The One Thing That Aldi Stores Sell Out of On Friday Nights Won’t Surprise You

updated May 24, 2019
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For all that people talk about the chocolate, cheese, and wine at Aldi, they really should also add the take-and-bake pizza to the conversation. A lot of people are already wise to them: A company rep once told us that certain stores sell out of pizzas pretty early on Friday nights. But, for the most part, it seems like people don’t rave about these things nearly as much as they should.

So that’s what I’m going to do right now!

Here’s what’s to love about Aldi’s Mama Cozzi’s take-and-bake pizzas and why you should be buying them.

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The first thing you need to know about these Mama Cozzi’s pizzas is that they are GIANT. They’re 16 inches, which is two inches larger than the biggest option at Domino’s. The line also includes flatbreads, which are not only huge, but they’re also plentiful because you get two in each box.

The second thing you need to know is that they are cheap. Like, even for Aldi. They’re generally between $4 and $6.99 (for the gourmet flatbreads).

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Sold? I haven’t even told you about all the toppings yet! Mama Cozzi’s take-and-bake pizzas come in all the classics — pepperoni, meat-lover’s with sausage, five cheese, supreme, etc. Then, if you’re craving something different, MC still has you covered. I’ll start with the cheeseburger pizza, which is topped with whole-milk mozzarella, cheddar cheese, beef patty crumbles, pickles (!!!), tomatoes, onions, and a ketchup and mustard sauce on the crust. And unlike most frozen pizzas, these once-frozen-now-refrigerated pizzas don’t taste like freezer-burned cardboard. The toppings really cover every inch and they taste pretty close to fresh.

Note: Some of these wackier topping combinations are released as Aldi Finds, which means they’re only available for a limited time. (Usually from Wednesday to Wednesday.) But sometimes, if an Aldi Find gets popular enough, it’ll be added to the permanent offerings.

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I recently tried the Southwest-style flatbreads — with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, diced chicken breast, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, barbecue sauce, a chipotle ranch drizzle. They take about 11 to 13 minutes to cook (most of these take around 11 to 16 minutes) and are, again, large enough to feed a crowd. My review of the Southwest-style flatbreads? The flavor combo of the juicy chicken, fresh veggies, sweet BBQ, tangy ranch, and smoky chipotle is the perfect combo of flavors. Good thing this one is available year-round.

What do you think? Are you a fan of Mama Cozzi’s pizza at Aldi? Discuss in the comments below!