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THE OVERALL WINNERS
Winner for Cheese:
Tombstone Original Extra Cheese ($5 for 20.5-oz. pizza)
This “fresh-tasting” pie is layered with “tangy” sauce and tons of “gooey” cheese. Its crisp yet “doughy” crust got a thumbs-up, too.
Tasters’ Pick: This “flavorful” pizza was praised for its crispy yet “doughy” crust, “gooey” cheese, and “fresh” tasting sauce. A few tasters thought it had a kick from spices that made it taste like pepperoni.
(Courtesy of Amy’s)
Winner for Veggie:
Amy’s Roasted Vegetable Pizza ($8.29 for 12-oz. pizza)
Tasters flipped for this pizza’s bold flavor (“It tastes better than it looks”) and barely noticed that there was no cheese under the “sweet” caramelized onions, peppers, and mushrooms.
Taster’s Pick: Tasters loved this “unique” flavored pizza with its “sweet” caramelized onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Its “pillowy” yet crisp crust had tasters drooling.
(Courtesy of Red Baron)Winner for Pepperoni: Taster’s Pick
Red Baron Classic Crust Pepperoni ($4.50 for 20.6-oz. pizza)
Earning points for “homemade flavor,” this pizza impressed tasters with a “crunchy” but “chewy” crust that was “not too thick or thin.” Also earning raves were the spicy pepperoni slices — for a real kick of flavor — atop gooey sauce.
(Courtesy of Amy’s)CHEESE:
Amy’s Cheese | $7.19
This pizza was applauded for its “homemade” taste. Tasters loved its “thick and crispy” crust, as well as its “tasty,” “super tomato-y” sauce.
(Courtesy of Stouffer’s)Stouffer’s Cheese French Bread Pizza | $3.19
Tasters were split on this pizza from Stouffer’s. While some loved its “sweet” sauce and “flaky” French bread crust, others thought it had “too many spices,” lacked cheese, and tasted more like garlic bread than pizza.
(Courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen)
CPK Crispy Thin Margherita | $6.49
While tasters loved the bits of chopped tomato on top of this pie, they were less than impressed with its “sour” and “artificial” taste and its “chewy” texture.
(Courtesy of Totino’s)Totino’s Cheese | $1.39
Many tasters liked the “crunch” of this pizza’s “light,” “flaky” crust, but found the sauce had an “acrid,” “fake” aftertaste from the dried herbs.
(Courtesy of Jack’s)Jack’s Cheese | $3.59
While some tasters raved about this pie’s “fresh” and “spicy” flavor, others thought it tasted “bland” and “stale.” They were also divided on its crust with some calling it “rubbery” and others saying it had a “decent crunch.”
(Courtesy of Target)Archer Farms Wood-Fired Margherita | $4.99
Although some tasters appreciated the basil leaves on this pie, the herbs weren’t enough to save it. “Not a ton of flavor,” wrote many testers. One taster summed it up best, “crisp, but no flavor!”
VEGGIE: Editors’ Pick
DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread | $6.59
Tasters praised this pizza from DiGiorno for its “classic” pizza taste with natural-tasting veggies, “great basil flavor,” and ultra-crispy crust. They were also fans of its tangy sauce that had “a little kick.”
(Courtesy of Newman’s Own)Newman’s Own Roasted Vegetable | $6.99
The thin, crispy crust and bold, “flavorful” veggie taste of this pie were a huge hit. Those looking for a milder flavor thought that the herbs and veggies were a little “overpowering.” One taster thought that there was “more veggie than pizza.
(Courtesy of Freschetta)
Freschetta Brick Oven Mushroom Spinach | $6.69
Our tasters longed for more sauce on this pizza, which might have prevented it from having a texture that was “a little like cardboard.” Its impressive amount of gooey cheese wasn’t enough to cover up its “hard” crust, although the big chunks of “yummy mushrooms” were appreciated by volunteers.
(Courtesy of Target)Archer Farms Mediterranean Arugula | $5.02
While some tasters liked this pizza’s “fresh” tasting tomato and basil, others thought the flavor “odd” and “watery.” Some were also turned off by the dough and cheese, which they thought were too “thick” and “chewy.”
(Courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen)CPK Crispy Thin Roasted Vegetable | $6.49
While some tasters liked the “crispy” texture of this pie and said it “tastes like homemade,” others thought its “unpleasantly sweet” sauce tasted “oddly mustardy” and was “heavy on the herbs.” “Whoa garlic!” expressed the general sentiment of many tasters.
(Courtesy of Annie’s)Annie’s Rising Crust Spinach Mushroom | $9.99
Although one taster thought this was the “best looking” pie of the bunch, almost all tasters agreed that this pizza was “weird,” “tasteless,” and “too doughy.” Likening it to spinach dip, several tasters even asked, “Is this pizza?”
(Courtesy of Tombstone)
Tombstone Veggie | $4.99
Although tasters thought the veggies on this pie tasted “fresh,” there simply were not enough of them. Its satisfyingly crunchy crust also gained it some points, which it promptly lost by virtue of its “too sweet” sauce.
(Courtesy of Kashi)Kashi Roasted Vegetable | $5.99
This pie’s “garden tasting” veggies weren’t enough to save it from its “soggy” crust and “cardboard” texture. Tasters thought that it needed a lot more cheese and sauce.