Originally posted by emsmom
I remember growing up , my Mom would make the Chef Boy Ar Dee pizzas from the box. She would cook them on a cookie sheet because we didn't have a pizza pan. We thought they were the thing back then. Then along came frozen ones- we even liked them. I remember when Fox Deluxe came out and we even bought them then. But , now I guesss that we have to have the better pizzas. I haven't found a frozen one that I like in a long time.
Chef Boy Ar Dee marketed both the boxed pizzas and their frozen pizzas for years in the '60s on through the late '70s at least. Then at some point the frozen pizzas disappeared from the market.
You can still find Chef Boy Ar Dee boxed pizzas in just about evey gocery store still today. But their '60s boxed competitors--Appian Way Pizza and Kraft Pizza Mixes--are harder to find. I had thought that they had disappeared for good, but thanks to the Internet I discovered that:
1) You can still get Appian Way Pizzas from a web grocer:
A couple of years ago, I tried one after an absence of maybe forty years. It confirmed my opinion that of the Big Three boxed pizza mixes, Appian was still a solid Number Three.
And, although Kraft stopped marketing Kraft Pizza mixes in the US market, you can still get them in Canada for some reason. but now it's only the cheese pizza that's still available, no Sausage version anymore.
They are available on the web at:
I get them on a fairly regular basis and they are as every bit as good as I remember them from the '60s until they quietly disappeared from my grocer's shelves in the mid-'80s. They are still the Number One boxed mix in my opinion. Add some pepperoni and some Whole Milk Mozerella and you've got a great pizza.
Finally, a long gone, apparently long forgotten frozen pizza we had briefly in Birmingham, AL in the early to mid '60s was Holloway House Pizza. We got it at the Eastwood Mall Winn Dixie. It came in a box and all I remember was the Sausage variety. The sausages were this sort of round shaped thick things. Very distinctive. Industrial grade. But good frozen pizza.
I don't think it lasted very long and I think I'm the only person who remembers this brand. Have no idea who made and distributed it, but would love to know.
But it was good pizza.