DiGiorno Pepperoni Stromboli Review

DiGiorno Pepperoni Stromboli

It’s always an adventure to start really exploring a brand you’ve taken for granted for as long as you can remember. When we started exploring the offerings of DiGiorno for Freezer Meal Frenzy, for example, we discovered that the brand does way more than frozen pizza. That came as something of a surprise to our staffers, who had been enjoying DiGiorno frozen pizza for decades (DiGiorno started making frozen pizzas in 1995, if this Mashed article is to be trusted).

Today, we’re looking into yet another one of DiGiorno’s non-pizza offerings (though it’s admittedly in the same general vicinity as pizza), the DiGiorno Pepperoni Stromboli. We’ve reviewed some of DiGiorno’s other Stromboli offerings in the past, so we’re excited to cram our face with one of the simpler offerings.

These come two in a box, and cooking each one is pretty simple. Simply open the package and plop one on a plate. Toss it into the microwave for two minutes and 45 seconds, and you should be ready to roll.

We should point out that the other DiGiorno’s Stromboli we’ve had came with a crisping sleeve to cook the Stromboli in, but this batch of Stromboli came without any such feature. That does mean the consistency of the crust ends up kind of weird. It’s hard and rubbery in some places and soggy in others. We’re not sure a crisping sleeve would have helped with this, but we did notice both the lack of crisping sleeve and the crust consistency problems here. We did note in our review of the three-meat version that the crust wasn’t soggy at all.

DiGiorno Pepperoni Stromboli

As you can see in the image above, the filling here is mostly pepperoni. Because the pepperoni is nestled inside the Stromboli, it doesn’t get crispy, like the pepperoni would on your standard DiGiorno pizza. It still has that classic DiGiorno pepperoni flavor, though, which we’re fans of.

The rest of the filling is a basic tomato paste with some mozzarella cheese thrown in for a little bit of stretchiness. It’s not a ton of cheese, so don’t go into these expecting a gooey, melty cheese mess.

These are certainly not made for dieters. Each piece of Stromboli contains 420 calories and 990 mg of sodium. Plus, they’re not enormous, so if you have a big appetite, you might be tempted to eat both in a sitting. Be warned, that’s probably not the best idea if you’re looking at cutting your calories or your sodium intake.

Overall, the DiGiorno Pepperoni Stromboli makes for a good snack. It’s not filling enough to be a full meal, and the crust ends up kind of weird, but it still tastes great. We doubt we’d make these a regular meal, but as an occasional hearty snack, they’re definitely worth trying out on a cheat day.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen Stromboli, check out our package scans below.

DiGiorno Pepperoni Stromboli
DiGiorno Pepperoni Stromboli
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