From deep in the frozen pizza capital of the U.S., Marshall, Minnesota (????), comes this new offering from the Red Baron Brand, part of the Schwan’s Food Company. The “Fire-Baked Original Crust Italian Style Meat Trio” is one of a plethroa of new types of pies the frozen pizza industry has introduced of late.
Red Baron posts their new offering is “the authentic pizzeria style taste that comes from cooking the crust in a fiery 800°F oven – tender on the inside, and crispy on the bottom. Topped with all the finest vegetables, meats and 100% real cheeses.”
The 22 oz meat monster is topped with ham, sausage and pepperoni, though “contents may settle during shipping”, and you will note in this pic, that you will have to do a little remodeling between removing the pizza from the box and placing it in the oven.
The product calls for fairly standard baking instructions, and the box provides you with directions to obtain a crispy crust, or a softer one, depending on whether you place the pizza directly on an oven shelf, or on a cookie sheet. I often wish manufacturers would also provide a set of instructions for cooking on a stone, but realize I am in a clear minority of people who employ that method at home.
The frozen pizza industry is busy trying to lure consumers with new choices, or at least new descriptors – ‘artisan’, ‘pizzeria-style’, ‘home-style vegetables’ and so on. A number of brands have even started selling frozen slices.