, frequently switching between pepperoni and supreme.  Still good, but I’ve been spoiled by all the other great frozen pizzas and can’t give it anything better than a 6 out of 10.

Also, that liquid pictured on the front of the box is probably olive oil, but I swear I think about and crave Mountain Dew every time I see it.

Purchased at HEB for $4.25.  28.3oz, $.15/oz.  6 out of 10.

Economax – Supreme

Originally posted 9/10/15.

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This is nowhere near as bad as it looks.  It’s actually quite tasty!  What’s surprising though is it is a terrible deal. Clocking in at $.85 this is certainly a cheap pizza, but it’s so small (5.2oz) it costs only $.01/oz less than Digiorno and Red Baron.  Those aren’t the cream of the crop, but they’re still better tasting and seemingly higher-quality than this admittedly good pie.

Purchased at HEB for $.85.  5.2oz, $.16/oz.  5 out of 10.