Apr 20, 2012

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Annie’s Organic Rising Crust Pizza Review and Giveaway!

When you think pizza, what is your first thought?  For my family pizza means a lot more than food!  For us it is our bi-weekly family night!  Once every other week (or more often!) we spend the entire afternoon and evening frying up sausage, shredding cheese rolling out dough and mixing together sauce to create our own pizzas from scratch.  It’s quite the adventure what toppings we put on each week and how they will turn out! The adventure started when I decided there would be no more “junk” frozen pizza in our household, no frozen pizza was up to my standards with our diet being mostly organic at that point in time.  Making pizza from scratch was the only way I could think of to ensure only wholesome ingredients were in our pizzas.

We love our pizza nights, but with being a full-time working Mom it is tough to fit the time into my schedule.  Think about it….waiting for pizza dough to rise takes time, mixing together and frying up the sausage takes time…then chopping all those veggies!  I want to have a family pizza night but it has become few and far between each month now.  That is why I was happy to try out Annie’s new Rising Crust organic pizza!

Even on the box the pizza looks good enough to eat!

Annie’s new frozen pizza was the first frozen pizza that met my standards for what I would feed my family.  All real ingredients, nothing artificial, whole grains all the way, and completely 100% USDA certified organic!  So the other night I worked late and SAPsDaDa was just tired of cooking, I felt a family pizza night would help us all unwind and enjoy ourselves.  So I picked up an Annie’s 4 Cheese pizza from our Whole Foods store and we were able to still have our family pizza night!

I love the crust on this pizza…something I have not been able to  master in my own pizzas!  The blend of cheeses is really yummy too!

I was really surprised at Annie’s pizza….for a frozen pizza it did not taste that way!  Being from Wisconsin I can taste the difference in good cheese and cheap cheese and the four cheese pizza really was delish.  I was sad our Whole Foods was out of the Pepperoni I would have loved to try but that saved me the argument on why I didn’t get SAPsDaDa his sausage!  The crust was great for being whole grain, which is good for the kiddos out there who are picky and won’t eat whole grain foods for the taste, Annie’s pizza tastes great you wouldn’t know it’s healthier for you!

Overall, my family was impressed with Annie’s Organic rising crust pizza’s, they will surely become a regular “alternative” to our pizza nights, giving us an option to relax and take a night off from the kitchen without sacrificing the quality of food we eat!  Food can be convenient and good for you and still be great!  SAP can testify to that!

SAP loves Annie’s 4-cheese Organic Pizza!

What SAPsMaMa Loves about Annie’s Homegrown Organic Rising Crust Frozen Pizza:

  • USDA certified organic ingredients
  • Whole grain, heart healthy!
  • No artificial colors or flavors, it’s all real!
  • Tastes great!
  • Convenience of a frozen pizza with the taste of a fresh pizza

Suggestions For Improvement:

  • I would love to see a sausage/pepperoni half and half pizza for families who can’t agree!
  • A larger family size pizza….until then I’ll just have to buy 2!

Meet Annie’s Homegrown

For more than 20 years, Annie’s has been nourishing families with simple, down-to-earth foods that taste great and are easy to love.  They’ve sought out the best ingredients Mother Earth has to offer harvesting pure, natural flavors to make delicious foods every family can feel good about.

Connect With Annie’s Homegrown

Website: http://www.annies.com/pizza/

Facebook: facebook.com/annieshomegrown

Buy It

You can purchase the Annie’s Homegrown organic rising crust frozen pizza at your local Whole Foods market!

Win It

Annie’s Pizza would love to give away an organic rising crust pizza to 3 SAPsMaMa followers!  That means 3 of you will win this awesome yummy pizza to share with your family!

This giveaway is open to US only, with access to a Whole Foods (to redeem your coupon for your prize)


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  1. I’d like to try Organic Four Cheese.
    Thank you!

  2. Spinach and Mushroom, please!

  3. Three cheese and Spinach & Mushroom!

  4. My family goes out to pizza with our church family every sunday for lunch!

  5. I’d like to try the Four Cheese.

  6. When we moved to our current house we could find any really good pizza….eventually we did, and now we drive 18 miles every time we want pizza. It’s worth it!

  7. I was also able to review the Pizza and we enjoyed them as well. I also wish it came in a bigger size but I like that it is Whole Grain. You see Charlie is too picky. I just wish they had a Meat Lovers.

  8. Kelley Johnsen says:

    I would like to try the Organic Spinach & Mushroom! Thanks!

  9. It would be very hard to decide between the 4 cheese and the pepperoni.

  10. The supreme for hubby and I and pepperoni for our daughter.

  11. Georgette says:

    Four Cheese and maybe Pepperoni for variety.

    Family always had pizza nights and watching wrestling..while I was growing up. Good memories.

  12. Carol W says:

    I would love to try the spinach and mushroom. Thanks
    Carolwegs at gmail dot com

  13. Carol W says:

    We like to do family pizza movie night. Thanks
    Carolwegs at gmail dot com

  14. I’d love to try their cheese pizza! 🙂

  15. My kids ONLY eat pepperoni!

  16. spinach and mushroom- my favorite memory is pizza game night.

  17. We make our own pizza at least once a week. In the summers we cook it right on the grill. I think it’s amusing that when we talk about pizza, my kids just assume we’re making it and never understand why we’d go out and get it!

  18. My daughter loves pizza! So I love anytime we make it together and just how happy she gets to eat it.

  19. I’d go for Organic Four Cheese, though my daughter would love the Pepperoni.

  20. We make pizza with purchased dough at home to enable full topping flexibility. The kids love to have their own designer pizzas such as chicken nuggets with NO cheese.

  21. The spinach mushroom!

  22. Ashley says:

    We’d love the Organic Four Cheese!

  23. i’d get pepperoni that’s the families favorite

  24. Tara C says:

    The four cheese sounds awesome.

  25. I am strictly a cheese girl!

  26. We love Pepperoni!

  27. I personally don’t eat much meat, but my family cannot eat pizza without pepperoni, so I would choose that one! Gotta please them first! haha.

  28. I just love pretty much anything by Annie’s – would love to try their pizza!

  29. I’d love to try the 4 cheese!

  30. Bridget Merker says:

    I would choose the Organic Four Cheese Pizza.

  31. Sarah Hull says:

    I would choose the Organic Spinach & Mushroom! Mmmm….

  32. Sarah Hull says:

    My favorite memories about pizza are from when I was little. It was always a treat to go out for pizza and we would usually have my brother or my birthday party at the pizza restaurant in town. I loved having our whole family get together and getting such a yummy treat for birthdays! 🙂

    My son loves pizza (well, I think he loves the crust) and we love going out to lunch at a local organic pizza restaurant with him. It may not be for a birthday anymore, but it is always a fun event to go out for pizza.

  33. The organic 4 cheese looks so yummy! Thanks!