REVIEW: Red Baron Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza

Red Baron Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza Box

What is Red Baron Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza?

Red Baron’s new “Fully Loaded” product line is named for its generous toppings. This pepperoni variety promises two kinds of pepperoni tossed among mozzarella cheese and a zesty tomato sauce. Also available are Five Cheese and Supreme varieties.

How is it?

As an avid fan of both junk food and the written word, I like to luxuriate in product descriptions. Finding just the right word can evoke glorious imagery. As I read the official Fully Loaded descriptions on Red Baron’s website, certain phrases characterizing this new product line’s toppings appealed to my inner word nerd: “loaded,” “mounds,” “piled high.”

What bounty! What splendor!

Red Baron Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza Frozen

Unpackaged, the pizza is unfettered from those lofty expectations. Contrary to the product’s name, the Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza isn’t overloaded with toppings, although it offers enough to deliver great flavor.

Red Baron Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza Toppings

Slices of crisp, lightly spicy pepperoni pair with chewy, salty little pepperoni cubes to ensure each piece of pizza gets a hit of meat. Mozzarella covers the pizza but is too spare to achieve cheese-pull status. Flecks of cheddar are also present, but their flavor is largely lost among the mozzarella and pepperoni spices. The tomato sauce is a nice surprise: thick in texture with hints of sweetness and smoky paprika.

Red Baron Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza Crust

The real bounty of this pizza lies in the crust, which may be the most successful of all the Red Baron products I’ve tried. Moderately seasoned and buttery, it’s not too greasy. Thick and chewy, it somehow manages to remain airy and light. My only complaint is its tendency toward gumminess in the middle of the pizza, where the lightest part of the crust absorbs the sauce.

Red Baron Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza Cooked

The crust’s edges are crisp — and I mean crisp. Have you ever watched a cooking show where the host bites into their final creation, turns to the camera, and asks the viewer, “Did you hear that?” I was tempted to recreate that for you, but this is a written review and so you can’t hear the satisfying crunch of my pizza cutter rolling through this crispy, crispy crust. I’m sorry for that.

And I’m sorry to demote your star status, toppings.

Anything else you need to know?

Red Baron Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza Side

This pizza reminds me a lot of DiGiorno’s Crispy Pan Pizza because they have similarly thick, yet airy crusts at comparable price points. I like both products equally.

Conclusion:

Red Baron’s Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza is hearty, flavorful, and among the brand’s stronger offerings. The product’s name sets high expectations that the toppings themselves don’t fulfill, but its thick, crispy crust helps to deliver an abundant bite.

Purchased Price: $7.99
Size: 27.85 oz (1 lb and 11.85 oz)/789 g
Purchased at: Giant Eagle
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (per 1/6 pizza) 380 calories, 19 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 680 milligrams of sodium, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of protein.

9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Red Baron Fully Loaded Pepperoni Pizza”

  1. Is crunchy crust a desirable pizza trait? I was watching a cooking show the other day where they did exactly as described in this review and the CRUNCH from biting into a slice of pizza was insane. Personally I like a little bit of crisp around the edges but the undercrust shouldn’t be that crunchy!

  2. WOW, this had me wanting pizza for breakfast. A completely legitimate choice, generally served cold the morning of the night after. I would not think to buy this brand as I have had enough disappointment from inexpensive pizza products. I have enjoyed DiGiorno’s products and this description has me re-thinking. Or actually, not thinking at all. Just clicking through to order this! Well done, Julie

  3. I use a non perforated pizza pan, wonder if that will make a difference crustwise. Otherwise, this looks good, I usually add toppings to frozen pizza anyway, so the increased, but not overloaded toppings are fine to me.

  4. Looks nasty to me, I wouldn’t touch it with a 10′ free pizza coupon

    What happened between the 1st pic of the unboxed pizza and the 2nd to last picture? There seems to be a pepperoni bald spot

  5. “What bounty! What splendor!” This had me chuckling, so thanks for that. However, I do believe that BIGBELLY has busted you: “What happened between the 1st pic of the unboxed pizza and the 2nd to last picture? There seems to be a pepperoni bald spot.” You could not resist “grazing” on that pepperoni — or you have a fast dog. 🙂 Either way, nice review.

    1. I didn’t really notice that until you pointed it out! I think the crust puffed up more in the oven and spread out the pepperoni. I try not to mess too much with the products before I take pictures, so no grazing was involved. I 100% accept that no one will believe me here, but it’s the truth!

  6. Just baked a Red Baron Brick Oven Supreme pizza, it is the worst pizza I have ever had. The crust could not have been tougher if it were a cardboard box, so disappointing. I tried to eat one slice and the rest will be in the garbage. I will ever buy one again, waste of $6.99.

  7. I agree their Brick Oven pizza sucks.
    But the topic of this review, the ‘Fully Loaded’ is pretty darn good. The review nailed all aspects.

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