If you’ve read the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you’ll probably remember that there are several mentions of Lisbeth Salander’s meal of choice, Billy’s Pan Pizza.

You might have assumed that Stieg Larsson just made it up for the book, but nope — it’s a real thing.  So of course I ate one.

I’m not gonna lie: I was fully expecting to hate it.  I’m not a fan of frozen pizza in general, and the last time I ate a square piece of pizza from a freezer, it was literally the worst pizza of my life.

Billy's Pan Pizza

Well maybe it was the rock-bottom expectations, but I actually thought this was okay.  I mean, it is what it is: cheap cheese, tiny little pieces of some kind of mystery meat, sauce that tastes like it’s made almost entirely from tomato paste and a lot of sugar, doughy crust…

But it wasn’t horrible.  It’s one of those things where you know it’s not very good, but there’s something about it that compels you to keep eating.

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