Pepperoni. Ham & Pineapple. BBQ Chicken. All very delicious flavors of pizza, however, I’ve had them more times in my life than I can count. ALDI is pretty amazing about having unique flavored pizza, so when I saw this Specially Selected Pear & Blue Cheese Flatbread in the freezer case, you know it was going to end up in my cart.
I’m the only one in my family who likes these frou frou type pizzas, so I got to enjoy this all by myself! Woo! This bakes up super easily…just cook directly on the middle oven rack for 10-12 minutes at 440 degrees. (Be sure to preheat that bad boy first.) I baked mine for 10 and it was cooked nicely.
After redistributing the pears a little, (you will see below they weren’t very evenly spread out), I grabbed myself a slice, sank my teeth in and….frowned a little.
First off, this flatbread is covered in a rich, creamy creme fraiche and pear sauce and LOADS of ooey gooey cheese. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about pears on my pizza, but surprisingly they worked. Well, almost. Something was missing. What was it?
THE BLUE CHEESE.
Did you scroll by the pizza pictures? Do you see the two itty bitty areas where the cheese was slightly blue/green? That was all the blue cheese I could detect in this pizza. I thought maybe that it was hiding among the sauce and the other cheeses, but nope. I took apart this WHOLE pizza and could not find nor taste any blue cheese, and I feel that’s what this pizza was really lacking. It was lacking the tang of the blue cheese to balance out the sweetness of the pears. It did not have nearly the amount of blue cheese as pictured on the box.
Ugh!! Such a bummer!! This pizza was pretty good, but it really would have been over the top awesome if I had just had some more (or any) blue cheese zip…this would have scored an A no problem.
This ALDI Find is located in the freezer section for $3.99 for a limited time. (Also available in Goat Cheese & Plum Sauce variety). Who else has tried this…did I get some fluke flatbread or are all of them lacking in the moldy cheese department?
The ALDI Nerd Grade: B-/C+
- A = Excellent! I LOVE this product!
- B = Good! I really like this!
- C = This is just okay. I just kind of like this.
- D = Not Great. I’ll keep it, but probably won’t buy another.
- F = BUMMER! I’ll probably return this to the store.