Review: Dr. Oetkers Ristorante Pizza Speciale

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

I’m a fan of Pizza. I won’t eat it all day, every day. However, I do enjoy a good pizza at least once per month. Recently I made some changes in my diet, I’ve cut way back on the unhealthy eating I’ve been doing. You know, all the processed stuff. However, ON OCCASION, I allow myself some foods that are easy, processed, and FAST. My life is always on the go, so once in a while, if I don’t have a scratch made meal I’ve frozen myself, stocked in the freezer, I like to see what’s out there in the processed world.

Dr. Oetkers Ristorante Pizza from the freezer section

Dr. Oetkers Ristorante Pizza Speciale

Thankfully, I was able to sample the The Pizza Speciale and Pizza Quattro Formaggi. Since last night was Super Bowl Sunday, I whipped out the Pizza Speciale to sample. Shocked to admit it, but it was fairly good.

The crust is SUPER THIN. I love a thin crust. The sauce did NOT taste like it came out of a jar. It tasted as close to home made as I have ever tasted on a frozen pizza. The cheese tasted fresh, too. And it melted BEAUTIFULLY. Bubbly, gooey and delicious. Even the Pepperoni tasted great. The ham was decent, but a bit salty for me.

The pizza is 10″ and says it serves 3 people. Rather, the serving size they put the nutrition facts on the box says 1/3 pizza. I can’t see anyone only eating a third of this pizza for a meal. Perhaps matching it with a salad, or some veggies on the side. But who does that? Normally, these days, I do, but before I changed how I ate, it was PIZZA. Nothing else.

Now if you only eat the 1/3 of the pizza, you’ll get a calorie intake of 290. Along with that, it’ll provide you 130 calories from fat. Total fat will be 15g, saturated fat is 5g and there are no Trans fats. Cholesterol will be 25mg, sodium is 710mg, total carbs is 27g, dietary fiber is 2g, sugars would be 2g and finally, protein would be 12g.

It’s frozen food, it isn’t perfect

Is it perfect? Of course not. It’s a FROZEN product. However, since I’m a HUMAN, I sometimes want to eat things that are from a box, from the freezer section. And if I do, you bet your bucks I’ll be heading for another one of these pizzas!

They taste FRESH and that crust, LOVE THIN CRUST!!!!! Plus it only takes about 14 minutes to heat up. Gotta love that!

About Dr. Oetker

About Dr. Oetker: In 1891, Dr. August Oetker started out developing and selling baking soda at his pharmacy in Beilefeld, Germany. Five generations later, you can still rely on the company for the finest, freshest ingredients and restaurant-quality results with every Ristorante Pizza you bake.

Disclaimer: I received a coupon from BzzAgent to purchase this product and review it.

By | 2018-02-14T16:31:03-05:00 February 6, 2012|Food, Reviews|4 Comments

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