Review: Mama Cozzi’s Three Meat French Bread Pizza

As regular ALDI shoppers know, most of the house brands are good-to-great quality. Here at Pizza Quixote, we’ve sampled quite a few of the ALDI pizza options of the refrigerated and frozen varieties:

In general, we found the American-made stuff to be as good as the brand name fresh or frozen pizzas you can get in the typical supermarket. However, and this applies to anything you can get at ALDI, the stuff made in Germany is superior. The Caprese pizza note above stands with the Italian imported pies sold at Trader Joe’s as the best frozen pizza you can get.

I’d be remiss, though, not to mention the Gino’s East frozen deep-dish Chicago style pie frequently found at ALDI. That calorie bomb is about as good as frozen pizza gets.

With all that as background, I was intrigued to see the new French Bread pizza under the Mama Cozzi label. The standard for this style was established decades ago by Stouffer’s. Frozen French bread pizza – with its thicker but airy crust – often works better than your typical low-cost frozen pizza.

First, the price. For two generously-sized slices, the price is $1.99. Somehow I caught the 3-meat variety on clearance and paid just 99 cents for each box. These things aren’t quite the calorie load of the Gino’s East pizza mentioned above, but you’re in for 450 calories in each slice. Eat the entire box yourself, that’s 900 calories.

These cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes. You can do a microwave shortcut, but I cringe whenever the words “pizza” and “microwave” are used in the same sentence. If you think about microwaving your pizza because you are pressed for time, save even more time by throwing …read more

Source:: Pizza Quixote