Month: May 2016

Austin’s Pizza – Pepperoni

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Quick note – I think the pizza looks a little uncooked and unappetizing in this picture.  It didn’t look that way in person.  The picture just came out bad.  Anyway, onto your regularly scheduled frozen pizza review.

Big surprise!  I love this pizza.  This is one of several new pizzas I noticed at HEB recently.  A few of them are from Austin, Tx.  This one reminded me of Red Baron, but just a little better.  It’s hard to put my finger on the difference, but the word “fresh” comes to mind.  Frozen is the opposite of fresh, but it had a more fresh taste to it.

There’s just one problem; the price!  It’s $8.99!  For an 18.30 oz pizza!  That’s $.49/oz!  The most comparable Red Baron pizza is the Thin & Crispy Crust Pepperoni pizza which comes in at $3.48 for a 15.77 oz pie ($.22/oz).  Although better, Austin’s Pizza is more than twice the price for less food.  I’ll probably pick this one up again someday, but for $8.99 I’d rather California Pizza Kitchen’s Signature Pepperoni pie ($5.86, 13.60 oz, $.43/oz, one of the best frozen pizzas of any kind out there) and have a little bit left over for a cheap Hill Country Fair pizza ($2.48, 20.85 oz, $.12/oz, one of the best cheap pizzas and a staple of my get-togethers).

Purchased at HEB for $8.99.  18.30 oz, $.49/oz.


Kirkland Signature – Pepperoni


Another good plain ‘ol pepperoni pizza.  There’s nothing particularly special about the taste of this Costco pizza; it’s just good.  The only thing unique about it is it is the only 4-pack pizza I’ve ever purchased.

What’s surprising is it’s just a sliver more expensive than my beloved Hill Country Fare pizza ($.16/oz for Kirkland’s, $.15/oz for Hill Country Fare), but it’s also just a little bit better.  I’ll have to alternate between the two whenever I’m in the mood for a cheap pizza and see if the novelty of this Kirkland’s pizza wears off.  Although I currently think this tastes better, I’ve been eating the Hill Country Fare stuff for about 13 years and might be merely leaning towards what’s new.

Purchased at Costco for $12.49.  76.2oz, $.16/oz.

Central Market HEB – Goat Cheese & Sauteed Vegetables

This is something I originally posted to Facebook on 10/2/2015.  As I sit here typing this, I’m craving one of these pizzas again.  A trip to HEB later tonight is in the works.

2015-10-02 22.59.10.jpgI tried all the fancy Central Market HEB pizzas before I started tracking my thoughts on frozen pizza (my “pizza bytes” if you will). Everything in that line is excellent, but this was my favorite.  The goat cheese is delicious and the vegetables are the perfect complement.

Purchased at HEB for $4.98.  14.82oz, $.34/oz.

Mama Rosa’s – Pepperoni

Originally posted to Facebook on 9/30/2015

2015-09-30 21.34.58.jpgNot too great.  I used to eat these occasionally in college but have since moved on.  This low-budget pizzas has nothing on the $2.50 Hill Country Fare/Jack’s pizzas I still eat to this day.

Purchased at HEB for $5.98 (two pizzas packaged together).  42oz, $.13/oz.

California Pizza Kitchen – Signature Pepperoni

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California Pizza Kitchen does it again.  Extremely flavorful.  This is tied with Home Run Inn as my favorite pepperoni pizza and easily one of the best frozen pizzas I’ve ever had.  It’s much thinner (Home Run Inn is about average thickness, CPK’s “crispy thin” line is, wel, thin and crispy), so that might influence which one you prefer.

Purchased at HEB for $5.86.  13.60oz, $.43/oz.

Udi’s Gluten Free – Uncured Pepperoni

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Probably the best gluten-free frozen pizza I’ve tried so far. Reminds me of Tostino’s, but with that same “this isn’t a flour crust” taste that all gluten-free pizzas have. Like with all other gluten-free pizzas, this isn’t something I’ll come back to since I have no gluten allergies and prefer my pizzas teeming with glutens. It’s worth a shot for those who are curious.

Purchased at HEB for $5.76. 10.1oz, $.57/oz.