There is absolutely nothing like New York pizza. I'm not sure if it is the water or some other magical factor, but nothing comes close. Not even in a frozen pizza. However, there has been a bit of a shuffle in Trader Joe's frozen pizza aisle where certain items have been discontinued. So, when something gets discontinued something else takes its place and in this case, it is Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Mozzarella Piccolo Pizza.
Review & Taste
So one of my common complaints about Trader Joe's frozen pizzas is that the crust is pretty bland. That doesn't seem to be the case here. There does seem to be some flavor going on here.
Otherwise, this ate a whole lot like Trader Joe's Prosciutto, Arugula, and Burrata Flatbread. They were about the same thickness and the crusts seemed similar.
The key difference is the added tomato on top of this as opposed to the arugula and prosciutto topping on the flatbread.
In either case, this little pizza only takes 10-12 minutes on 425F. Quicker than delivery in most cases and depending on where you live might actually be better than local delivery. However, this never reaches quite the greatness of New York pizza.
So yes, this product is imported from Italy so it might be more reminiscent of something you'd get on a long vacation. However, since I've never had the opportunity to go to Italy, I'll leave that up to the comments section to decide on how authentic it is to Italian-style pizza.
For $2.99 it is certainly cheaper than a slice of pizza in New York as the starting price for a plain slice seems to however at or above $2 before you add any toppings.
But if you are like me and enjoy a quick meal with minimal mess, then this wasn't a bad item to reach for.
Would I buy this again? While I liked Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Mozzarella Piccolo Pizza, I like the Prosciutto flatbread better, but that is all a matter of preference too. If someone handed me a slice of this, I don't think I would turn it down either.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Mozzarella Piccolo Pizza:
Calories and ingredients
How Trader Joe's describes this product:
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Mozzarella Piccolo Pizza
Product Name: Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Mozzarella Piccolo Pizza
Product Description: Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Mozzarella Piccolo Pizza is a new frozen pizza
Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Mozzarella Piccolo Pizza is a new pizza in the frozen aisle.
- Not a bad frozen pizza.
- Beats Ellio's pizza any day despite it being about the same size.
- Small if you actually think you'll get two servings out of this.