A Review of Mama Cozzi's Original Pizza Crusts From Aldi
This is a review of Mama Cozzi's Original Italian-Style ready-made pizza crust from Aldi. I bought this pack of two pizza crusts in February 2012 for just under $3.
They appear to be a fairly new item, as I shop Aldi every week and had not seen them prior to this.
We decided to use the pizza crusts the same day I bought them. So I heated the oven to 425 degrees as specified on the package, covered the top of the crusts with a light coating of spaghetti sauce, and placed my toppings on as the oven heated.
Pizza is a fantastic food as you can use just about any ingredients to top it, but I went fairly traditional and used pepperoni and spinach on one and meatballs and onions on the other.
I covered both pizzas with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese (also from Aldi) and put the pizzas directly on the oven rack, as the package suggests.
Then I waited 9 minutes, as the package says to bake anywhere from 7 to 10 minutes, depending on how crispy you like the crust.
Here are the pizzas baking, at about minute six. They look pretty good, don't they?
Unfortunately, the best word I can use to describe the finished product is 'bland'. The crust wasn't offensive or anything, but these were extremely basic crusts and my toppings weren't enough to really make the pizzas pop.
The bread was light, but not chewy, and reminded me of a very well-shaped Bisquick crust, but with less salt.
I would suggest using these crusts if you're going to make a pizza where you want the crust to be practically invisible both in texture and flavor (such as a dessert pizza).
Otherwise, save them for the kids. The fact that these crusts cost about a buck and a half apiece was a definite plus, but they provide little to no actual flavor to the finished pizza.