“Exceeds Expectations,” the package of Emil’s Pizza boasts. And you know what? It did, for me. And I was surprised that it did. Making “Real Good Pizza Since 1961,” Emil’s is based in Watertown, WI, and must be another one of those Upper Midwest pizzas that got its launch as a local mom and pop selling frozen pies to bars. (I’m guessing).
I picked up the traditional thin crust sausage pie, which weighs in at 21.6 oz (Now 20% larger!). It was $6.99 at one of my local grocers, which puts it in the “medium value” range for frozen pizzas.
After taking it out of the package, I was immediately leery of the diced approach to the cheese, figuring it would not be adequate to cover the pie. I also noted that there was an ample quantity of sausage, but the pieces were relatively small.
Well, surprise! It did exceed my expectations, and I’d buy it again. It’s a good crisp version of the thin crust, the Wisconsin cheese melted and covered nicely, the sauce did not have an intrusive flavor and the sausage was fine.
Good job, Emil’s!
Emils Frozen Pizza Review