You know that exciting feeling you get when you’re into a new food and you can’t wait to prepare it and eat it again! Well, that’s where my family has been the past several weeks, enjoying building pizzas at home, starting with very convenient and good-tasting organic pizza crusts from Whole Foods 365 Organic Everyday Value line of foods.
It’s been my toddler daughter and I having all of the fun actually creating and building the pizzas; and of course all of us have been enjoying eating the different pizzas. It’s PIZZA, after all! Whole Foods Organic Pizza Crusts ( Original ) is a good choice to use as a pizza crust, as you will see in this review.
Whole Foods Organic Pizza CRUST
One dictionary defines crust as “the hard outer layer that covers something.” If you enjoy eating crispy-baked, thin ( and tasty ) pizza crust, you’ll enjoy Whole Foods ( Original ) Organic Pizza Crusts.
Put a couple of tablespoons of ( organic ) olive oil on a baking sheet and then spin the pizza crust around on it so that the whole underside of the pizza crust gets wet with olive oil. As long as you don’t drown the whole pizza crust with too much tomato sauce and/or whole tomato pieces, or other typically wet ingredients, and you don’t build the pizza too high or not bake it long enough, Whole Foods Organic Pizza Crusts bake to a really nice crispy ( and tasty ) finish.
The instructions on the packaging say, “Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly brush the pizza crust with olive oil….Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes or until crust is golden brown.”
Of course, you probably won’t be able to actually see when the pizza crust has become golden brown, so what you can do is use mozzarella cheese as the topmost ingredient, turn the light on in the oven, and at about 10 minutes start looking to see if the mozzarella cheese on top of the pizza has started bubbling, even turning light brown. If so, more than likely, if you’ve followed the baking instructions on the package, the pizza crust underneath will be crisp. Also, you could simply use a high-heat or metal spatula to feel how crisp the pizza crust is or just lift the pizza up from the baking sheet enough to take a look to see if it’s as crispy as you like it.
Whole Foods Organic Pizza Crusts ( Taste )
My wife has always preferred crispy thin pizza crust; me, not so much. However, now I’m really enjoying thin pizzas, including the taste and texture of these particular pizza crusts. I find that with Whole Foods ( Original ) Organic Pizza Crusts, if you bake them as crisp as you can, of course, without burning them, you get the most out of them: They taste better, and altogether it just comes out a better pizza.
Here’s how Whole Foods describes these pizza crusts:
“Our 365 Organic Everyday Value Original Pizza Crusts are made the traditional, old-fashioned way-with a yeast-risen organic wheat flour dough. They have a wonderful, homemade flavor and aroma and a dense, chewy texture that’s sturdy enough to hold up to all of your favorite toppings.”
Again, I find you get the most out of Whole Foods Organic Pizza Crusts by baking them as crisp as possible. It’s possible to get the whole underside of the pizza crust crispy and yet the topside of it still has a chew to it.
Whole Foods Organic Pizza Crusts ( Ingredients, Price & Conclusion )
Ingredients: Organic unbleached wheat flour, water, organic expeller pressed soybean and/or canola oil, yeast, organic sugar, sea salt, natural dough conditioner ( enzymes [fungal protease and fungal amylase, derived from aspergillus oryzae], corn starch, baking powder [sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch] ).
A 2-pack of Whole Foods Organic Pizza Crusts has a net weight of 16 ounces and costs $4.99, or $2.50 per pizza crust. When adding typical pizza toppings, even when the mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and/or tomatoes, pepperoni, etc., are all organic ingredients, you still come out ahead in price than if you were to order a specially-priced Papa John’s ( or similar ) pizza.
Make sure you remember to refrigerate the other pizza crust if you don’t prepare both pizza crusts in the package. It will grow mold in a couple of days if you don’t. In a hurry, I didn’t think to throw the remaining pizza crust in the refrigerator and it spoiled in the pantry within a couple of days. Better yet though, save energy, time and money by preparing both Whole Foods Organic Pizza Crusts ( Original ) at the same time. You and whomever eats it with you will thank you that you did. It’s PIZZA, after all!
Whole Story ( the official Whole Foods Market blog ), The Whole Deal’s Meals for One or Two, http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2010/04/the-whole-deals-meals-for-one-or-two/
The Bag Lady, TheBag.com, Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Organic Pizza Crusts, http://my.thebag.com/service/displayDiscussionThreads.kickAction?as=140271&w=280708&d=520557