Trader Joe’s Frozen Wild Mushroom & Truffle Flatbread Pizza

7 8 slice rating

Posted By: BurgerDogBoy on August 2nd, 2010
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Ed note: Although I find it hard to give a frozen pie 7 out of 8 slices, @burgerdogboy seems to know what he is talking about normally!

The back of the box says “while similar to a simple pizza, this fabulous, fascinating flatbread defines a category of its very own.” Agreed.

While living in Europe, even the worst pizzeria often put out a product superior to a lot of US pizzas; on those nights when I didn’t feel like going on, European frozen pizzas, especially those from Italy and France, more than satisfied my peculiarly picky palate. I often thought, “why can’t we get frozen pizza like this at home?” Now we can. As I have previously reviewed two of Trader Joe’s frozen offerings, the mushroom ‘tarte’, and the Pizza Olympiad, when I saw this “Wild Mushroom and Black Truffle Flatbread” yesterday, I knew it was destined for my oven last night.

(Note, Trader Joe’s is a smallish nationwide specialty grocer, to find locations click here).

Further description on the package goes on to say “a hand-stretched crust is carefully covered with truffle sauce, then topped with whole milk mozzarella, truffles, and mushrooms. The golden colors are appealing, the flavor is outstanding!”

And again, we agree. Bake at 425 for 6-8 minutes, and this 9 oz pie becomes a hearty entree or an appetizer for several people. The flatbread is crispy, and the flavors of the mushrooms, truffle sauce, and cheese come through brilliantly!

I’m fortunate to live in a city where there are several Trader Joe’s – first encountered in Los Angeles, and at least once a week I am in there to pick up their flavored sparkling waters and juices for Mrs. Burgerdogboy, as she has a penchant for them, and it gives me an excuse to peruse the “what’s new” products in their aisles. I only picked up this one item for myself yesterday, but noted there were several more pies that I haven’t tried. Looks like another trip is in order!

As I said in one of my previous posts, on the @worstpizza.com scale of 0-8 slices, 8 being best, I rarely give a “7″, but I did for Traders Joe’s frozen, and that surprised even me. I put this one in the same category!

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5 Responses to “Trader Joe’s Frozen Wild Mushroom & Truffle Flatbread Pizza”

  • sleon wrote:

    04 Aug 2010 at 9:35 pm

    man, you guys even rate frozen pizzas!

  • Sid wrote:

    05 Nov 2010 at 1:13 am

    Dude WTFFFF you rated this higher the then french mushroom pizza are you insane!!!??? I had the french frozen pizza yesterday it was amazing, then i had this today it tasted like bread, you couldnt taste shit! no salt no flavor just disguisting ass pizza, even mexican fresh hot ghetto pizza is better then this shit. Aunt Celeste is even better then this, you must of been high when you ate this lol

  • Lin wrote:

    06 Nov 2010 at 1:09 am

    He is NOT insane! This mushroom and truffle pizza is wonderful. If you had this you did not cook it correctly. It has a fabulous taste, and I am not the only one who thinks so. Eating this is like being in pizza heaven, and I hope to heaven no one pays any attention to your completely erroneous rating of this fabulous flatbread pizza from Trader Joe’s!

  • Poonam wrote:

    16 Apr 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Love this pizza xoxo

  • Justin Merrill wrote:

    21 Jan 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Obviously a paid promotional piece.

    There are no truffles in this pizza so it
    shouldn’t be advertised and promoted (by Trader Joes and now YOU) as
    such. Read the ingredients and google them and you will find that what
    you are actually eating is the “common mushroom”, misleadingly labelled
    multiple times in latin and french.

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