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Tired of Holiday Leftovers? Culinary Circle® Frozen Pizza Reviews

Posted on December 1, 2013 by Guest Thrifty Correspondent in 2013 Calendar of Events, Contests and Giveaways 2013, Review and tagged with , , ,

Culinary Circle® Frozen Pizza

Guest Thrifty Correspondent Reviews

By now, you might be tired of holiday leftovers so I wanted to take this opportunity to share the reviews from the Culinary Circle® Frozen Pizza Giveaway Winners.  Thank you Guest Thrifty Correspondents: Jessica, Maria, and Rashida!  

Thrifty Friends, I welcome your comments.  Let me know if you plan on selecting this brand the next time you visit Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.  Enjoy!

National Pizza Month - Culinary Circle 1 Adjusted

Guest Thrifty Correspondent:

Jessica C.

Culinary Circle Pizza Selection: Rustic Italian Style Pizza

Purchased at: Shoppers Food & Pharmacy – 6111 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

Prepared: November 17, 2013

Preparation (based on instructions): Easy

Pizza Presentation (how did it look cooked?): Pretty Good

Smell: Neutral

Sauce:  Pretty Good

Crust:  Perfect

Flavor:  Pretty Good

Overall Quality:  Pretty Good

Would you recommend Culinary Circle Pizza to someone?  Agree

Please describe your Culinary Circle frozen pizza experience.

The crust was excellent–much better than other frozen pizzas. It was crispy and delicious and I noticed that the ingredients were only wheat flour, water, EVOO, sunflower oil, salt, and yeast. The toppings were tasty, except there was an astounding amount of capers, probably 4 times as many as pictured on the box, so I had to take off a lot of them.  As a thrifty shopper, I can’t say the value is excellent.  The pizza cost $5 and was smaller than other frozen pizzas, whereas, you can get much larger, fresh, hot pizza like Little Ceasar’s or Domino’s for $5-$6.

**********

Photo Credit: Maria H.

Photo Credit: Maria H.

Guest Thrifty Correspondent:

Maria H.

Culinary Circle Pizza Selections: Ultra Thin Crust Supreme, Rising Crust Spinach and Mushroom

Purchased at: Shoppers Food & Pharmacy – 6360 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, Virginia 22044

Prepared: November 17, 2013

Preparation (based on instructions):  Easy

Pizza Presentation (how did it look cooked?):  Pretty Good

Smell:  Excellent

Sauce:  Pretty Good

Crust:  Perfect

Flavor:  Pretty Good

Overall Quality:  Pretty Good

Would you recommend Culinary Circle Pizza to someone?  Strongly agree

Please describe your Culinary Circle frozen pizza experience.

I was extremely excited to try the Culinary Circle Pizzas, especially since my friend The Junk Food Guy wrote a very positive, mouth-watering review of their Wood-Fired Crust pizza. I picked up two pizzas for $5 each at Shoppers, which had at least a dozen different varieties of Culinary Circle Pizzas. I settled on a Rising Crust Spinach and Mushroom (a vegetarian “white” pizza), and an Ultra Thin Crust Supreme (NOT vegetarian). If you’re looking for value or to feed a hungry crowd, note that the Rising Crust pizza was a hefty 30.3 ounces, compared to the 16.2 ounces that Ultra Thin Crust weighed in at, and the Rising Crust pizza also had a much larger circumference. Anyway, I decided to prepare the pizzas for lunch on a lazy Sunday. I literally tossed them directly on the center rack of the oven and waited about 20 minutes, at which point my house was filled with wonderful toasty aromas. The Thin Crust Supreme was a massive hit with my fiance, who praised its very crunchy crust and generous level of meat toppings. I preferred the Rising Crust Spinach and Mushroom. Again, it was the crust that was most impressive–it was puffy, light, and fragrant. The mozzarella was also surprisingly fresh-tasting, with a nice stringy, gooey texture. We had plenty of leftovers, too. My one complaint is minor–there weren’t many mushrooms on the pizza, and the ones that were there didn’t have much flavor–this is NOT a pizza for mushroom-lovers, despite its name.

To wrap my first guest review up, I would say that the Culinary Circle frozen pizzas are definitely a “Buy Again!”

**********

Photo Credit: Rashida H.

Photo Credit: Rashida H.

Guest Thrifty Correspondent:

Rashida H.

Culinary Circle Pizza Selection: Cheese

Purchased at: Shoppers Food & Pharmacy – 12410 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, Maryland 20720

Prepared: November 18, 2013

Preparation (based on instructions):  Easy

Pizza Presentation (how did it look cooked?):  Pretty Good

Smell:  Pretty Good

Sauce:  Average

Crust:  Not So Good

Flavor:  Pretty Good

Overall Quality:  Average

Would you recommend Culinary Circle Pizza to someone?  Agree

Please describe your Culinary Circle frozen pizza experience.

The pizza tasted fairly well, but it did not have enough sauce for me and my family’s taste. The crust became hard after baking and I would prefer a traditional crust instead of thin. It also had a a lot of fat and I would have hoped for a heather option. I would not purchase it again, but for families that need a meal for a sleepover or after sports practice. It may work.

**********

 Disclosure:   The Guest Thrifty Correspondents: Jessica, Maria, and Rashida each received a total of $20.00 (there was a $10 bonus) in Shoppers Food & Pharmacy gift cards to select and review a Culinary Circle® frozen pizza.  There was no other compensation received for their thoughts and opinions.  This giveaway was sponsored by Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, but DC Thrifty Mom decided to share the reviews with YOU, Thrifty Friends!

 

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  1. Julie says:
    Please. send me coupons Love these pies

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Tired of Holiday Leftovers? Culinary Circle® Frozen Pizza Reviews

Posted on December 1, 2013 by Guest Thrifty Correspondent in 2013 Calendar of Events, Contests and Giveaways 2013, Review and tagged with , , ,

Culinary Circle® Frozen Pizza

Guest Thrifty Correspondent Reviews

By now, you might be tired of holiday leftovers so I wanted to take this opportunity to share the reviews from the Culinary Circle® Frozen Pizza Giveaway Winners.  Thank you Guest Thrifty Correspondents: Jessica, Maria, and Rashida!  

Thrifty Friends, I welcome your comments.  Let me know if you plan on selecting this brand the next time you visit Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.  Enjoy!

National Pizza Month - Culinary Circle 1 Adjusted

Guest Thrifty Correspondent:

Jessica C.

Culinary Circle Pizza Selection: Rustic Italian Style Pizza

Purchased at: Shoppers Food & Pharmacy – 6111 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

Prepared: November 17, 2013

Preparation (based on instructions): Easy

Pizza Presentation (how did it look cooked?): Pretty Good

Smell: Neutral

Sauce:  Pretty Good

Crust:  Perfect

Flavor:  Pretty Good

Overall Quality:  Pretty Good

Would you recommend Culinary Circle Pizza to someone?  Agree

Please describe your Culinary Circle frozen pizza experience.

The crust was excellent–much better than other frozen pizzas. It was crispy and delicious and I noticed that the ingredients were only wheat flour, water, EVOO, sunflower oil, salt, and yeast. The toppings were tasty, except there was an astounding amount of capers, probably 4 times as many as pictured on the box, so I had to take off a lot of them.  As a thrifty shopper, I can’t say the value is excellent.  The pizza cost $5 and was smaller than other frozen pizzas, whereas, you can get much larger, fresh, hot pizza like Little Ceasar’s or Domino’s for $5-$6.

**********

Photo Credit: Maria H.

Photo Credit: Maria H.

Guest Thrifty Correspondent:

Maria H.

Culinary Circle Pizza Selections: Ultra Thin Crust Supreme, Rising Crust Spinach and Mushroom

Purchased at: Shoppers Food & Pharmacy – 6360 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, Virginia 22044

Prepared: November 17, 2013

Preparation (based on instructions):  Easy

Pizza Presentation (how did it look cooked?):  Pretty Good

Smell:  Excellent

Sauce:  Pretty Good

Crust:  Perfect

Flavor:  Pretty Good

Overall Quality:  Pretty Good

Would you recommend Culinary Circle Pizza to someone?  Strongly agree

Please describe your Culinary Circle frozen pizza experience.

I was extremely excited to try the Culinary Circle Pizzas, especially since my friend The Junk Food Guy wrote a very positive, mouth-watering review of their Wood-Fired Crust pizza. I picked up two pizzas for $5 each at Shoppers, which had at least a dozen different varieties of Culinary Circle Pizzas. I settled on a Rising Crust Spinach and Mushroom (a vegetarian “white” pizza), and an Ultra Thin Crust Supreme (NOT vegetarian). If you’re looking for value or to feed a hungry crowd, note that the Rising Crust pizza was a hefty 30.3 ounces, compared to the 16.2 ounces that Ultra Thin Crust weighed in at, and the Rising Crust pizza also had a much larger circumference. Anyway, I decided to prepare the pizzas for lunch on a lazy Sunday. I literally tossed them directly on the center rack of the oven and waited about 20 minutes, at which point my house was filled with wonderful toasty aromas. The Thin Crust Supreme was a massive hit with my fiance, who praised its very crunchy crust and generous level of meat toppings. I preferred the Rising Crust Spinach and Mushroom. Again, it was the crust that was most impressive–it was puffy, light, and fragrant. The mozzarella was also surprisingly fresh-tasting, with a nice stringy, gooey texture. We had plenty of leftovers, too. My one complaint is minor–there weren’t many mushrooms on the pizza, and the ones that were there didn’t have much flavor–this is NOT a pizza for mushroom-lovers, despite its name.

To wrap my first guest review up, I would say that the Culinary Circle frozen pizzas are definitely a “Buy Again!”

**********

Photo Credit: Rashida H.

Photo Credit: Rashida H.

Guest Thrifty Correspondent:

Rashida H.

Culinary Circle Pizza Selection: Cheese

Purchased at: Shoppers Food & Pharmacy – 12410 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, Maryland 20720

Prepared: November 18, 2013

Preparation (based on instructions):  Easy

Pizza Presentation (how did it look cooked?):  Pretty Good

Smell:  Pretty Good

Sauce:  Average

Crust:  Not So Good

Flavor:  Pretty Good

Overall Quality:  Average

Would you recommend Culinary Circle Pizza to someone?  Agree

Please describe your Culinary Circle frozen pizza experience.

The pizza tasted fairly well, but it did not have enough sauce for me and my family’s taste. The crust became hard after baking and I would prefer a traditional crust instead of thin. It also had a a lot of fat and I would have hoped for a heather option. I would not purchase it again, but for families that need a meal for a sleepover or after sports practice. It may work.

**********

 Disclosure:   The Guest Thrifty Correspondents: Jessica, Maria, and Rashida each received a total of $20.00 (there was a $10 bonus) in Shoppers Food & Pharmacy gift cards to select and review a Culinary Circle® frozen pizza.  There was no other compensation received for their thoughts and opinions.  This giveaway was sponsored by Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, but DC Thrifty Mom decided to share the reviews with YOU, Thrifty Friends!

 

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  1. Julie says:
    Please. send me coupons Love these pies

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National Gallery of Art Ice Skating Rink Experience ice-skating in the Sculpture Garden while surrounded by large-scale sculptures by contemporary artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Tony Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, and others. Hours:[...]
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all-day Len Piper’s Pinocchio @ The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Len Piper’s Pinocchio @ The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Feb 14 all-day
Len Piper's Pinocchio @ The Puppet Co. Playhouse | Glen Echo | Maryland | United States
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