Friday, April 12, 2013

Totino's Fans Bring Back Mexican Party Pizza {Review & Prize Pack Giveaway}

Totino's logo
While there will always be some foods that are more of a "fan favorite" than others, I'm pretty sure that the overwhelming consensus is that the majority of people love pizza.

Are there people that don't? The chewy crust, melted cheese, tasty sauce... how can you go wrong?

But what if your absolute favorite pizza suddenly disappeared? That's exactly what happened to David Hlavac, a Minneapolis professional and father of two, when Totino's discontinued their Totino's Mexican Style Party Pizza in 2007 to make room for other Totino's offerings and to focus on its core party pizza line.

Totino's Party Pizza

Instead of being disappointed and moving on, Hlavac's love for Totino's Mexican Style Party Pizza was so great that he started the Bring Back Totino's Mexican Style Party Pizza Facebook page and generated more than 700 followers.

Bring Back Mexican PizzaTogether, these devotees shared their passion and determination for the return of their favorite pizza enough that General Mills and Totino's were moved enough to do just that. Surprising Hlavac at work, Totino's announced that they were bringing back Mexican Style Party Pizza for a limited time (March - May, 2013) at select retailers nationwide.

"We never really know how much consumers latch on to one brand or flavor until it's gone," said Carina Sarbaugh, associate marketing manager for Totino's. "That's what's so wonderful about the power of social media, it gives our consumers a platform to tell us how they feel about our products, and we take that very seriously. We're so happy we could move on this flavor reintroduction given the consumer response, especially for our most loyal fans."

But Totino's didn't just send Hlavac an email or pick up the phone to let him know that all of his hard work had been recognized, they surprised him at work with a Mariachi band, a year's supply of his favorite pizza, $500 in bonus Box Tops for Education for his children's elementary school and other prizes.

mariachi band

"I couldn't believe Totino's was actually paying attention," said Hlavac. "What's more, they actually went through the process of bringing a product back because a group of us were asking for it. I'm impressed, and now with a year's supply, I can rest easy for awhile." 

That's a whole lot of pizza!

Totino's Mexican Style Party Pizza includes a crisp crust with taco seasoned chicken and beef pizza toppings including green peppers, onions and cheese toppings. While my family was ready to try this unique combination, we found that unfortunately it isn't available in our area just yet.

Totino's pizzas

However, once we found the Totino's Party Pizzas in the frozen food aisle, we were still ready to have our own mini pizza party!

Totino's cheese pizza

After a quick preheat and around 12 minutes in the oven, our Triple Cheese Party Pizza came out hot, toasty and smelling amazing.

Totino's pizza review

The kids were thrilled with the small, 10 oz size of this pizza and couldn't wait to dig in! I was initially concerned that I wasn't going to be a big fan, as I tend to prefer thick crust pizzas and this one has more of a thin, crispy crust...

Totino's thin crust

...but one bite had me thinking otherwise! YUM!

I'm not sure how it's possible that I've never tried Totino's Party Pizzas before (or, if I have, that I don't remember them), but I could have sat down and eaten this whole little pizza if it weren't for these two digging in and enjoying so much of it!

Totino's review

Totino's has been serving up quick and fun deliciousness since 1951 and now serves more than 300 million Crisp Crust Party Pizzas every year. I love the idea of cutting these great pizzas into squares and having them as part of the menu at a party, they'd be just right for kids as well as adults!

With a suggested retail price of $1.39 for the 10 oz package, Totino's Party Pizzas come in a wide variety of flavors — Canadian Style Bacon, Classic Pepperoni, Hamburger, Supreme and Triple Meat, just to name a few — and can be found in your grocer's freezer. If you're lucky to have a retailer near you that is carrying the Mexican Party Pizza during this limited time window, be sure to pick one up while you can!

And, thanks to the generosity of Totino's, one person will soon be prepared to have a tasty celebration of their own, because...

One lucky person will win a Totino's Party Pizza Prize Pack*!

Totino's giveaway
*Gift pack includes: (4) VIP coupons for free Totino's Party Pizzas (any variety), (1) pizza cutter, (1) pack of Totino's branded playing cards and (1) Totino's pen


Disclosure: Information, products and promotional items have been provided by General Mills and Box Tops for Education and its program partners.

279 comments:

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latanya t said...

Tombstone

Shelly H. said...

Dominos for delivery and Dr Oeteker for frozen

Shelly H. said...

Dominos for delivery and Dr Oeteker for frozen

GeorgiaBeckman said...

Casey's General Store is my favorite carry out pizza.

Shemp DeYoung said...

When my daughter has a sleepover with her friends, they always want Totinos.

DEBIJOT said...

my favorite delivery pizza is Papa Johns

dannyscotland said...

I really love Pizza Hut, but what we eat most often is actually Totino's! I'm not just saying that. We love them and eat them on Friday nights. It's the *only* pizza my daughter will eat. Which is why we almost never go to Pizza Hut...

suburban prep said...

I love a local place --Barnaby's.

Marti Parks said...

My favorite delivery is Papa John's. It's so good.

Kayla said...

Papa Johns! :) Not a huge fan of frozen pizza, but we do eat Totino's.

Monica said...

My husband and daughter love Totinos and we all love Pizza Hut!

Thanks

msilba said...

enzo's! a neighborhood italian restaurant

Candice said...

I love Papa John's.

gahome2mom said...

DiGorno Pizza

Kayla said...

Totinos Party Pizzas are one of the only frozen pizzas we eat!

bayctygrl said...

I like Little Caesars veggie pizzas

DONNA CHEATLE said...

If we're ordering out, it's Pizza Hut, but if it's frozen pizza it's Totino's. Always!

Allyson Bossie said...

we usually buy the costco brand of frozen pizzas. They are surprizingly tasty for frozen pizza. No one delivers way out where we live, so usually I make it if we don't have frozen
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Mammamayor said...

Digiorno for frozen and Vincenzo's for livery natbelinsky@verizon.net Natalie

Jammie Morey said...

Love great value! If we are ordering out I would have to say papa johns. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Joy H said...

TJ's frozen pizza. They make them for fundraisers mostly around here.

scottsgal said...

a local pizza place called Maciano's

wigget said...

we love papa john's

juanita may said...

Dominos thin crust

tawndam said...

My family won't make due with any frozen pizza other than Totino's

steve weber said...

I like Papa Murphy's or Pizza Hut.

Jennifer T. said...

Our favorite delivery pizza place is a local one called Jet's Pizza.
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Sonya Sanderson said...

DiGiorno frozen pizza is ok

Sonya Sanderson said...

DiGiorno frozen pizza is ok

Tammy Shelton said...

Tostinos has always been our favorite frozen Pizza.

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

Ledo's!

JJ Caraway said...

We don't eat pizza often but when we do we eat PaPa Johns

Dave said...

I am not sure we have a favorite...its usually on sale or with a coupon but I have found Freschetta is really good!...just wish there were more vegetarian options in frozen, cheaper pizzas...

Kate Fuller said...

Dominos is my favorite delivery pizza.

McKim said...

I like Papa John's pizza.

janetfaye said...

I like Frescheta Pizza.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina F. said...

My favorite delivery pizza is Papa Johns.

Sandra Davis said...

i like pizza hut

Nicole Larsen said...

I really love Red Baron!

pittsy82@hotmail.com

courtney johnson said...

Tombstone and Digorino Pizzas are my favorite store brand pizzas.

psnyder said...

Papa Johns!

Constance Zimmer said...

I love Papa John's delivery pizza!

s said...

Spitony's pizza

Kelly Nicholson said...

papa johns baby

Georgette C said...

Ledo's for home delivery.
I like Jack's Pizza for frozen pizza.

Carmen said...

I love Dominos, but Papa John's is good too. Thanks!

Teresa said...

Pizza hut.

ann said...

I like Parma's pizza - a local delivery

Crystal said...

My favorite brand is Celeste!
CrystalW07 at aol.com

Lisa R said...

UNO Pizza

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Helen T said...

pizza hut

Mendy Dinsmore said...

we love Pizza Hut for delivery

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Renee Walters said...

DiGiorno Frozen Pizza is pretty good. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

dfraley3 said...

Papa John's is our favorite followed by Cousin Vinny's!

abfantom said...

We like Pizza Hut's pizza delivery

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abfantom said...

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TJ said...

TJs :)

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

We love Domino's delivery and DiGornio frozen.

Megan Cromes said...

i love pizza hut pizza.;)ty;)

Karen said...

Papa John's is my fav :)

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Nichol Tone said...

Me and my family love the totinos peperoni

Heidi Araujo said...

We like Nicky's Pizza from our local store.

kdrae said...

We love Hungry Howies

LesleyfromWI said...

Tenerellis which is a little restaurant that has the best pizza

blue65829 said...

My favorite brand of frozen pizza is Newman's Own, but maybe just because I haven't tried Totino's!

iggysaysno said...

we like dominos delivery

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

we love Little Caesars Pizza
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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dlhaley said...

My favorite is Hungry Howies.

Ariel said...

Donato's is my favorite brand.

Michelle Koerner said...

It's a tie between papa johns and pizza hut stuffed crust pizza.

Sunnymay said...

My favorite pizza is DiGiorno with a rising crust and 4 cheeses. My mouth is watering now just imagining it.

Kathy said...

Our favorite frozen pizza is Tombstone.

Bo said...

We like Papa John's.

Bo said...

We like Papa John's.

annabee818 said...

I like Digiorno's all their varities

w l burro said...

Delivery would be Round Table.
Frozen would be DiGiorno but when funds are low...Totino's pizza tastes pretty darn good especially the combo meat ones.

~Kelly said...

BC pizza

Jenn said...

Our favorite is from a small neighborhood place, Renos.

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crankyyanky1 said...

I like extra cheese and mushrooms

Renea Greathouse said...

I love a supreme pizza.

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Tombstone

Liz said...

I really love Papa Johns.

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Denise said...

We're a Round Table household.

Debra said...

Little Caesars Pizza

callbr549 said...

We like Pizza Hut best. :)

Erica Chao said...

I really like DiGoirno

Julie Donahue said...

Pizza Hut delivery

Tracey said...

I like Papa John's and Digiorno.
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sweepmom said...

I like Pizzari Uno frozen pizza.

debbie said...

I like little caesars pizza

Linda said...

Pizza Hut

Helga said...

I like cici's pizza

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I love Totino's Supreme
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huntcm74 said...

I like totino's sausage pizza

Jenn said...

I like Totino's and Pizza Hut.

Traumajunky said...

Northern Lights for delivery and my daughter and I both love Totino's pepperoni pizza.

Robin Wilson said...

My son loves the Totino's Party Pizzas and Little Caesars

Heather McDougle said...

We love Papa Murphys take and bake pizza

June Lisle said...

My favorite brand when I am low on cash is Totino's. Dions is my favorite non-frozen kind.

slehan said...

Black Jack Pizza
Thanks for the contest.

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Gretchen Lucas said...

I have a pizza place about 4 miles away or frozen it would be acme brand thin crust

Jackie said...

My family likes Domino's.
Thanks!

Carolyn D. said...

We enjoy delivery from our favorite locally owned, "Vince's". We know the owner and he's a great guy!
Thank you,

Meggiedarlin said...

I'm big on Little Caeser's because it's cheap and tasty.

susie said...

dominoes with extra cheese. thx

Peggy Greco said...

I like Papa Johns for delivery pizza and Jacks or Red Baron for frozen pizza.

PAIGE said...

I like Papa Johns.
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carole said...

like Dominos artisan pizza

Christina Hayden said...

We always get delivery through dominos and we eat whatever frozen pizza I can get a really good deal on :)

LaurKnotter said...

We love tostinos and digornios.

sy said...

I love mod pizza.

mogrill said...

I love Frankie's pizza.
Thanks for the chance.
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Elaine Hearn said...

digiorno

Sherry said...

I love Domino's for delivery and Tombstone for frozen.

Miss Sarah said...

We love Freschetta pizza for frozen and Dominoes, Papa Johns, or Pizza Hut for Carry Out!

Thanks for the giveaway!

BlessieNelson said...

I love domino's thin crust pepperoni

apple blossom said...

Totino's is good

Crystal Larson said...

Pizza Hut

cheryl lister said...

little caesars

CHRIS HOEY said...

Pizza Hut

WINIT

Maryea said...

My dh have recently decided we don't care for many pizza brands. Now the only pizza we like is Totinos and those at the Costco Food Court. Because we can no longer eat so much we prefer to buy it by the slice or the small Totinos party pizzas.
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Kim Kihega said...

We love Pizza Hut!

Kim Kihega said...

We love Pizza Hut!

jlafount said...

I like Godfathers for takeout/delivery

byoungz said...

Papa Johns best delivery company

adjn1104 said...

We eat A LOT of Totino's in our house!!! Every flavor!!!

tawndam said...

anyone else having trouble with the widget?

Lloyd Family said...

our favorite delivery pizza is pizza hut. we also love papa murphy's (a take & bake pizza place)

Super Blogger Girl! said...

my favorite is papa johns!

jenspurg said...

We like Little caesar's.
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cbowlingtn said...

Our favorite is Papa John's

BowieTip said...

Domino's pepperoni pizza served with plenty of cold beer. A Friday night classic.

Hope to win!

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Stacy said...

My favorite frozen pizza is Tofurkey! They have three different vegan varieties (a cheese, a meat lovers, and a supreme) and I love all three of them!

Marti B. said...

I like Digiornos for frozen and Dominos for delivery, since we don't have a Papa Johns nearby.

jcwega27 said...

papa johns
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Krystal Miller said...

Papa John's or Papa Murphys are my favorite chains, but only Pizza Hut delivers to my house (that's okay, they're good too!). Digiorno's or Totino's are my favorite for frozen pizzas.

Stevie said...

for frozen Wegmans store brand or totinos pizza rolls & we always pick up pizza from local places

Danielle Lima said...

we like Papa Johns

Stephanie Larison said...

Pizza Hut...love their taco pizza!

Janna Johnson said...

dominos
Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna johnson on GFC

Elizabeth said...

We love a couple local family-owned pizza shops in our town. For a chain, my go-to is Papa John's.

LIDARKSIDE said...

My favorite pizza is from a local pizzeria called "New York Pizza Station".

Chantel said...

We love papa johns for delivery and DiGornos for frozen! Would be curious to try this one. :)

Sara said...

We love local shops but when that is not convienient we like Digornio

K.T. said...

we like dominos for delivery

Tiffany Weikel said...

i love pizza hut

Rebecca O said...

We like all kinds of store bought pizzas. We don't stick to one brand. For delivery, I like Papa johns and a little place in Milford, PA called Joey's.

Tina Bartunek said...

We love Pizza Hut!

Jules525 said...

I would have to say black jack for delivery in our area

Liz said...

I live by myself, so Healthy Choice or Lean Cuisine for frozen. Little Caesars for take-out, can't beat a $5 pizza!

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

Costco pizza

Amanda Kinder said...

Normally, our favorite delivery pizza is Papa John's.

benz1171 said...

Pizza Hut.

Tammy said...

Our favorite delivery is Little Caesars - we like Red Baron for frozen.

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Carmen Van Deursen said...

A little local pizza parlor called sal's in Bethlehem pa

Nikki Strong said...

I LOVE Hunt Brothers Pizza, but I have only found it in gas stations.

mike2stacy said...

Tombstone and Digornos Pizza and a local pizza place

polly said...

love our local mountain mike's pizza

Kelly Grant said...

digornio

Elizabeth Tetley said...

DiGiorno pizza is what our family gets- its quick and easy.

Dorothy Teel said...

Mazzios for delivery

Amanda Rauch said...

We have a pizza place here called Belliagios-it is sooo good

jean398 said...

My favorite delivery pizza is Harris Pizza. It is from my hometown and since I don't live there anymore, I sure do miss it. As far as frozen pizzas...don't really have a preference.

Erica Best said...

jet is my fave pizza

Christina said...

Papa johns for delivery and Red Baron for frozen is our favorite pizzas.

shirley said...

We like DiGiorno!

mecarolks said...

I like Red Baron.

Kim Pinch said...

Our favorite is Papa John's for delivery and Cranky Pat's for frozen.

walk9 said...

We usually make our own but otherwise Totino for frozen and Papa Johns for takeout.

Carolyn said...

I love papa johns

Katherine Donovan said...

My favorite pizza is a local pizzeria called Lino's. They have been around forever and there is a good reason why!
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kyl neusch said...

fav is Papa Johns

Cserafini said...

We love tombstone.

Vera Khule said...

DiGiorno's pizza is very good.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

Love California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizza.

Realia Mazing said...

i lov the food lion brand fresh take and bake pizzas!

Julia Baxter said...

I like Papa Murphy's.

Melissa Storms said...

We actually love our local pizzeria,
and for frozen we like Totinos plain and the one with pepperoni.
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Lina said...

We like Papa John's!

WENDY Price said...

I like Pizza Hut.

Becca said...

I love Red Baron mini pizzas :)

Angela Marion said...

I love DiGornio pizza

Katherine said...

love little ceasers

Robert Pyszk said...

Pizza hut is my favorite

Dena Sablotny said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite brand of delivery or frozen pizza. Delivery -- Papa John's Frozen Pizza -- Palermo's

Tim A said...

love domino's pacific veggie pizza

melmorgan4 said...

pAPA jOHN'S

Kathie Craig said...

Pizza Hut for delivery and Totino's for frozen.

Susan C said...

Totino's Supreme for Frozen.

A local spot - Picasso's for take-out/delivery.

Terra H. said...

My favorite for delivery is Domino's and my favorite for frozen is Totino's. Thanks.
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JenMarie said...

Our favorite frozen pizza is homemade. Whenever I make big pizzas for movie night, I make smaller individuals to freeze with the leftover dough and toppings. If we got out for pizza though, our favorite is Pizza Hut.

Kaila said...

Papa Murphy's

Marianna said...

Papa Johns

kathy f said...

We love Pizza Hut.

Maria Iemma said...

We like Pizza Hut

Allison Downes said...

Pizza Hut

thanks for the chance to win!

coriwestphal said...

I love Green Mill frozen pizzas!

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jeanine feldkamp said...

we like little ceasars when we eat out but more often we make our own pizza. my favorite is the cauliflower crust one.

Christina Presnell said...

I eat Totino's almost every day.. :)

cdziuba said...

There's nothing like a Pizza Hut pan pizza

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