Except that it was a recommendation for this particular pie. Sandy and me picked it up at the TJ sampling station during our pre-lunch weekend. A small taste was all that was required to make us both happy enough to pay 5 dollars.
There are many things you will love about Trader Joe’s Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style pizza. Let’s begin with the crust. Because our frozen guy had blackened/burnt bits on his crust, it must have been baked already. It doesn’t matter. You can take it out of the oven and slice it. It is delicious with the crisp crunchy crackeriness and light wood-fired flavor. It’s almost like using lavash bread to make a pizza crust. But this is so much better. The pearl mozzarella adds a nice touch. And the red peppers are delicious when roasted. The pizza comes with a small oil packet. You’re supposed to add it around halfway through the baking process. We have some chipotle olive ole oil in the house. But the oil that comes along with the pizza has a bigger kick. It gives the pizza a wonderful spicy and aromatic flavor that isn’t too strong. It’s a delicious pizza! It’s a great value for the size (12 inches) and taste. You could probably expect to pay twice as much in a restaurant and it would be a toss-up if it was better than this pizza.
Sandy is also a fan. “Mmm. Spicy. It is spicy. Crunchy. It is delicious. It’s almost as good as ice,” she replied when I asked her for her opinion. This last bit about ice. For over a month she has been eating seven-pound bags of ice every two or three days, sometimes in one day. It’s not uncommon for pregnant women to do crazy things, particularly towards the end. I think it’s better than her digging in the yard, so I’ll take it. It is high praise for her to declare something “almost as good or better than ice” at this stage. Sandy gives a four. Me? This one was my favorite. I loved the oil flavoring and crust. It’s the little things that make me happy. I’ll choose 4.5.
Bottom line: Trader Joseph’s Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizzeria: 8.5 Out of 10 Golden Spoons