Smart Ones Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza Review

Smart Ones Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza

There are few things in this world more delightful than a frozen pizza, so when the opportunity to try a low-calorie pizza comes up, we always jump on it. So today we’re trying out the Smart Ones Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza, which supposedly has 310 calories.

Now, this box is so light that it actually feels empty. We wouldn’t have been surprised to open it up to find a box full of air, but we assure you there is a pizza inside.

This is a Weight Watchers product, so the SmartPoints value is printed right on the side of the box. The box claims this is valued at 9 SmartPoints, though we’ve heard rumors that this isn’t correct and that this is actually worth 10 SmartPoints. We’re not sure which number is true here. We tried to do the math ourselves using a handy reference provided by Livestrong, but we’re not mathematicians here at Freezer Meal Frenzy — we’re simply people who love talking about frozen food.

Smart Ones Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza

And as simple people, we struggled a bit with the cooking instructions listed on this package. This is mostly due to terms like “cooking platform” and “card,” when they actually mean “box” and “crisping tray.” So we’ve decided to translate the instructions into plain English for you.

Simply open the edge of the box, pull the pizza out, and remove the shrinkwrap. The pizza comes on a crisping tray (which the box refers to as a card). Just put the pizza and the crisping tray on top of the empty box and stick the whole thing in the microwave. Cook it for two and a half to three minutes. We found two and a half to be plenty.

If you’re looking for oven instructions, you’re going to have to go elsewhere, as this frozen pizza is designed specifically for microwaves.

We weren’t expecting anything miraculous here; we figured this would be about the quality of those rectangle pizzas you used to get at school. Unfortunately, this pizza doesn’t even meet those incredibly low expectations.

Smart Ones Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza

The crust is bone dry. This isn’t the delicate crisp of a traditional thin-crust pizza; this is like eating a saltine cracker. And to make matters worse, it tastes like a Communion wafer. This is some of the worst pizza crust we’ve ever had.

The sauce is halfway decent, though it has a potent acidic aftertaste that’s really off-putting. We also wish there were more cheese so we could at least pretend we were eating something halfway decent.

The best part of this entire pizza is the pepperoni. The slices of pepperoni are moist and flavorful. In fact, we’re comfortable comparing this with DiGiorno’s pepperoni, which we really like.

We should also point out that this pizza isn’t the slightest bit filling. As the weight of the box suggests, you’ll feel like you’ve eaten a box full of air after consuming one of these barely-there pizzas.

The Smart Ones Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza is a failure on almost every level. If it weren’t for the pepperoni and the low calorie count, we don’t think we’d have a single good thing to say about it. If you’re craving pizza, this one just isn’t going to satisfy you.

If you can spare an additional 100 calories and are willing to try something a bit further off the beaten path, then we’d strongly recommend checking out Tandoor Chef’s Jalapeño Naan Pizza. It’s miles ahead of the Smart Ones pizza in terms of quality, and the jalapeño give you a nice little kick in the taste buds.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this frozen pizza, check out our package scans below.

Smart Ones Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Smart Ones Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza


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Kathy F
Kathy F
6 months ago

Speak for yourself about the smart ones thin pepperoni pizzas. I absolutely love them. They are just the right size and I love the thin cracker crust. I’m so disappointed now that I can’t find them in stores anywhere. I’ve try to replace them by trying all the frozen pizzas they make but every one of them have failed me. Smart ones thin crust pepperoni pizzas are my absolute favorite of any frozen pizza you can buy anywhere.

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