Month: May 2017

Screamin’ Sicilian – Spicy Clucker

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I had high hopes for this. Not only is Screamin’ Sicilian’s “Holy Pepperoni” variety excellent, but multiple people have asked me about this brand which happens to be one of HEB’s fastest selling pizza brands. I think it’s the eye-catching packaging. I unfortunately didn’t care for the Spicy Clucker. It lived up to the spicy name, but I can say now that pizza is shockingly one of the few things bacon does not improve. I also didn’t like the cheese, and nothing about the chicken stood out (unlike the excellent Dr. Oetker Pizza Pollo). Not necessarily bad, but all around forgettable.

Purchased at HEB for $6.95.  21.85 oz, $.32/oz.

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Mia Fresca – Pepperoni & Garlic

2017-05-09 22.18.38

Tonight I must thank the Pizza Gods, for tonight the Pizza Gods hath delivered to me heaven on a carb-based platform. That is an overly dramatic way of saying this stuff is excellent. I’ve gotten to the point where it’s hard not to rehash the same old lines every time now that I’ve reviewed 85 pizzas (not all reviews have been posted).

I think the relatively minimal amount of tomato sauce was the driving force that made this sing to me. I tend to prefer more cheese and less sauce than is presented on most pizzas. Mia Fresca’s offering did not seem to have more cheese than usual, but there certainly seemed to be a little less sauce which upped the cheese:sauce ratio.

It helps that the cheese was not greasy at all. Too much grease makes me sick.

The roasted garlic was the perfect topper as it gently enhanced the flavor without getting in the way the slightest. If the minimal sauce let the cheese shine, the garlic propped it up that much more.

The pepperonis were perfect. Cannot say much more.

The price hurts a little ($.45/oz for this vs $.17/oz for your typical Red Baron and Digiorno types), but it’s worth it. I’ll buy this again soon.

Mamma Mia this pizza was Fresca!  Had to work that in somehow.

Purchased as Walmart for $5.97. 13.15 oz, $.45/oz.