We recently moved out into the country. I still don’t think we are in the country, but others insist that I am. What I do know is that nobody wants to deliver pizza to me anymore. It’s a sad, sad thing. To be honest, we don’t often order pizza anyway, but it is nice to have that option when I want it. I really love pizza and it is one thing my kids usually eat without complaint. My new location has left me to rely more on frozen pizzas which made me extremely excited to try new varieties.
I was immediately drawn to the Culinary Circle Italian Wood Fired Crust flavors. Kyle and I looked at the flavors: Grilled Vegetable, Italian Sausage with Caramelized Onion, Rustic Italian and Spinach and Goat Cheese. We both quickly agreed on the Rustic Italian Style which has rich tomato sauce topped with sliced Genoa salami, capers, fire roasted vegetables and mozzarella cheese. I was pleased when we opened the package at how fresh it looked. The salami was thick, not like the ultra thin meat some others offer. I was also pleasantly surprised by how much cheese was on the pizza. I often find myself adding cheese to other pizzas before cooking them. I did not feel like I needed to add anything to this one.
The istructions say to bake directly on the oven rack for a crisper crust which is what we did. The crust was quite crunchy and the kids did not care for it. I think next time I will bake it on a pan and see if they like it better. I thought it was very reminiscent of a wood fired crust which tends to be more crunchy. My husband and I both really enjoyed the pizza. The toppings were phenomenal. My kids had a really hard time getting past the capers because it was something new to them.
We also decided to try some of the new Oval Flatbread varieties. We chose a Pepperoni and Roasted Garlic and a Barbeque Chicken. I baked the Pepperoni and Roasted Garlic and the whole family loved it! We are huge garlic fans and this pizza had huge chunks of garlic all over it. Even the kids loved it.
I really preferred this flatbread crust over the wood fired crust. I think it is just personal preference. We haven’t had a chance to try the Barbeque Chicken yet, but if it is anything like the Pepperoni and garlic I know it will be good.
I am thrilled to add these new Culinary Circle pizzas to our menu rotation. I was also very pleasantly surprised with the reasonable prices offered at Cub. What made it even better is that there was a manufacturers coupon I found in the paper making it even more affordable! Much cheaper than ordering in!
The Culinary Circle Wood Fired Crust and Flatbread varieties are available at a variety of retailers including Cub Foods. To find a store near you that carries Culinary Circle use the convenient store locator.
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Disclosure: I received gift cards for the purpose of this review however all thoughts remain my own.