Well, here is one of the few items at Trader Joe's that I've ever seen as being labeled as "Family Size." But I am here to assure you that if your family is over the size of 2, you might need more. Sorry, this is no Costco-sized item.
Since I live just outside of NYC pizza is a staple and probably one of the best food items we have going for us.
But in my household, a large pie can also withstand the hunger of about 3 adults. Anything more than that will require another pie. I'm not making the case those are legitimate serving sizes, I'm just saying when we have people over that is how we order.
Now, I was happy to see a larger-sized pizza at Trader Joe's. However, it doesn't seem much larger than some of the other options.
My husband and I are big fans of Trader Joe's Pepperoni Pizza and that will get us through dinner. Sometimes with leftovers, sometimes no leftovers.
And since pizza in our mind is up there with tacos in terms of "perfect foods" we occasionally use the phrase, "Even when it's bad, it's still sorta good," to describe the euphoria of eating pizza.
Well, this pizza isn't Trader Joe's best.
It's edible. But when your bar is NYC levels of high, this pizza just doesn't compete. Nor does it compete well with a lot of the pizza's I've reviewed.
The directions were pretty much spot on. But each bite just didn't wow. The crust was ok, thin enough. Decent enough for a freezer pizza.
But when it came to anything on the crust it wasn't great. There was something about the sauce and cheese blend that just didn't work for me one bit.
And it isn't a great exaggeration when I say after I wrapped up the leftovers, they sat in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Those are things that generally never happen with pizza. Not in my household at least.
I don't know if it was the Emmentaler cheese that just made it weird or the sauce which I didn't much care for but I am here to say there are better options.
If you like plain pizza, then the best thing to do is reach at Trader Joe's is the Monteli Organic Pizza Crusts and do it yourself. It will take you about the same amount of time, but the outcome will be so much better.
Would I buy this again? For $5.99, I like the price of Trader Joe's Organic Cheese and Tomato Family Size Pizza, however, I just didn't dig this pizza's flavor one bit.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Organic Cheese and Tomato Family Size Pizza:
Calories and ingredients
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Organic Cheese and Tomato Family Size Pizza
Product Name: Trader Joe's Organic Cheese and Tomato Family Size Pizza
Product Description: Trader Joe's Organic Cheese and Tomato Family Size Pizza is a newer larger sized pizza in the frozen section.
Trader Joe's Organic Cheese and Tomato Family Size Pizza is a newer pizza option in a larger size.
- Directions are spot on
- Didn't wow in terms of flavor
- You are better off with the organic pizza crusts that are also in the frozen aisle and making your own.