Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Live G Free Pepperoni Pizza - Aldi: Cherry Hill, NJ

Live G Free Pepperoni Pizza - Aldi: Cherry Hill, NJ
I was very excited about Aldi's new gluten free line and, even though I don't have any food allergies (other than my mild allergic reaction to tomatoes), I really wanted to try this pizza.

Sadly, that excitement did not last.

Before I start discussing my big let down, I'll talk very briefly about the packaging.

The packaging and design for Live G Free is what caught my eye in the first place. Each package, regardless of what's inside, has the same color palette and sky-like backdrop. It might be a little cheesy and over the top, but the designers for this brand kept the packaging relatively simple to balance it out. Another plus is that, unlike most frozen pizzas on the market, the photo on the front of this box looks like its actually the product inside.  

I opened the box and removed my adorable little frozen pizza from it's packaging and cooked it up according to the box's instructions.

The pizza cooked up quickly, and it looked just as adorable cooked as it did frozen. While this tiny personal pizza size is visually appealing (smaller things are automatically cuter, right?), I don't know if this portion would be enough for a meal.

I used my lens cap for size, and as you can see this pizza is pretty tiny. I don't know about the rest of you, but this wouldn't be enough food for a meal. To me, this is practically Lunchable or snack sized.

It may be tiny, but it smelled just like any other frozen pizza and I found that to be pretty appetizing.

I started cutting it up, and then everything went down hill from there.

I was able to cut it into four little slices, but the second I tried to pick any of them up they just crumbled in my hand.I picked one up for a shot, and the slice not only cracked in half, but the tip broke off. You can kind of see it starting to fall apart in the photo above. I tried to pick up another slice and it fell apart even worse that the first.

I picked up a little piece of pizza shrapnel, that kind of looked like an itty biity baby slice, and gave it a taste.

To put it simply, this was not good. The crust was cracker-like, which isn't a bad thing in and of itself, but it didn't have any flavor. Even those rectangular cracker-like Ellio's pizzas have more flavor than this crust. As for the cheese and sauce, it was high school cafeteria quality at best. The sauce tastes like something you would get from a can and even though the cheese tastes just like the kind I used to get in my school lunch, it ended up being the best part of this pizza.

I wouldn't say this was the worst pizza I've ever had (although my sister did say that when I gave her a slice) but it was not something I'd ever buy again. (You let me down Aldi.) I am sure there are much better gluten free pizzas out there for those of you with allergies, so I recommend not wasting your time with this one.
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