I 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.