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What is your favorite frozen pizza?

Mine is DiGiorno Artisan Salami.

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It's one of the more expensive DiGiorno pizzas, but it's very rich and tasty.

There are a couple of DiGiorno pizzas that I used to really like, but they are not available any more.

One was from their spicy line, with jalapeños.

The other was their Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Crust.

Their California Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Crush is still available, but is terrible in comparison.

What is your favorite frozen pizza?

 

EDIT:

By the way, I've tried other brands, but my favorites have usually been DiGiorno.

(I just wish they would stop discontinuing what I like.)

For a while I really like a Screamin' Sicilian pizza, but I got sick of it pretty quickly.

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I’m in NYC, so I know what pizza is actually supposed to taste like. LOL

That said (aside from “frozen pizza is an abomination unto the LORD”), I’ve toyed with those french-bread pizzas. Stouffer’s? Pepperoni or deluxe. They’re okay.

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Lightbringer wrote:

I’m in NYC, so I know what pizza is actually supposed to taste like. LOL

That said (aside from “frozen pizza is an abomination unto the LORD”), I’ve toyed with those french-bread pizzas. Stouffer’s? Pepperoni or deluxe. They’re okay.

Have you tried Chicago-style pizza?

(I hear New Yorkers despise that type of pizza.)

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None. I do not eat junk food.

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sp5it wrote:

None. I do not eat junk food.

Well at least you're not a stuck-up prikk.  ;)

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It’s not delivery, it’s… Big Smile

We don’t eat much pizza though and frozen is even rarer. Would much rather throw one together on a Boboli crust. Also have probably 10-12 places we can pickup or get delivery from nearby.

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0.63eur for the pack. cheaper than bread.

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raccoon city wrote:
Have you tried Chicago-style pizza?

(I hear New Yorkers despise that type of pizza.)

Never tried it, but saw Julian Richings have some on “Supernatural”, and it looked good.

‘Though it’s generally not considered actual pizza despite the name (just like not everything with dough, tomato sauce, and cheese is ravioli, or lasagna, or…).

 

Yeah, NYCers can be pizza-snobs, and for good reason. An exchange on “Numb3rs” summed it up:

David: What’s the first thing a New Yorker notices about LA?
Megan: No good pizza.
David: Okay… what’s the second thing?

I know ex-pats all over the country who observe the same thing, ‘though about pizza and bagels.

Anyone who thinks bland doughy toroids called “bagels” are actually bagels, never had any.

What we call “real Jewwy bagels” (ie, old-world style, boiled then baked) are light and airy inside, thick and blistered and leathery on the outside, and if you ever had one right out of the oven, dripping with butter, you’ll know the Heaven that is a real NYC bagel.

If all you ever had was Lender’s or similar trash, you’ve not tasted a real bagel.

And while you don’t have to go to an ethnic area to get real pizza/bagels, it certainly helps. Posers would get laffed out of the neighborhood.

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NYC has great Chinese too.

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Sabatasso’s Gluten Free Four Cheese.

This is so good that even my friends who are NOT gluten-sensitive really like it. We usually add things like artichokes, tomatoes, and some more mozzarella cheese. I have tried a great many gluten free pizzas. This is by far the best.

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pennzy wrote:
NYC has great Chinese too.

Oh, you don’t have to tell me. That’s what I have for lunch literally almost every workday. So varied that it’s hard to get bored, and pretty healthy (lots of veggies).

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raccoon city wrote:

sp5it wrote:

None. I do not eat junk food.

Well at least you're not a stuck-up prikk.  ;)

 

Dang it ...I wanted to be the first one to say ..."ya oughta not eat frozed pizza cuz it's not healthy and it will gonna make u die " Please because I care so much about you and nutrition in general refrain from any salty /sweet yummy stuffs "  I figured someone would say it and you'd get mad and yet another racoons food thread would go into a downward spiral ...I just wanted it to be me .

 Don't do it ...Don't eat bad pizza ....Move to New York and eat the real thing !!!!   I beg you to change your evil ways, eat more fresh vegetables ,get more exercise, sleep more, take an art class, join the church choir,give blood ,take a modern dance class.AND please  What ever you do ...don't wear your pants like that European girl . 

 

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AND please  What ever you do ...don't wear your pants like that European girl .  

Sorry, but that's how I roll.  :P

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I don’t like frozen pizza.
But they’re okay after 15 minutes in the oven. Silly

But not before i put extra cheese on it (Gouda over a grater) and some “herbes the Provence” (Oregano, basil, etc..).
The extra additions really make all the difference.

Oh, and not too long in the oven !

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I’m a bit of a pizza snob too. I like my own. Smile My own crust (usually I make it gluten-free with a dough similar to Brazilian pão de queijo), sauce from slow-cooked Roma tomatoes and my own mix of spices, and homemade Italian sausage. Only thing I have to buy premade is the cheese, but I wish I had time to make that too.

I think that homemade pizza and some commercial pizzas are not unhealthy. But that’s because I always eat it with a huge salad, including my own vinaigrette style seasonings. But I digress… Smile

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We have a "take and bake" pizza chain here, Papa Murphys.  I don't know how much of the U.S. they cover.  For not being a boutique food place the Pizza is very good.  Order & pay online, drive up, pickup, take home and bake.  Pricing is very good as well.

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Lightbringer, you nailed it. Old NC boy here. Been to NYC one time. Hit a mom and pop pizza joint and except for the traffic ticket I got, don’t really remember much about NYC except that pizza and so many people EVERYWHERE until I got upstate. Real nice there. Reminded me of being around Salisbury where DAVIDEF posts from. A couple years ago a family opened a restaurant Herbert and made pizza like the ones in NYC. I gained weight and went broke till they closed up. My favorite frozen pizza is a cheap one from Walmart that I doctor in the way only fat guys in wheelchairs can do

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Oh and sb please keep digressing!

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MyRants wrote:

We have a "take and bake" pizza chain here, Papa Murphys.  I don't know how much of the U.S. they cover.  For not being a boutique food place the Pizza is very good.  Order & pay online, drive up, pickup, take home and bake.  Pricing is very good as well.

I love Papa Murphy's.

I used to get chicken, pineapple, spinach, and artichoke heart pizza from them.

I liked being able to choose just about all aspects of the pizza, and it was pretty cheap on certain days, too.

Unfortunately, the only somewhat close Papa Murphy's closed down.

It wasn't all that close to begin with, but now it's gone.

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MyRants wrote:
We have a “take and bake” pizza chain here, Papa Murphys.  I don’t know how much of the U.S. they cover.  For not being a boutique food place the Pizza is very good.  Order & pay online, drive up, pickup, take home and bake.  Pricing is very good as well.

Chain pizza stores around here don’t cut it. We got Domino’s, Pizza The Hut, etc., but I don’t call them pizza, either. “Pizza-like substance” is as far as I’ll go.

They’re edible, might even be decent-tasting, but they’re still not pizza.

I had a lunchmate who always wanted to order-in, especially from those places, and I’d go for some on occasion. Meh. Was okay if I hadn’t had it in a long while, but not even twice in the same week for me…

Some places make dough that seems to be more based on biscuit-dough than bread-dough. It’s different at first, sometimes mistaken for good/better, but after a while, yecch.

It’d be interesting if some places would make pizza and freeze them, so you’d thaw/bake them later. Kinda like you can get White Castles in the freezer section of the supermarket and do similarly.

(Never had ‘em frozen, only take-out, and while they’re really tasty, oh man do I pay my dues later and into the next day or so.)

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Lightbringer, you nailed it. Old NC boy here. Been to NYC one time. Hit a mom and pop pizza joint and except for the traffic ticket I got,

Right-turn on red? LOL Yeah, ist verboten here…

djmcconn wrote:
don’t really remember much about NYC except that pizza and so many people EVERYWHERE until I got upstate. Real nice there.

It’s… different.

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raccoon city wrote:
I used to get chicken, pineapple, spinach, and artichoke heart pizza from them.

Okay, now that’s just wrong

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Right on red is exactly what I got nailed on. Ha ha

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Ok ... So if I went visiting NYC  I might stop and visit with Lightbringer ,TomE or Glenn ..but after I returned home and got back on the forum if people asked  i'd say ..Hmm I don't really remember them at all ... on the other hand I do remember the pizza.

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By the way, I’ve tried other brands, but my favorites have usually been DiGiorno. For a while I really like a Screamin’ Sicilian pizza, but I got sick of it pretty quickly.

DiGiorno is probably the best of the national brands; I like it better than Freschetta in the “premium” segment.
The Sicilian can be good too, but heavy, because they don’t skimp on the toppings.

Red Baron is acceptable, and they make a french bread version, but Stouffer’s is better in that regard.

Stuff like Totino’s/Jeno’s, Tony’s and Tombstone are probably what inspired the “cardboard” jokes. But every so often, I do get a craving for Pizza Rolls to relive a bit of my childhood.

Frozen pizza has come a long way, particularly after rising crust dough became a thing, which IIRC, started with DiGiorno.

I can be snobbish about pizza as well, and thoroughly enjoyed all the pizza I had in Italy last summer, but to me, it’s one of those things that has to be truly awful to not be edible. Even bad pizza can fulfill a need or craving, including frozen and Domino’s and the like.

Of the different styles, I’m not a traditionalist, and given a choice, will take others like Chicago deep dish or Detroit-style over traditional Neapolitan or NYC thin crust.

But my new favorite is Roman-style, which has a thicker, crispy crust with some chewiness. Like NYC pizza, it’s sold by the slice.

BTW, one can actually find frozen pizza in the supermarket in Italy. But it’s a minuscule section, and nowhere near the almost full aisle’s worth like the U.S.

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Lately I have been consuming Newmans Own
Frozen pizza is convenient.
I prefer the local pizzeria’s, family run /owned not the chains.

In Connecticut, New Haven has the three pizzeria’s most people know of, Modern, Pepe’s and Sally’s has recently changed hands.

I haven’t tried Sally’s,

Pepes’s is good, one has been open nearby, but I don’t go there

I am not in New Haven, but when I do go there I go to Modern,

You never know who you will see when you are there Modern

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It’s not good by any measure compared to the real deal but the best i found here is by far the Sodebo “Dolce pizza” line, i don’t think they are available outside France:

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Even mediocre pie is ok when it first leaves the oven. Lately we have been buying pizzeria pie half baked and finishing it at home. Much better than eating it warm.

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There is a brand named Screamin Sicilian. I first came across it in Texas and have also found it here in California. it’s far better than Digiorno and cheaper.

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"Screamin Sicilian" has been added to my grocery list.  cool

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