Friday, July 9, 2021

Totino's Party Pizza (Triple Meat)

Totino's "Pizza Rolls" are probably more well known than their frozen pizza. Or at least they were when I was in high school: every friend of mine who smoked marijuana swore by them. But I only remember trying pizza rolls once, and I did not think much of them. (I was part of the crowd who drank beer, and our vice was a local taco stand named Rick's.) 

They also make small frozen pizzas. I spotted one at the store the other day for $1 and thought I might as well give it a try. 

I'm not sure why they call it a "Party Pizza." It's not big enough to share with anyone, let alone a party. 

Or does the name show a self-awareness by the company that their products are enjoyed by people who like to party? Is the name a wink? 

I have no idea. 

It looked exactly as I expected it would.

But it tasted much better. 

I mean, I'm not saying it's anything you've been missing in your life, just that if you're looking for a cheap pizza to keep in the freezer for moments when you feel like making no effort, you could do a lot worse than this. 

If this had been expensive, I would have been annoyed. But the price tag matches the quality. 

THE RATING: πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•

Friday, July 2, 2021

Screamin' Sicilian Brazen Buffalo

I have featured two Screamin' Sicilian pizzas over the last 18 months: The Mambo Italiano, which I loved, and the Thin & Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch, which I hated. 

Next up: the Brazen Buffalo. I have long loved buffalo chicken pizzas, though to be honest, I almost never eat them anymore. (The last one I remember having before this was 9 years ago.) 

But once upon a time, I ate them at least once per week. BJ's Brewery and Old Chicago were my two favorites and I went there all the time. (Mostly to drink beer, but also to eat.)

Screamin' Sicilian pizzas are on the expensive side, so I was disappointed to see how little toppings there were on this. 

But, as long as it was tasty, I could forgive that. 

This is one of those occasions where I didn't like the pizza but I share the blame. 

It was too spicy.

Now, I like spicy foods. I pile jalapeΓ±os on tacos. I dunk egg rolls into Chinese hot mustard so spicy that it brings tears to my eyes. I love a beer from Colorado that includes chili peppers in it. 

But with pizza... I guess I don't like spicy. Not anymore. 

I added some pickled celery (something I just recently discovered that I love) to make it taste like a buffalo wing with celery. 

This was enjoyable. 

But still too damn spicy. 


(But, if you like spicy pizza, you may well love this.)