This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Freschetta.
All opinions are 100% mine.
End of school activities and demands from work and life have kept writing to a minimum these days, so why in the world would I agree to write a post for Social Spark? It's simple math, really:
3 teenagers + free pizza = Mama doesn't have to cook (priceless)!
I decline most paid post opportunities but this one popped in my inbox at the perfect time, and I'm immensely relieved thrilled to be able to offer not only a gushingly positive evaluation, but to have discovered a store-bought pizza I love.
It makes me wish your computer screen had scratch and sniff capability so you could smell its Italiany deliciousness; it lured my kids from their rooms like night crawlers teasing basses of all fish-mouth sizes.
The only problem was we didn't eat the pizza, we inhaled it! Does that mean the calories don't count?
Freschetta made this a fun experience, sending us a kit with free pizza coupons, a pizza stone, a large oven mitt and a pizza cutter. Funny to me, but my kids wanted to use everything (so they did…).
My oldest son, Thomas, and his friend Alex were my first guinea pigs; their choice was a Pepperoni Duo PizzAmoré®. This was a near-midnight snack for them, and let's just say they were so silly about it, my pictures aren't exactly what I was going for–
The combination of spicy and mild pepperonis, garlic, oregano and basil seasonings, and a breadcrumb-dusted crust, makes this choice a gold standard for store-bought pizzas.
My favorite pizza surprised me, though: The 5-cheese (mozzarella, asiago, romano, parmesan and provolone) Flatbread. Oh, my…a crispy, wafer thin crust, slightly sweet tomato sauce, and superb blend of seasonings, it takes "cheese pizza" to a whole new stratosphere? pizzasphere??! I've been looking for "this" pizza for years and I find it in a $5 store-bought? Who knew?
[This is where I should tell you I took lots of pictures of my daughter and youngest son sampling the pizza, BUT MY DAUGHTER TOOK THAT MEMORY CARD OUT OF THE CAMERA AND IT'S 8 HOURS FROM WHERE I AM NOW…just one of the reasons I had a meltdown today.]
Now, having tried the anything-but-plain 5-Cheese Flatbread, I'm wildly curious about the Roasted Garlic & Spinach and Zesty Italian.
Oh, and also included in my pizza kit was a few coupons to give away. Normally, I'd give them to a blog reader, but since the expiration date is Monday, there isn't enough time to mail them. Instead, I had fun walking up to a total stranger and beginning a conversation with, "Excuse me, do y'all like pizza?" and from that point prattled on about being a blogger, having free coupons, needing to give them away, and oh,
BTW, "DO YOU MIND ME–A COMPLETE STRANGER–TAKING PICTURES OF YOUR GIRLS AND POSTING THEM ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB?"
Janice was an absolute cool mom (and I'm certain would never give her kids to the circus) and she let Rachel and Sydney pick out a few Freschetta pizzas for their family. Aren't they darling?
I don't have free for you, but help yourself to a $1 off coupon; Freschetta Pizzas are reasonably priced to begin with, and if you're already a pizza fan but have never tried them, you'll be thanking me later.
Hey, I think I WILL host a little giveaway! If you wanna win Something-Yet-to-Be-Determined and are brave enough to enter a Mystery Giveaway of Undeclared Value, do any or all of the following and let me know in comments:
- Write a pizza haiku and post it in comments or link from your blog.
- Follow Freschetta Pizza on Twitter, then tweet them I sent you.
- Like Freschetta Pizza on Facebook.
- Subscribe to their Youtube Channel.
Giveaway ends 6/1/10; continental U.S. only please.
This could be fun….