When I saw Tombstone Frozen Pizza on sale for $3.33 at my grocery store last week, I snatched up a few of the Pepperoni and Sausage variety, thinking I would serve it to my daycare children for snack. I totally forgot that there was an in-service day with no school today, and the kids unanimously voted for pizza for lunch.
The tombstone pizza is a foot in diameter, and weighs 21.4 ounces. Divided into fourths it provided plenty of food for three children. My 12 year old boy was full on two pieces, while my 6 year old girl only wanted one. Of course I served a vegetable, fruit and milk with the pizza.
My mom used to buy Tombstone pizza all the time, but I have become more of a DiGiorno type of person. However, I ate two pieces with the kids, and I was pleasantly surprised by how good this $3.33 pizza tasted!
We cooked it at 400 degrees for 18 minutes, and it was perfectly done in that short time. I was happy with the amount of pepperoni and sausage toppings, and the cheese was adequate as well. I noticed that the front of the wrapper says this is made with 100% Real Kraft Cheese, and some people might find that amusing. However, since I have worked in the food industry, I know for a fact that there are “fake” cheeses out there, and if you read the ingredients on some frozen food products you will find it as a listed ingredient.
When I took a bite of this pizza, I was impressed with how good the crust tasted! I love thin crust, but the last ultra thin crust pizza I purchased was TOO thin. This Tombstone was perfect. It was crispy, yet substantive. The sauce was a little bit spicy, but just enough to give the pizza a great flavor. The overall taste was quite good, and I am kicking myself that I didn’t buy more of them!
* Based on 1/4 pizza per serving
Total fat: 17 grams
Saturated fat: 7 grams
Trans fat: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Fiber: 4 grams
Sugars: 5 grams
Protein: 18 grams
Vitamin A: 10%
While a serving is quite high in fat grams, at least it has zero of the bad fats, the trans fats. According to the experts, those are a big no no these days. It does provide a nice amount of fiber, protein, calcium and iron.
I don’t think that one serving would fill up my husband. We cut this pizza into eighths, and while two pieces are a serving, he’d probably eat three or four pieces, which would make this meal a little on the unhealthy side. In moderation it’s not bad.
I am planning on picking up more Tombstone Pizza to serve to my daycare children for their afternoon snack. All three of them loved it, and it’s nice to serve a hot snack during the winter months. The low price Tombstone pizza is a good value for the moneymakes it hard to beat. It’s not as good as takeout or dine in, but then I wasn’t expecting it to be. Tombstone pizza is a good value for the money.