Sep 22, 2023

Review: DiGiorno - Pineapple Pickle Pizza

Top-down view of frozen DiGiorno Pineapple Pickle Pizza.

DiGiorno's Pineapple Pickle Pizza features a hand-tossed crust topped with creamy garlic sauce, mozzarella cheese, and sliced dill pickles on one half and pineapple chunks.

It's not a pizza you can buy (you can try your luck/internet speed next Tuesday though) but I received one courtesy of DiGiorno.

DiGiorno Pineapple Pickle Pizza top-down view after baking.

If you manage to get your hands on one of these, I recommend putting a sheet pan on the rack below to catch any juices from the pickles or pineapples. My particular pizza ended up dripping two rivulets onto my oven floor that was a pain to clean up. I don't recommend cooking it on the sheet pan though as the crust would then just soak up the pickle and pineapple juices. The instructions called for baking the pizza at 375F, which is pretty low.

DiGiorno Pineapple Pickle Pizza side-view.

I can't say that combined aroma of baked pickles and pineapple makes the mouth water as they're a bit weird together.

Understandably, the combination of eating pickles and pineapples wasn't all that appealing to me either. If you were hoping for a more gourmet take on the toppings, it wasn't happening. The pineapples were fairly mild in flavor with a low level of both sweetness and tanginess, while the pickles were salty and sour without any additional herby notes or the like. They were both quite juicy though.

DiGiorno Pineapple Pickle Pizza crust edge close-up.

Joining the pickles and pineapples was plenty of melted mozzarella and an underlying creamy garlic sauce that lent a small amount of savory qualities to the pizza.

The crust seemed to be the same as DiGiorno uses for their Pizzeria line, it was crunchy at the surface was thick, soft and somewhat dense inside.

DiGiorno Pineapple Pickle Pizza cross-section.

Overall, I wouldn't say I was disappointed by DiGiorno's Pineapple Pickle Pizza as it fell within my expectations for a pizza topped with pineapple pickle pizza. While pineapple generally is an okay pizza topping for me, pickles generally add an extra dose of salt that I find unnecessary and that was true here. The crust, cheese, and sauce that served as the pizza's base was nice though.

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