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Feb 24, 2023

Review: Aldi - Mama Cozzi's Meatball Calzone

Aldi's Mama Cozzi's Meatball Calzone features "meatball, mozzarella, ricotta, Romano, and provolone cheese filling topped with Romano in a golden pocket.

The 7-oz calzone cost me $2.99.

I found this in the deli section at Aldi's and it takes about 2 minutes to heat up in the microwave. I tried a combination of microwaving and air-frying to try and get it a little crispy outside but it didn't take and I didn't want to risk burning the parsley on top.

The dough/bread on the calzone was soft and pillowy with a fairly tight crumb (interior structure).

Inside were maybe five or six smallish meatballs, a bit of tomato sauce, and melted gooey cheese that stretched very nicely. The meatballs had a nice spongy squish to them to go with a coarse grind and a seasoned flavor. The tomato sauce delivered a bit of tang, while the cheese was the most abundant but mostly just tasted and felt like mozzarella--I didn't get the grainy texture I was expecting from ricotta and the Romano notes were very mild.

Overall, Aldi's Mama Cozzi's Meatball Calzone left out some of the textures that I would expect in a calzone and could stand to be a bit meatier but was still enjoyable and comes in a reasonably price. The stretchy cheese was very satisfying.

Nutritional Info - Aldi's Mama Cozzi's Meatball Calzone (198g)
Calories - 470 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1120mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 23g