Before I get into this review, I have to divulge some information. Pizza is one of my favorite foods. I consider myself a definite pizza expert when it comes to the pizza choices around me, and especially when it comes to the major chains out there. I’m a major believer in all of the parts needing to be there: The Crust, The Sauce, The Cheese, The Toppings, and The Love. That said, my expectations were not immense when conducting this review. I eat Little Caesar’s now and then, and I was expecting about that caliber of a pizza pie. I was pleasantly surprised by the presentation of the pizza.
Not too bad. It also smelled pretty amazing and pretty darn fresh! So I was excited to get it home and to get into this bad boy. I was pretty hungry, so I was expecting to enjoy myself regardless of quality.
The crust gets a no. It was soft, with no resistance as I bit into it. If I have to say it explicitly, I will: The word Lunchable floated through my head. This is often the part of the pizza that can save an experience. To its credit, I didn’t taste a huge amount of grease, and the flavor profile was very similar to Papa John’s, which probably meant that the dough and everything was indeed fresh. But the texture was wrong. The Crust earns a score of “No.”
The sauce was there. Well, there was a reddish liquid paste separating the cheese from the crust. I didn’t taste a lot of grease in there or anything… but the sauce might as well have phoned it in, because there was no flavor in there whatsoever. It was there to be a liquid in a sea of solids. It was about as appetizing as it sounds. The Sauce also earns a score of “No.”
I know this is starting to sound like some kind of pizza nightmare. The cheese is this kind of swimmy flavorless layer that separates you from the sauce… which really just separates the cheese from the crust. I didn’t know you could feel disappointment by the slice. The cheese stands alone.
.. oh, I’m sorry, was that joke cheesy? Good. Something in this review should be.
The pepperoni had NO CRUNCH and NO SPICE. WHAT?!
Pepperoni with no flavor and no crunch?! Toppings are usually the part that gets too much emphasis! Pepperoni with no flavor and no crunch is just roni. I got no use for roni. Roni is gross and disgusting. Roni is the stuff people put in Subway sandwiches to make it a “spicy Italian.” Roni causes violence in our streets. The Roni gets a “No.”
Pizza is a social food. With each bite I could inexplicably feel myself losing Facebook friends. Why did somebody approve pizza for 7-Eleven and then pay absolutely no attention to the execution? I expect this silliness with some gas station offering it by the slice but if you’re going to sell whole pizzas across the street from Little Caesars I expect at least a written apology from you… or at least don’t try to hide the Lunchable logo on the box.
I’m a big guy, so it’s obvious I didn’t get this way by being a food snob. You want to fool yourself with a pseudo-pizza? Get a Hot Pocket. I’m going to give this a mathemagical score of 2 out of ten.