Month: September 2016

Central Market HEB – Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach

Here’s an old one I forgot to post.

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This is my second time eating this pizza.  Very good, better than I remember.  The tomatoes tasted perfect.  Very soft, juicy and flavorful.  Amazing how good something so simple can taste.  I forgot to use the included dipping sauce.  Might have been even better with it.

Purchased at HEB for $4.98.  14.11 oz, $.35/oz.


Gino’s East – Sausage & Uncured Pepperoni

2016-09-04 22.00.21.jpgI last tried a Gino’s East frozen pizza a little over a year ago. I wasn’t impressed. I also wondered if “deep dish pizzas are more difficult to perfect when cooked frozen due to their thickness.”

Turns out the second chance was a great idea as I thoroughly enjoyed this. Maybe the swap from an old electric oven to a new gas one did the trick. Maybe I didn’t cook it long enough last time. Maybe the Meaty Legend was a bit too much, and the switch to Sausage and Pepperoni better suited me. Whatever the case, I enjoyed this pizza far more the second time around.

The swap from thin to thick was a nice change of pace. Over the course of my samplings, I’ve gravitated strongly towards thin pizzas. I tend to like the way a smaller crust enhances the presence of toppings. This deep dish pizza had a thicker crust that made its presence known in every bite, but the large amounts of sauce and gooey cheese were the star here and are what I’m craving as I type this a day later. I barely noticed the sausage and pepperoni

Next up, I’ll try a deep dish Uno pizza and then probably another Gino’s East pie. There’s also a brick and mortar Gino’s nearby I need to sample sometime. Cannot wait.

Purchased at HEB for $5.98.  32oz, $.19/oz.

California Pizza Kitchen – Queso Fundido with Chorizo (Crispy Thin)

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This unique pizza tasted good but is missing something. I would have preferred more chorizo to add a more substance and taste. I mainly tasted cheese. That’s not necessarily bad, but it didn’t completely work for me in this case.

I view this as more of a snack; something I would serve at a party as long as there are plentiful other options abound.  It’s worth trying just to taste it.

I typically conduct my taste tests by eating a pizza for lunch or dinner. There wasn’t enough to this to satisfy me as a dinner option.

Purchased at HEB for $5.86.  14oz, $.42/oz.