You know so many folks throw out the word artisanal more than ever. Well maybe it’s lost it’s cache if you will. Me saying that is just one person’s opinion. But that’s what I sadly sense. If you throw out superlatives and overstate positives where they shouldn’t go, they tend to get lost in the shuffle. And what’s actually great could sadly get lost in the shuffle or…
American Flatbread was speaking to me. No, not literally, that would be goofy talk… But maybe it was. I was searching my local supermarket’s frozen pizza aisle, and I was in the mood for anything but something that would be bloaty and stuffy. The weather outside would deem suitable for comforts and getting full and happy, but that’s not what I’m usually looking for, now or ever.
I was reading the labels and their story, where it just kept striking a chord with me. Maybe it’s the mood I was in, but the message of doing good, not just for others, but for ourselves brought a smile to my face. The message of supporting charities, those in need, and still taking care of ourselves is important. If we can’t help ourselves how can we be at our best at helping others.
As we approach Thanksgiving and the heart of the holiday season, these messages are going to be much more commonplace. I do my best to support others throughout the year, while still trying to do right for me.
The importance of eating healthy, and by taking in the most natural ingredients has become indoctrinated in us more than ever. It’s important, and we shouldn’t resist this. I shouldn’t resist. This to me is more artisanal than anyone claiming as much, with nothing to back it up.
They can back it up, and then some…
My two choices were the Tomato Sauce & Three Cheese, and the Ionian Awakening.
(Here is where to buy near you)
I will review them together and separately. First, the crusts are 100% organically grown wheat, and I can feel it. I can taste a difference. You might trick yourself into thinking this, but it’s true. There was something about this that didn’t upset my stomach or upset me in any way. Ha that was funny. But seriously, this flatter crust (well it is a flatbread) really made a difference, and made the cheese and sauce taste that much better.
This is an operation comprised of good people, good spirits, and good souls trying to make the best pizza they can. This was incredible. This is not your typical frozen pizza. There is a genuine feeling of good and health during and after eating. The lower calorie content will tell you that as well. And I can’t get forget those herbs. You really get a good taste for them here.
I just like the name Ionian Awakening. With a powerful name, you know it’s going to be good. I never had a doubt. These are Mediterranean flavors at their best. If you love feta cheese, red onions, and olives on your pizza (which I love off a pizza as well!), you’re going to adore this. You’re going to savor every bite, and with the most brilliantly prepared crust to balance (not counterbalance, but balance) everything out, some may love this more than the traditional cheese. I love them both, so I can’t really say what was better. I can call it tie!
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness… This is pizza, this is true artisan style, and it deserved to be called that and so many other good things. I also just love the good that American Flatbread represents.
I’m grateful I found this days before Thanksgiving. I’m truly thankful and grateful that I was introduced to this pizza, and the timing couldn’t have been better. There’s more pizzas to choose from, and I love what they represent. So I hope to revisit this again and try to show them some of the love that they are projecting onto the world and the universe.
Happy Early Thanksgiving!