The pros: Trader Joe's Pizza Dough is inexpensive, can be frozen and is a good item to keep on hand.
The cons: Watch the shelf life. It's a fresh item and won't last forever. This item can be frozen if you are not going to use it right away.
The verdict: For $1.19 this is an inexpensive item tucked away in the refrigerated section. It's pizza dough in a bag, but when baked it's pretty darn good. While the product doesn't say is that it can be frozen. Pizza dough has lots of uses so don't limit yourself to just pizza. Bread, garlic knots, and even zeppoles (fried dough that frequently has sugar on top) can be made from the same dough. Your choice of how to prepare this is up to you. If you are planning on going the traditional route and having pizza, this will make enough pizza to feed 3-4 normal portions. It's vegan so there are no animal products in this.
Overall, while the pizza dough wasn't the best I've ever had or life changing, it was good. I'd buy it again. I keep one in the refrigerator and one in the freezer. While making pizza dough isn't difficult, it does take time. This is a time saver worth the $1.19.
Here is the visual rundown of what you get if you purchase this item.
The bag of Trader Joe's Pizza Dough in the refrigerated aisle:
The nutritional information:
The ingredients and how to prepare this:
After being cooked you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes. This is a great item to have on hand for clearing out your refrigerator of leftovers, to make a quick bread or a quick pizza. It will even make a quick dessert if you are willing to fry some of it and add some sugar.
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I gotta tell you, I've tried all of TJ's fresh pizza doughs and had very little success. I thought maybe I just got a bad batch so I kept trying. but they just were plain old not good. The texture was totally wrong every time.
I don't think your experience is uncommon. One of the biggest issues that I've had is the products can be very inconsistent in quality. Did what you make look like what I made? Or did that look different too?