Following Nestlé USA’s announcement that it would be pulling artificial flavors from all its chocolate products earlier this year, the company now says it’s removing artificial flavors and reducing salt by 10% in many of its frozen pizza and snack products by the end of 205.
Get ready: Box Brands, makers of the BurritoBox vending machine that serves up hot burritos in about a minute, is about to revolutionize fast food kiosks again. Well, maybe “revolutionize” is the wrong word, because what they want to do is put giant boxes that sell hot pizzas without pesky human interaction on every street corner. Depending on your point of view, that’s a tasty revolution or a dystopian nightmare. [More]
Sure, Pizza Hut thinks it’s being all revolutionary with its cookie pizzas, and infinite variations on stuffed crusts but the chain isn’t taking things nearly far enough. Have they tried putting an entire cookie pizza layer on top of a pizza? They have not. Yet. One brave man, Michael J. Hudson, has tried such a feat. The result looks horrifying. And amazing. And horrifying. [More]
Either makers of frozen pizzas should just give up on the whole concept of “toppings,” or we consumers need to seriously cut back on our expectations. Maybe they should at least give up on the idea of making Hawaiian pizzas topped with ham and pineapple. After multiple readers sent us sad comparisons of Celeste’s version of the pizza, it turns out Red Baron doesn’t do such a good job, either. [More]
Americans eat a lot of packaged foods, but do you ever wonder what kind of magical land these boxes of convenient tastiness come from? There’s no army of dough-tossing elves trapped inside a pizza factory: the reality is much cooler. [More]
Looking to get the best culinary experience out of your frozen pizza? That’s not an oxymoron. The smell of tomato sauce and cheese is drifting down the hall from our colleagues at Consumer Reports, who compared the same pizza when cooked in a conventional oven and a microwave oven. Their goal was to figure out the best way to cook frozen pizzas for optimal texture and tastiness.
No one purchases a one-dollar frozen pizza expecting a gourmet experience. Heck, they don’t even expect the meal to look all that much like the photo on the box. When reader Kitanaor picked up a Hawaiian-style Celeste pizza-for-one, though, she expected to find more than one piece of pineapple among the toppings.
In addition to the millions of slices of pizza being delivered and picked up from pizzerias around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, plenty of football-watching folks will be tossing a frozen pie in to the oven. For those still wondering which frozen pizza to purchase, the labcoat-lovin’ testers at Consumer Reports recently pigged out on the stuff, with surprising results.