Friday, February 19, 2016

7-Eleven Pizza Food Review

Prices are skyrocketing (everything but gas) so $2.50 for a Super Big Gulp and 2 Pizza Slices at 7-Eleven is bound to catch your attention: It did mine. Read on, to find out if it's really worth it; but suffice it to say, $2.75 (including tax) is a steal for lunch or dinner... regardless of taste.

OK, you saved money. Now what? Well, if you're expecting Michelin-star food on a sub-McDonald's budget, you're barking up the wrong tree. The pizza is... in a word, ordinary at best. It's thankfully hot, but the crust is doughy and miles away from crispy. No surprise, but 7-Eleven boasts on their website, "The new and improved crust is light and crispy," which (in my humble opinion) is a barefaced lie. Cheese lovers should appreciate the generous amounts of gooey 100% whole milk mozzarella, and the tomato sauce is passable (again, at best.)

I won't lie: I couldn't finish one slice, yet alone two. The dough appeared to be underdone, turning an already thick crust into an utter challenge to devour. An extra minute in 7-11's Turbo Chef oven (on top of the normal 90 seconds) might help, as would a topping or two.

Of course, the best part about this deal is value; and it's hard to top two slices of pie and a 44 ounce soda of your choice. Odds are, 7-Eleven won't be your first (second, or third) choice for a full meal; but if it is, you can almost guarantee getting your money's worth.

Atmosphere: N/A (It's 7-Eleven... What were you expecting?)
Crust: F (Thick and underdone)
Toppings: D (Lots of gooey cheese, half-decent tomato sauce.)
Value: B ($2.50 for two slices of anything is a great deal + a Super Big Gulp? Sold.)
Service: B- (Quick and responsive)
Overall: D+ (I love good great value, but make no mistake... this isn't good pizza.)