Taste test: New frozen DiGiorno Pizzeria

The new frozen Pizzeria line from DiGiorno. (Courtesy)

The product: DiGiorno Pizzeria pizza available in four varieties: four cheese; primo pepperoni; Italian meat trio and Supreme Speciale with a blend of premium meats and vegetables including pepperoni, Italian sausage, red and green peppers and caramelized onions.

The pitch: It’s being promoted as a “game-changing innovation in frozen pizza.” So sure is DiGiorno that you can get your money back within 30 days of purchase by filling out an online form at Digiorno.com.

The pros: While frozen pizza has come a long way from the cardboard stuff I ate in the ‘70s, not much I’ve tasted matches what DiGiorno has managed to do. Preservative-free crisp crust, tomato sauce that doesn’t taste like corn syrup, cheese that tastes like cheese and fresh frozen vegetables. I cooked it an additional six minutes beyond the recommended 22 minutes because I wanted an extra-crispy crust.

The cons: It’s still frozen pizza and with a suggested retail price of $6.49 (for a pie that feeds four), the larger chains might deliver better value.


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The bottom line: For pizza of this quality, I’d be glad to have one in my freezer on those days when the last thing you want to do is cook The best frozen pizza I’ve ever had!