Totino's Pizza Rolls and Ore-Ida Bagel Bites have been around for years, and DiGiorno finally has an answer: Pizza Buns.
Soft, golden brown and bubbling with rich cheese and zesty sauce are the company's new snack, rolled up into miniature buns, cinnamon-roll-style, to be eaten by hand. The doughy snacks are brushed with pizza sauce and toppings, baked and eaten while hot, and they're available in four varieties.
First is a standard yet bold pepperoni flavor, stuffed with pepperoni pieces, mozzarella cheese and DiGiorno's chunky tomato sauce. I'd suggest dipping the bites in Ranch for a cooling contrast.
Bachelorette number two is a five-cheese variety, sporting Asiago, Romano, parmesan, mozzarella and ricotta cheeses in one convenient bite of crust. Share these with your cheese connoisseur friends.
Then we have spinach-artichoke buns, reminiscent of the popular dip and flavored with the green veggies and a three-cheese blend. They'd make a scrumptious gamed-day snack.
Last is an option for meat lovers only: the Italian-style supreme bun. Those bad boys pack Italian sausage, pepperoni, onions, black olives, mozzarella, and green and red peppers into hearty dough bites. Sounds like dinner.
Pizza Buns mark DiGiorno's first foray into the bite-size pizza market, and the online reviews are mixed. Some say the buns skimp on flavor, while others say the cheese and tomato sauce taste pretty pleasant. Some complain that the cheese isn't gooey and melty enough, but that means, fortunately, that the sauce won't burst and burn your mouth with every bite. Some say they're not a very filling snack, but they're easy to make and turn out well both baked and microwaved.
As for how much you might like them? It sounds like that's something you'll have to determine for yourself.
You can snag Pizza Buns in boxes of six for around $4 at your local supermarket. If you think you can master them better on your own, here's a recipe for homemade pizza buns.