For our next taste test, we sampled Kroger’s rising curst frozen pizza. As with the others, it was prepared in my convection oven. The Taste Tester and I have given totally unbiased reviews, we spent our very own money on these pizzas and sourced them all ourselves.
Total Score: 36/80; 45%
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this had way too much crust for me. Both the Taste Tester and I found it lacking on toppings, specifically cheese. Not too objectionable, but no worth repeating.
The Taste Tester’s co-worker informed us that DiGornio stuffed crust pizza is the best of all the frozen pizzas. It was pretty pricey, so we had high expectations. I think this one would have really benefited from a trip in the regular oven as opposed to the convection oven. I will be looking forward to trying this one again. Also, remember that I am quite biased as a thin crust lover 4life!
Total Score: 52.5/80; 65.6%
Price: $7.99, on sale
Both the Taste Tester and I were satisfied with this pizza, although I found it ridiculously overpriced. The Taste Tester loved the crust, but noted that without cheese it would have been wayyyy too much. I still found it to be a little crust heavy. I also found the crust to be bland and a bit soggy. Even though the Taste Tester really liked this one, at $7.99 it won’t be making too many more appearances in our freezer.
Next up in our very scientific frozen pizza challenge, the Taste Tester and I sampled a pizza from Kroger’s own brand, Simple Truth Organic.
Price: $4.99, one of the pricier pizzas in the test, especially considering it was rather small
Total Score: 12/80; 15%
Wow was this awful. Remember how I told you at the beginning of this challenge that the Taste Tester likes ALL. THE. PIZZA. Well, I stand corrected.
This is the first time, in 28 years on earth, the Taste Tester has ever been actively hungry and refused to eat pizza. He could not stomach another bite. It was THAT bad.
While I enjoyed the 1 pepperoni that I had on my pizza, the Taste Tester found that it tasted like a cheap summer sausage. We both wanted to give it negative points. Organic or not, this is not a pizza we will be purchasing again.