SPOTTED – 6/29/2022

Here are some interesting new products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of them, share your thoughts in the comments.

Cap n Crunch DC Supergirl Strong Berry Cereal
Cap’n Crunch DC Supergirl Strong Berry Cereal

(Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

Sam s Choice Creamy Milk Chocolate Covered Mini Grahams
Sam’s Choice Rich Dark Chocolate Enrobed Mini Grahams

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart Neighborhood Market.)

Sam s Choice Creamy Milk Chocolate Covered Mini Grahams
Sam’s Choice Creamy Milk Chocolate Covered Mini Grahams
Planters Dry Roasted Sweet  Spicy Peanuts
Planters Dry Roasted Sweet & Spicy Peanuts

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart Neighborhood Market.)

Kellogg s Froot Loop Lightyear Design
Kellogg’s Froot Loops Lightyear Design

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

H E B Limited Edition Corn in a Cup and Mixed Berry Lemonade Trail Mixes
H-E-B Limited Edition Corn in a Cup and Mixed Berry Lemonade Trail Mixes
H E B Limited Edition Corn in a Cup Corn Chips
H-E-B Limited Edition Corn in a Cup Corn Chips
H E B Creamy Creations Limited Edition Caramel Blondie Ice Cream

H-E-B Creamy Creations Limited Edition Caramel Blondie Ice Cream
H E B Sushiya Mango Chamoy Roll
H-E-B Sushiya Mango Chamoy Roll

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Good  Gather Everything Flatbread Crackers
Good & Gather Everything Flatbread Crackers

(Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

Purely Elizabeth with Prebiotic Fiber Mixed Berry Superfood Oatmeal
Purely Elizabeth with Prebiotic Fiber Mixed Berry Superfood Oatmeal

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

REVIEW: DiGiorno Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza

DiGiorno Cinnamon Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Box

DiGiorno’s pizza is my go-to dinner on nights when “Mommy is too busy to cook,” or sometimes, “Mommy has gone to a dark place.” So I’m quite familiar with the DiGiorno product line, specifically the DiGiorno croissant crust.

Now, at the request of no one, DiGiorno has decided that it needs to break into the breakfast market and create a sweet pizza. This is hardly unprecedented: Pizza Hut sells an Ultimate Chocolate Cookie that could claim the title of “Dessert Pizza,” plus you can find recipes for them on various food blogs. But this is an indulgent breakfast pizza! Does this really go with your morning coffee, or is it just weird?

DiGiorno Cinnamon Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Frozen

It’s an attractive, if unusual, dish. The light dough-colored balls taste vaguely like cookie dough, and the dark swirls are pockets of cinnamon goodness. The rest of the pizza topping is made up of what I will call “sugary gunk,” a highly technical term used by professionals.

DiGiorno Cinnamon Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Cooked

Okay, so I felt lazy leaving it at that and looked up what the sugary gunk is. According to DiGiorno’s website, the topping includes cinnamon cream sauce, cream cheese crumbles, and churro pieces. The cream cheese crumbles are likely those little bland pieces, in which case this component is really missing the tang of cheese. The churro pieces did not make much of an impression.

DiGiorno Cinnamon Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Slice

The pizza really does taste a lot like a cinnamon roll, though, and the fact that it’s a flat pizza means a much higher sugary-stuff-to-bread ratio, making it arguably better than most cinnamon rolls. I get this information from my husband, who hits the Cinnabon at every rest area on the highway, so he knows his stuff.

DiGiorno Cinnamon Breakfast Croissant Crust Pizza Crust

What doesn’t quite work here is the DiGiorno croissant crust. I would be happily eating my faux-cinnamon roll when I would get some of the crust in my mouth and suddenly be reminded of a sausage-laden Supreme Pizza, and it led to a weird feeling of disconnection with the product. The sweetness is strong enough that it’s not that noticeable for most of the pizza, but when you get to the end crust, it doesn’t seem to go with what you’re eating.

Now did I have this problem because the crust genuinely clashes with the flavor profile, or is it just because I have such strong associations with the DiGiorno crust? I’m not sure, but I’m pretty sure the crust is something DiGiorno can improve, at the very least. Another crust-related problem was the fact that the croissant crust did not fully expand in the oven; however, this may be because of how we cooked it. After nearly destroying my oven with one of these pizzas (to the point where my Dad had to come by with professional-grade tools to clean it), I wasn’t taking any more risks, and I put this thing on a tray in the oven, as God intended. So you probably will get a crispier, flakier crust if you follow the directions and put the pizza straight onto the rack. That is, assuming the pizza doesn’t bend while cooking, pour its tasty filling onto the bottom of the oven, and rapidly become carbonized sludge. If you want to attempt it, you’re braver than me.

When it’s not destroying kitchen equipment, the Croissant Cinnamon Roll Pizza is a largely successful breakfast outing for DiGiorno, and I recommend giving it a try. Just keep in mind there’s definitely room for improvement here.

Purchased Price: $9.99
Size: 21.5 oz
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1/4 pizza) 460 calories, 20 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 550 milligrams of sodium, 60 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar (15 grams of added sugar), and 6 grams of protein.

SPOTTED – 6/28/2022

Here are some interesting new products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of them, share your thoughts in the comments.

Heinz 57 Collection Roasted Garlic Crunch
Heinz 57 Collection Roasted Garlic Crunch
Heinz 57 Collection Chili Pepper Crunch
Heinz 57 Collection Chili Pepper Crunch
Heinz 57 Collection Mandarin Orange Miso Crunch
Heinz 57 Collection Mandarin Orange Miso Crunch

(Spotted by Shawn S at Weis Markets.)

Premier Protein Limited Edition Root Beer Float Protein Shake
Premier Protein Limited Edition Root Beer Float Protein Shake

(Spotted by Tommy at Walmart)

Birds Eye Southwest Style Loaded Cauliflower Bites
Birds Eye Southwest Style Loaded Cauliflower Bites

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Gardein Ultimate Plant Based Saus ge Links
Gardein Ultimate Plant-Based Saus’ge Links
Gardein Ultimate Plant Based Breakfast Saus ge
Gardein Ultimate Plant-Based Breakfast Saus’ge

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.)

Country Crock Plant Cream
Country Crock Plant Cream

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Market Street.)

H E B Spinach Dijon Salad Bowl
H-E-B Spinach Dijon Salad Bowl
H E B Spinach Harvest Salad Bowl
H-E-B Spinach Harvest Salad Bowl

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)