I don't generally buy ready made take out pizza, simply because I like to choose my toppings. However, being hungrier than normal a few nights ago, I shelled out $6.00 for Little Caesars' Pretzel Crust Pizza.
Divided into eight large slices, the pizza consists of a soft salted pretzel crust topped with a Cheddar cheese sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, all sprinkled with an additional blend of Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan, and White Cheddar cheeses.
With the understanding that ready made take out pizzas sit beneath heat lamps before they're ordered, I knew, going in, that the pie would be lukewarm, rather than piping hot and fresh. Thus, it didn't bother me.
In fact, I enjoyed the first slice. The Cheddar cheese sauce was creamy, the pepperoni was spicy & salty, the four cheese blend was flavorful, and the pretzel crust, which the pizza is named for, tasted like a soft, ball park pretzel.
Yet, after the first slice, the salty Cheddar cheese sauce, salty/spicy pepperoni, salty blend of; Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan, and White Cheddar; and soft salted pretzel crust pummeled me with saltiness on top of saltiness on top of saltiness on top of saltiness. The addition of mushrooms, bell peppers, and/or sun dried tomatoes would of added some badly needed balance to this one note pie.
A single slice of Little Caesars' Pretzel Crust Pizza would be a nice snack, alongside a beer, while watching sports with a large group of friends. As a meal pizza though, I have to give Little Caesars' Pretzel Crust Pizza 5 out of 10 stars.