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Nov 26, 2013

Review: 7-Eleven - Pepperoni Pizza

7-Eleven's Pepperoni Pizza is available at participating locations (namely those with an oven) and are heated right in the oven in about 90 seconds when you order a one.

I picked a large 14" pie up for $5.55. It's also available by the slice.

When you order one of these, they grab one out of the freezer and pop it into a Turbo Chef oven that cooks with a combination of radiant, convection, and microwave heat.

The result looks a bit like a Little Caesars pizza and falls somewhere between pizza chain pizza and frozen pizza.

The crust browned pretty nicely and sported a paper-thin and surprisingly crispy shell. The crumb was a little bit too soft and a little gummy though. According to the 7-Eleven website, the crust is made with "real French sourdough," but I didn't detect any sour notes. It just tasted like bread.

The cheese was nicely melted and had burnt circles like you'd get from a pizza oven. It wasn't that flavorful but it did have some stretch.

The pepperoni actually comes in the traditional thin slices but also in cubes. I've only encountered pepperoni cubes in Totino's pizzas and while I enjoy them there, I found them a bit jarring here. Not bad. Just different. They have a more intense flavor due to the cut and that same bit of sweetness. The slices were pretty standard and even crisped up a bit.

The sauce fell on the plain side but wasn't too heavy and was applied rather lightly.

Overall, 7-Eleven does an okay pizza pie but the soft bread-like crust detracts from the whole pizza-ness. The real selling point is convenience though; as in: you can get a decent hot pizza at all odd hours since 7-Eleven is open 24 hours a day.

Nutritional Info - 7-Eleven Pepperoni Pizza
Serving Size - 1 slice

Calories - 300 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 720mg
Carbs - 30g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 14g


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3 comments :

  1. I had one of these because of a slice I bought one day, but it wasn't good. Stick to real pizza or chain pizza if you're ok with that.

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  2. The 7-Eleven that I frequent is across the street from Costco, so if I ever wanted a cheap pizza I'd go there instead.

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  3. That is a nice convenience, there are way more 7-11's than Costco's.. that being said, can you get pizza from Costco 24/7? Maybe you can I honestly haven't been to a Costco in a while.

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