I’m from New Jersey. We have good pizza here. I mean good pizza! Not like the over-crusted kind that the west coast (who’ve incidentally also ruined the good name of cheesecake!) has duped the unwary masses into believing is pizza.
NJ pizza from a non-chain mom ‘ pop parlour is far superior to that which is sold in any chain. NJ pizza is a religious experience, complete with choirs of the heavenly host singing as you take that first bite…
But I digress…
Anyhoo, my point is that I’ve been spoiled for pizza, and while I do, upon occasion, resort to the frozen variety, it has to be not only cost-effective but pretty darn tasty to win the approval of myself and my family (although they’re much less picky, having all been born out of state).
So when Moms Meet offered me the opportunity to do a review of Annie’s Organic Rising Crust Pizza, the bar was already set pretty high. But I thought to myself, that A) organic is a BIG plus!, B) it’s pretty darn hard to find decent pizza that uses uncured toppings that have more carcinogenic preservatives than a mummy (sodium nitrite/nitrate – you know who you are!), and C) Annie’s is a brand that I know and trust – I’ve bought other products of theirs and been pretty satisfied – everything from Mac n Cheese, to Bunny crackers!
Here’s the “Supreme” flavored pizza when I first unwrapped it, in its frozen state:
And here’s the pizza after cooking at the recommended temperature and time:
if I cooked it any longer, the crust would have become hard and my children wouldn’t have eaten it, also there’d be the risk of the toppings becoming charred. However, it meant that the center of the pizza was still very doughy and a bit uncooked, although the cheese on top gave every indication of being melted.
As for the rest of the crust, it tasted the way pizza crust is supposed to taste like – fresh-baked bread, NOT tasteless cardboard.
The pepperoni had a nice, meaty consistency. It had just a bit of spicyness, but not overwhelming.
The bell peppers tasted like bell peppers, despite having been frozen, not watery at all.
And while there was a bit of oil – which is unavoidable if you have not only cheese, but also pepperoni cooking away, it was not overly greasy or drippy.
My kids enjoyed it and my husband also said it was superior to some of the other frozen pizzas he had tried recently.
So I’ll give a thumbs-up to Annie’s Rising Crust Organic Pizza. Though I’d recommend wrapping the edge of the crust in foil after it’s been cooked to avoid burning, and then giving it a few more minutes in the oven for the center to catch up.
Annie’s Organic Rising Crust Pizza is:
• Certified Organic
• Naturally rising crust, 8g whole
grains per serving
• 100% real cheese, made with milk
from cows not treated with the
growth hormone rBST*
• Features meats with no nitrates or
nitrites added (except for naturally
occurring nitrates in sea salt or
celery juice powder)
• Available in four flavors, including
Uncured Pepperoni, Four
Cheese, Supreme, and Spinach &
• Ready to eat in 25 minutes or
less with a crispier or softer crust
depending on how you bake it
• Family-size, great for adults and
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Annie’s is also giving THREE TwiceBlessedLife.com readers a chance to win a free Annie’s Organic Rising Crust Pizza of their very own!
And if you just can’t wait to win – Annie’s Organic Rising Crust Pizza is available in the freezer aisle at Whole Foods Market (Suggested Retail Price $9.99 for one 11.5-inch pizza).
Just use the Rafflecopter form for easy entry into the giveaway!
*Disclaimer: I received this product for free for review purposes from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received
it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product. I also received a potholder as a thank you for hosting the giveaway.