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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 05:20 AM
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I thought Tombstone pizzas were supposed to be pretty good
I bought one a couple of weeks ago. They were on extreme sale. I don't remember the exact numbers, but they're usually something like seven or eight dollars, and I got it for less than three.

It looked good in the picture on the package.

I managed to choke down a couple of slices, to get my RDA of calories, but damn, that was nasty.

And why did it try to curl up into a ball in my oven?

Are there any good brands of frozen pizza?

As a side note, have you noticed that the quality of many products, and most especially food-products, have been really nosediving lately?
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 07:28 AM
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1. Tombstone is pretty middling.
Better than Tony's or store-brands or Elios but not as good as Freschetta, DiGiorno or CPK. Newman's Own has a pretty okay frozen pizza.

$7 is too much to pay for a Tombstone, they're like $4.50-$5 here at Target.

I get better pizza results (cheaper too) from buying the premade crusts (which freeze fine) and making my own pizza (because I can control things like the amount and quality of cheese and the pizza sauce. (Sadly it seems my favorite pizza sauce (Mid's) has been pushed out of my local supermarket by Don Pepino and Ragu, both of which are crap.)
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 07:29 AM
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2. of all brands the frozen pizza I like is.....
Schwanns
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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 07:31 AM
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3. I like the digorno extra topping style myself
It's got garlic bits in it.
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 07:38 AM
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4. I make my own with pre-made crusts.
Due to my lactose problem I can't have frozen or delivery made with cheese but I love pizza. I have used various cheese substitutes and I like Mamma Mary's crusts.
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 07:58 AM
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5. My guy is kinda in the pizza business...long story....
Haven't bought a frozen pizza in years...they just don't taste good to me!
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 08:35 AM
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6. Dr. Oetker's are actually really, really good
Very thin crust, nice selection of toppings.
http://www.oetker.us /
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 08:47 AM
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7. first one I tried many years ago sucked
Haven't had one since.
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Amaril Donating Member (447 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 08:57 AM
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8. I like California Pizza Kitchen
Their margherita is my very favorite frozen pizza.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 09:05 PM
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15. California Pizza Kitchen is good, but outside my budget range.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 09:31 AM
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9. If you have a Trader Joe's nearby...
...they have a couple of different refrigerated...not frozen...pizzas that are pretty good. They are small / "personal" sized, not 12-inchers.

The Margherita pizza is pretty good. It comes with a little envelope of fresh basil that you cut into slivers and spread over the top.

They also used to have a "Greek" pizza with feta instead of mozzarella and olives.

Pretty much any frozen pizza I've tried has had that "frozen pizza taste."

If you don't live near a Trader Joe's, virtually any non-chain market, especially the upscale ones, will have a good refrigerated fresh ready-to-bake pizza in the deli section...just ask.

:toast:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 09:39 AM
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10. English muffins, tomato paste, a little cheese, and the veg of your choice in the oven
It's just as quick as a frozen pizza, has 80% less sodium, and is easily customizeable. I assume it's also less expensive. I recommend the artichoke/asparagus/kalamata olive topping combo. But spinach/basil/pesto sauce can be a winner too.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:00 PM
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11. We use any frozen pizza as a base to pile stuff on
on their own, I can't think of a one we eat by itself. Closest is digiorno's
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 01:38 PM
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12. There's only one tombstone pizza that's satisfying, and that one ain't it. nt
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 01:49 PM
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13. Never tried Tombstone; like Stouffer's French Bread,
but haven't had for a while.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 09:05 PM
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14. I like Bernatello's Good and Garlic. Tombstone is nasty, hate the crust.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 01:51 AM
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16. Sometimes they are. eom.
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mockmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 07:27 AM
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17. In the 70's they were pretty good
Kraft bought them and now Nestles owns them.

I worked at the Kraft plant for awhile as a temp. I mostly work on the DiGiorno's line or making Jacks pizza. I never saw the California Pizza Kitchen product while I was there. But they did expand quite a bit the last few years.

Jacks was the cheaper of them, often selling 5 for $10. Tombstone was between $5 and $6. I've seen Pizza curl up in the past. I don't know why that is. Gas oven without a pizza pan?

I like the Red Baron Pan Pizzas. Frozen pizza's are all pretty much meh!

"Pizza in a Cup", is still probably the best.
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