Frescetta Brick-Oven Pizza vs. Harris Teeter Wood-Fired Pizza

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Frescetta Brick-Oven Pizza vs. Harris Teeter Wood-Fired Pizza

Here are the two cooked pizzas side by side. They ended up looking and tasting very different.

Here are the two cooked pizzas side by side. They ended up looking and tasting very different.

Eva Lanham

Here are the two cooked pizzas side by side. They ended up looking and tasting very different.

Eva Lanham

Eva Lanham

Here are the two cooked pizzas side by side. They ended up looking and tasting very different.

Eva Lanham, Food Critic

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I’m usually not too picky about pizza, however, I definitely have my preferences. Recently I realized that most of those preferences are pretty popular brands, and I wanted to know if it was just a coincidence. This month I compared Freschetta brick oven pizza to Harris Teeter Store brand wood-fired pizza. Freschetta was around two dollars more expensive, but is the extra money really worth it? That is what I would like to figure out. So, I will be doing a taste test myself, then I will let some of my family members do the same.

Eva Lanham
Here are the two pizza boxes side by side. Although based on the box they looked similar enough they ended up being two very different pizzas.

At dinner, I tried both the pizzas. First off, there were multiple differences in appearance. The Freschetta pizza was shaped like a square and had a lot of sauce. Whereas, the store brand had very little sauce and was circle shaped. Then, I tasted the pizzas. Like I had expected, the store brand pizza tasted very cheesy and rich because there really wasn’t much sauce. It tasted really good, however, and by the time dinner was done my family had finished the whole pizza. The Freschetta pizza had a lot more flavor, however, there really wasn’t anything special about it. It really just tasted like a basic pizza that you could get anywhere.

I also had my family try both of the pizzas. My mom said that she much preferred the store brand pizza. She liked the creamer taste a lot better and she said it tasted like pizza you would get in New York. My dad, however, said he thought both were really good but he preferred Freschetta. He said he liked a more classic pizza and he thought the crunchier crust was a lot better than the store brand crust that was a little bit softer.

I think that in this case, the store brand pizza is the way to go. You save two dollars compared to the name brand pizza and it tasted better. There is no reason that you wouldn’t buy the store brand pizza. The Freschetta pizza was good, but it was nothing special. The store brand pizza, however, had a unique twist that made it absolutely delicious. That means the store brand pizza is the winner for this month.