Friday, February 14, 2020

Outsiders Pizza Company Detroit Style Pizza (Three Cheese)

Have you ever heard of Detroit-style pizza? If not, do not feel bad; I myself was not familiar with it until only a couple of years ago. 

It is similar to deep-dish in appearance, though it is best to think of it more as "thick crust." The dough in a Detroit-style pie is a buttery, flaky crust reminiscent of European-style pastries. 

I must confess: I've never had any in a pizzeria. I've been to Michigan twice though never Detroit. 

It looks kind of like a lasagna, no? It's not very heavy, though: the crust is surprisingly lightweight. 

It definitely tastes good. The sauce is relatively insipid (though I feel that way about almost all frozen-pizza sauces) but the cheese was tangy and pleasantly browned on the edges.

The light and buttery crust was more reminiscent of a good Italian restaurant's freshly-made breadsticks. I would have preferred slightly more toppings and slightly less bread, but it is what it is.

The downside to this pizza, and I feel slightly ridiculous bringing it up, is the nutrition. I know, it's pizza. It's bread topped with cheese. There is no way it can be healthy. No one has ever said "I want to eat healthy tonight; let's order a pizza." It's best just not to think about nutrition when eating pizza and do another 30 minutes on the treadmill.

But it's impossible not to be taken aback by the label on this pizza: 2150 calories and 115 grams of fat, a whopping 145% of your daily recommended intake. That seems excessive. You could eat eight Trader Joe's Bambino Pizzas, or one of these.

That being said, it does taste good and I'm sure I will buy one again, perhaps to put out while watching a game with friends or family, or maybe cut into ten pieces to serve as an appetizer at a cocktail party. 

I will not eat one by myself for dinner again, though. 


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