Monday, May 25, 2009

DiGiorno Flatbread Melts: A Review from Pizza Therapy

Let me make this clear: I usually don't eat frozen pizza. The operational word here is "usually". However, there are exceptions to every rule.

Let me explain:

Last week I received the following email:

Hi Albert,

I work on behalf of DiGiorno and wanted to tell you about our two new products – DiGiorno Flatbread Melts, microwavable sandwiches that are DiGiorno’s first foray beyond frozen pizza... Also, DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizzas feature an extra-thin, crisp crust and topping combinations so unique – they serve up truly one-of-a-kind pizzas that you can’t get from delivery!

If you’re interested, we’d be happy to send you a cold ship mailer containing both products to arrive at your home or office

Thank you!

Kate Kirkpatrick

Of course I agreed to give these a try.

The products were sent via Fed Ex in two extremely large boxes. The boxes contained styrofoam coolers, packed in dry ice. One contained two flatbread melts, the other contained a flatbread pizza. Yeah, they were frozen solid.

I immediately unpacked the flatbread melts. I put the flatbread pizza in the freezer for another day.

The flatbread melts are packed flat and easily cook up in your microwave oven in minutes. They are packed on their own cooking tray. I cooked them according to the directions until the cheese was bubbly. Then I folded them over.

After waiting for the flatbread melts to cool, I gave samples to the reviewing team. Kamalei, the plucky 6 year old, Charlene, the food critic and me.

Kamalei immediately said: "I like it". She ate the entire portion in a couple of bites and asked for more. It should be noted that Kamalei is a picky eater, so finding anything she likes is a plus.

Charlene, while she ate her entire serving stated: "I don't like it".

I was impressed that a frozen product tasted as good as it did. Now it's certainly not as good as what you could get at a pizzeria, however, I thought it was tasty. Good job DiGiorno.

Given the fact that this was a food that Kamalei really liked, the chances are good that we will be trying the Flatbread Melts, again.

For the record, here are the Nutritional facts:

I'll let you know about the Flatbread Pizza, soon.

pizza on earth,

Albert Grande
Hawaii Internet Consultant
and Pizza Man


Administrator said...

Hi Albert,

Looks like you are being tortured with frozen pizza reviews too. I have found DiGiorno's to be one of the better frozen pizzas myself, specifically the pepperoni pizza.

I wanted to let you know that I like your blog so much that I have done a special review of I hope you like it.

Here is the link:

I hope all is well!


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dlmicetic said...

A shameless commercial plug for a frozen product on this website? - what is this world coming to. I'll make my own, thanks.


pizzatherapy said...

I appreciate your comment David.

I really thought hard and long about even writing the review.

In the end, I thought I would give an honest review of the product.

I do prefer to make my own as well.
I appreciate your feedback, though.