Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember

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johno
Junior Burger
2004/08/05 02:39:03
1) Hungry-Man from Swanson. This had a weird sour-and-sweet taste, and when I wanted one, I wanted one. It was about 9x12, 1/2" thick crust, some weird sauce and cheese. The cheese was like thin slices of cheese before baking. It lived up to its name. Pete Rose did a TV commercial for this, I wish I had a tape of it, he said/mumbled something like "The only things I hate are striking out and skimpy pizzas." They had a mail-in offer for a "Hungry Man" pizza cutter, and I still have it and use it. It'll outlast me--and to remind me forever, it has the original "Hungry-Man" logo on the blade.

2) Chef Boy-Ar-Dee frozen pizza. I remember a yellow box (cheese) and a red box (pepperoni?). Thin lousy crust, Boy-Ar-Dee sauce, and about the smallest amount of cheese they could get away with. But it was cheap and OK for that.

3) Kraft Frozen Pizza. Blue Box. This came on a very thin, non-reusable, aluminum pan with holes in it. Middle thickness crust, great cheese, mediocre sauce.

I wish, oh how I wish, all three would be brought back. Hungry-Man the most.
Kristi S.
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/05 08:58:05
Do you remember back in the 80s, I think it was Pepperidge Farm maybe,that came out with "Croissant Pizza"....Ewwwwww.....Needless to say it didn't last long...

And that's a shame, b/c PF hardly ever strikes out with their products...
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/05 11:11:08
quote:
Originally posted by johno

1) Hungry-Man from Swanson. This had a weird sour-and-sweet taste, and when I wanted one, I wanted one. It was about 9x12, 1/2" thick crust, some weird sauce and cheese. The cheese was like thin slices of cheese before baking. It lived up to its name. Pete Rose did a TV commercial for this, I wish I had a tape of it, he said/mumbled something like "The only things I hate are striking out and skimpy pizzas." They had a mail-in offer for a "Hungry Man" pizza cutter, and I still have it and use it. It'll outlast me--and to remind me forever, it has the original "Hungry-Man" logo on the blade.

2) Chef Boy-Ar-Dee frozen pizza. I remember a yellow box (cheese) and a red box (pepperoni?). Thin lousy crust, Boy-Ar-Dee sauce, and about the smallest amount of cheese they could get away with. But it was cheap and OK for that.

3) Kraft Frozen Pizza. Blue Box. This came on a very thin, non-reusable, aluminum pan with holes in it. Middle thickness crust, great cheese, mediocre sauce.

I wish, oh how I wish, all three would be brought back. Hungry-Man the most.


Gosh, I remember none of these! Now the Chef Boy-Ar-Dee pizzas in the box that you have to make, I love, I REALLY do! I just wish they'd give you a tad more dough flour. I like my crust thin, but this is really thin. I buy them all the time.
greasewheel
Hamburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/05 11:56:41
My mom always used to serve us Tree Tavern Frozen Pizza. I don't know if it's still around but I hated it!
emsmom
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/06 11:27:32
I remember growing up , my Mom would make the Chef Boy Ar Dee pizzas from the box. She would cook them on a cookie sheet because we didn't have a pizza pan. We thought they were the thing back then. Then along came frozen ones- we even liked them. I remember when Fox Deluxe came out and we even bought them then. But , now I guesss that we have to have the better pizzas. I haven't found a frozen one that I like in a long time.
sbpressman
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/06 13:51:33
We used to get those pizza sticks that were guaranteed to cause third degree burns to the roof of your mouth as the napalm oozed out.
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/06 14:07:18
Topps Frozen Pepperoni Pizza, made by Topps Frozen Foods of Minnesota, possibly Marshall, MN. We got these in US Military Commissaries in the United Kingdom around 1972-1973. The crust had indentations on the bottom forming concentric circles. Nice and spicy. The pepperoni was quite decent.

When I got out of the service, I couldn't find any in New York. I went to the public library and found some grocery directories. However, Topps Frozen Foods never showed up in any directories.

A few years ago, I wrote to Schwan's (makers of Red Baron) of Marshall, MN, asking them if they had anything to do with it at that time. They had no records of it. I think back then, the company was known as Schwan's Ice Cream Company.

The only other frozen pizza the commissary sold was Chef Boy Ar Dee. If Schwan's and Pillsbury didn't make it, American Home Products could have, but that is just a wild guess.

These pizzas were lifesavers for the nights the food in the dining hall in inedible.

David
wally bangs
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/06 16:53:20
I used to live on the frozen Chef Boyardee pizzas. They were thin which I liked and they did skimp on the cheese which I disliked. But they were cheap and I thought their pepperoni's tasted much better then the competing cheap frozen pizzas. It was saltier and had a better texture. It's getting tougher to find such low budget treats in the small town where I reside. The market seems to be moving toward the Red Baron, Freschetta, Di Giorno, and Tombstone direction for good. I go for the extremes: either make my own or eat a cheap frozen pizza. I would guess that more and more cheapies will make this topic as time goes by.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/06 16:55:29
I always liked the sauce on the "Appian Way" boxed pizza better than the Chef BoyRDee boxed.
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/06 16:58:28
quote:
Originally posted by TJ Jackson

I always liked the sauce on the "Appian Way" boxed pizza better than the Chef BoyRDee boxed.

Wow, I remember that too! Many a time has this site made me realize my age...thank goodness it's the weekend and my home computer has gone tot he great landfill in the sky! Well, far from the sky..
cocacolakid
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/11 23:48:38
There were a couple in the Chicago area, Ron Santo Pizza, originally sold only at Wrigley Field in the early and mid 70's, and for a short while in stores. It was a lot like Home Run Inn pizza, if I remember correctly, which has a nice buttery crust. Home Run Inn is also in the Chicago area and I don't know if they are available anywhere else. They started with some resteraunts and added the frozen pizza later.

The other one I haven't seen in years is Mama Celeste Pizza. This was all over the place in the 70s and early 80s, and she was a real person. Her daughter even owns a small italian resteraunt near me, but the pizza's are nowhere to be found.
johno
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/12 00:03:31
Frozen "Celeste Pizza" is still available near me, and I have one in the freezer now! It's a "Pizza For One - Pepperoni", about six inches round. I haven't seen larger ones for some time. Maybe the brand is a low-price brand now, and they have definitely cheapened it. The "pepperoni" is little chunks, not slices. But the overall taste is good, for the price (99 cents on sale). I remember they still have "Cheese" and "Four Cheese" versions too, and I've bought those within the last year.

I remember the TV commercials with Mama. But Mama's picture is still on the box. She'd probably hate this version.

cocacolakid
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/12 00:16:11
good to hear Celeste Pizza is still around, but sorry to hear they've cheapened it. That was my favorite 'brand' frozen pizza as a kid. My brother loved Tombstone but I hated that crust. Tombstone crust broke not only one of my teeth, but eventually one of my friend's teeth. I gave Tombstone up but my friend kept eating it at home and finally paid the price.
jeepguy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/08/12 04:35:36
When Home Run Inn pizzas first hit local grocery stores in Chicago, they were packaged in a foil tin with a clear plastic lid. Crust was SOOOO much better then. Now machine made.
Andoo
Hamburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/10/12 11:13:13
We used to have a brand in Milwaukee called Lambrects' Big Wheel Pizza.
I thought it was great. But then again, I thought Chef BoyarDee was great. We used to cut up hot dogs and use them as a topping. yum
GigaShadow
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/11/22 14:32:45
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee frozen pizza... I used to eat those for lunch every day when I was in kindergarten or the 1st grade... can't seem to remember, but my mom bought them at the commissary.
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/11/22 15:03:33
I remember these little 6" frozen pizzas in the Chicago area; the brand name was "Rossi's". This was in the '70s.

Also, in Hebron, IL, they make (or did make) "Champion Pizza". I bought one once in a supermarket; it was awful. For those of you who don't know, Hebron is a very small town near the Wisconsin border. It's sole claim to fame is the fact that their 1952 High School Basketball team won the State championship. Their watertower is painted like a basketball.
Lone Star
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/11/22 15:19:11
We lived in Monroeville, outside of Pittsburgh for a couple of years when I was in junior high. I remember the milkman would also deliver donuts at times as well as some kind of pizzas. Not frozen, just ready to be baked. Anyone know about this?

For my money, Stouffers French Bread Pizzas are the only frozen way to go!
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/11/22 16:14:39
I miss the Mr Chef pizzas back from the 70's. I also miss the Red Baron pizzas, back when they made them good... (Red Baron is still out there, they just suck now)...
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/11/22 16:31:09
Anybody remember those toaster pizzas from the mid 60's that you heated in the toaster? I think they were called Geno's or Gino's? My sister seems to remember they were called Buitoni? Anyone??
danimal15
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/11/23 10:35:31
I used to enjoy Bravissimo frozen spinach pizza about 10 years ago, but I never see it around any more. It used to be in a lot of stores around Chicago, but I'm not sure if it was available elsewhere. Has anyone seen it lately? We've switched to Home Run Inn. We also like Amy's frozen pizza, which is a bit healthier and uses better ingredients than some of the others.
DinoS
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/11/23 12:20:41
I also liked the Chef Boyardee pizzas when I was a kid. Mom would let us make them. Probably the first experience with cooking I had. Also probably the first experience with pizza I had.

In recent times I liked the Wolfgang Puck pizzas when they first came out. Several years ago they farmed out the manufacture of them to some other company and now they suck.


Dino
Jennie
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/11/27 15:41:29
quote:
Originally posted by Kristi S.

Do you remember back in the 80s, I think it was Pepperidge Farm maybe,that came out with "Croissant Pizza"....Ewwwwww.....Needless to say it didn't last long...

And that's a shame, b/c PF hardly ever strikes out with their products...


Pepperidge Farm makes the best toasting bread. For a while a couple years ago they were going to discontinue it in favor of their big homestyle loaves, but there were lots of complaints so they brought it back. Good thing, too. We're loyal customers.

However, I don't remember the croissant pizza. Probably for the best.
tfrielin
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/12/09 16:32:46
quote:
Originally posted by emsmom

I remember growing up , my Mom would make the Chef Boy Ar Dee pizzas from the box. She would cook them on a cookie sheet because we didn't have a pizza pan. We thought they were the thing back then. Then along came frozen ones- we even liked them. I remember when Fox Deluxe came out and we even bought them then. But , now I guesss that we have to have the better pizzas. I haven't found a frozen one that I like in a long time.



Chef Boy Ar Dee marketed both the boxed pizzas and their frozen pizzas for years in the '60s on through the late '70s at least. Then at some point the frozen pizzas disappeared from the market.

You can still find Chef Boy Ar Dee boxed pizzas in just about evey gocery store still today. But their '60s boxed competitors--Appian Way Pizza and Kraft Pizza Mixes--are harder to find. I had thought that they had disappeared for good, but thanks to the Internet I discovered that:

1) You can still get Appian Way Pizzas from a web grocer:

http://www.hometownfavorites.com/shop/htfg.asp

A couple of years ago, I tried one after an absence of maybe forty years. It confirmed my opinion that of the Big Three boxed pizza mixes, Appian was still a solid Number Three.

And, although Kraft stopped marketing Kraft Pizza mixes in the US market, you can still get them in Canada for some reason. but now it's only the cheese pizza that's still available, no Sausage version anymore.

They are available on the web at:

http://canadianfavourites.com/cover.html

I get them on a fairly regular basis and they are as every bit as good as I remember them from the '60s until they quietly disappeared from my grocer's shelves in the mid-'80s. They are still the Number One boxed mix in my opinion. Add some pepperoni and some Whole Milk Mozerella and you've got a great pizza.

Finally, a long gone, apparently long forgotten frozen pizza we had briefly in Birmingham, AL in the early to mid '60s was Holloway House Pizza. We got it at the Eastwood Mall Winn Dixie. It came in a box and all I remember was the Sausage variety. The sausages were this sort of round shaped thick things. Very distinctive. Industrial grade. But good frozen pizza.

I don't think it lasted very long and I think I'm the only person who remembers this brand. Have no idea who made and distributed it, but would love to know.

But it was good pizza.
Bill B.
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/12/09 16:55:56
quote:
Originally posted by David_NYC

Topps Frozen Pepperoni Pizza, made by Topps Frozen Foods of Minnesota, possibly Marshall, MN. We got these in US Military Commissaries in the United Kingdom around 1972-1973. The crust had indentations on the bottom forming concentric circles. Nice and spicy. The pepperoni was quite decent.

When I got out of the service, I couldn't find any in New York. I went to the public library and found some grocery directories. However, Topps Frozen Foods never showed up in any directories....

David


There is a restaurant in Rosemount, Minnesota, called Topps Pizza & Hoagies. Here is the phone number: (651) 423-7331. Perhaps they were the purveyors.
enginecapt
Filet Mignon
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/12/12 11:19:34
When I was a stripling in the 60's, there was a frozen pizza sold in So Cal by the name of Oh Boy. I still remember the smell and taste of those things, and I immediately lose my appetite for any food.
avk2
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/12/20 23:13:19
quote:
Originally posted by Tony Bad

Anybody remember those toaster pizzas from the mid 60's that you heated in the toaster? I think they were called Geno's or Gino's? My sister seems to remember they were called Buitoni? Anyone??


Buitoni Instant Pizza c. 1972. I believe "Roman" also made frozen\toaster Pizza
lilbuddypizza
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/12/25 22:27:30
APPIAN WAY: I had the experience of eating it last summer. They don't have the sets any more in Chicago, and I came across it in Michigan. NOTHING like it was. Believe me, I remembered the sauce, but this stuff was orange-y and with a gloss, as if corn starch was used in it. OR, could I have had a damaged box set? Any opinions? It is definitely not what it used to be.
lilbuddypizza
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/12/25 22:32:32
I remeber Chef Boyardee frozen. I liked it. I wonder if it is around anywhere in US or Canada?
Does anyone in the Midwest remember JOHN'S ORIGINAL frozen pizza? The sausage was excellent. Almost like Tomstone original sausage. There was a pepper spiciness to it. Then they came out with some kind of center cut pizza. The slogan was "it's nothin' but the middle ,'cause the middle tastes the best." I liked it.
Thank god for carb counting---we can get rid of the rising crust crap and go back to the nostalgic "cardboard" crusts.
Ouisch
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2004/12/26 23:32:56
I used to LOVE Buitoni's toaster pizzas when I was a kid! They were completely crust-enclosed, with all the filling on the inside. You always burned the roof of your mouth with the first bite, but they were delicious.
peabodypride
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/01/07 21:51:15
Did anyone ever try "Bravo Frozen Pizza"? It was available in the No. Va. markets in the early 90's, and I never saw it again.
lowey34
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/01/27 20:13:21
There is a frozen pizza that comes in a yellow box. Inside are three rectangle shrinkwrapped pizzas that can be broken into thirds. I believe it has been around for a while, but I've only had it once. It is about as thick as a Totino's pizza. Does anybody know what I'm talking about? I know they have a website, because they had a promotion to win a scholarship or school supplies the time that I bought it. Please help!
ericats
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/01/27 20:38:35
quote:
Originally posted by enginecapt

When I was a stripling in the 60's, there was a frozen pizza sold in So Cal by the name of Oh Boy. I still remember the smell and taste of those things, and I immediately lose my appetite for any food.


They still had Oh Boy pizzas when I was young in the 70s. Many, many years ago, my babysitter showed me how to improve a frozen pizza: she took an Oh Boy pizza, drizzled some olive oil on it, sprinkled some dried oregano on top, and then added extra cheese before baking. It was still pretty bad. The irony was that 30 years ago we lived very near to the best pizza place in LA (I still remember how good it was) but my mom bought frozen since it was cheaper.
susi1027
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/02/24 14:46:01
quote:
Originally posted by peabodypride

Did anyone ever try "Bravo Frozen Pizza"? It was available in the No. Va. markets in the early 90's, and I never saw it again.
JDSpiedies
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/04/06 16:25:28
Tree Tavern is still around. It is celebreating its 50th anniversary this year. Log on to http://www.afamilytown.org. and it will have a sidebar about Tree Tavern Pizza! Or go to Yahoo! search and Type Tree Tavern Pizza!
efuery
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/04/06 16:41:58
quote:
Inside are three rectangle shrinkwrapped pizzas that can be broken into thirds


That sounds like Elio's pizza.

Is Totinos still around? I can't find it here in CT.
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/04/06 16:54:07
quote:
Originally posted by efuery

quote:
Inside are three rectangle shrinkwrapped pizzas that can be broken into thirds


That sounds like Elio's pizza.

Is Totinos still around? I can't find it here in CT.

Plenty of Totinos in Florida, I have about 6 in my freezer now. My daughter would eat one everyday if I let her.
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/04/07 11:34:53
I too, remember the toaster oven pizzas, but my childhood was in the 1970s. I forget the brand name, there were six to a box, and they were to die for. I used to make meals out of those pizzas. I remember the outside of the pizza would be piping hot, but the inside would still be very cold. It's like a childhood association, that sensation of remembering something from your youth that brought you happiness. Those pizzas were part of my youth. Damned if I can't remember their name. Sometime in the 80s, that pizza disappeared.
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/05/07 17:36:50
I have consistantly found Totino's in Wal-Marts on Long Island, NY. Not just the SuperCenters with the grocery departments, either. They are in their "convenience store" section, and lately have been selling for 98 cents.
andrea573
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/05/12 23:20:04
quote:
Originally posted by avk2

quote:
Originally posted by Tony Bad

Anybody remember those toaster pizzas from the mid 60's that you heated in the toaster? I think they were called Geno's or Gino's? My sister seems to remember they were called Buitoni? Anyone??


Buitoni Instant Pizza c. 1972. I believe "Roman" also made frozen\toaster Pizza
andrea573
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/05/12 23:22:05
quote:
Originally posted by avk2

quote:
Originally posted by Tony Bad

Anybody remember those toaster pizzas from the mid 60's that you heated in the toaster? I think they were called Geno's or Gino's? My sister seems to remember they were called Buitoni? Anyone??


Buitoni Instant Pizza c. 1972. I believe "Roman" also made frozen\toaster Pizza
andrea573
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/05/12 23:26:18
This is all too funny my husband and I were talking about this and he didnt seem to remember them but.......YES they were Buitoni Pizza Rounds.....they were frozen disks and they were GREAT!!!!!!! I was trying to find out if they stillmade them and thats how I came accross this!!! -------------


quote:
Originally posted by avk2

quote:
Originally posted by Tony Bad

Anybody remember those toaster pizzas from the mid 60's that you heated in the toaster? I think they were called Geno's or Gino's? My sister seems to remember they were called Buitoni? Anyone??


Buitoni Instant Pizza c. 1972. I believe "Roman" also made frozen\toaster Pizza
tkitna
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/05/17 02:12:38
I still have nostalgia for a frozen pizza called 'Big Al Lucioni's'. It was the bare two crusts in a box that you had to apply the sauce, cheeze, and pepperoni to yourself. The sauce and cheese came in the plastic baggies that you had to tear open and clean up afterwards. I can remember the sauce having a nice spice to it though. I havent seen one around in 20 to 25 years. There was always a picture of a bald chef that looked like Mel from the TV show Alice on the box. Thats all I can remember.
storm5505
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/05/19 03:24:29
I was dreaming of those yummy pizzas. Hope they bring them back. I used to toast them, open it up add more mozzarella and put it in a toaster oven. HEAVEN. Buitoni Toaster Pizza. Then wash um down with some Cold Ice Tea. Sometimes I would get freaky and put peperoni in them 2. Paradise. Hate when they get rid of something good. If they come back they have to be original receipe.
Dmoc18
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/06/20 09:28:36
OMG...I totally remember the Buitoni frozen toaster pizza!! They were so great I think that was the only thing I had for the better half of my childhood besides Chef Boyardee...and sadly I just checked my cabinet to make sure I spelled that right!! The toaster pizza was Buitoni brand and then McCain took them over mid 80's...after that they disappeared. I totally miss them. My kids cannot even imagine putting a pizza in the toaster. Remember how the front toasted like the top of an English Muffin and the back of it had those lines that if it was toasted just right you could peel the crust off and still have the dough holding together the sauce and cheese...ahhh good times....good times!
Dmoc18
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/06/20 09:56:10
quote:
Originally posted by TJ Jackson

I always liked the sauce on the "Appian Way" boxed pizza better than the Chef BoyRDee boxed.


I found a site that still sells Appian Way and Chefboyardee pizza

http://www.hometownfavorites.com/shop/candy_cat_js.asp?c=37#
tfrielin
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/06/20 10:00:07
quote:
Originally posted by Dmoc18

quote:
Originally posted by TJ Jackson

I always liked the sauce on the "Appian Way" boxed pizza better than the Chef BoyRDee boxed.


I found a site that still sells Appian Way and Chefboyardee pizza

http://www.hometownfavorites.com/shop/candy_cat_js.asp?c=37#


And you can still get the far superior Kraft Pizza Mixes from this web vendor:

http://www.canadianfavourites.com/

twodales
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/07/11 01:21:42
How about John's pizza? Our high school (Chicago 'burbs) served them and grilled cheese sandwiches. That's how I survived high school. Oh, and the shakes which were the pre-cursors to Wendy's Frosty.
MOC
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/07/12 19:23:11
The pizza I remember that broke it into thirds was Elio's pizza? that was our family favorite. I was a fan of the corner pieces. I don't remeber the box being yellow though....
quote:
Originally posted by lowey34

There is a frozen pizza that comes in a yellow box. Inside are three rectangle shrinkwrapped pizzas that can be broken into thirds. I believe it has been around for a while, but I've only had it once. It is about as thick as a Totino's pizza. Does anybody know what I'm talking about? I know they have a website, because they had a promotion to win a scholarship or school supplies the time that I bought it. Please help!
MOC
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/07/12 19:28:33
I'm so pleased to see other fans of Butoni pizza - I LOVED those. It was such an art to toast it right, too little and it was cold in the middle, too much toasting and it was burned and all the cheese dried up inside. Wish they'd bring them back...
Dmoc18
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/07/12 21:59:04
quote:
Originally posted by MOC

I'm so pleased to see other fans of Butoni pizza - I LOVED those. It was such an art to toast it right, too little and it was cold in the middle, too much toasting and it was burned and all the cheese dried up inside. Wish they'd bring them back...
Dmoc18
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/07/12 22:01:37
You are so right...i hated taking a bite and the center was ice cold...forgot about that for a sec...lol Sometimes I taste something or catch a smell from something cooking and it brings back the exact image of those yummy pizzas. BRING THEM BACK!!!
quote:
Originally posted by Dmoc18

quote:
Originally posted by MOC

I'm so pleased to see other fans of Butoni pizza - I LOVED those. It was such an art to toast it right, too little and it was cold in the middle, too much toasting and it was burned and all the cheese dried up inside. Wish they'd bring them back...

bib
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/07/16 10:11:50
Johns frozen pizza was made by the Anthony J pizza company in Chicago Heights, IL. (I worked there right out of high school).
The company closed in the early to mid 80s and, I believe, that they sold the "Johns" name to Tony's or Geno's frozen pizza.
I'm not sure that I really beleive it, but, they claimed to be the first frozen pizza on the market back in the late 50s or early 60s.
Side note..... The name of the man that owned the company was Pizza! Anthony John Pizza.
You don't want to know what was in that sausage the you enjoyed so much!!!
Joisey
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/07/27 13:57:11
Now this is my kind of topic!

1) Johns Pizza--it was always great, nice cheesiness & not too much sauce, crust was not too thin/thick--perfect.

2) Buitoni--I used to love all of theirs , the toaster pizza (& toaster grilled cheeses also), they had large frozen pies & break apart slices. Very nice product!

3) Original Ellios--today's Ellios is nothing like what we had growing up. I think Betzios now makes it, not exactly the same, but close.

4) Little Chef--they were from the deli department, little 5" pies wrapped in plastic, 3 to a pack, heat em up in a few minutes!

5) Roman Frozen pizza--Anyone remember them? They made a nice snack size, chees & sauce were great! They were always advertising on TV here in NJ Also ( "Roman Frozen pizza..")

Man --all this reminiscing is making me real hungry for things I cant have any longer!
lilbuddypizza
Junior Burger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/08/10 08:20:05
Is this a reasonable recreation of the Chef Boyardee Frozen? I tried.
PaulBPool
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/08/10 09:24:59
I remember Tree Tavern, and yes, it's still around; one that isn't though, the one I used to eat all the time, was called "Roman". I'm not sure if it was a NY local or not, but I used to love it! It was four smallish pizzas in a box, each one maybe 6" in diameter, and as a growing male teen, I would eat a box of four at a time. They had a typically cardboardish crust, decent sauce, but had a LOT of cheese on them. I would load them up with oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper and oh boy were they good!
Joisey
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/08/10 10:46:39
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Originally posted by PaulBPool

I remember Tree Tavern, and yes, it's still around; one that isn't though, the one I used to eat all the time, was called "Roman". I'm not sure if it was a NY local or not, but I used to love it! It was four smallish pizzas in a box, each one maybe 6" in diameter, and as a growing male teen, I would eat a box of four at a time. They had a typically cardboardish crust, decent sauce, but had a LOT of cheese on them. I would load them up with oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper and oh boy were they good!


Hey Paul--Tree Tavern is still around, but it's not the same. The crust, sauce & cheese are all different--it's now very similar, if not identical to the Mc Cain Ellios pizza. Roman pizza was great. Aside from the mini pies (which I also loved), they also make a large pie. Too bad they aren't around anymore--they were a great snack!
PaulBPool
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/08/10 11:57:25
Hey Joisey, thanks for the heads up! I haven't had a frozen pizza in a long time - and I guess I might have been tempted to try a Tree Tavern again, since they used to be good. I remember the cheese was actually long shavings, kinda like you'd find in a real pizza shop. Sorry to hear it's gone the "McCain/Elio's" way....
Joisey
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/08/10 12:05:51
No prob Paul--I was very let down when I tried one a while ago. TT Pizza WAS great--nic crisp crust & real gooey cheese. Damn, im getting hungry. I listed my favs above, but forgot TT. I think the one I miss the most is John's! Buitoni's a close second.
Sandy Eggo
Cheeseburger
RE: Defunct Major Brand Frozen Pizzas I Remember 2005/09/07 13:29:28
Wolfgang Puck (via ConAgra) introduced a frozen pizza line around 2001 that I thought was really good. It was a thin crust with a smoky “brick oven” taste. I would add additional chesses, sweet peppers and other toppings, but it was great out of the box. They used to have them at Costco and most grocery chains. Then they slowly faded away and I don’t see them anymore. I think they were priced too high for a frozen pizza product. There is also a line that started here in San Diego called Chicago Brother Pizza. They had one little restaurant and then were given a chance to sell the frozen one through Price Club (now Costco) and they grew like crazy and sold the chain and started Milton’s Deli in Del Mar. Their bread is now sold nationwide
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