Sunday, March 22, 2015

Breakfast Best Sausage and Bacon Frozen Breakfast Pizza (Aldi)



If only more pizza places offered breakfast pizzas, I probably wouldn't be so excited about a frozen one.
In this day and age, where pretty much everything is available with a flick of the wrist, it baffles me how certain things still manage to be so hard-to-find.  For example, there are about 100 pizza shops, both chain and mom-and-pop, every 500 feet in Ohio.  And yet, finding any kind of breakfast pizza in any of them is next to impossible.  Of course, I was exaggerating with the number of pizza shops there are here, but not really exaggerating about the breakfast pizza part; why a chain restaurant hasn’t added them to their menu is beyond me, as they would have the breakfast pizza market cornered.  But I guess the marketing firms they pay millions of dollars to to think for them, have decided it wouldn’t be worth the investment.

Anyway, in Illinois (birthplace of my mother and current home to my grandmother; my grandfather died late last year) they have a gas station/convenience store called Casey’s General Store, and of all places, this is their go-to place for breakfast pizzas; it’s for good reason, because the eggs are light and fluffy, the sausage and/or bacon is perfectly cooked, and the melty cheese compliments it all perfectly.  I don’t know if that’s a testament to Casey’s pizza experts, or more an indication of how easy these are to make, but either way, they are fantastic.

Of course, expecting a frozen supermarket pizza to be just as good as a fresh-made breakfast pizza is pretty ludicrous, but these things hold their own.  For starters, most breakfast pizzas I’ve had have been either sausage OR bacon; Breakfast Best’s consists of both, on the same pizza, and let me just say the combination is every bit as delicious as you’re expecting.  It’s also every bit as unhealthy as you were worried about, but hey, you deserve to indulge every once in a while!  Instead of the standard pizza sauce, which would be pretty gross with eggs, we get a thin layer of cheese sauce that actually blends really well with all the other ingredients.  My main complaint is that the crust is rather bland, but that can be fixed with a little dash of your favorite sauce.

These pizzas retail for $3.99 each, which I think is a pretty good deal for what you get.   Even if you’re on a smaller budget (and I know I’ve been there), this would be a good “splurge”, assuming you like this kind of thing.  It’s definitely nowhere near a fresh breakfast pizza, but considering my nearest Aldi store is about five minutes away, it’s well worth that trip.

Overall: 8/10.  Of all the pizza shops and chains in the world, why do so few sell breakfast pizzas?  I wish they would carry these year ’round at Aldi, considering finding fresh made breakfast pizzas are hard-to-find, but Breakfast Best’s Sausage and Bacon Breakfast Pizza is well worth the $4 asking price.  It doesn’t come close to matching a fresh-made one (how could it?), but all the individual parts come together to make a solid whole.  As you can expect, these are pretty darn unhealthy (sausage AND bacon is never a good mix), but it's a great example of what it is: breakfast in pizza form.

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