As you all know, we went Paleo back in October which means that as a general rule, we don’t eat grains. The kids are STILL being difficult so we do still feed them things that aren’t Paleo.
One of our favorite companies to purchase from is Annie’s Homegrown. The kids absolutely love the little bunny crackers, and when they want mac & cheese, the only thing that I’ll feed them is Annie’s. So when Moms Meet asked me to review Annie’s pizza, I jumped at the chance. Madilyn and Styles LOVE pizza, and most of the families that I know who are not Ancestral Eaters, love pizza as well. It’s often difficult to find a pizza product that you can feel good about feeding to your children so I knew that several of my mommy friends would be excited to sample this with me.
In lieu of hosting a giveaway here at Banana Hammocks & Tutus, I held a party for some local mommies and I served Annie’s Organic Frozen Pizza to get their take on it. Plus, I wanted to treat them because the vouchers for the pizza were for Whole Foods and we don’t have a Whole Foods in Savannah! As it were, I traveled to Orlando, FL last weekend and was able to visit my old Whole Foods to pick the pizza up and bring it home with me. (I found out at my party that Savannah is getting a Whole Foods – FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
ANYways…Some of my friends gathered today to taste this culinary symphony of flavors. I never have high expectations for frozen pizza, but I always have high expectations for Annie’s products. You can see how this leaves me in a bit of a lurch!
The pizzas looked a little small to me, they are 11.5″ in diameter, but they had rising crusts so I was hoping that they would puff up a little bit once they were cooked. The Whole Foods that I went to only had the Organic Uncured Pepperoni and Organic Spinach & Mushroom pizzas so I got one Uncured Pep and 2 Organic Spinach and Mushroom.
I hadn’t even considered the fact that the spinach pizza would have a cream based sauce but when it came out of the oven, it was garlicky-and delicious smelling. The pepperoni also smelled delicious. The crust had puffed up nicely and had a beautiful brown tint.
After cooling off for about 10 minutes, we were finally able to chow down.
I was floored at how smooth the crust was. Does that sound strange? It was velvety and smooth and the toppings were delicious. I never expect many toppings on a frozen pizza but the toppings were definitely generous. The cream sauce on the Spinach Mushroom pizza was smooth and flavorful but didn’t overpower the tomato, spinach, and mushroom on the pizza. The Pepperoni pizza was phenomenal. My kids LOVED it and the uncured pepperoni was very obviously of a superior quality. Now, I don’t know about your children but mine never, EVER eat pizza crust. Well…they didn’t eat pizza crust until today. They killed this pizza, crust and all. I couldn’t believe it.
The other moms at my shindig agreed. The quality was obviously really high, the crust was delicious, the toppings were generous, it was what we all expected out of an Annie’s product. I enjoyed it much more than most delivery pizzas and I can honestly say that I’ve never tasted a frozen pizza as good as these.
I don’t think I’m the only mom from today who will be recommending Annie’s Organic Frozen Pizza to her friends.
Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.