Friday, January 17, 2020

DiGiorno Stacked (BBQ Recipe Bacon Cheeseburger)

Well, there is one thing I can say for certain about this pizza before I even try it: it's not going to be as good as DiGiorno's deep-dish pizza from long ago, and it's not going to be as bad as DiGiorno's "artisan thin-crust" that I wrote about the other day.

Okay, the "stacked" label is appropriate: this thing is loaded with sausage. That's the good news.

The bad news is it looks like rabbit poop.

The sausage was insipid. It was not bad sausage, just flavorless. Have you ever had extra-lean turkey sausage? It tastes okay when you slather it with mustard or barbecue sauce but on its own, it is quite flavorless. That's what we're dealing with here.

The label claims there is "hamburger" as well, but I could not taste any.

Fortunately, the pizza was saved by two things. First, the bacon was tasty and there was plenty of it.

But, most importantly, the "tangy bbq sauce" was fantastic. The decision to use barbecue sauce instead of standard pizza sauce was a good one. DiGiorno does not offer a barbecue chicken pizza, and that's a shame, as they could probably make a very good one with this sauce as the base.

If they had eschewed the sausage and just went with beef and bacon, this would have been a much more enjoyable pizza. Instead, it was good, but not great. Which happens to be the exact definition of:

THE RATING: 🍕🍕🍕

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