Digiorno manufactures 250,000 pizzas each day for national sale in the continental United States. Formulated and created by Kraft, DiGiorno pizzas has been available nationally in the U.S. since 1996. DiGiorno originated with pastas and sauces in 1991. Delissio frozen pizzas were launched in Canada in 1999, although Kraft had previously used the Delissio brand for other pizza products in the late 1980s. The brand's slogan is "It's not delivery. It's DiGiorno/Delissio.", which suggests that their frozen pizzas are of high enough quality that they might be mistaken for fresh pizzeria pizzas. In the U.S., sports personality Dick Vitale is the primary pitchman, and has appeared in TV commercials for the pizza.
Some DiGiorno pizzas, primarily the 12" rising variety, use mechanically separated chicken as a meat ingredient in their pepperoni and sausage toppings, while others use more traditional ingredients.
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- Ingredients: DiGiorno Pizza: Pepperoni
- Ingredients: DiGiorno Pizza, Rising Crust Supreme
- Ingredients: DiGiorno Pizza Ultimate Toppings: Pepperoni
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- Matthias Wabl (2010-01-05). "Nestle Buys Kraft Pizza Unit for $3.7 Billion, Spurns Cadbury". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
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