Category: frozen pizza

Dr Oetker – Funghi

Note – this is an old review I never posted.  The Ristorante line has been renamed “Virtuoso” and features a primarily black box.

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As usual, Dr. Oetker delivers with another good pizza. This is actually my least favorite pizza of their’s, but that’s more a testament to how amazing the rest of their lineup is. I think it is also a symptom of my indifference towards mushrooms on pizza. I don’t hate them, but I also don’t think they add much. This is the best mushroom pizza I’ve ever had though so it most definitely passes with high marks.

Purchased at HEB for $3.98. 12.9 oz, $0.31/oz.

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SkinnyPizza – Ultra Thin & Crispy Uncured Pepperoni

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This wheat crust pizza is very good, but it clocks in at a very expensive $.60/oz. The 104 pizzas I’ve reviewed (I haven’t posted all reviews yet) averaged $.34/oz. I guess an additional 76% markup is the price you pay for the wheat crust upgrade. If wheat crust and organic tomato sauce is your thing (or if you’re simply curious), the markup is worth it. Otherwise, I’d stick with something cheaper.

Purchased at HEB for $6.47. 10.76 oz, $0.6/oz.

Fight’N Tomato – Chorizo & Jalapeno

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This is confirmation that Fight’N Tomato makes pizzas that aren’t bad, they’re just not for me. Like with the first Fight’N Tomato pizza I tried, I mainly tasted tomato sauce and a little bit of crust. The chorizo and jalapenos did give it a tiny bit of additional flavoring, just not enough.

Purchased at HEB for $5.96. 26.3 oz, $0.23/oz.

Urban Pie Mission District Pizza – North End

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Quite the interesting find. I liked it. I tend to be picky about just how truffle I taste when adding truffle sauce to anything, so I’m happy to report this pizza had the perfect amount of truffle flavoring; not overpowering, but enough to set this apart from all the other pizzas I’ve tried. Additionally, the creamy alfredo sauce was perfectly blended with the asiago, romano, mozzarella, fontina AND parmesan cheese. I love cheese! A very unique tasting pizza. Not quite a top favorite, but worthy of eating again.

My previous sampling of an Urban Pie Mission District pizza went just as well. I’ll try more of their offerings soon.

Purchased at HEB for $6.98. 17.1 oz, $0.41/oz.

California Pizza Kitchen – Fire Roasted Vegetables

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This was more of an appetizer or side dish than a true meal. Though the taste was good, something was missing. My recurring thought was that the lack of meat combined with such thin dough really hurt the pizza. That doesn’t seem right seeing as how “thin and lacking meat” is basically the definition of this pizza and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed other thin meatless varieties, so I think this means it lacked substance. It was like I hardly ate anything at all.

Purchased at HEB for $5.86. 14.3 oz, $0.41/oz.

Fight’N Tomato – Pepperoni Pizza

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I thought “Fight’N Tomato” was just a catchy but meaningless name, but it actually refers to the overwhelming amount of tomato sauce on the pizza. Overwhelming to my taste buds at least. Too much for me. Almost all I tasted was tomato sauce. I’m sure there’s an audience for this, but I prefer tasting the cheese and toppings, too.

Purchased at HEB for $5.96.  26.3 oz, $.23/oz.