There is a scene in the 1994 indie cult-classic Jurassic Park where the character Ian Malcolm questions the idea of bringing back dinosaurs by saying, “but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
That is exactly what went through my head when I saw this DiGiorno Croissant Crust pizza in the freezer section at Target. There are a lot of these types of food combos out these days, mostly to get attention by going viral on social. “Holy crap! Did you see Kellogs now sell boxes of Corn Flakes with cheddar brats sliced up in them?!”
Typically, I would ignore this obvious ploy for attention. But we are in a pandemic and I don’t have a damn job, so what the hell, right? After tweeting a picture of this ‘za when I bought it people were obviously curious what my thoughts were so I figured I’d make a post out of it. Finally fired up the pizza oven and cooked it. Here is what I thought.
First Bite: I swear to Bruce Springsteen this is true. My initial thought after my first bite? You all ready? It tasted…like pizza! Pizza with a lot more butter and a flakey crust.
Crust: It was definitely the star of the thing. The flakes..ohhh the flakes. Didn’t get messy or crumbly. Held together until you bit into it and just flaked goodness in your mouth. I liked it.
Overall: It was pretty good! I mean, let’s be honest, it is really hard to screw up bread, sauce and cheese. Even a $2.99 Jacks Pizza rips hard. I would suggest getting one with toppings as the four cheese was a bit bland but it was all the store had when I went. The croissant crust wasn’t by any means a ‘za game-changer but it was pretty damn good. I don’t see us scrapping traditional crust for butter croissant crust but it was a great change of pace. 2020 has been the worst year ever. Treat yourself to some extra butter on your pizza.