This is an update from my last posting about a year ago.
I have evaluated 33 frozen brands, primarily thinner crust versions trying to balance great taste with grams of food/point. To get max enjoyment/bite. Top 3 are at WHOLE FOODS.
They all has ONE THING IN COMMON...........a great tasting crust....and are all wood-fired. By wood firing, crusts can have crunch outside, but are fluffy inside. As a benefit, it happens each of my choices all tout organic.
Found at WHOLE FOODS: The American Flatbread pizzas are great in terms of taste, especially their crust. The cheeses they use add depth. These pizzas are expensive for the category @$10, but a great taste all around. American flatbread- sliced tomato & 5 cheese is 18 grams/WW point. For more info:
best pizza for value: Mandia pizza gold @$6. Great taste, great price, and reasonable points. Kroger no longer carries (oct17) , now you have to order online!! Whole Food does www.instacart.com/whole-foods/products/2588444-mandia-cibo-italiano-pizza-4-cheese-14-82-oz OR www.prestofreshgrocery.com/checkout/cart/ ($8/ea with $50 min)
Mandia Quattro formaggi is 17.5grams/WW point ; Mandia crust is manufactured in Italy with four different cheeses. Its crust tastes very much like a restaurant (wood fired) - its light and airy inside, crusty outside. The cheese has a full body. You can build your own low fat pizza by adding vegetables or turkey sausage (additions not included in grams/point!). They have used their points on both a great crust and great cheese vs. fattening toppings.
Half the pizza is 8 WW points. I recommend putting spinach, mushrooms, and Williams Sonoma pizza seasoning on it. YUM!
Coming in a low fourth/fifth:
Found at TRADER JOES : TJs org wood fired Sicilian style pizza at 22.7 grams/WW point. You get more food per point, but its got a spicy kick and just isn't as good.
BTW< I tried Krogers "replacement" wood fired pizza in its "private selections"...and its crust is no comparison to my winners.
I looked at some other results online...and of upper end tasters such as Epicurious...bottom line they found Robertas best. Ive never tried b/c they don't deliver many to Midwest. www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/taste-test-what-is-the-best-frozen-pizza-article My research reveals a) theyre pricey! b) frozen can be ordered from :
Fresh Direct (2 for $20)
Dean & DeLuca (2@$39!!) www.deandeluca.com/pizza-pie-two-ways
Found at WHOLE FOODS, BETTER HEALTH STORE: Amy's pizza snacks. Lots of filling, not a lot of breading like Jenos and Annies. Great to munch on a couple while dinner is cooking!!
More info: www.amys.com/products/product-detail/snacks/000121
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