Contrary to how it appears, the Tofurky Italian Sausage & Fire-Roasted Veggie Pizza is in fact, vegan. The frozen pizza is topped with Tofurky meats and Daiya cheese. I picked this one up at Viva La Vegan market in Santa Monica on our recent visit. Viva La Vegan is pretty darn awesome – the have an entire vegan pizza section for goodness’ sake. Without knowing where to begin, I chose a familiar brand and picked out the Tofurky Italian Sausage & Fire-Roasted Veggie Pizza. It’s got three servings, so it’s about enough for three not too hungry people.
I never paid a whole lot of attention to Tofurky packaging before, but I happened to notice that the box says “if you reduce your meat consumption by only 20% (six meatless days a month) the energy saved will be equivalent to switching from driving a sedan car to a hybrid vehicle.” I love that they include that information for veg-curious buyers.
Here’s the bad news: it tasted like any other mediocre frozen pizza. It was also pretty small for the price.
The good news: it is really nice to have a convenient frozen pizza for when everyone else is chowing down on the cheesy kind. It’s also great that you don’t have to go meatless and cheeseless or made from scratch to get a vegan pizza at home.
I’m likely to try a different brand next time, though because this tasted utterly machine made and boxed (especially with the very evenly diced vegetables topping it.