Oh man. We took the most embarrassing trip to Planet Organic today. The embarrassment factor was twofold: first off, I had three ornery toddlers with me. Thankfully, Planet Organic is rife with free samples to put in kids’ making noise holes and keep their shelf pillaging hands fairly busy. Embarrassment the second is what I set out to purchase, that being a basketful of processed vegan bounty to review this week. I rarely buy vegan junkfood, but, come on! It’s the last week of Vegan Mofo!!! Could a more glorious excuse possibly exist? I think not!
I decided to jump on my Tofurky Pepperoni Pizza this evening and the reason for that was onefold: it’s October 25th. I work until 4:20pm. There are only like two feet-fulls of days (translation: maybe 10?) left when I’ll be able to run outside after work without fear that weird oldish men in blue sweatpants will drag jogging me into the dark bushes and create a situation that warrants the arrival of a Channel 6 News Van. Am I a little paranoid? Totally. But I’m also selfish and neglectful of my family, so frozen pizza it was for supper tonight!
Luckily, it was a super-delicious frozen pizza. Crispy-thin whole grain crust, über-herby sauce, very not rubbery faux pepperoni and just a touch of vegan cheese, so as not to put off the vegan cheese resisters: Tofurky Pepperoni Pizza was a hit all ’round our square table. The sauce was a definite highlight for me, since it was a main flavour component, not just a bland supporting player. The garlic might be a little heavy handed for some, but I really enjoyed having a pizza breath war with my daughter after supper (just speak really breathy “h” words into each other’s faces a whole bunch. Who needs video games? What? My other kids do? Oh, right.)
The downside? While this pizza does serve up a healthy helping of protein and vitamin C (strangely? See! The tomato sauce is glorious!), the fat content is a bit rich for my blood. Also, weighing in at 10 inches on thin crust and costing upwards of $10+ (I paid $8.69 for ours, but I *think* it was on sale…), economically speaking, on a less rushed day, I’d certainly prefer to order a hot and fresh cheeseless pizza from the Joint or some comparably delicious pizzeria rather spend my dollars on frozen.
But, I do recommend keeping a Tofurky frozen pizza or two on hand for those days when you care more about making the voices stop for 50 minutes than preparing a real, home-cooked meal for your family. The vegan, frozen Tofurky Pepperoni Pizza is, hands down, the best frozen pizza I have tasted and I am anxious to try the other incarnations. You should too!