Food of the Seventies, Toaster Pizzas

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...ahhhhh, yes! Toaster pizzas were like the PopTarts of pizza. They were round & flat with sauce & cheese inside of a shiny-ish crusty shell. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! My family lived on these growing up! They had such a delicious taste. How dare they discontinue something so good....grrrrrr....Bring them back whoever you are!
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fred - May 24, 2008 - Report this comment
yea i think they should bring back toaster pizzas whoever made them i ate them right before they stopped them in 1990s or something like that
Bob Dambeck Jr - July 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Absolutly the best pizzas. I liked them when the insides were a little cold with that hot outer crust. Does anyone know the brand?
hildy - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
i love and miss them
Jay - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I have been looking all over for those toaster pizzas. I can't beleive they discont. them. They were so quick and convienent, and delicious. I use to pop them in and run out the door with them right before Basketball practice. The closest thing I found was the organic version from Amys. the are square but are expensive. Not as tasty as the old school ones..
Shawna - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
someone, anyone what was the brand...i can taste them now, i lived on them my whole childhood, what I wouldn't do for one right now...yummmm!!!
jerry - December 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Butoni toaster pizzas! great! Interested enough to look them up on the web.
John - January 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree, they were the best tasting pizzas in the frozen food case.I ALWAYS think of them when I see other frozen pizzas in the store.I also "can taste them now"!
Dianne - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Buttoni made toaster pizzas. I LOVED toaster pizza and they were lunch almost every day. I wish Buttoni would make them again so my children could experience them...
orlando - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss them so much. I used to break them into 2 halves and make little thin crust. does anyone know what they were called
Tom - July 03, 2009 - Report this comment
There were others...not like a pocket but like little pizzas. these were early 70's
John - September 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I thought they were Ronzoni
angel - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
they had a little star on them right? they were thin
Rick - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
loved those things. Anything like them on the market?
Joe - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Great fun food and sometimes there was a toy plane in the box. BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!
William - January 10, 2010 - Report this comment
These were my favorite!!!! I loved them...everyone my age remembers them.......and would buy them in a heartbeat, even now :)
Mo - January 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember them being Genos...is this right?
Lisa - March 22, 2010 - Report this comment
My husband and I both remember growing up on these. They should bring them back.
jeff - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
somebody has to have a pic. of there mom with a box of them in the backround. I loved those things!
gina - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh boy they were the best EVER! I wish they would make them again so that this generation could experience toaster pizza! Yum, I agree ... I can still taste them. I look in the forzen section in every store I go in hoping that one day they will miraculously appear!
Reeann - October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVED those Butoni toaster pizzas! I LIVED on those. Nothing since has compared to those or has been as good. The crust would come out so crispy and that cheese and sauce in there (sometimes it would leak out into toaster, but no one cared).... I craved those things. I crave it now. I've looked for them over the years to no avail. Sad, they discontinued them. Even if they brought them back, they probably wouldn't be the same.
Toaster Pizza Lover - November 01, 2010 - Report this comment
The company that made them was Ellios =)
jennifer - December 05, 2010 - Report this comment
does anyone know who the company that made ex.kraft food ,general foods etc.would love too find them again as well.they might be in the mid west.did they really discontinue?awwwwwwwww i loved them.im jonesing for one right now
D. Driver - January 10, 2011 - Report this comment
They were called Art Linkletters toasta pizzas and they were great,they were square afew years later round ones came out by a different co.
az - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
didn't jenos make one called pop up pizzas?
pushpa - February 22, 2011 - Report this comment
yes they wre round ,but cant remember the brand name.I wish they bring it back
Michelle - February 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved, loved, loved them ! Do they sell them anywhere ? Definately better than stuff that is sold now.
RichS18224 - March 14, 2011 - Report this comment
No one sells them, They were made by Buitoni and when I called the company, they said they will not be bringing them back. They "do not fit with our company image nor current product line" I, however, am working on my own version. If they get perfected, I will be making batches and selling them at local food markets and internet. I will keep you all posted. Man, I can still taste those little round UFO's filled with an unexplainable orange goop. They rocked.
Joey..1 - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Here they are....http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4549782152_7ff5549774.jpg
Robin Coats - May 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I met a guy in Tucson ...he's in his mid 80's and he said he is the founder of the orginal Geno's frozen pizza. He said he was in CA and competing with the lady down the street who sold salmon and she was making money and he was not, so he took the pizza, wrapped it, put instructions on it to heat it and took it to the local bar and they sold out. He claims to have been the original "GENO" and have a picture of him from back in the day with the yellow box. I think he is starting to get Alzheimer's, so wanted to verify if there is any truth to this story.
Carolyn - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Was just asking my mom what they were called, we too as kids grew up on them. Wish they would bring them back.
Carolyn - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
They are called instant pizza..you can find them on facebook under please bring back Buitonis instant pizza
chiara - July 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to eat these when I was little. I wish someone would start making them, they were tasty. I'm disappointed that buitoni won't bring them back, there's a whole generation of us that miss them!
marianna - August 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember the one's I used to eat growing up in Brooklyn were in a red and white box and they were called something like pizza umms. They were round and had an orange mixture inside. DELICIOUS
Lydia - September 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved them. The only problem is if they were frozen the insides were cold. You had to let them defrost before you toasted them. but they were good! I also loved (love, still do) the Chef Boyardee pizza mix
Nancy Linder Fournier - September 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh my! I thought I was going crazy! I thought I was dreaming about those yummy crusty toaster pizzas! What I wouldn't do for one right now! But so far I have not found any links to the exact ones I'm remembering. Shawna in 2008 describes them perfectly here in this blog! I miss them! And I soooooo wish they would bring them back! I can still taste them!
Randy Gerber - November 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Facebook community page called "Please bring back Buitoni's Instant Pizza" ...we are trying to get these made and sold again. Help us out.
Laurie - November 26, 2011 - Report this comment
lOVED THESE!! These were latch key kids yummy snack after school. Parents didn't have to worry about the house gatting burned down while at work.
thomas - January 05, 2012 - Report this comment
you would toast them then check the middle with your finger if they were cold then retoast if so loved the chessey taste PLEASE BRING THEM BACK BUITONI
phil - February 21, 2012 - Report this comment
buitoni made them. i used to eat the whole box http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://slice.seriouseats.com/images/2012/02/20120209-buitoni-toasterinos-toaster-pizza.jpg&imgrefurl=http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/02/toaster-pizza-a-retrospective.html&h=267&w=500&sz=103&tbnid=VL2U3BDQ9l8n7M:&tbnh=65&tbnw=122&zoom=1&docid=o1BPopENFWZpmM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gDZET_7ZKqbf0QGfhaH8Cg&sqi=2&ved=0CFkQ9QEwAQ&dur=1244
Anthony_S - August 06, 2012 - Report this comment
yes i remember those pizzas they were so good when i was a kid watching Saturday morning cartoons in the 70ts back then they did not have microwave but they were so good in the toaster omg just thinking about them making me hungry
Donna Bliss - August 15, 2012 - Report this comment
My cravings - marathon bar, pizza wheels, fudgetown cookies and toaster pizzas!
Ogre - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Buitoni's, for sure. LOVED them and could get enough. Should have stockpiled. :-p The TV commercial craked me up: Slow camera through a door labeled "Buitoni Foods - President", slow close on am executive-type behind a huge desk, a pause of about 15-20 seconds, then he slowly says, in a thick Italian accent: "If you want me to like you.........Buy my pizzas." Then a slow zoom out. LOLOL
NJ2FLA - October 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm thinking it was 'Genos'pop-up pizza' those smoothe rounded discs with cheese and sauce inside, 6 to a box, you take them from their box in the freezer and pop them in the toaster to heat them up, not always heated all the way through, but rather then push them down again and wait, you'd just eat them ...still cold inside, it was a fast fix for the munchies. We didn't need no stinkin' microwaves.
cowhead - October 15, 2012 - Report this comment
i remeber something so similar from my childhood, and i've been going nuts trying to find information about these. i don't think the ones i had were buitoni though. i remember them being from pillsbury and there was a cheeseburger and grilled cheese in addition to the pizza flavor.
belle - November 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember them being called Nemo's but haven't found anything with that name. I described them to my husband exactly the same as the others here before I even saw these messages...the twice through the toaster because of the cold center, the burned roof of my mouth, etc..lol I can't believe they don't make them anymore. I wonder if they were regional. I grew up in New Jersey and moved in my early 20's and never saw them after that... so sad. If I could find a picture of the box, I could be sure they were the right ones. Does anyone else remember them being called Nemo's or Neno's???
Robert - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
With the amount of baby boomers out there Buitoni would be foolish NOT to bring frozen instant pizzas back. Just pop them in the toaster. So easy. So tasty.
Perry - December 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Richard Tangle of Oakland, New Jersey was the inventor of the pop-up pizza. He was employed by Buitoni. 1967 I think.
Cheryl - February 15, 2013 - Report this comment
We are at work and started talking about these pizzas. We are all wishing they were still around. Please Buitoni, bring them back!! : )
CARL B - March 31, 2013 - Report this comment
I AM 60 YEARS OLD AND I CAN STILL TAST THEM,I LOVED THEM SOO MUCH,PLEASE BRING THEM BACK))OR SOMBODY SHOULD START A PATISHION GOING.AND SEND IT TO THE BUITONI CORP.
Glenn - April 29, 2013 - Report this comment
You had to thaw them first, then toast them. Once you had that down, they were great. The crispy crust, the fennel seed. Great sauce. Why did they stop?
Aqua - June 06, 2013 - Report this comment
They made these until 1985 for sure there was the Butini brand and usually a store brand of Toaster pizza. I think the microwave craze of the late 80's made them stop selling them. Everyone wanted microwave foods and the companies went that way. I still look for them whenever I go to the grocery store in case they come back.
Joe C - July 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm 55 and to this day, whenever I call my mom down in Florida I ask her if she's going food shopping and if she says yes I ALWAYS ask her, as a joke, if she'll pick me up a box of Buitoni's Instant Pizza. I LOVE AND MISS THOSE THINGS!!! They were THE best and I used to eat them by the box. I wish they would bring them back. And rest assured if I ever hit the lottery, I don't care if I lose money every day on it, but I WILL bring back Buitoni Instant Pizza!!! lol
Pam - August 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved the Toastem toaster pizzas. My uncle used to work for the company so I always had an ample supply. They were the best tasting thing I ever had, and then one day they just disappeared. There is nothing out there today that even comes close.
carol - September 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember eating those pizzas back in the 70's. The ones we got were individually wrapped at the grocery and you could buy as many as you wanted. They were like 25 cents each or something. I wish I could remember the brand.
Nikki Q - October 16, 2013 - Report this comment
They were called Pop-Up pizza and I LOVED them!
M... - October 25, 2013 - Report this comment
yellow box 6 in a box square shape I thought Post or Kellogg's made then
DONNA - October 31, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG WAS JUST THINKING OF THE TOASTER PIZZAS TODAY. WHY WERE THEY DISCONTINUED? BEST PIZZAS EVER FOR A QUICKIE! BRING THEM BACK BUITONI.
Diane - December 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I think about those toaster pizzas all the time,I ate them everyday after school.Unique taste not like any other kind of pizza,I need them back!!!!
Debbie - January 01, 2014 - Report this comment
PLEASE BRING THEM BACK BUITONI!!!! SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE THEM AND MISS THEM, JUST LIKE I DO.
John - February 04, 2014 - Report this comment
I too loved them growing up in Brooklyn,everytime I visit the supermarket I look for them.I know it sounds silly,but boy were they delicious.Buitoni's...the best.
foreverbulletproof@gmail.com - March 24, 2014 - Report this comment
IT'S FUNNY I TELL MY KIDS HOW GREAT TOASTER PIZZAS WERE AND THEY SAY LET'S BRING BACK SO I'M GOING TO PETITION BUITONIS TO BRING UM BACK

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