Month: June 2017

Digiorno – Spinach, Mushroom & Garlic

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Huge disappointment. Very plain. I’d greatly prefer a simple Digiorno pepperoni pizza. I noticed the lack of pepperonis more than the presence of mushroom, spinach and garlic.

I’m sure the thickness of the crust played a huge role in my opinion of how plain this tasted and not really noticing the additional ingredients.  Too much dough drowns out the toppings.  I used to prefer thick pizzas, but all the sampling I’ve done these past few years has turned me into a huge fan of thin crusts.

If I can find a thin crust version, I might try it.

Purchased at HEB for $5.47.  30.3 oz, $.18/oz.


Market Pantry – Rising Crust Pepperoni

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Tastes like Digiorno. I consider Digiorno pepperoni pizza to be your average, solid, plain-but-good pepperoni pizza. This is Target’s private label equivalent just like HEB Classic Selections is HEB’s. The Market Pantry and HEB Classic Selections self-rising pepperoni pizzas even weigh exactly the same according to their boxes (28.3 oz), so I suspect they are 100% the same thing but with a different store brand slapped onto the box. Anyway, I like Digiorno, so the comparison is not a bad thing. I’ve been spoiled by all the even better pizzas though so I don’t see myself buying this again.

Purchased for $4.69 at Target.  28.3 oz, $.17/oz.

Sam’s Choice – Pepperoni

Just your standard pizza, but a very good one.  Imagine your typical Digiorno, Red Baron or even basic store brand pepperoni pizza.  Now kick the quality up two notches.  That’s what this pizza is.  Great choice for small gatherings due to its size (38 oz; over 2lbs).

My only problem is if you’re at Walmart (this is a Walmart brand) looking for a large pepperoni pizza to eat with friends, you might as well go for a Sasquatch pepperoni pizza assuming they are in stock. Both pizzas cost $.21 oz, but the Sasquatch was the tiniest bit better. Sasquatch pizzas do cost $2 more (Sasquatch is $10, Sam’s Choice is $8) due to the size difference, so the only reason I’d choose a Sam’s Choice pepperoni pizza over a Sasquatch is if I really need that extra $2 or if I have a burning desire for a pizza that’s 10 oz lighter.

At the end of the day, it’s still a very good, solid choice I’d happily eat again.

Purchased at Walmart for $7.98.  38.30 oz, $.21/oz.

[Non-Frozen] HEB Made in Store – Margherita

I have a ton of leftovers in the fridge I need to eat before they go bad, so of course I decided to buy a pizza instead. I’ve had a huge craving for the HEB Made in Store pepperoni pizza I reviewed a little while back and planned on buying that, but I decided to try their margherita pizza for the sake of reviewing something different.

This pizza was nearly perfect in its simplicity. The perfectly crispy crust and volumes of gooey but not too greasy cheese were delightful. Unfortunately, I did not like the tomatoes. They were overly salty and overpowered every other flavor. Guess this means I really wanted a cheese pizza, not margherita. This one caveat is the only thing preventing the pizza from being essentially perfect. That’s ok, I’ll just stick with the regular pepperoni pizza while still recommending the margherita to anyone who’s curious.

Purchased at HEB for $7.99. 17.40 oz, $.46/oz.