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Tag Archives: pepperoni pizza

LITTLE CAESARS EXTRA MOST BESTEST

3 Aug

UntitledOkay first of all I love the name.   Caesar talks like me.  We could be mates.   Pizza. Pizza.

The concept is simple.  It’s….wait…

…it tells you on the box…duh.

So yeah – the most cheese and the most pepperoni for six bucks.   I have always been a fan of LC….their square pizzas mainly…but I like round too…

UntitledThe first thing I noticed was the crust is thicker than normal.  I am sure this is to handle the weight of all that extra cheese and meat.

I really liked the thicker crust.  This pizza has some serious HEFT to it.   It’s solid and filling.   It’s also twice as greasy as their regular pie…..as you can see …there was so much grease that it soaked through the box and was actually seeping into my car seat…..

…..but DAMN this pie was AWESOME!!!!!  The extra REALLY sets it off.   Get a side of CRAZY SAUCE to go with and you got one hell of a pizza night.

They TOTALLY need to keep this on the menu.   Or at least in the rotation of specials.   DEFINITELY worth it.

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JFC MOBILE SERIES – Episode 204

13 May

TGIF, hello??   Ricky takes center stage again today and puts his own spin on a classic DFW pizza war.  Pizza Inn vs. Pizza Hut.  Which classic pizzeria will he choose?   Which would you choose?  And what are you thoughts on Honey Mustard?  Find out below!

Sam’s Choice Pizza

17 Jun

I have always been, for the most part, a name-brand person.  FRUIT LOOPS was AWESOME…and “FRUIT HOOPIES” (the crappy-store-bought-brand-on-the-bottom-shelf-that-didn’t-even-come-in-a-box-just-a-clear-baggie) always SUCKED.  I know cuz my neighbor’s parents would buy the knock-off for the kids to eat while they ate the name-brand stuff.

But times, they are a changing, and after visiting some factories and distributors I am discovering a couple of nice little secrets.

ONE:   Some name-brand items and knock-items could be the exact same thing these days.   Some are made at the same plant, and slight alteration in formula can result in two items that are basically identical.

TWO:  People’s taste are as finicky as ever.    Cheap ingredients will not sell like the old days.   So these smaller named companies are stepping up their game.

SAM’S CHOICE is one of the “in-house” brands sold at WalMart.     Honestly the picture just looked good.   I also noticed that the pizza is right next to the other premium rising-crust pizzas — and was 2 dollars cheaper.

“How can you screw up a pepperoni pizza?”  I thought, and bought it.

I have to give Sam’s a TON of credit up front on this pie.   I mean look at it.  It’s a fine lookin’ pizza.   It has some char on the crust…and even some slightly burnt edges on the pepperonis.  This looks fresh from a pizzeria!      I checked on it half-way an noticed the pizza had a great rise to the dough while cooking.  It actually puffed-up higher than any other “rising-crust” I have tried.

The pepperoni was tender and crispy-burnt as I said.  Perfect.   The cheese and sauce were also better in quality than I was expecting.   The only drawback was the crust.  It did rise, but it had a slightly dry and bland taste to it.   That small personal detail aside, it was a worth the 3 bucks or so that I paid for it.    If you had kids (and wanted to follow in my old neighbor’s footsteps) or had a big sports party, buying a dozen of these and cranking them out for a hungry crowd would be cheap and easy out.   Probably get some compliments too!

DiGIORNO: PIZZERIA!

8 Apr

DiGiorno is back with a brand new invention, the new “pizzeria” line.

Today we chowed-down on the “primo pepperoni” version.

I am a bit of a sucker for these new pizzas because I believe they are actually trying to perfect the frozen pizza product for the fans.

Competition is pretty harsh these days.  These premium pizzas run anywhere from 4-10 bucks.    In terms of price, that is pretty cheap to have a pizza waiting for you in your freezer at any time.

On the other hand – these days I can find just about any pizzeria around here  to make me one fresh for 10 bucks or less.

So as encouraged as I am, I am also quite the critic of them.  You probably guessed that by now, though.

So I unwrap and pop the “primo” in my oven- per the directions.  Minutes later, I had what you see on the right.  Now I gotta say, this pizza turned out looking EXACTLY like the photo on the cover of the box.   I don’t know why, but I was impressed by this non-factor.

Truth in advertising!!!   So major props to the boys at the DiGiorno group for that.

And how did it taste?  Well, it was pretty good, but nothing spectacular.   I didn’t get a “pizzeria-style” experience – whatever that means.    The crust seemed like a hand-tossed style but it didn’t rise much in the oven.   All the green specs you see were bits of seasoning – that stood out and helped a pretty basic pie.

I probably wouldn’t buy it again – preferring the DiGiorno Meatball Marinara that I reviewed here.  But I give the guys credit for trying.   It wasn’t a bad pie, just not one of their best.