There was a time when I practically lived off of Totino’s Party Pizzas. I loved the fact they were easy to make, tasted fantastic and, most importantly, were very affordable.
Recently, I have been making more of an effort to watch my weight and what I eat. So, as a result, I have avoided buying what was arguably my favorite frozen pizza. In fact, I have gone several months without going to that part of the freezer section.
However, my wife and I decided to fend for ourselves this past weekend and, after trying to decide for quite some time what I wanted to have for dinner, I ultimately gave up and bought one of these pizzas again. Unfortunately, and I don’t know if this is my tastes changing or the pizza, the Totino’s brand really failed to live up to my expectations.
I will say, as far as frozen pizzas are concerned, I do think these offer a decent value. The price has gone up a bit on them. But, at $1.25, they still provide a pretty filling meal for one or two people (especially one) and are half the price of the next cheapest brand.
My biggest problem with these is, as far as quality is concerned, there really does seem to be a drop off.
I used to love the flavor of these as much as anything and I always though, for the money; they offered a surprisingly high amount of toppings. But, since the last time I purchased these, I think that quality has gone away.
First of all, there were hardly any toppings on the pizza I got. I purchased a combination pizza and, not only was there a very limited amount of sausage and pepperoni on it, the cheese also seemed to be missing. There were gaps on the pizza that were almost all sauce.
When it came to taste, I also found myself actually pretty disappointed. It was very salty tasting. If I remember correctly, the pizzas always did taste a bit salty. But, it was much stronger than I remember it and really did make it less enjoyable to eat.
My guess is this could be as much as me being weaned from the pizzas and then re-experiencing them as much as anything and it’s possible they were always like this and I never noticed before. However, after re-trying them, I honestly feel I won’t be buying this kind of pizza again any time soon.