REVIEW: Little Caesars Crazy Calzony

Little Caesars Crazy Calzony Top

Little Caesars has launched another limited-edition novelty item: the Crazy Calzony. According to Little Caesars, this fusion dish is a pizza with a “calzone-like crust filled with garlic white sauce and cheese.” I’ve been a Little Caesars fan for most of my life, so I felt compelled to try this.

The Crazy Calzony is available in pepperoni or cheese. I opted for the former. The pizza portion of the dish is topped with sliced pepperoni, while the calzone-like crust contains julienne pepperoni.

Upon opening the pizza box, I was struck by the Crazy Calzony’s unique aesthetic. It reminded me of a cross boomerang. The calzone crusts were overflowing with cheese and looked quite appetizing. Its aroma was quintessential Little Caesars, but with a heavier presence of garlic.

The pizza segment of the slices tasted exactly as one would expect. If you’ve had a pepperoni pizza from Little Caesars, you already have a good idea of how this tastes. The foundational pizza crust did seem a little thinner than usual, though.

Little Caesars Crazy Calzony Cheese

Now, onto the most important part: the calzone crust. With my first bite, a strong garlic flavor immediately jumped to the forefront. I love garlic, so it worked well for me, but it may be overbearing for some people.

Beyond the garlic, the creamy cheese stuffing tasted mildly sweet. Its texture and sweetness reminded me of the ricotta that is generally featured in calzones. The Crazy Calzony’s description states that the crust is filled with “garlic white sauce, cheese and julienne pepperoni.” I imagine that if it contained actual ricotta, the description would say so. The garlic white sauce likely mixes with the cheese to create that ricotta-like texture. Either way, it’s totally tasty.

The julienne pepperoni provides a nice textural contrast. Its mild spice helps to cut the creaminess of the cheesy filling and brings balance to the overall presentation.

Little Caesars Crazy Calzony Dip

Dipping the calzone crust into the included Crazy Sauce continued to elevate the flavor. The acid from the tomato sauce helped to further tame the richness. The outside of the crust was dusted with parmesan and had a mild buttery flavor, which immediately reminded me of Crazy Bread. It was cooked to a perfect golden brown and had the slightest crunch, while remaining airy on the inside. As a whole, it was similar to many calzones that I’ve had.

Little Caesars Crazy Calzony Bite

As far as novelty pizza dishes go, the Crazy Calzony is a winner in my book. Little Caesars nailed the calzone aspect, but it makes me wish they would offer standalone calzones. If you already like Little Caesars, it’s a safe bet that you’ll enjoy it as well. If you’re not a Little Caesars devotee, then no amount of craziness in the crust will change that for you.

Purchased Price: $8.49
Size: N/A
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 pizza) 2650 calories, 123 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of trans fat, 50 grams of saturated fat, 245 milligrams of cholesterol, 6010 milligrams of sodium, 256 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 109 grams of protein.

9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Little Caesars Crazy Calzony”

  1. Dang, this looks good! Thanks for the review. The only thing I might have liked is for there to be a layer of pizza sauce inside as well, but that might make it too sloppy to pick up and eat–and so I might need multiple side containers of the sauce to dip the calzone pieces into. 🙂

    What I wonder is, how much of this is a meal for a person–half the calzone? That, then, equates to 1325 calories and 61.5 grams of fat–ouch! (Although that also would provide all your protein needs for the day.) An every-now-and-again indulgence, then–although I could see wanted to have it much more often.

    1. it does look absolutely insane but I gotta say… it’s kinda good? ultra oily of course but all of the flavors and textures make for an enjoyably junky meal at an attractive price.

  2. I haven’t had Little Ceasar’s in a couple of years, but this brought me back. I’ve had it twice over the past month, and I really enjoy it. I like the flavors and the blend of everything. The pizza part is your standard LC pizza, but it’s the calzone part that shines in this. I like the fact that I dip my calzone part in the accompanying sauce cup since I think having the pizza sauce already on it would be way too messy. In my humble opinion, I think it’s well worth giving it a try. This is a great Friday night movie or video game treat.

  3. Tried this and it’s very messy/sloppy, but also very good. The mixture in the crust does a great job of mimicking ricotta cheese. I hope these stick around but I imagine they’re a real pain to make.

  4. Do these cause nightmares as the ad implies. Also here in eastern Wisconsin store a discontinuing calzones as the ads are in full blast. Maybe that why the ad promotes dreaming about a calzony

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