Frozen pizza is one of those things that we do very rarely around our house. Usually when we eat pizza, it's homemade (the frugal way to go) or from a local chain (Eric's favorite option).
However, frozen pizza was a necessity a few weeks ago. Dinner turned out to be a flop and it was a date night at home for Eric and I. So I asked him to pick up something at the grocery store on his way home from work that we could have for dinner. He opted for frozen pizza.
More precisely, he opted for 2 frozen pizzas. He wanted us to do a little taste test and see what we found. So, I present our highly scientific findings.
The test subjects:
Initial impressions showed that the DiGiorno was a thicker crust with more cheese. The Red Baron had more sauce and pepperoni though.
Fresh out of the oven. There's definitely a marked difference between the two pizzas. They both looked and smelled delicious, but the DiGiorno did have a nicer look to it.
On the plate, ready to devour. Again, the DiGiorno is on the left and the Red Baron is on the right. And again, there is a marked difference between the two.
But now for the true test, because afterall, does it really matter how something looks if it doesn't taste good?
Eric definitely preferred the taste of the DiGiorno. He liked the thicker crust and all that cheese. For me, I was all about the Red Baron. I suppose this isn't the best gauge since it wasn't a blind taste test and the cost might have factored in for me. Although I really don't think so. I think I just preferred the thinner crust, more sauce and less cheese.
So our final answer is that we don't have an answer. Eric says it's worth the extra $3 and I say it's not. I guess it's just a matter of preference between what kind of crust and amount of cheese you prefer.
In the end though, you're probably better off sticking with the homemade pizza for regular pizza consumption and the take-out pizza for the occasional splurge.
Where do you stand on this pizza issue? Are you a loyal fan of DiGiorno or Red Baron...homemade or take-out?
(Note - Neither DiGiorno or Red Baron had anything to do with this post. It is not a sponsored review. Just the crazy opinions of my husband and myself who were feeling a little slap happy one Friday night.)
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