'Red Baron' on Serious Eats

Reality Check: Red Baron Pan Pizza Supreme

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Aww, hell. I was all ready to write a damn "Reality Check" review of this thing, and was indeed about three-quarters through it, when I went to look up something on the box. Ugh. In the fine print, right below the admonition to "Cook before serving" (duh), is the warning, "Pizza must be baked in a regular oven. Never use a toaster oven or portable oven. Failure to follow all instructions on package may cause smoke, and rare cases, fire."... More

Reality Check: Red Baron By the Slice Frozen Pizza

The folks from Red Baron parachuted in last week with an assortment of new products that should be appearing in your local freezer section soon. Perhaps the one that interested me the most was their By the Slice microwaveable pizza. I mean, look at the box. It says "By the SLICE" on it, with the emphasis on SLICE, as if they were trying to get my attention. It's billed as "the first microwaveable slice of pizza that provides unbelievable pizza taste from the microwave." "Unbelievable," huh? That sounds like a challenge, so I figured I'd put the stuff through its paces in a Reality Check. More

Taste Test: 5 Frozen Pepperoni Pizzas

"Sadly, frozen pizza will never develop that primordial ooze that truly good pizza has." [Photographs: Robyn Lee] Brings to mind... Dr. Oetker Frozen Pizza » Totino's Party Pizza as "Pizzarito" » Surreal '60s Pizza Roll Commercial » With so many frozen pizza brands claiming to use higher-quality ingredients and "new recipe formulas," aiming to taste like, well, not frozen pizza, we decided to cruise the freezer aisle and load up the shopping cart to see if any of them were actually decent. Not so surprisingly, this didn't win for most delicious and exciting taste test at Slice–Serious Eats headquarters. The... More

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