California Pizza Kitchen: Margherita Pizza
The pizza Ian and I tried this weekend was the California Pizza Kitchen's Margherita Pizza. I think this is going to be my first unfavorable pizza blog, but I'll get to that.
This pizza, the Margherita pizza, is a "Crispy thin crust pizza topped with olive oil, tomatoes, mozzarella cheeses, parmesan, asiago and romano cheeses, and basil." Now, all of these ingredients sound awesome, they just don't all hold up to freezing.
This is the back of the box. See how the creators have signed it. Also, see how good the pizza looks cooked in the pizza.
This pizza is wrapped in a pull apart plastic wrapping. One would think this would help the toppings stay on top of the pizza, but when I opened it, toppings went every where.
You can see in this picture how the toppings don't even go to the edge of the crust. I tried to rearrange the toppings a little, but they just kept tumbling off.
The edges of the pizza don't really have cheese or toppings on them, so, they quickly became over-cooked. This made the crust taste like cardboard, and way too crunchy! The seasoning was ok, but less than I was expecting. The tomatoes had a bit of a bland flavor. The "sauce" for this pizza is the olive oil. Well, it could have used a tad more. The cheese could have been a bit cheesier for my taste. The flavor as a whole wasn't completely awful, it just wasn't great. The weirdest thing about this pizza is, it was watery! I don't know if it was the cooking of the frozen tomatoes, or the olive oil (I don't know how olive oil would get watery!), but the water was dripping down my fingers as I at the pizza! This pizza is barely on my scale. I give the California Pizza Kitchen's Magherita pizza a 1/4 of a pizza pie out of four rating! This frozen pizza needs a pizza overhaul in my opinion!