Red Baron Pepperoni Classic Crust Pizza Review

Red Baron Pepperoni Classic Crust Pizza

Today we’re talking about Red Baron. No, we don’t mean the brand-new Red Baron update for the Marauders video game; we mean the longtime maker of frozen pizzas!

Yes, we’re reviewing yet another frozen pizza. Don’t judge us.

Today we’re tasting the Red Baron Pepperoni Classic Crust Pizza. This is a true classic that avoids all the fancy bells and whistles of crazier frozen pizzas. There’s no mac and cheese on this, or a breadcrumb crust, or alfredo sauce — this is a traditional pepperoni pizza. But sometimes, that’s all you need.

Cooking this is a simple matter. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then pop in the pizza for 20ish minutes. We do have to say that we appreciate that Red Baron takes baking sheets into consideration, because we always cook our pizzas on a sheet, whether we’re supposed to or not. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions straight off the box, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Red Baron Pepperoni Classic Crust Pizza

Now, Red Baron tends to stick to the budget-friendly side of the freezer aisle rather than attempting to wow folks with a gourmet-quality pie. And this pizza has all the hallmarks.

The crust has that “swampy” quality to it. We don’t really know how else to describe it, but that’s our word for when crust that should be crispy and crackery gets super soggy and dense once you bite past that initial crispness. It’s not terrible, and this pizza is certainly not the worst offender in this regard, but it’s worth pointing out.

The sauce is a pretty generic tomato paste. This doesn’t have the spicy quality of a Lotzza Motzza pizza or the sweetness of a Bellatoria pizza. This is just a pretty plain seasoned tomato paste. Again, that’s not terrible; it’s just kind of the lowest common denominator for a pizza like this.

The pepperoni is pretty alright. Like the rest of the pizza, it’s not amazing, but it’ll do in a pinch.

And we could definitely do with more cheese.

Now, the thing is, this is still a pretty tasty pizza. It’s just not attempting any gourmet-quality hijinks and is instead just staying in its lane. It meets the minimum requirements for a budget-friendly pizza, and it doesn’t try to impress anyone. But plain, low-effort pizza is still a really delicious thing to eat when you’re hungry, so we can’t really complain.

Red Baron Pepperoni Classic Crust Pizza

According to the box, 1/4 of the pizza is a serving. If you stick with that amount, you’ll be consuming 380 calories and 800 mg of sodium. We don’t think it’s out of the question to assume you’ll actually end up eating half of the pizza, though, which doubles those numbers to 760 calories and 1,600 mg of sodium. Yikes!

The Red Baron Pepperoni Classic Crust Pizza is good because it’s pizza, not because it’s a good pizza, if that makes any sense. This is the kind of meal for when you’re just craving pizza and don’t have a lot of extra money to spend on a $10+ option, like Lotzza Motzza. But it does hit the spot if you’re just looking for something cheap.

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

Red Baron Pepperoni Classic Crust Pizza
Red Baron Pepperoni Classic Crust Pizza
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