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 Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza

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MissJohnnycakes

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Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Tue, 01/21/14 11:06 PM (permalink)
My brother and I used to love snacking on frozen pizza-ettes sold in the late 1960s. These pizza-ettes were round wheels small enough to fit one in each toaster slot. They had tiny breather holes poked in them but were fully encased so that no cheese or tomato sauce would drip into the toaster. We would pop them in to toast, and upon retrieving the toasted pizza-ette, slice them in half to make two open-faced pizza-ettes from it.
 
If you've seen Amy's toaster pizzas (resemble Pop-Tarts), you get the general idea. But the ones I remember were round and thicker, designed to slice in half as described above.
 
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    cavandre

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    Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Thu, 01/23/14 8:03 AM (permalink)
     
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      MellowRoast

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      Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Thu, 01/23/14 8:51 AM (permalink)
      Wow, I remember Buitoni -- that was ages ago.  I'd love to see it back. 
       
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        kaszeta

        Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Thu, 01/23/14 11:09 AM (permalink)
        I remember two of them from the early 1970s:  The Buitonis "Toasterino" pizzas (round pastry pucks filled with cheese and pizza-sauced hamburger), and Kellog's "Pizza Prestos", which were basically pizza pop-tarts, and were rectangular.
         
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          pacman

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          Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Thu, 01/23/14 12:24 PM (permalink)
          There was another one from the same time frame.  I can't remember the name.  However, it was actually an open faced pizza that you made in the toaster.  I don't know why it didn't fall apart, but, my mom used to keep them for snacking and if they made a mess in the toaster, she wouldn't have gotten them.
           
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            Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Thu, 01/23/14 7:02 PM (permalink)
            I believe there may be an old thread here on Roadfood about this....I remember them well from my childhood, if I recall from the old thread the ultimate conclusion was that the had been discontinued. There were even pictures of the box in the old thread.....
             
             
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              Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Thu, 01/23/14 7:34 PM (permalink)
              rebeltruce


              I believe there may be an old thread here on Roadfood about this....I remember them well from my childhood, if I recall from the old thread the ultimate conclusion was that the had been discontinued. There were even pictures of the box in the old thread.....



              I recall a bunch of 'attempts' before 'pizza pockets' emerged.
               
              But, here is my favorite.  The 'kit' first appeared in the early '60's.
               
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                Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Thu, 01/23/14 10:38 PM (permalink)
                MetroplexJim

                But, here is my favorite.  The 'kit' first appeared in the early '60's.

                In my life, I've bought maybe 4 of those. And all of them went past expiration without my trying it.
                 
                Bart
                 
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                  Rusty246

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                  Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Fri, 01/24/14 10:40 AM (permalink)
                  bartl


                  MetroplexJim

                  But, here is my favorite.  The 'kit' first appeared in the early '60's.

                  In my life, I've bought maybe 4 of those. And all of them went past expiration without my trying it.

                  Bart

                  I love the kits, it's all about the nostalgia of first love, they bring it all back!
                   
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                    MissJohnnycakes

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                    Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Sun, 01/26/14 1:07 AM (permalink)
                    The Buitoni rounds are probably the ones I remember, but there was no beef in them. They were plain cheese pizzas. For whatever reason, although Buitoni stuff was around then, I'm not sure those were the ones. It is possible that there was a locally available (Massachusetts) similar product.
                     
                    Whatever the case, the Amy's version tastes better, as do the Amy's Pizza pillow snacks.
                     
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                      MissJohnnycakes

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                      Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Sun, 01/26/14 1:12 AM (permalink)
                      MetroplexJim,
                       
                      My first boyfriend and I used to make budget pizzas from either English muffins or pita rounds topped with spaghetti sauce and shredded mozzarella. About as easy as you can get, and cheap, too. Now there's Boboli crusts--much better but they're NOT cheap.
                       
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                        will_work_4_bbq

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                        Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Sun, 01/26/14 9:14 AM (permalink)
                        MetroplexJim


                        But, here is my favorite.  The 'kit' first appeared in the early '60's.

                         
                        I loved the boxed ChefBoyardee pizza as a child also!  It was one of the first things my Mom let me prepare.  Having pizza at home like that was a special treat way back then.  I still get a box and fix it (and doctor it up) on rare occasions for nostalgia's sake.  And I actually like the sauce quite a bit.
                         
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                          leethebard

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                          Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Sun, 01/26/14 9:39 AM (permalink)
                          No kits of any kind in our home growing up in 50's and early 60's. Mom made homemade pizza about once a month or so. Often we all helped. No Brick oven,but boy were they good. For Easter she'd make a pizza stuffed with Spinach & garlic,a Easter tradition. Miss those days!!!
                           
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                            cavandre

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                            Re:Yet another "Does anybody remember" query, this time about a novelty frozen pizza Sun, 01/26/14 12:25 PM (permalink)
                            MissJohnnycakes


                            The Buitoni rounds are probably the ones I remember, but there was no beef in them. They were plain cheese pizzas. For whatever reason, although Buitoni stuff was around then, I'm not sure those were the ones. It is possible that there was a locally available (Massachusetts) similar product.

                            Whatever the case, the Amy's version tastes better, as do the Amy's Pizza pillow snacks.

                            I seem to remember that there were a couple of different flavors.

                             
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