Today we figured we’d give the new Domino’s pizza a try. Reluctantly. We certainly weren’t the biggest fan of Domino’s. In fact, we had always hated it. Despite the negativity toward Domino’s, we thought we’d give them a second chance. To our surprise, it was a very pleasant experience. However, we couldn’t resist a laugh when we saw how they computed the price, but the online tracker really made up for it. See picture for reference (click to zoom in):
Domino's New Pizza Tracker
Our pizza arrived quickly and was presented to us by a very kind delivery man. So far, so good. On to the true test, what did the pizza look like?
New dominos pizza. Pizza on the right is thin-crust with green peppers and pepperoni. On the left: original crust with jalapenos and pineapple.
A big improvement from the old pizza. The flavors were a lot more sophisticated. Certainly not your top-notch pizza, but much better. I would say that the thin crust tasted a lot more gourmet than the regular crust. The regular crust pizza resembled a mash-up of Domino’s and Papa John’s pizza, so I’d probably stray away from that next time, just my preference. Down to the real question: would we order it again? Yes.
Published April 4, 2009
Food , Gadgets , Life , Product Packaging , Random
Tags: America, Convenience, Europe, Food, Let's Eat, Pizza, Vending Machine
Looks like Pizza Hut may be getting a run for their money. Apparently there is a new type of vending machine on the market that makes piping hot pizza pies in less than three minutes for only around $5 bucks. There are four different types of pizza and each are made fresh; the robot prepares the dough, pours the sauce, sprinkles the cheese and bakes. The vending machine is currently only in Europe (Italy), but the owner plans to bring it to America. Check out the photos for yourself:
You can view the full article at Dvice.com, “Pizza-making vending machine serves fresh pies in three minutes.“
Published March 4, 2009
Food , Life
Tags: Bagel, Coffee, Coke, Cooking, Divine Caroline, Food, Kitchen, Pizza, Popcorn, Portion size, Starbucks
What do 200 calories look like?
Visiting with my boyfriend’s parents this weekend tempted me to revisit the portion control post from back in December 2008. His mother and I talked about the sobering reality of an American portion size. Here’s a visual representation from author Liz Monte of DivineCaroline.com of what a portion used to be twenty years ago versus now:
Cup of Coffee
Published February 26, 2009
Food , Good news , Life , Product Packaging
Tags: Appliance, Cooking, Kenmore, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Pizza, Stainless steel
No more soggy pizza. This microwave has a built in pizza drawer, which reheats a pizza to crisp perfection. It’s called the Stainless Steel Kenmore 1.1 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave & Pizza Oven. Other features as listed by Amazon.com include:
- Microwave-6 Auto One Touch Buttons: Reheat, Cook, Defrost, Express Defrost, Popcorn, Potato
- Oven-4 Auto Cooking Pizza Buttons: Frozen Rising Crust, Frozen Regular Crust, Fresh Regular Dough, Fresh Par-baked Crust
- Manual Bake Cook-Cookies & Biscuits, Breads, Pastry
- Temperature Control-350, 375, 400 & 425 degrees
- Main Usage: Pizza, Bake, Toast functions
While it may have a hefty price tag of around $270.00, it just might be worth saving counterspace. Check out what Craziest Gadgets has to say about this product.