We’ve tried our share of Mama Cozzi’s pizzas around here. Some are quite good, while others are merely so-so. Some are more conventional, while others are a bit more exotic. Some are frozen, while others are take-and-back. Some are Regular Buys, while others are Special Buys. If there’s one thing we’ve come to expect from the label, it’s to expect the unexpected.
There isn’t much mystery to this one, though. It’s a Special Buy. And frozen. And not for vegetarians.
Mama Cozzi’s Mega Meat Ultimate Five Meat Pizza is, as advertised, a five meat pizza: spicy ham, sausage, beef topping, pepperoni, and bacon, alongside mozzarella. It’s a pretty loaded pizza, and not just in toppings. One slice contains 310 calories and 37% of your daily allowance for sodium. Naturally, no one eating this pizza probably expects it to be a part of a balanced diet.
Cooking it is a standard operation. The instructions call for preheating the oven to 400 degrees, then cooking the pizza for 22-25 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown. (We recommend using a pizza crisper, which keeps the crust crispy while also keeping the oven clean.) Then you simply remove, let sit for a few minutes, cut up, and serve.
As for taste … I’m not sure it’s up to par with a restaurant or take-and-bake pizza, but as far as frozen pizzas go, it’s solid all-around, especially by frozen standards. The crust is decent, the cheese is good, and the meat toppings are excellent. It’s a true carnivore meal. And let’s be honest, because it’s Aldi, the price is awesome: just $4 at the time of this post.
Mama Cozzi’s Mega Meat Ultimate Five Meat Pizza is a really nice Special Buy that comes loaded with a variety of meats, a good helping of cheese, and an overall great taste … all for a price you come to expect from Aldi. It’s a nice option for a meat-eating group, although it won’t win any awards for health.