Review of Connie’s Naturals Pizza

by StevenHelmer

I purchased a couple of these at the store yesterday. Read to find out what I thought of them.

Product Description: Frozen pizza from the Connie’s Natural brand, advertising all natural, premium fresh ingredients. I purchased two of these frozen pizzas at one of our local grocery stores yesterday afternoon, the Wood-Fired 6-Cheese and the Classic Thin Super, for $5 each and made them as our family dinner last night.

Review

My oldest daughter had figure skating practice last night and, since it had been a while since we had a pizza night in our house, I used that as an excuse to pick up some frozen pizzas.

My original plan was to just buy the brands we normally buy. However, the store I went to happened to have the Connie’s Naturals brand on sale and, since I was interested in trying it, I decided to buy a couple of their pizzas instead. After having them last night, I have to say my overall opinion of this product is a bit mixed.

One of the main reasons I normally avoid purchasing this brand is the price. Yesterday, because of the sale, it was affordable. Most other days, it is considerably more expensive than the brands we normally purchase. And, while I will ignore a higher price tag if I’m getting more quality as a result, I’m still not convinced this brand falls into that category.

Connie's Pizza
Connie's Pizza
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There were a couple things this frozen pizza brand had going for it. The first was the quantity of toppings on the pizza. The Wood-Fired 6-Cheese Pizza had much more cheese on it than expected and the Classic Thin Super Pizza had a good mix of sausage, mushrooms, peppers and other toppings too.  This was, admittedly, a pleasant surprise because, more often than not, a higher price doesn’t mean more toppings.

I also thought the sauce on these pizzas was pretty decent. It wasn’t overly spicy (as is the case with many frozen brands) but also wasn’t bland. The pizza just had a good mix of seasonings that gave the sauce a taste that complemented the cheese and other toppings. This was something my kids, in particular, liked because they normally aren’t big fans of frozen pizza sauce.

Unfortunately, while the pizza, as I mentioned, did have some good things going for it, there were other things I wasn’t a huge fan of. One of the big ones was I (and pretty much everyone else in the family) wasn’t crazy about the crust. When I say that, I don’t necessarily mean it was a bad crust. It just wasn’t anything overly special and, just as important, wasn’t as good as the crust on quite a few other (less expensive) brands.

Along those same lines, other than the quantity of toppings, there really wasn’t much that set this pizza apart from the dozens of other frozen brands I have to choose from. Yes, the all-natural and fresh ingredient claim is an interesting selling point. But, I can get the same thing by purchasing a fresh pizza from the grocery store deli. And, that would actually be less expensive than what this pizza normally costs. In other words, it’s a good pizza. It’s just not good enough to justify spending a great deal more on it.

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Final Opinion

If I had an opportunity to buy this pizza on sale, I would consider getting one or two for our freezer. However, I would likely end up buying a cheaper brand the majority of the time.

My Grade: B

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Updated: 09/17/2015, StevenHelmer
 
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