Friday, September 10, 2010

A Mini Review Of The Sabatasso's Pizza Variety Packs On Sale This Month

We saw these in  the coupon flyer for this month and we thought they were worth a try.

With the $3 off coupon, a 12 pack of mini pizzas were only about $7, which is a good price. There were six pepperoni and six cheese pizzas in the package. They are all individually packaged, which does make them easy to serve if you want just one or two of them.

At about 3.4 ounces each, they are definitely snack sized pizza, although we did cook up a couple each for lunch.

As for the taste, they are fine, but nothing outstanding.  With the coupon, they were a good value, so we have no regrets about buying them.  Will we buy them again? Probably not, just because there are things that are a better fit for our needs.

I do see people with families buying them because they are the right size for kids, they definitely are cute and they cook up very easily in a toaster oven.

They might also work well as something for a party, as a snack or as and "emergency lunch or dinner".

Depending on your needs, these may or may not be a good choice.  But I can definitely say this: while not a stellar value, they are a quality item at a decent price with the coupon

37 comments:

  1. do you know where you can still buy these?

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  2. u can still buy them at costco

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    1. They got rid of the deep dish deluxe ones at my costco(Vancouver, BC) and replaced with crappy box of half pep half cheese and they're thinner and taste like a microwaved mini pizza. BRING BACK THE DEEP DISH DELUXE!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. The original mini pizza, and when I say original I meant the variety being sold at Costco when the Sabatasso's Mini Pizza was first introduced, is not being sold at Costco anymore. They did substitute it with another Sabatasso's Mini Pizza, called Deep Dish. Too much bread, too little cheese. My kids don't eat, and I have no more reason to buy it. I don't believe this is a good pizza at all. I used to buy a box a week, because my children's school have microwave ovens, so my kids took it for lunch quite often. Now I have a box almost full in the freezer, and nobody likes it.

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  4. We agree and do not like the deep dish. The added calories are not worth the extra bread and lack of cheese. They don't bake as nicely as the thinner crust pizza and we too will no longer buy this brand unless they bring back the thinner crust. We bought a box a week too and now have a full box of the deep dish in our freezer that most likely won't ge eaten. Please bring back the original!!

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  5. We finally found a calorie responsible way to enjoy pizza and it disappeared from Costco. Please bring back the Sabatasso's thin and crispy singles. The deep dish do not fit our needs at all. Way too much bread and calories.

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  6. I bought 4 to 6 boxes a month of the mini pizza's, but the deep dish ones are awful.......too much bread and not enough of anything else. PLEASE PLEASE can you get the mini's thin & crispy back. I live in Hawaii and the SABATASSO'S thin & crispy mini pizza's were the best. I have 9 in my family and that is the only pizza I purchased.

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  7. Bought the thin crust and followed cooking instructions for both microwave and conventional oven. What a disappointment!
    Mushy in the micro, tasteless made conventionally.

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  8. DEEP DISH SABATASSO'S MINI PIZZAS ARE THE BEST THING EVER

    I EAT 2 - 4 MINI PIZZAS A DAY TO STAY STRONG

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    1. Thank you , I thought I was the only one who missed them

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    2. I too miss the Deep Dish Deluxe Pizzas! The thin singles are crap in comparison. All these people complaining they "have too many calories"…. your eating pizza people.. go have a "diet coke" with your "crispy singles".

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  9. I purchased Sabatasso"s "Pizza Singles " 12 in a Box 6 Pepperoni and 6 Cheese. They were the worst individual pizza I have ever eaten,the Pepperoni was disgusting and the cheese was no better.They were cooked in a conventional oven not microwaved.They are now in the garbage.Wasted Money

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  10. my hubby and I love them, we just had 2 each for dinner...they added cheese (it's a 6 cheese pizza now), and looks like they put more cheese on the pepperoni. It's really best when cooked in oven, but for just myself, I don't mind the microwave when I'm rused.

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  11. We like pizza in general- I would not like a daily diet of them but they are pretty good if you need something fast and easy- prefer oven but micro wave is ok if you are pressed for time. I'd buy them again especially for emergencies.

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  12. Does anyone know where to still buy the cheese ones in Canada? Years ago I used to buy them at Costco, but now the Costco's near my area only ever seem to carry the Deluxe ones.

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  13. They contain l cysteine which is comprised of either human hair or goose feathers.

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  14. I too do not like the new pizza. When I first purchased at Costco they were so delicious now they have absolutely no flavour. Why do companies change ingredients or skip on an ingredient....it really shows in the product.

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  15. I don't know why everyone is whining about this product. It tastes the same as it did before 15 years ago, only now they seem to have added thin pepp. slices.

    Flavorless? ha ha ha... whatever.

    Sabatasso's is the bomb.

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  16. thank you---the thin crust pizza is the best pizza that I have tasted. hope Costco keeps it on their shelfs

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  17. Please Please bring the Sabatasso thin crust three cheese pizza back it is the best. Right size and Gluten Free!!

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  18. how the hell are the thin ones only 'okay' you obviously have high standards these are the bomb i enjoy pizza that tastes good and ive paid 10 dollars for a mediocre pizza that doesn't taste nearly as good as these babies

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  19. I went to Costco yesterday. The deep dish mini pizza's were on my list. I always have them in the freezer. My son and friend's always want one when visiting. When I'm in a hurry to get to work and have no time to prepare a lunch, I could always pop a mini pizza in my lunch pail. Well...they were not in the freezer section at Costco. I inquired and was told they have dis-continued them. I'm disappointed. Who carry's them?

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    1. My wife and I enjoyed the Sabatsso's single pizzas but as you all say these new ones are not the same.They are smaller and are terrible. All stores seem to take a good product out and put what they say is better one in. Smaller items but the same PRICE , THAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT DOES NOT CHANGE. Maybe if we stop buying them Costco will get the message to bring back the old ones. If you noticed they have taken many items out of stores.They use to carry large boxes of Minute but have not carried that in 2years or some of the canned veggies that we would buy. We like shopping Costco but it becoming a hassle to get the items you like. Sam's club still has the product we like so maybe we will be going to Sam;s more often.

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    2. My husband and I have bought Sabatassos's pizzas for years, but will no longer buy them. The size has been cut in half, the quali ty has been diminished, and the ingredients have been reduced so that taste is noticibly bland. Costco should discontinue selling these. What a pity!

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  20. I just got this from Costco. I used to love theses but they have reduced the quality. The cheese was lees, there was hardly any pepperoni on the pizza. I am very disappointed this time. Costco should stop selling this product now!!!!!

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  21. Finally figured out how to bake these, oven at 400 oF place on parchment paper, after 5 minutes turn the parchment 180 deg and bake another 5 minutes. Then put oven on 350 oF and convect. Put on an aluminum hat (foil crimped on sides) this keeps the top from over browning. Every 5/10 minutes check to see if the bottom is crisping, in 10 to 15 minutes it should be ready. This seems to work, the bottom crisps and the top is not over brown.

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  22. I don't know about Sabatasso's conventional pizza, but the gluten free variety is better than any frozen pizza on the market, and better than most fresh from the restaurant versions. Having said that it is no longer available at my Costco.

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  23. Ugh...I have Celiacs Disease and tried this pizza about a month ago. I was hooked! Went back a couple of weeks later to Costco to buy a bunch of them.....and they are all gone. Discontinued. THANKS a lot uncaring Costco! I'm used to eating crap....no biggy :-(

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  24. We LOVE the G/F thin and crispy but have a problem with them falling through the rack of our oven. I have never had this problem with a pizza before. We have tried to use a pizza pan but then it turns out mushy. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks!!

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  25. We used to love these pizzas, but the quality is getting pretty bad. Many of them have one or two tiny pieces of pepperoni, and not much else for toppings. So sad when companies let quality slide like this. I guess we'll be moving on to another brand next time. I'd like to tell the company, but I can't find info on them.

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  26. We've been buying these Sabatosso's Singles for years at Costco. We liked the convenience and size of these. They were tasty as far as quick foods go.

    Today, I opened a new box to have one and was really ticked off at what I saw.

    The pizza's we were accustomed to were thick crust with ample toppings. Instead, when I opened the package there was half the thickness and a smaller diameter pizza starring at me. When I looked at the microwave instructions instead of the usual 21/2-3:00 cooking time it was reduced to 1:20-1:35.

    Why? Because Schwan's Consumer Brands decided to do what so many other A-Hole companies are doing these days. Reduce the size, keep the same price and don't inform the consumer so we can up our profit margin.

    I called their 1-800-225-7211 number and was told this is a new product. I told the rep this was blatant fraud. Same exterior packaging, same price for half the product. BS! The rep said she would pass on my concerns to the marketing dept. Thanks ALOT!

    I've seen an abundance of this same practice across the board in every store I go to. Not just Costco. I will never buy another Sabatosso product.

    If enough people get fed up enough with this gouging and refuse to buy products from companies that engage in these practices, maybe... just maybe they'll get the hint. Doubtful.

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  27. I so much loved the Sabatasso's deep-dish singles (purchased at Costco) that my wife knew to pull me out of a rough day by saying, "I thought tonight we'd just make some Sabatasso's and a salad (I would not permit it to be called 'pizza'.....only referred to as 'Sabatasso's')."

    When the deep-dish versions disappeared from Costco, we tried the Sabatasso's thin crust kind. Generic. Pedestrian. Bland.

    So from all I've read above, it isn't Costco which has stopped selling deep-dish, but is the Schwan Food Company discontinuing it altogether. Is that right ??

    If so, to the corporate individual(s) who made that decision, I say only this....

    BOOOOOO !!

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  28. I have to agree with the comment on March 3, 2014. Late 2013 I noticed the pizzas were considerably smaller -- thinner crust and less cheese - with shorter cooking time as evidence of less food. They did however, redesign the tray so you cook it in the tray, not on top, which it just slides off of. Today, however, I took a pizza out of the box we bought from Costco last week and they tray has been scaled back. It's just a flat square. Do they think this goes unnoticed? I bought Red Baron Deep Dish Singles at the grocery store when we were out of the Costco pizzas and recalled this is what they used to be. http://www.redbaron.com/deep-dish-pizza.htm

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  29. The box with 6 cheese and 6 pepperoni were our go to pizza, since I am vegetarian and my boyfriend is a carnivore. We have been buying these for a couple of years, every other month. We will NO LONGER buy them. Last week we bought some and they are now half the thickness, half the cheese, half the pepperoni. Even the silver heating plate no longer is a standing plate, but is now a very thin sheet which leaves the pizza soggy on bottom. Here is the kicker: the ONLY thing that has not changed is the price! Same price, half everything else...seriously. No thanks, Sabatasso. Your pizza is no longer for us.

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  30. I thought the Sabatasso's Gluten Free pizza was the best gluten free I've ever tasted, but Costco replace it with the YUDIs cardboard pizza. I'm guessing it had everything to do with profit and nothing to do with the customer. So typical of the new CEO

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  31. Bought the Sabatasso's GLUTEN FREE a couple months ago, could not believe how delicious it was. Can equal any frozen gluten pizza, and is better than many frozen gluten pizzas. Went back recently to get it and Costco has stopped buying it!! Replaced it with Udi's--UGH. There are no redeeming qualities about Udi's pizza and I will not buy it. Never tried regular gluten Sabatasso's.

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  32. Used to buy the Sabatasso pan pizza, 12 per pack, 185 gram per pizza.
    I would buy 1-2 of the boxes per month. Last purchase convinced me to never buy again. The size has shrunk to 105 gram the topping were applied by someone throwing toppings in the general direction of the shells, and obviously someone was pissed that they had to stay late when their relief didn't show. Price remains the same - Quality is garbage. Volume is 2/3 of what it used to be, yet it's priced the same. No more for me.

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