The “full name” of the product is Good & Delish Rising Crust Extra Thick Pepperoni frozen pizza. Good & Delish is one of Walgreen’s in-house brands for food products, the other is Nice! Not sure why they need two brands, as there doesn’t seem to be any segment specific reason for one or the other.
Seldom is the day I even stop at a Walgreen’s, I just think they are too spendy. But I stopped today simply because “it was there,” I s needed one or two things, and on short trips, I hate to make multiple stops. Getting lazy, I guess.
I have been on the hunt for a new brand of frozen pizza, Walgreens probably wouldn’t have it, but I figured I’d peek anyway, and sho nuff, no soap. But they did have their house brand pies at $4.99 for 29 ounces, and that’s a pretty good value, so I figured “what they hey”, and brought one home. I have reviewed other Walgreen’s products before, notably their frozen cheeseburger.
Never been a fan of rising crust pizzas, but when you think about it, it’s quite an achievement, isn’t it? The Walgreen’s pie was a straight forward affair, 20 minutes at 400; the ingredients were typical, but the pepperoni was “pork, beef, and chicken,” a formulation I try and stay away from. But I was committed now.
The box has the “Real Cheese” (which indicates the topping is a bon afide dairy product)emblem on it, and a Federal Inspection seal, but without the customary “establishment number,” so I can’t tell you who makes these pizzas for Walgreens.
Upon taking it from the oven, the first thing I noticed was some “shiny pools” on top of the pie, which surprised me, since the pepperoni had the combination ingredients. Pure pork or pure beef or both I would have thought had a higher content of fat.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 representing the best US made frozen pizza I have ever consumed, for me, this pie is about a six. All of the ingredients are VERY mild in flavor, the “Boboli-like” crust is good, crispy and chewy at the same time, and the pepperoni, had some heft to it, due to its thickness.
Would I buy it again? If the circumstances were right, probably.
Good & Delish Frozen Pizza Review