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Offline rlslmshdy

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2019, 01:10:19 AM »
I pretty much love all pizza. I eat a lot of frozen pizza in a year. I have even been known to hammer a bag of Pizza Rolls after a good day of drinking. Totinos Party Pizzas, 10 for $10. They are awesome  :D
Me also i love pretty much all pizza. I love the Totinos party pizzas. I really like the ones with sausage.

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2019, 07:35:50 PM »
really no home run inn? I think that's the only one I've had that was as good if not better than most takeout pizzas

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2019, 08:58:48 PM »
really no home run inn? I think that's the only one I've had that was as good if not better than most takeout pizzas

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2019, 10:31:07 PM »
Out of curiosity, I tried a frozen pizza several years ago.  I don't imagine much separates the best from the worst. I do want to try Archer Farms and Roberta's, if I can find it.
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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2019, 07:27:58 AM »
Get a pepperoni or meat-lover's frozen pizza, cut it in quarters, batter it, fry it, dust it with powdered sugar, and serve it with raspberry jelly like a Monte Cristo.
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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2019, 07:48:28 AM »
Out of curiosity, I tried a frozen pizza several years ago.  I don't imagine much separates the best from the worst. I do want to try Archer Farms and Roberta's, if I can find it.

Bought a couple of Archer Farms rising crust pizzas.

I've choked down a lot of crappy frozen pizza over the years, and I've gotta say, good thing Target offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, 'cuz two bites and the remainder of the first went straight to the trash and the second went straight back to the Target.

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2019, 08:06:57 AM »
I don't mind frozen pizza at all. I don't like the bready ones all that much, but the thin ones are fine for what they are.

The problem comes from people expecting a frozen pizza to compete with a restaurant pizza or a homemade pizza. That's really not fair. Would you compare a cheap econobox car to a Maserati?  Would you compare a bespoke suit to something off the rack from Kohl's?

Things like frozen pizza, canned ravioli, KFC...they're their own thing. They occupy their own place on the food continuum.  Nobody will ever confuse them with handcrafted foods representing the top of the line in gourmet dining, and they shouldn't be treated as such.

I'll tell you this, though:  about once every three months, I get a hankering for a Big Mac, and only a Big Mac will do. On that day, you could serve me the finest burger, made with a hand-ground mix of cruelty-free grass-fed beef with homemade mayo and ketchup, the meltiest jack cheese from the most lovingly cared-for animals, with organic Old World lettuces, all sat atop a homemade artisanal bun, and I'd thank you profusely for your kindness and effort...and then get a Big Mac at my earliest opportunity.

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2019, 08:29:36 PM »
Get a pepperoni or meat-lover's frozen pizza, cut it in quarters, batter it, fry it, dust it with powdered sugar, and serve it with raspberry jelly like a Monte Cristo.





I'd rather just eat a Monte Cristo.
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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2019, 08:32:22 PM »
I don't mind frozen pizza at all. I don't like the bready ones all that much, but the thin ones are fine for what they are.

The problem comes from people expecting a frozen pizza to compete with a restaurant pizza or a homemade pizza. That's really not fair. Would you compare a cheap econobox car to a Maserati?  Would you compare a bespoke suit to something off the rack from Kohl's?

Things like frozen pizza, canned ravioli, KFC...they're their own thing. They occupy their own place on the food continuum.  Nobody will ever confuse them with handcrafted foods representing the top of the line in gourmet dining, and they shouldn't be treated as such.

I'll tell you this, though:  about once every three months, I get a hankering for a Big Mac, and only a Big Mac will do. On that day, you could serve me the finest burger, made with a hand-ground mix of cruelty-free grass-fed beef with homemade mayo and ketchup, the meltiest jack cheese from the most lovingly cared-for animals, with organic Old World lettuces, all sat atop a homemade artisanal bun, and I'd thank you profusely for your kindness and effort...and then get a Big Mac at my earliest opportunity.


I've never had a Big Mac.  I usually went for the Filet o Fish or McDLT and the occasional Royale with Cheese.
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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2019, 12:24:56 AM »

I've never had a Big Mac.  I usually went for the Filet o Fish or McDLT and the occasional Royale with Cheese.
I had one bite out of one once that I had a free coupon for. I knew I would not like it. I'm not much of a fan of condiments, veg, sauces. As I recall, you don’t care for condiments either. I usually order everything plain and put mustard from a packet on a cheeseburger or hot dog sometimes. I like that the packets are room temp (and clean) as cold condiments on warm sandwiches is one of the things I do not like.


That said, I appreciated CarryOn’s enthusiasm for the Big Mac, which is why I liked his post. I certainly have foods I feel that strongly about.
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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2019, 01:06:39 AM »
I like a griddled burger with the McD's flavor profile, but I use good beef.   I remember McD's (haven't eaten there since the '90s) being really gristly.  Yeah, no condiments.  Ketchup is the best way to ruin a burger IMO.
 Sometimes mustard and dill chips, but usually American, lettuce and tomato or a slider.
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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2019, 01:19:05 AM »
For a few years there, Domino's Pizza was what I would order when I was in a lazy, frozen-pizza kind of mood. I could order with their app on my iPhone and the pizza would show up faster than it would have taken for me to warm up my oven and cook a frozen pizza. And the quality was actually pretty good. The last couple of times I ordered from Dominos, the pizza wasn't very good and it took a long time to arrive. And they seemed to be fudging on their delivery times. The app showed my pizza as having been delivered, but it didn't actually arrive for another 30 min. As if they sent their driver out with too many pizzas, but still wanted it recorded as being delivered on time.

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2019, 01:49:42 AM »
I like a griddled burger with the McD's flavor profile, but I use good beef.   I remember McD's (haven't eaten there since the '90s) being really gristly.  Yeah, no condiments.  Ketchup is the best way to ruin a burger IMO.
 Sometimes mustard and dill chips, but usually American, lettuce and tomato or a slider.


Wow!  I never experienced "gristly" meat on a McDonalds hamburger.   Their meat goes through SO much processing, even though it is 100% beef, that I wonder WHAT you experienced?!?


There is a McD's within walking distance from my house, but I never go there because it is run so poorly and is too frustrating to see how they handle MY food.

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2019, 01:53:17 AM »
For a few years there, Domino's Pizza was what I would order when I was in a lazy, frozen-pizza kind of mood. I could order with their app on my iPhone and the pizza would show up faster than it would have taken for me to warm up my oven and cook a frozen pizza. And the quality was actually pretty good. The last couple of times I ordered from Dominos, the pizza wasn't very good and it took a long time to arrive. And they seemed to be fudging on their delivery times. The app showed my pizza as having been delivered, but it didn't actually arrive for another 30 min. As if they sent their driver out with too many pizzas, but still wanted it recorded as being delivered on time.


Dominos lost my business some years ago.   They may be "good" now, but they went through a period where they really sucked.


In their early days, Dominos was actually pretty good...  I guess the accountants  got involved and screwed up the whole concept.

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2019, 07:25:16 AM »
One thing I like about McD's is their self-serve ordering kiosk. I can place my own order and pay for it with my phone or a card, grab a number and sit down, and I almost always get my food before someone who ordered at the same time at the counter.

Dominos...I've had two in the last two years. One was horrible, one was pretty good, not from the same location. I'm probably the only person who preferred their pre-makeover pizzas to their new and improved ones.

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2019, 09:43:11 AM »
Although I live near Domino's HQ, I've never had one. Maybe it's time to try one...
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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2019, 10:38:15 AM »
Although I live near Domino's HQ, I've never had one. Maybe it's time to try one...
This is not something you should enter into without a backup plan, imho.  ;D  They’re ok. It will compare favorably to frozen. I like the Brooklyn. It’s a grease bomb I can eat a couple times a year. Domino’s is as close to pizza made by robots as we are going to get while still using real human beings.
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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2019, 03:41:27 PM »
This is not something you should enter into without a backup plan, imho.  ;D  They’re ok. It will compare favorably to frozen. I like the Brooklyn. It’s a grease bomb I can eat a couple times a year. Domino’s is as close to pizza made by robots as we are going to get while still using real human beings.

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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2019, 05:18:39 PM »

Wow!  I never experienced "gristly" meat on a McDonalds hamburger.   Their meat goes through SO much processing, even though it is 100% beef, that I wonder WHAT you experienced?!?


There is a McD's within walking distance from my house, but I never go there because it is run so poorly and is too frustrating to see how they handle MY food.

To be fair, I haven't had a McD's burger since the mid '80s.
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Re: Best and worst frozen pizzas
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2019, 09:09:19 PM »
Roma brand frozen pizza is legit. Just add extra mozzarella and some dried oregano and you're all set. No disappointments here....  :pizza:
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