What to Buy at the Grocery Store if You’re Always Short on Freezer Space

We all understand our limitations in life, but sometimes we have to push past them for one reason or another. Take your kitchen for example: You can only fit so much in it before it starts bursting at the seams and you’re drowning in groceries. Now take that problem and factor in temperature control and you start to understand the real severity of a full freezer. One day you throw caution to the wind and return from the store with five bags of chicken nuggets that were on sale and quickly run out of room for anything else; it happens. In this situation, delicious foods that don’t take up a lot of freezer space become your best friend. Get ready to break down some boxes (you can always google cooking instructions!) and start the Tetris tournament—we’re bringing the recs for people who always have freezer-space issues.

Red Baron French Bread Singles Supreme Pizzas

Red Baron comes in clutch with individual—and individually wrapped—pizzas you can shove wherever they’ll fit. Plus, as we recently learned in our French bread pizza taste test, Red Baron makes the best-tasting French bread pizza you can buy—even better than Stouffer’s, we swear. The Supreme, which is topped with veggies, “fennel-forward sausage bits, and smoky pepperoni,” according to managing editor Gwynedd Stuart, packs a lot flavor in one little loaf-shaped package. Toss the box and you’re good to go.

Read the full ranking of the best French bread pizza

Tennessee Pride Sausage & Buttermilk Biscuits

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you think I’ll ever run out of room for it in my freezer or my life, you’re sorely mistaken. Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling loved these little microwavable biscuit sandwiches because the sausage tastes like diner sausage—that’s all it took to sell me. The bitty sandwiches come in two packs that you can pretty much cram anywhere.

Related: 6 Best Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches for Breakfast Bliss in 2 Minutes Flat

Eggo Liege-Style Buttery Maple Flavor

Eggo’s Liege-Style waffles are a revelation. They’re made with something called pearl sugar, so they’re sweet enough to eat without syrup—and you don’t even have to toast them! You just thaw and eat (in fact, we accidentally learned they taste less good toasted). These were a huge hit in our Eggo waffle taste test—the Buttery Maple flavor, in particular—and they’re individually wrapped, so they don’t take up a ton of freezer space. When you’re ready for breakfast or an afternoon snack, pull one out, thaw, and enjoy.

Read the full ranking of every flavor of Eggo waffle

Original Klondike Bars

I want to stress this: THESE ARE PRECIOUS CARGO. Klondike Bars are both a blessing and a curse for packing your freezer to the brim. They’re square, so they’re easy to stack, but their chocolate coating is thin and crispy. The last thing you want is a sad, smooshed Klondike Bar that’s so obliterated you have to eat with a spoon. If you’re willing to take care, these foil-wrapped ice cream bars take up way less space than that big ol’ tub of ice cream. And did we mention they’re delicious? Klondike makes lots of flavors at this point, but our taste test revealed that the classic vanilla is still the best.

Read the full ranking of the best Klondike bar flavors

Helados Mexico Frozen Minis Con Crema Variety Pack

When freezer space is an issue, you want to buy things with a high flavor-to-size ratio. And these paletas are so small but so, so tasty. They’re packed with fruit flavor—strawberry, mango, and coconut—plus milky creaminess that really sends them over the edge flavor wise. These are so bitty, in fact, you’re bound to misplace at least one in your freezer and then find it when you need a sweet treat the most.

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About the Author

Vinz Karl

Vinz Karl is a freelance contributor to Sporked and self-proclaimed Guy Fieri superfan. He believes in breakfast supremacy and is on a never-ending mission to try every flavor of Oreo out there. Originally from the Midwest, Vinz now resides in Los Angeles, where you can find him going on hikes, checking out new restaurants, and preparing for his eventual casting on CBS's Survivor.

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